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Life and Death Card Game! Gourmet Tasting!
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Episode Information
Romaji Inochigake no Kādo Gēmu! Gurumeteisutingu!
Kanji 命がけのカードゲーム!グルメテイスティング!
Air date January 20, 2013
Written by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Animation Work by Toei Animation
Script/Screenplay by Murayama Isao
Direction by Ueda Hidehito
Key Animation by Yamazaki Masakazu, Miyai Kana
Art by Konno Shin`ichi
Chapter 163-164
Opening Theme Guts Guts!!
Ending Theme Niji
Story Arc Meteor Garlic Arc
Episode TV Rating 4.8
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Toriko, Komatsu, and Coco go head-to-head with Livebearer in a game of Gourmet Memory that could cost the loser all their memories of ever eating food!


Livebearer proposed they bet tastier stuff, and escorted them to the Underground VIP area, where only the most special VIPs were allowed, counting Toriko and Coco in. Brain-looking rooms sat, with VIPs attached to a brain helmet in, screaming in agony as their most memorable eating life moments were being snatched off them, and begging to get their Food History back. After Coco explained the concept of the personal food record, Food History, Livebearer wondered where Coco got the knowledge from, and Coco replied that he’s been to Jidal before looking for ATOM, but to no avail. Livebearer answered there may still be a chance to find info from someone’s memories, and showed them a demonstration of someone’s memory getting snatched on screen. While Toriko tried to intervene, Livebearer and Coco warned him not to, as it may kill the person instead.

Komatsu thought it’s cruel, but Livebearer explained it’s VIPs themselves who bet their memories to get others’ and lose in the process. Match understood Livebearer consumes memories from the opening on the back of his head, and prepared to unsheathe his sword, only to find Livebearer’s men surrounding them. Livebearer inquires if they’re up for a challenge with their memories on the line, and Toriko smiles, asking if the Meteor Garlic was offered as a prize. Assuring him it’s in his memories, Livebearer lead them down an elevator to the Gourmet Tasting Arena where they’ll play their Food Concentration card game, proceeded to explain the rules, and requested they choose the card level; Toriko chose the highest. Match asked for proof that Livebearer won’t cheat and Livebearer mentions that he has his pride.

Komatsu cried to Toriko that he’d never want precious memories stolen, and Toriko lessens his worries by mentioning the past doesn’t matter, only to throw everything on Coco in the end. To their surprise, Livebearer offered they all play, and in the end, Coco became the drawer, Toriko the eater, Match the dealer, and Komatsu the cook. To decide on the draw, Livebearer went with tails, and Coco went with ‘neither’, which shocked everyone when the coin stood up. Starting the draw, Coco picked 2 cards, 8 and 29, both of which were a Cherringo that Toriko ate, giving them 10 points hit. This surprised Livebearer, who understood that wasn’t a coincidence, and got excited for the first fun game he’ll have since a while.



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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)
  • Nakamatachi! (min: 01:30)
  • Theme #1 - Gourmet Age - グルメ時代 (Narrator's Theme) (min: 01:40)
  • Theme #3 - Daichi no Kodou - (Recap Theme) 大地の鼓動 (min: 02:31)
  • (Episode Preview Picture Theme) (min: 03:07)
  • ??? (min: 04:06)
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  • Eyecatcher Theme (min: 10:22)
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  • Theme #25 - Senjin - (戦塵) (min: 15:34)
  • Theme #4 - Densetsu no Bishoku-ya Toriko!! - (伝説の美食屋トリコ!!) (min: 16:14)
  • ??? (min: 18:04)
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  • ??? (min: 20:34)
  • Niji (min: 20:59)
  • ??? (min: 21:59)
  • Next Episode Preview Theme (min: 23:00)
  • Niji Instrumental (min: 23:15)

Gourmet News;Gourmet Tasting

  • Tina explaining Gourmet Tasting (min: 21:59)


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Anime and Manga Differences[]

  • In the manga, when Livebearer invited them, Match was hesitant, saying they shouldn't follow him blindly. Toriko mentioned that it's an honour, and Coco told Match that the ingredient they're looking for wasn't in the VIP area's display ingredients, thus they've no choice. In the anime, though, they just followed him.
  • In the anime, they had loads of Gourmet Coin bags, which wasn't in the manga.
  • In the manga, Coco questioned the criteria that Toriko and he fulfilled to be allowed in the Underground VIP area, and Livebearer mentions that they'll know soon, and that the thing they're looking for is here, while in the anime, Livebearer just mentions they are qualified.
  • In the anime, red lights to the brain-room's doors were shown, marking people inside.
  • In the manga, the old man begging for his Food History just falls on his knees in front of Komatsu, and Komatsu asked about his well being, while in the anime, he went to Livebearer begging him, and fell down while holding him; Livebearer mentions they were useless memories, and then his men take the old man away.
  • In the manga, when Livebearer heard Coco's explanation about Food History, he immediately asked if Coco's been to Jidal before, while in the anime, he asked after Coco mentioned it. In the anime, too, Livebearer conversed a bit with Coco about what Coco was after.
  • In the manga, Toriko, Komatsu, and Match were surprised to hear Coco was after ATOM, while in the anime, Match wasn't.
  • In the manga, more conversation was given between Coco, Toriko, Match, Komatsu, and Livebearer over accessing someone's memories to get the food taste, and around how the brain research was started to falsify Gourmet IDs.
  • In the anime, a scene was added where Livebearer showed them the snatching of someone's memories live, and another scene where Livebearer justifies what he's doing; VIPs bet themselves.
  • In the manga, when they got surrounded by Livebearer's men, Coco mentions that they don't intend for them to leave. Toriko then told Match to hold on, and then asked for Meteor Garlic. In the manga, his men surrounded them in a circle, while in the anime, they just came in groups.
  • In the manga, when Toriko heard from Livebearer that he has Meteor Garlic in his memories, Komatsu cried that he wouldn't want their precious memories snatched, and right away Toriko answered that the past doesn't matter, and that he's depending on Coco, etc.. while in the anime, when Komatsu cried, Livebearer told them there's no going back, and activated an elevator down to the Gourmet Tasting Arena, and there, only after Livebearer explains the game rules, does Toriko mention that the past doesn't matter, entrusting everything to Coco. In the manga, Toriko pats Coco's shoulder from behind, while in the anime, it was from the front. In the manga, they play their game in the Underground VIP area, while in the anime, they farther to the Gourmet Tasting Arena.
  • In the manga, Livebearer explained the rules while they were already sitting on the table ready, while in the anime, he explained it while they were standing. In the anime, instead of Livebearer explaining everything like in the manga, Toriko asked about the kinds of ingredients. Match, Ram, and Coco also asked some questions.
  • In the manga, the first card Livebearer had in his hand was a 1, while in the anime, it was a 5.
  • The Joker's card look like a clown in the anime, while it looked like a scarecrow clown in the manga.
  • In the manga, the demonstration of the game's rules wasn't shown on screen, and was thought of as 2 humans, while in the anime, it was on screen, and was shown as a human vs one of Livebearer's men.
  • In the manga, Livebearer chose the card set from a computer machine of a set of computers numbered according to the set, while in the anime, one of Livebearer's men came with a sculptured table that has a physical set of cards. In the manga, Match asked if they should trust the randomly-choosing machine to select, while in the anime, he asked if the cards wouldn't give Livebearer an advantage. In the manga, when Livebearer said he has his pride and won't cheat, Coco doubted in silence, while in the anime, Coco muttered 'ya right' in his thoughts. In the manga, Match proposed to choose the set and shuffle the cards himself, while in the anime, he just directly proposes to be the dealer.
  • In the anime, a live announcer was there for the game.
  • In the manga, when Toriko asked if Livebearer is ok being alone, more conversation was added where Livebearer mentions how he can take up to 10 alone, etc...
  • In the manga, Livebearer doesn't ask Coco where he gets his confidence from.
  • In the anime, Livebearer showed more surprise reactions to Coco's moves.
  • In the manga, both Toriko and Komatsu comment on the Cerringo's rarity, while in the anime, only Komatsu does. In the manga, the guy serving the Cherringo looked slightly different, with a line running through his mask's midline. In the anime, the Gourmet Yakuza were seen commenting on the game, while in the manga, they weren't around the game table. In the anime, a huge screen was in the Arena showing the points, while in the manga, it was just a small screen in front of each player (the small screen was in the anime too). In the manga, brain images were printed on the playground's walls and ceiling, which isn't in the anime. In the manga, table's chairs had a round standing on its end, while in the anime, there wasn't. In the manga, the stairs around the playground were short, while in the anime, it's tall and wide.


  • In min (20:02), Coco's green collar was black.


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