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Shocking Encounter! A Mysterious Life Form Appears!
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Episode Information
Romaji Shōgeki no Deai! Nazo no Seibutsu Genru!
Kanji 衝撃の出会い! 謎の生物現る!
Air date March 18, 2012
Written by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Animation Work by Toei Animation
Script/Screenplay by Taguchi Tomoko
Direction by Nakao Yukihiko
Key Animation by Honda Keiichi
Art by Nomura Masanobu
Chapter 109
Opening Theme Guts Guts!!
Insert Song Ari En Hodo Beauty (Instrumental)
Ending Theme Sabrina
Story Arc Ozone Herb Arc
Episode TV Rating 6.3
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Before completing their mission to capture the Ozone Herb, Toriko and Komatsu encounter an unusual beast that's identical to a GT Robot. What is this new menace, and what does it want?


Toriko and Komatsu are shocked by the sudden appearance of the GT Robot-like beast. Toriko knew it was not a Robot, but a wild beast; GT Robots reek of titanium alloy and Toriko would've felt the operator's presence. He tells Komatsu not to make a move as he doesn't feel the beast is hostile. To their surprise, it was able to eat the Ozone Herb without help in eating it simultaneously from opposite sides; It was too fast for the Herb to notice it was only one being. Finally, it spit the food and jumped far off. Toriko tells Komatsu that it's probably not a Human World native beast. He deduces it is highly intelligent and physically capable since it was watching them the whole time as it wasn't able to peel the leaves off by itself. "A GT Robot...? No..."

They then go back to Ichiryu and hand him the Ozone Herb. Toriko introduces Komatsu to him as the chef whom he formed a combo with. Ichiryu complimented Komatsu; that he can hear the ingredients' voice because he was able to manipulate Sky Plant's pressure values in the Gourmet Case's preservation program, telling Toriko to treasure that combo. Ichiryu treated them to some Ozone Tea, which led Toriko to figure out Ichiryu had already had an Ozone Herb, and had just sent them for training. For a second, Toriko had thought he's now capable of entering Gourmet World, but Ichiryu told him that it's not just about oxygen levels, and that he'd need to adapt to lots of more places first, handing him a list. He also told him that Coco and Sunny were both doing adaptation training too, mentioning Zebra. "If you all feel like entering Gourmet World too, get stronger and come after me."

Ichiryu has faith that Toriko and Komatsu may be the new age's support, saying they're similar to Acacia and Froese. Toriko then tells him about the wild GT Robot-like beast they've seen, which shocked Ichiryu, who then tells Toriko to train harder; He's shocked the Nitro made it to the Human World. He then flexes his neck muscles, and like the Nitro, manages to eat the Ozone Herb. Using the same way Ichiryu and the Nitro ate the Herb, Setsuno prepares some Instant-Pickled Ozone Herb for Jiro, whom had come for a meal at Setsuno's shop. Jiro was in a serious mood as he felt an impending danger, and so did Ichiryu. "You'd better hurry, before the world goes mad."



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  • Dream 9 Logo Theme (min: 00:00)
  • Theme #2 Guts Guts (tv version) オープニングテーマガツガツ(TVサイズ)歌串田アキラ (min: 00:05)
  • Guts Guts!! (Instrumental) (min: 01:30)
  • Theme #1 グルメ時代 (Narrator's Theme) (min: 01:40)
  • Theme #3 Daichi no Kodou (Recap Theme) 大地の鼓動 (min: 02:24)
  • (Episode Preview Picture Theme) (min: 04:25)
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  • Eyecatcher Theme (min: 10:27)
  • Track #20 国際グルメ機関 (min: 10:37)
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  • Track #5 美しき美食屋 サニー!! (min: 14:37)
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  • Another version of Track #13 (min: 15:12)
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  • Sabrina (3rd Ending Theme) (min: 20:06)
  • Gourmet News Theme (min: 21:06)
  • Ari En Hodo Beauty (Instrumental) (min: 21:30)
  • Next Episode Preview (min: 23:00)
  • Sabrina (Instrumental) (min: 23:15)

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  • The episode used the insert song, Ari En Hodo Beauty, by Sunny's voice actor, from Character Collection 2, but in an instrumental version in the Gourmet News section.

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