|Vegetable Garden in the Heavens! Vegetable Sky!|
|Romaji||Tenkū no yasaihata bejitaburusukai!|
|Air date||February 19, 2012|
|Written by||Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro|
|Animation Work by||Toei Animation|
|Script/Screenplay by||Taguchi Tomoko|
|Direction by||Ueda Hidehito|
|Key Animation by||Yamazaki Kazuo, Hashimoto Hideki, Yamamoto Shunsuke|
|Art by||Nomura Masanobu|
|Opening Theme||Guts Guts!!|
|Story Arc||Ozone Herb Arc|
|Episode TV Rating||7.1|
|Episode 44||Episode 46|
Toriko begins his training with a mission to collect the delicious Ozone Grass. Komatsu is along for the ride, but is the little chef ready for brutal battles against Flying Sea Lions, Air Gorillas, and a Killer Bean Tree!?
Toriko invites Komatsu for a yakiniku meal at Gourmet Towers' Yakiniku Healthy. While enjoying the different kinds of meat, Toriko tells Komatsu that they've yet to truly dine as the shop's most famous attraction isn't the meat, despite its name, but the vegetables. After feasting their eyes and guts on the vibrant colors and vivid tastes of the vegetables, Toriko invites Komatsu to venture out for a vegetable that by far surpasses any they've eaten; Located tens of thousands of meters above ground level on a flying plant... One that may qualify as a dish in his menu... The king of vegetables, Ozone Herb. "Never thought I'd get full eating vegetables when I'd come for meat."
A private jet plane prepared by the IGO came to escort them. On plane, Toriko contemplates on what Ichiryu just told him about finding the right chef to cook according to the Gourmet Hunter's preferences. "Gathering the finest of ingredients won't matter as long as you don't have the right cook for them." The plane gets attacked by a giant Sea Lion Bird which they managed to shake off by a capturing net. They then finally reach their destination, Sky Plant, where their target is. They land on one of its leaves, and get ready to climb up another thousand meters to get their vegetable.
After reaching an altitude of 3000 meters, and with Komatsu experiencing an altitude sickness, Toriko decides to carry Komatsu all the way up as he remembered Ichiryu's words about the partner chef. And just when Toriko was thinking that no wild beasts would appear at high altitudes, a lvl 40 Air Gorilla suddenly shows up only to get eaten by a lvl 46 Wicked Beanstalk. Toriko gets thrown off the vine as he was trying to fend the beasts off. Using his Flying Squirrel Suit, Toriko manages to somehow fly back, but, after dealing with some trouble with the Drill Birds while flying. And after experiencing all kinds of natural hinderances like beasts (False Rubanda, Gegon, Drill Bird, Air Gorilla, Wicked Beanstalk) and climate irregularities (rain, snow, wind, decreasing pressure, oxygen, water vapor, and temperature), they finally reach the sky's no-entry zone where the monster cloud lies in wait for them to hinder their advance. "I've got to adapt to my environment."
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|Ozone Herb Arc|
| ← Century Soup Arc|
← Gourmet King Arc (filler)
| The Reality of Gourmet World Arc →|