|Discovery! the King of Vegetables, Ozone Grass!|
|Romaji||Hakken! Yasai no ōsama Ozon Kusa!|
|Air date||February 26, 2012|
|Written by||Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro|
|Animation Work by||Toei Animation|
|Script/Screenplay by||Takahashi Youichi|
|Direction by||Toshinori Fukazawa|
|Key Animation by||Kagawa Hisashi|
|Art by||Nomura Masanobu|
|Opening Theme||Guts Guts!!|
|Story Arc||Ozone Herb Arc|
|Episode TV Rating||7.3|
|Episode 45||Episode 47|
Toriko and Komatsu continue their quest to collect the Ozone Grass, but their journey only grows more difficult. Before they arrive at the garden in the sky, they must pass through a deadly thunderstorm!
At the sky's no entry zone, Toriko gives Komatsu an Oxygen Mask which runs by an Oxygen Leaf, and ties him to his back, getting ready to enter the danger cloud zone. The first danger arrives, hitting them with an air of freezing cold, Down Burst. Toriko uses shivering to minimize the cold. He then remembers Ichiryu's words on the environmental adaptation. After crouching up the vine for a while, the breeze suddenly stopped, but was followed by gigantic ice hails hitting from all directions. While evading them, a thunderbolt striked, which they barely missed. Komatsu panicked, asking Toriko to halt progress as it's only leading them to their death. Toriko calms him down telling him that they're moving forward to live; to eat, and not to die. "I can't oppose my environment. I need to accept it, entrust myself to it, and adapt."
They dived in the Cumulonimbus Clouds; it was all dark and the weather was too unpredictable with the usual stormy, freezing, and windy climates. The wind was too strong that it sent them flying all around. At that moment, and in the storm, the rope tying Komatsu got cut off. Toriko was shocked thinking Komatsu was lost, but Komatsu was holding tightly to Toriko, telling him that he believes in him. In that situation, and with Komatsu's words, Toriko was pressured into developing the breathing technique (Keeping air from being exhaled from the upper trachea while bringing in cold air through the mouth, then, the carbon dioxide that's being kept in the upper trachea will freeze over the inhaled cold air. He'll then be able to exhale only the carbon dioxide, and re-inhale oxygen, repeating the cycle, leading his breath not to turn white). "In this air storm, just relax as if you're riding a ship." The wind stopped, and Toriko grabbed a leaf and landed. Suddenly, a flash of light appeared, which turned out to be the legendary thunder bird, Lightning Phoenix. Toriko took a feather from it, and used it to block some thunder bolts. After going through some more climate atttacks, they reach a calm area, indicating the top is near. Toriko ran fast and jumped up through the clouds to find a beautiful green land, Vegetable Sky, finally reaching the top.
Up there, Komatsu was able to breath easily without a mask beacuse of the vast greenery around them, producing oxygen by photosynthesis. Also, as they've reached the stratosphere where the currents are stable, the air was warm. Toriko traced the smell to locate the vegetable garden. Once they reached the garden, they started sampling; heavy, lush daikon radishes -- smooth, fresh cucumbers --fluffy, honeyed Marshmallow Pumpkins -- soft, gentle textured Broccotree with Thousand Island dressing within -- salty, hot, fried potatoes from the Potato Fountain -- sweet, raw Giant Leek -- and fruity tomatoes. "I'm stuffed." The digestion went so fast that they had to empty their stomach. While walking, Komatsu suddenly noticed something, and when he got closer, he found the Ozone Herb from up the cliff. Meanwhile, Toriko was shocked to find what looked like a GT Robofootprint.
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Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
- The extended scene when Toriko and Komatsu running after eating all of them.
- The episode used the insert, Chef!!, from Character Collection 1, but in an instrumental version.
|Ozone Herb Arc|
| ← Century Soup Arc|
← Gourmet King Arc (filler)
| The Reality of Gourmet World Arc →|