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The Truth Revealed! Komatsu's Will and the Identity of the Mysterious Creature!
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Episode Information
Romaji Akasa Reru Shinsō! Komatsu no Ishi to Nazo no Seibutsu no Shōtai
Kanji 明かされる真相! 小松の 意志と謎の生物の正体!
Air date August 12, 2012
Written by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Animation Work by Toei Animation
Script/Screenplay by Murayama Isao
Direction by Tanaka Tomoya
Key Animation by Shimanuki Masahiro
Art by Konno Shin`ichi
Chapter 142-143
Opening Theme Guts Guts!!
Ending Theme Samba de Toriko!!!
Story Arc Mellow Cola Arc
Episode TV Rating 6.6
Episode Guide
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Komatsu must find the courage to stand up to Zebra and tell the truth about who he wants to be his partner. Later, the horrifying identity of the mysterious monster from the Gourmet Pyramid is finally revealed!


Toriko was shocked to hear about the combo, and Komatsu explained it was Zebra’s last condition, as Zebra thought they’d make the ultimate combo. Komatsu inquired about Zebra’s Full Course Menu first, and was surprised Zebra didn’t have any, demanding a full Menu if they were to form a combo, as the reason he formed one with Toriko was his desire to cook Toriko’s Menu his own way. Thus, after adding the Cola to his Menu, Zebra asked to form a combo. With the Drink alone, Komatsu refused the offer, and reassured Toriko that he agreed only because he knew Toriko’s Menu won’t lose to anyone’s. Zebra decided to let him off the hook, and asked they hurry back for the party. Using the liquid case, they gathered the Cola, and ran back to the town in Sand Garden, where they had a feast with the townspeople as thanks for renting them camels.

Finally, after a month, they arrived at Hotel Gourmet to have their party. Toriko finally explained that Zebra’s been a fan of Komatsu’s cooking, and accuses Komatsu of cockiness to hide his embarrassment. Their party depleted the neighboring restaurant stores, and after finishing, Zebra asked the Nitro be served. Mansam entered the hall saying he’ll take care of the beast, along with Ray and Rapp, introducing them as members of the 0th Biotope, located in Gourmet World, and run by Ichiryu, gathering the strongest of civilians like Melk and Yosaku, independent of the IGO. When Mansam replied that they came only to investigate, Zebra knew they were hiding something due to Mansam’s blood pressure sound change.

With no way around it, Mansam explained; with its name derived by Acacia from the Nitroglycerin’s explosive nature, the Nitro are highly intelligent gourmand (books and murals) creatures of unknown origin dating back millions of years who awaken from their Cryptobiosis state (thousand-years dehydration slumber) when exposed to water, which Komatsu caused. The Pyramid may be remains of their civilization, as another Nitro was spotted after they left. The Gourmet Corp. are involved because the Nitro knew the way to obtaining GOD, hence the GT-Robo’s appearance. With the Nitro and Gourmet Corp. on the move, the Gourmet Solar Eclipse was approaching, and with it another Gourmet War. Toriko replied: “If we get GOD, we just need to share it with everyone to stop the war... I’ll make sure that happens.”



  • Toriko (min: 02:21)
  • Zebra (min: 02:21)
  • Gourmet Pyramid (min: 02:21)
  • Toriko’s Intimidation (min: 02:21)
  • Zebra’s Intimidation (min: 02:21)
  • Komatsu (min: 02:24)
  • Book (min: 02:24)
  • Leg Knife (min: 02:25)
  • Salamander Sphinx (min: 02:25)
  • Voice Cutter (min: 02:26)
  • 15-Hit Nail Punch (min: 02:28)
  • Voice Missile (min: 02:28)
  • Mellow Cola (min: 02:29)
  • Nitro (min: 02:30)
  • Voice Missile (min: 02:35)
  • Sound Wall (min: 02:40)
  • 17-Hit Speed of Sound Nail Punch (min: 02:44)

Episode Preview Picture







  • Sound Armor (min: 09:00)
  • 2-Hit Nail Punch (Nitro) (min: 19:11) (Flashback)


  • 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: 02:19)
  • (Episode Preview Picture Theme) (min: 03:04)
  • ??? (min: 03:13)
  • ??? (min: 04:38)
  • ??? (min: 06:37)
  • ??? (min: 08:18)
  • ??? (min: 10:17)
  • ??? (min: 10:44)
  • Eyecatcher Theme (min: 11:29)
  • ??? (min: 11:39)
  • ??? (min: 12:32)
  • ??? (min: 12:58)
  • ??? (min: 14:34)
  • ??? (min: 14:48)
  • ??? (min: 17:15)
  • ??? (min: 20:11)
  • ??? (min: 21:12)
  • Samba de Toriko!!! (min: 21:35)
  • Gourmet News Theme (min: 22:02)
  • Next Episode Preview Theme (min: 23:00)
  • Samba de Toriko Instrumental (min: 23:15)

Gourmet News

  • 2nd Gourmet Monster Contest (min: 22:41)

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Anime and Manga Differences[]

Komatsu's mention of the human recipes within the Nitros' cookbook is removed. Ray's explanation about the defense bureau's difficulty of catching Nitro is removed. The Nitros intentions for kidnapping chefs for either using them or eating them is not mentioned.


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