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Prepare It! The Poisonous Puffer Whale! The Heavenly King Coco Appears!
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Episode Information
Romaji Sabake Mōdoku Fugukujira! Shiten'ō Koko Tōjō!
Kanji さばけ猛毒フグ鯨! 四天王ココ登場!
Air date April 24, 2011
Written by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Animation Work by Toei Animation
Script/Screenplay by Murayama Isao
Direction by Ueda Hidehito
Key Animation by Yamazaki Kazuo, Takashi Tatsuya
Art by Nomura Masanobu
Chapter 8-9-10-11
Opening Theme Guts Guts!!
Ending Theme Satisfaction
Story Arc Puffer Whale Arc
Episode TV Rating 7.7
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Toriko and Komatsu set out to capture a Puffer Whale, but this daring quest to satisfy their exotic appetites may be the death of them both! Lucky for them, King Coco is along for the ride!


Wanting to capture the Puffer Whale that appears every 10 years, Toriko and Komatsu travel via a train towards Gourmet Fortune, a town where Coco, one of the Four Heavenly Kings work as a Fortune Teller. Already predicted that Toriko would come, Coco went and fetch them at the train station, scaring away a Kuendon in the process.

After a meal at Coco's place, Toriko, Komatsu and Coco went to the caves where they met Tina filming regarding the Puffer Whale. However later she later ran out of the cave chasing Zongeh thinking he had caught the Puffer Whale. The three of them continue on into the dark caves, it's also when Coco revealed his superhuman vision, Coco also used his poison to scare away Scorpion Cockroach.

Reaching a deeper part of cave where they required ropes to descend a hole, Komatsu surprised Coco by clinging onto his body not fearing his poison. After they reached, Coco used Poison Dressing to stun a swarm of Swallowtail Bats flying towards them, however they discovered Komatsu went missing from their side. Whilst calling out for Komatsu, Toriko and Coco found themselves in the presence of the most dangerous beast in the cave, the Devil Serpent.

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Anime and Manga Differences[]

  • Alot of Coco's female clients weren't shown in the anime.
  • While in Coco's house, Coco accidentally exposed his poison on his face in front of Komatsu, this part wasn't shown in the anime.
  • The gourmet hunter that who fell into the ground where the Scorpion Cockroach is and got killed by them that he wasn't shown in the anime.
  • Whilst descending a hole in the cave, the Swallowtail bats flew towards them which Toriko ate some of them and also some more after they descended. In the anime, the bats flew towards them after they descended and Toriko didn't eat any of them.
  • The helmet that Tina gave to Komatsu that has a camera in it, but that part in the helmet was filler due to Tina's appearance.
  • After Zongeh left the cave and ran into the gang, he lied about the part on the cave to Tina instead of Toriko, Komatsu, and Coco.

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