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Japanese 一龍いちりゅう
Romanized Ichiryū
English Ichiryu
Aliases Dragon, President, Old Man (by Toriko)
Race Human
Gender Male Male
Birthday January 1st
Age Over 500
Status Deceased (in the manga),
Alive (in the anime)
Height 175 cm
Weight 502 kg
Blood Type O
Professional Status
Affiliation Ico igo IGO
Biotope 0
Occupation IGO President
Personal Status
Relatives Acacia (adoptive father),
Froese (adoptive mother),
Jiro (adoptive brother),
Midora (adoptive brother),
Four Heavenly Kings (adopted sons),
Teppei (adopted grandnephew),
Rin (adopted daughter/adoptive sister-in-law),
Starjun (adoptive brother)
Toriko (adoptive brother/adopted son)
Unborn Adoptive Nibling/Adopted Grandchild
Debut Appearance
Manga Gourmet 101
Anime Episode 44
Japanese Horiuchi Ken'yū
English R. Bruce Elliott
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The ones the future can be entrusted to have always been those who can sit around the same dining table.

—Ichiryu to Setsuno

Ichiryu (一龍いちりゅう Ichiryū) was the President of the International Gourmet Organization, which implements all food-related laws in most countries of the Human World. He was also a former disciple of "Gourmet God", Acacia and was the one who trained the Four Heavenly Kings from childhood. In his prime, he was considered the strongest man and one of the most powerful individuals in the world prior to his demise.

Ichiryu met his end after a fierce battle with his adoptive brother, Midora, in which he's deal a lethal blow from AIR after sustaining grevious injuries from Midora's attacks. Midora protected his corpse from being eaten by the Nitro and respectfully takes it away to a place they both cherished.

In the final chapter of Toriko, it is revealed that Ichiryu is actually the reincarnation of the first son of a family of Gourmet Gods.


Ichiryuu Formal Dress (Front-Back)

Ichiryuu Anime Design.

Ichiryu is a muscular, tan-skinned older man with blonde hair and a long blonde mustache, which are black in his younger years. He seems to have had a taste for tropical designs, as he is shown wearing such clothing both in his younger years and as an old man.

During the Meteor Garlic Arc, he goes shirtless with a military officer-style coat and pants.

After gradually eating delicious food served by Setsuno and activating his Gourmet Cells, his hair had reached shoulder-length, and he had several wrinkles on his forehead, like Zebra. Attire wise he wore a pair of sunglasses with a sleeveless shirt and matching pants.

While serving his duties as the IGO president, he donned on a formal deep blue suit with an orange dress shirt and purple tie.

During his younger days he did not have his signature mustache.

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As the IGO President[]

Ichiryu was a quirky and lighthearted old man in life who loved his family dearly, even in his passing. Although he was not yet retired during his later years, he seemed to vacation frequently, spending time on a private island resort. He appeared to have strange mannerisms, like eating the cork of a bottle of liquor and confusing the names for ingredients that Toriko collected. He also enjoyed sending Toriko on dangerous training missions, although he was confident that all of the Four Heavenly Kings were capable of succeeding at them. He was sometimes melancholy when discussing his Full Course Menu, describing it as "worthless" because he hadn't found a chef able to cook it during his life. According to Toriko, he was a weak drinker, albeit the beverages he drank were Rainbow Fruit Wine, which has an alcohol content of 85%, this was later confirmed in a flashback of his youth where he passed out from a small amount of alcohol. He was also not afraid to make jokes during serious moments, like stating the Gourmet Corp. got their info on CENTER from one of the Biotope 0 members, and was also forgetful of important things like revealing that the Four Beast was one being while the four creatures that showed up were actually its "limbs" and that in order to stop it the Four Heavenly Kings had to defeat its controller. He was also shown to be very compassionate, as Sunny remembered when he broke one of the President's cherished food pots, Ichiryu's first reaction was to bandage Sunny's injured hand instead of getting angry. He also allowed Mansam to redeem himself and was even willing to share GOD with Midora despite the fact he's the Gourmet Corp.'s boss.

Ichiryu was seen as the opposite of his brother, Midora; while the latter submerged himself in hatred for the former, Ichiryu let go of his contempt. Due to their somewhat violent past, Ichiryu had made several attempts at reconciling with his brother, even inviting him and Jiro to return to Food Immersion Cape, their former training grounds, to share a meal and mend their damaged bonds, however this offer was rejected by Midora. Ichiryu was also known by most people to be a very caring and merciful person, especially to those who are stricken with poverty as he took in Toriko, Sunny, Coco and Zebra -whom were children in poverty- to be his apprentices and even gave Mansam (who was a bandit) a position in the IGO; a trait Midora mocked him for when he observed Ichiryu's Minority World, commenting on how "taking in strays" definitely sounded like him. 

While he was seen as a strange yet kind old man, Ichiryu has demonstrated that he can indeed get serious when the situation calls for it, although these were often short moments due to his overly cheery behavior. 

As the First Son and Disciple[]

You're basically an orphan too ya know. Well, so am I...

—Ichiryu in regards to Jiro's comment

In the past, Ichiryu was a far more serious person during his days with Acacia and his family. His personality in his youth heavily contrasted by his older self, taking serious notes on the jokes of a then comedic and prideful Jiro, who had a completely opposite personality in comparison to the young Ichiryu. He spoke less in comparison as well, only making small regards on certain facts, such as when Jiro pointed out that Midora is an orphan (to which he says that he and Jiro are orphans as well) and when Acacia speaks about Full Course Menu to which everyone became alerted by. He was also quick to react when someone he was close to was hurt, as seen when Midora injured himself and Ichiryu was quick to alert Acacia, though this could be due to Midora having less experience at the time and Ichiryu not trusting his abilities then since they were still young (this is proven when his older self seemed to have little worry over the Four Heavenly Kings and their fight with the Four Beast because he believed in their abilities).

Though while he was serious at the time, Ichiryu was not deprived of a sense of humor. He would make witty remarks from time to time, mostly when Jiro himself made a joke in regards to Midora, much to Jiro's annoyance as well as found humor in when Acacia himself made fun of Jiro. This sense of humor, though vague in his younger age, was still noticeable at the time and it came to grow on him as time moved forward. 


Four Heavenly Kings[]

The Four Heavenly Kings as Children

Ichiryu's adopted family.

Ichiryu is the adoptive father of the Four Heavenly Kings, Toriko, Coco, Sunny and Zebra, and raised them as his own sons and pupils. He first discovered them as young orphans in poverty stricken nations and after sensing the great potential they possessed, decided to adopt them and take them under his wing. He always maintained an air of wisdom and compassion when around them as children and taught them his philosophies and the way of the Gourmet Hunter. Despite his tendency to tease them and constantly getting on their nerves due to his gloating and showboating, he was a caring and loving father who was very proud of his kids and showed a great feeling of pride when they were finally about to face their final test before entering the Gourmet World. The Kings themselves often got very irritated by him due to his habit of putting them down and teasing them, but they respected and cared for him as much as he does them, always wanting to do their best in order to show their father their strength and worth.


During his training, Acacia entrusted all fate and food to all people of the world.


Midora was one of the three disciples of the legendary Acacia, alongside Ichiryu and Jiro who were all adopted by him and Froese. Having grown and learned together underneath Acacia and Froese, they appeared to have once shared a close bond, with Ichiryu still referring to Midora as his "little brother" even after the latter's fall into a criminal life. He even acknowledged that Midora was the preferred son and disciple and was not bothered by it and still seemed to care about Midora despite how much time had passed and how much Midora changed. In the past he fought against Midora and won, however he didn't kill him then and it is implied that he regretted the decision. However, Ichiryu was willing to repair the broken bonds between him and his brother, however Midora rejected all peace attempts and severed his bonds with Ichiryu. This left Ichiryu greatly saddened and even shed a tear at the loss of his little brother. The feeling appeared to be slightly mutual, for as soon as Ichiryu left, Midora quietly called him his "brother" one last time. Upon their eventful fight in Gourmet World, Midora completely abandoned all past bonds with his brother in order to keep him from interfering in his plans to obtain GOD, and was ready to kill him in order to succeed, much to Ichiryu's disappointment. When Midora gained the upper hand in their battle he reminisced about his past, remembering his cruel childhood and the time spent with his loving family. In the end though, it appears these memories did indeed have an effect on Midora, as he tearfully could not bring himself to deal the finishing blow to his equally tearful older brother, and Ichiryu spent his final moments trying to warn Midora of the true evil that was lurking within the shadows in hopes that they could work together to stop it. However, any hopes of them reconciling ended when Ichiryu's life was taken by the Blue Nitro. Surprisingly, Midora protected his "big brother's" body from the Nitro's attempt to eat it. He then carefully picked up his brother's body in his arms and realized that Ichiryu was never aiming to kill him, showing that their familial bond was still indeed intact. He then respectfully acknowledged Ichiryu's desire to always follow his ideals and that he was the only true gallant man in a crude world. He then promised to return his body to a place they both memorably cherished.


Jiro was the second disciple of Acacia and Ichiryu's fellow pupil. Unlike with Midora, Ichiryu and Jiro did not appear to be on bad terms with one another, most likely due to Jiro having remained a jolly and caring person throughout his life unlike Midora, however Ichiryu still looks down on his brother due to his lazy and drunken nature, which he finds outright shameful at times. When they were young, Jiro would challenge Ichiryu in combat to show that he was stronger than Ichiryu. However, in most cases, Ichiryu would beat Jiro in combat to which Ichiryu would then allow Jiro to win, as Jiro himself admitted that he would cry like a baby whenever Ichiryu beat him and the only way to stop Jiro from crying was by letting him win, showing how much he cares for his younger brother.  When Ichiryu attempted to make a peace attempt with Midora, he invited him to eat with him and Jiro for old time's sake, showing that both he and Jiro are still very close and Jiro was willing to also repair his bonds with Midora.


Ichiryu and Mansam appeared to have been very close friends in their youth and shared a very close comradeship. Both cared deeply about the poor state of the poverty-stricken nations, having done everything possible to give enough food to the starving orphans of these nations. In fact, it was through this that they discovered the Four Heavenly Kings. Back in the old days, they were enemies as Mansam was bandit, however their feud was short-lived as after Mansam was defeated, he showed great loyalty to Ichiryu, and the president chose to reform him and train him to be stronger.

Powers and Abilities[]

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An example of Ichiryu's incredible might as he blocks Toriko's "13-Hit Ice Pick Kugi Punch" with only one finger.

Ichiryu was an extremely powerful individual, despite the disarming senior citizen he may sometimes appeared to be, his reputation is such that even his enemies acknowledged him as having been the world's strongest man in his prime. He was implied to have been strong enough to defeat virtually all of the Gourmet Corp.'s top fighters simultaneously and was shown effortlessly defeating multiple Gourmet World beasts with capture levels in the hundreds, including all four 'limbs' of the dreaded Four Beast.

Although he ultimately lost in his fight against his brother, Midora himself stated that if Ichiryu had been serious about killing him, the fight would've been very different. Not only that, but it was revealed later on that Ichiryu was only using a fraction of his real power, he refused to use his Gourmet Cell Demon even in his last moments, instead relying solely on his Chopsticks and Minority World, on top of not wishing to kill Midora.

He was also very intelligent as he could handle being the head of a organization that essentially ran the human world with its' population of over 30 billion people and being aware of the sinister organization, NEO, despite their incredible secrecy. 

Ichiryu was capable of incredible physical feats which amazed even other superhumans, such as skipping on the surface of water and blowing away Toriko's Flying Knives with a single breath. He defeated Toriko effortlessly during a sparring match, not being affected in the slightest by any of the younger man's techniques. He was also fast enough to eat an Ozone Herb by himself without it becoming rotten,[1] and set the world record for the highest level Surprise Apple scare, at level 95. He was also capable of unassisted fly using the "Square Root Law" by controlling the atoms in his body to move as he desired. Ichiryu's vast power and life force hadn't left him over his unnatural lifespan of more than 500 years, although in his later years, many of his Gourmet Cells went into dormancy due to lack of a serious challenge, proper training and an sufficient amount of food.

Ichiryu was also a talented and charismatic leader as well as an exceptional teacher. He bested the undefeated bandit warlord, Mansam, only to adopt him as his disciple and right-hand man. He also trained all of the Four Heavenly Kings, who not only grew into powerful Gourmet Hunters but regard Ichiryu fondly as their father. The people of the world also trusted him implicitly as well, shown by how in the early stages of the Four Beast crisis many of the evacuees comforted themselves with the belief that Ichiryu would drive the beasts away just like he did in the past.

Hunting Method[]

Ichiryu hunted using a variety of abilities based on his incredible strength, mastery of Appetite Energy, and power over physical and conceptual 'minorities'. In his battle with Midora, he demonstrated a highly agile fighting style based on rapid dodging using his ability to fly whilst striking with his Chopsticks technique. When facing particularly strong enemies, Ichiryu activates the full extent of his 'minority' powers to gradually wear down and disable his foes even as he fights them until they're unable to fight anymore or they die.

Food Honor[]

Ichiryu appeared to be a master of Food Honor, as displayed by his appreciation for food and life as well as his high levels of concentration and mastery of Food Immersion; this comes as no surprise as Ichiryu was one of the most powerful individuals in the world prior to his death. Being capable of using Food Honor, the strength and speed of Ichiryu's techniques increased several times over; cutting down on any useless movements and increasing his concentration in battle. Doing this reduced his consumption of caloires and caused his techniques to be far more delicate whilst still maintaing their immense power, allowing him to last longer in combat, use variations of his Chopsticks techniques, and activate Minority World.

Food Immersion (食没 Shokubotsu): Being a master of Food Honor granted Ichiryu the hidden skill of "Food Immersion", meaning he could express the purest appreciation for food, immersing himself with a meal. This enabled Ichiryu to absorb and save more nutrients than normally possible, allowing him to store a nearly unlimited amounts of energy inside his body as well as enabling him to survive without any food or water for abnormal periods of time and granting him a truly incredible amount of stamina.


Ichiryuu using his attaction force

Ichiryu displays his planet-like gravitational attraction

Ichiryu has demonstrated the ability to generate a powerful gravitational pull, comparable to the irresistible attraction of a planet. His gravitational field, combined with his Chopsticks, allows Ichiryu to manipulate targets as powerful as Gourmet World beasts from a distance. While an increase in personal gravity is possible through the physical weight and density conferred by Food Immersion, Midora stated that Ichiryu's gravity isn't entirely physical in nature and rather is a result of the sheer force of Ichiryu's presence; comparing it to the "power of humanity" itself.[2]

Minority World[]

Ichiryuu activating his Minority World

Ichiryu activating his "Minority World" against Midora

Ichiryo's unique ability, Minority World (マイノリティワールド Mainoriti Wārudo) is a mysterious power which functions on both a physical and conceptual level. Through unknown means, Ichiryu takes the strange minority of micro-scale particles which behave in "deviant" ways that defy the norm and enhances them by imposing their bizzare behaviors and properties onto a maximum of 50% of the particles in a structure or organism (anymore would cause the minority to become the new majority, thus allowing the new minority to retake control and thereby reversing the desired effect). This can generate a variety of effects, for example: Ichiryu's ability to fly stems from his manipulation of the minority of his body's atoms that do not respond to gravity in a straightforward manner and imposes their behavior onto the rest of the atoms in his body, thus granting him flight.

The technique can also generate a variety of difficult-to-predict effects as organisms, and even the battlefield itself, rapidly lose their properties or develop new properties completely opposed to their previous ones, such as rocky terrain suddenly becoming soft and malleable as its constituent particles suddenly all start resisting the solidness of their form. However, the most deleterious effects of Minority World are on living beings, striking them on both a mental and physical level. Mentally, even confident foes will find their movements and accuracy thrown off more and more as any tiny minority of unease or fear begins overwhelming their mental 'majority' of confidence and strength. Meanwhile, within the physical body, Minority World works busily to increase the rate of errors in vital cellular processes, gradually turning all the systems within a target's body away from the 'majority' goal of "keeping them alive" to the more destructive 'minority' of "causing them to die". This can also work in reverse by changing the 'minority' of cells healing the body into a 'majority', thus allowing Ichiryu to completely regenerate himself or others at incredible speeds. Once this effect has taken hold, the one under it will find their body has ceased listening to them and even their best efforts to attack will fail or miss inexplicably. Ultimately, the technique will begin to reverse vital bodily functions, causing the lungs to begin rejecting oxygen intake or making the heart pump blood the wrong direction, eventually leading to death. The only known way to counter the effects of this technique is to take advantage of its "reversal" abilties, such as when Midora stabbed himself in the chest so as to avoid dying from the most devastating of Minority World's effects. By redirecting his will in order to go along with his body's intent to die, Midora dying became the new 'majority' and thus Minority World's "favor" switched to the new minority of 'living', allowing him to survive Ichiryu's final blow and even counterattack despite his injuries. However, Ichiryu quickly counter this by simply deactivating Minority World. Later, Ichiryu used this ability to heal himself from Midora's Hungry Space.

Gourmet Cells[]

Appetite Demon[]

Don Slime

Ichiryu's Demon, Don Slime.

Main article: Don Slime

Ichiryu's Gourmet Cells host an Appetite Demon, Don Slime, who is one of the most powerful ones, and along with the White Demon was the only one to be able to match Neo.[3] Despite the enormous power of Don Slime, however, it is hinted that Ichiryu is even stronger.[4]

Appetite Energy[]

Ichiryuu demonstrating Appetite Energy

Ichiryu demonstrates his Appetite Energy.

Ichiryu was a master of Appetite Energy, powerful cellular energy created within Gourmet Cells that can only be harnessed by the most powerful predators at the top of the food chain. To support this energy, Ichiryu had a massive appetite, which at one point was implicitly suggested is greater than that of all four of the Four Heavenly Kings combined. Ichiryu used Appetite Energy to manifest his Chopsticks technique.


Ichiryu could use Intimidation in a number of ways, being able to intimidate opponents by simply looking at them or using his gravitational abilities.[5] He is never seen manifesting Don Slime for Intimidation during his final years or during his encounters with Midora.


Ichiryuu's Knife

Ichiryu's Knife

Ichiryu had in his possession a marvelous and powerful knife crafted for him by Melk the First in order to acquire AIR. It was a gigantic knife with magnificent and lustrous designs along its blade and a handle small enough to be held in Ichiryu's hand. The blade gives off an ethereal aura, showcasing its huge power and that of its wielder. When dropped, it's blade effortlessly shears through the earth itself, embedding it's full length into the ground. The blade was found by Tengu Brunch and used to prepare Acacia's Salad Dish, Air.


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Chopsticks ( Hashi): Ichiryu forms one of his hands into a chopstick-grip and manifests a pair of chopsticks out of golden appetite energy which leviate in midair and follow his commands. He can then use them to pick up and immobilize his enemies, being able to restrain multiple, large Gourmet World beasts simultaneously. Ichiryu has stated that he hasn't used this technique since his fight with Midora in the past.[6] Although incredibly strong energy constructs, these chopsticks nevertheless replicate the properties of real wooden chopsticks: splintering and cracking when broken.[7] Ichiryu's techniques with this ability tend to be named after various chopstick-etiquette breaches.

Ichiryuu blocking Midora's attack with Utshiri Bashi

Utsuri Bashi (うつばし literally meaning "Chopsticks Pass"): Ichiryu projects many sets of chopsticks which can catch and immobilize multiple targets.[8] The name comes from a breach of etiquette where one jumps from one side dish to the other without eating rice in between.

Midora using Tongue Shield to protect himself from Ichiryuu's Sashi Bashi

Sashi Bashi (ばし literally meaning "Stabbing Chopsticks"): Ichiryu uses his chopsticks in a manner similar to a claw or punch knife, slamming them point-first into an opponent with a punching motion.[9] The name means pointing towards somebody or something with one's chopsticks, which is also a breach of etiquette.

Ichiryuu hitting Midora with Seseri Bashi

Seseri Bashi (せせりばし literally meaning "Chopsticks Skipper"): Ichiryu strikes his opponent with multiple quick chopstick jabs.[10] Its name derives from a breach of etiquette in which one plays with their food.

Ichiryuu's Nigiri Bashi

Nigiri Bashi (にぎり箸 literally meaning "Chopsticks Gripping"): Ichiryu physically grabs his chopsticks to combine them with his great physical strength,[11] although he admits that it reduces the "delicacy" of his techniques.[12] Nigiri bashi is a breach of etiquette where one holds two chopsticks by grasping them in their fist.

Ichiryuu attacking Midora with Hashi Hou

Chopstick Cannon (箸砲はしほう Hashi Hō): After grabbing a chopstick, Ichiryu hurls it at a target like a spear with unbelievable force. The spinning chopstick flies incredibly fast, creating a typhoon-like wake. Ichiryu suggests that such thrown chopsticks, combined with Nigiri Bashi, may fly all the way into space.[13] The attack is simple and straightforward enough that some enemies could potentially see it coming and dodge, but Ichiryu can increase its probability of striking by degrading their reaction times with his 'minority' powers.

Ichiryuu using Midare Bashi

Disorder Chopsticks (みだばし Midare Bashi): Seemingly a stronger, longer-ranged version of Seseri Bashi, Ichiryu holds his chopsticks and strikes with a flurry of irregular jabs.[14]

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Secret Technique: Single Chopstick (おう:いっぽんばし Ōgi: Ippon Bashi): Ichiryu forms his hand into a fist, projecting a single, huge chopstick floating above. Ichiryu can bring it down with incredible force to utterly crush his opponent. Although its full power was never shown, as Midora's attack consumed it before it could strike.[15]

Ou Shoku Bashi

All-Meal King-Eating Chopsticks (ばんぜんおうしょくばし Banzen Ōshoku Bashi): Ichiryu's final technique, where he throws a massive chopstick made out of a similar energy like Ou Shoku Bansan, directly at the opponent. He can shoot several chopsticks of this kind to heavily batter the opponent. The attack was so strong it could be seen from the outer space.[16]



Centuries ago, Ichiryu was one of the three disciples and the first adoptive son of the legendary "Gourmet God" Acacia and "Chef Goddess" Froese, along with "Knocking Master" Jiro and "Gourmet Corp. Boss" Midora. While each of them were trained separately due to being taken in at different times at some point, eventually all three of them came and trained together under Acacia's tutelage. Ichiryu's actual age is unclear, but he must be quite old to have trained with Acacia, whose exploits supposedly took place hundreds of years prior to the present. During the events of the Gourmet War, Ichiryu stopped the limbs of the Four Beast which had awakened from its slumber as told by the Nitro known as PAIR and began its incursion on the Human World. Ichiryu ambushed the limbs of the beast while his younger "brother" Jiro sealed the beast's main body within the Gourmet World. After these sets of events Acacia would be visited by a group of Blue Nitro, Ichiryu was the first to feel their presence out of the three disciples. Acacia, along with Froese, eventually set out to prepare their phantasmal Full Course Menu. As Acacia and Froese headed for their journey, the foretold events of the Solar Eclipse occurred, which lead the Three Disciples to eventually offer what little food supplies they could provide to the different war stricken cities and towns during the absence of their adoptive parents, as the eclipse caused a serious decline in food supplies.

Acacia entrusting Ichiryuu with his Full Course

Acacia needing to talk to Ichiryu

After the return of their parents, Ichiryu, Jiro, and Midora observed as Acacia returned with an ill-stricken Froese. After the events of the eclipse, Acacia sealed away his Full Course and entrusted Ichiryu as his successor in observing and isolating the Nitro in his stead.[17] Eventually, due to the sudden death of their mother at the hands of her illness, all three disciples as well as Setsuno were told by Acacia to keep on living, if not for their sake, then for their mother Froese's. After the events, Midora came to visit his adoptive mother's grave on a regular basis, pouring Cure Water in her grave in hopes that it may revive her. 

You don't understand anything... About Acacia-sama's... Or Froese-sama's will... Come Midora, I'll teach them to you!

—Ichiryu to Midora

Ichiryuu defeating Midora in the past

Young Midora Defeated By Young Ichiryu

One fateful day when Ichiryu and Midora met each other at the grave of their mother, Midora began to express a dark, cynical personality which Ichiryu noticed in an instant. Ichiryu had suspected that his younger brother had sunk into darkness; this caused Ichiryu to attempt to remind his brother of their golden days when they were young and to teach him the true meaning behind the will of their adoptive parents. However, Midora had already sunk far too deep into hatred and darkness, eventually causing the events of their first battle, of which Ichiryu was the victor, sparing Midora's life (which he later came to regret).

At some point in his life after completing his Full Course Menu, he put one ingredient of it in every IGO Biotope, from the 1st to the 8th.[18]

Ichiryuu and Mansam finding young Toriko

Ichiryu and Mansam discovering the young orphan Toriko.

Two centuries later, Ichiryu, now the president of the IGO began a project with his friend Mansam to distribute food to all the needy children of the world under the guise of Gourmet Santa. During one of their deliveries, he and Mansam discovered several orphaned children and noticed the great potential and spirit they possessed. He decided to adopt the children and take them under his wing as his apprentices. He then trained them all in the art of the Gourmet Hunter and shared with them his wisdom and philosophies; they grew up to become the famous Four Heavenly Kings.[19]

Ozone Herb Arc[]

After Toriko's recovery in Life, he pays his first visit in ages to his adoptive father Ichiryu, who is calmly enjoying his semi-retirement on the porch of his cottage. The two discuss the many details and Toriko's recent exploits, and when Ichiryu reveals that he plans to seek out GOD soon, Toriko immediately becomes intrigued and prods Ichiryu to tell him more. That is when Ichiryu reveals that he is in fact the first disciple of Acacia and knows much about GOD thanks to his master. Ichiryu explains why GOD was sealed away by Acacia and why it must remain as such, for if its existence becomes public, a great war could break out over it. Ichiryu, wanting to change the subject, challenges Toriko to a duel to test his power, which Toriko gladly accepts. They sail out to an isolated island and begin an impressive duel, but despite Toriko's best efforts, he is easily defeated by a single punch from Ichiryu, who sends him skipping across the lake and into a large rock pillar. After both get back on land, Ichiryu expresses delight on Toriko's improvements and decides to give him a list containing several rare and legendary ingredients that can help train Toriko in adapting to different environments instantaneously by seeking them out and thus make him ready for the Gourmet World. Later on he gives similar lists to Coco and Sunny as well.

After Toriko successfully acquires the Ozone Herb, the first item on the list, he and Komatsu go to the IGO Headquarters to deliver an Ozone Herb to Ichiryu. There Ichiryu meets Komatsu for the first time and notices that he can hear the Voice of Ingredients and is greatly impressed when Komatsu explains that he had to manually set the Gourmet Case to keep the Ozone Herb fresh on site. Ichiryu is shocked when he hears they encountered a Nitro and wonders why one had come all the way to the Human World. As night is upon him, he laments about the new development and thinks to himself that they need to hurry up and get stronger. He quickly eats the Ozone Herb in a flash without letting it rot.

The Reality of Gourmet World Arc[]

After having given Toriko, Coco, and Sunny their respective lists of items they would need to journey to the Gourmet World, Ichiryu pays a visit to Honey Prison alongside Yosaku to negotiate the release of Zebra. After his negotiations with Love are over and finishing his remaining duties, he sets off for Gourmet World himself to meet up with the 0th Biotope and begin the race for Acacia's Full Course Menu.

Meteor Garlic Arc[]

After arriving in Gourmet World, Ichiryu sets off to the Gourmet Corp.'s Gourmet World HQ, in hopes of reasoning with Midora and even invites his "brother" to Food Immersion Cape, the place where he, Midora, and Jiro used to train in their youth, to have a meal and hopefully talk him out of his evil plans and just share GOD with the world before a terrible war breaks out. Midora, however, refuses and orders Ichiryu to leave before he is killed. Ichiryu complies but not before releasing an overwhelming Intimidation. Midora is surprised by this sudden burst of power and calls Ichiryu his "big brother" one last time before disappearing. Ichiryu leaves the base atop his beast and lets out a small tear over the loss of the brother he once knew.

Bubble Fruit Arc[]

He returned to IGO Headquarters and had Nono freeze Pot Pond, where he sends the Four Heavenly Kings to catch the Madam Fish. In preparation for confronting Midora, Ichiryu eats a vast amount of food prepared by Setsuno, which begins waking his sleeping Gourmet Cells.[20]

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Ichiryu in the Gourmet World, after evolving.

Ichiryu assembled the other Biotope 0 members in Gourmet World. He greeted them, while eating, telling them to prepare for the upcoming war with the Gourmet Corp.. When the members gathers at the table, Ichiryu reports that Chin Chinchin wasn't able to make it due to his heavy injuries. When Manan asks why the Ichiryu gathered them, he answers that the Gourmet Corp. have become aware of CENTER. Sakura wondered how they knew it, which Ichiryu responds that one of the 0th Biotope members leaked it, but says it was a joke. Rapp suspected Ryu, but Ichiryu believes that there is nothing can be done about it and that they need collect the full course menu of Acacia.

He asks Rala for the time of the Gourmet Eclipse, after that he asks the time when EARTH was done from Yosaku and the knife for AIR from Melk the First, which he can't hear clearly. Ichiryu then asks from Kousairou for the location of ATOM and counts for Atashino to prepare it. Ichiryu warns them that there might be a war coming against the Gourmet Corp. and that they should leave their work for their successors in the Human World, and with that sends them off.

After the meeting, Ichiryu was approached by Rala, who tells him that Midora will become active and that the Four Beasts are awakening and that the Human World will be in danger. Ichiryu relieves him that the Four heavenly Kings will handle them as their final ingredients. Ichiryu is surprised that the Gourmet Corp. gathered a lot of chefs, Rala tells them that the Gourmet Corp. will probably appear at the cooking fest, they are approached by Kousairou who suggested that he will take care of it. After Rasa and Kousairou left, Ichiryu calls out Kuriboh.

Four Beast Arc[]


Ichiryu expresses his pride in his four sons as they take on their final test.

As the Four Heavenly King gather in Zen Ou Restaurant. A video recording is played to them showing Ichiryu explaining the current data on the Four Beasts and where to find them. But before the recording can finish its message, Zebra turns it off as he considered it a waste of time to sit through the rest. Later on, while Toriko, Coco, Sunny, and Zebra are fighting their respective opponents, Rin and Komatsu finish watching the rest of the recording. Ichiryu explains that the Four Beast is actually a single creature that grows stronger every time it appears, and that their is a mastermind behind the scenes controlling the monster and unless they defeat him they cannot defeat the Four Beast.

Sometime after the Four Beast's defeat, Ichiryu along with Melk the First and Atashino is seen in the Slow Rain Hills of Gourmet World where he is informed that the Four Heavenly Kings were successful. He is pleased with this news knowing that if they could not defeat the Four Beast they would not be able to survive in Gourmet World. Melk then presents Ichiryu with his final and greatest knife that will help him prepare Acacia's salad dish, AIR. An excited Ichiryu picks up the massive knife and he and his comrades set off to capture AIR.

Cooking Festival Arc[]

During the Cooking Festival, Ichiryu has been absent due to his mission in the Gourmet World. As the battle during the Cooking Festival slowly concludes, Joie notes on another "Peak Showdown" referring to a fight that has been ensuing in the Gourmet World. Mansam, having noticed what is occurring, becomes shocked as he realises what has happened due to what Ichiryu had said to him before the events of the Cooking Festival. Ichiryu stated to Mansam that "If by slim chance something happens to me, that will mean the Human World will be in danger". As meteors fall down towards the Human World, both Setsuno and Jiro look to the sky and realise what had just occurred. Jiro states "The smallfry cat beat him eh...?" highly implying that Ichiryu has been defeated by none other than the Gourmet Corp. Boss and Acacia's Third Disciple, Midora

In a flashback, Ichiryu, Atashino and Melk the First are seen in the Slow Rain Hills whilst attempting to get AIR, Acacia's salad. The IGO president comments that the other members of the 0th Biotope should already be near their destinations. Shortly after, however, Midora arrives riding his beast, a massive eight-legged tiger. Ichiryu asks if they can have a calm chat instead of fighting, but the Gourmet Corp. Boss merely replies that they shall only chat "with fists".

With Midora's refusal for a calm chat, a Rampage and Tornadragon approach from behind Midora and the Octopard he brought. With both Rampage and Tornadragon present, Atashino and Melk the First prepare to fight while Ichiryu flies, dropping of the knife that Melk had made for him. As he floats above Midora, he insisted on changing the locations to which Midora replies that where they fight does not matter as Ichiryu will go to the "Next World". Ichiryu makes light of what Midora says and states that they move to the sky (which they proceeded afterwards). 

As Ichiryu flew, he was followed by Midora and his beast, they both landed on Stray Islands, there Midora taunts Ichiryu by stating he is "rushing to [his] grave", as Ichiryu stood, he was met by a Jack the Ripper and a Goron Beast. Midora further taunts Ichiryu by stating how the islands beasts get hungry as well and before proceeding to fight Midora, Ichiryu should be the food of the beasts first. As the beasts proceed towards Ichiryu, the latter used his Gravity to pull the three beasts towards him. As the beast struggle to move away from Ichiryu, Midora takes note of the Gravity that Ichiryu possessed, stating that while everyone has their own gravity, Ichiryu's Gravity was something far more powerful than what can be achieved through Food Immersion, comparing the latter's gravity to a "Power of Humanity". Ichiryu then posed his right hand in a manner similar to one holding a chopstick (which shocked Midora for a slight moment). Ichiryu then projected a large pair of Chopsticks using Appetite Energy and reminded Midora of their past battle to which Ichiryu had won but failed as he stated he failed to kill Midora. Ichiryu then proceeds to pick up the three beasts he had pull towards him using his Chopsticks and told Midora that he was going to "Finish off the thing [he] left on [his] plate that day". He then tells Midora that he has become far too rotten to which Midora replies that the former "Merely aged". Midora then proceeds to tell Ichiryu of his hatred, how his hatred will fall upon the Human World, and that Ichiryu shall become one to be food.

With the two former "brothers" in a standoff, Midora proceeds to consume the three beasts on Ichiryu's Chopsticks using his Hunger Tongue. Ichiryu states that it is considered bad manners to lick someone elses chopsticks but Midora continues his assault towards Ichiryu. As Midora's attack continued, Ichiryu managed to dodge every single strike performed. After the assault, Midora noticed that Ichiryu has managed to avoid all his attacks and fly with little effort made. Ichiryu begins to state as to how Midora's attacks were dodged due to the "slips of [Midora's] movements", he then continues to explain that Midora's movements had an error below Micro level to which Midora asked if it was the "Square Root Law". With Midora's explanation of that law, and how it affects a minority of ones atoms, Midora then states that many creatures are capable of flight however only Ichiryu uses an unusual method of flight by using a minor number of what is considered "stray atoms". Ichiryu then states that even though they are a minority, one day they will be capable of banding together and change the world, he then proceeds to tell Midora that the minority within him is also beginning to gain influence little by little to which the latter violently rejects by attacking Ichiryu. With Midora's Tongue of Thorns, Ichiryu managed to avoid any kind of casualty by catching every single tongue using Utsuri Bashi, he then rushes towards Midora and jab him in the mouth using Sashi Bashi however Midora managed to use his Tongue Shield just in time to block the attack. Midora then counterattacks with a flurry of punches towards Ichiryu however the latter manages to dodge every single hit. Ichiryu then exclaims that Midora was "slipping" and stating that he didn't even have to dodge anymore, he then counters with Seseri Bashi, sending a flurry of Chopsticks to stab Midora's body. With the influence of the minority within Midora creating a "Large error" as Ichiryu states, Ichiryu is at an advantage and began to use his Minority World to fight. 

As the two continue to do battle, Ichiryu gains the upper hand with his Minority World. Due to the behaviour of Ichiryu's ability, Midora struggles to fight Ichiryu as every move he makes, from his attacks, to even the simplest of movements, have become overruled by the"minority" (stray atoms) which causes the original nature of the atoms around the area to become heavily distorted. With this, begins a flurry of attacks using his Chopsticks. As Midora attempts hold his ground against Ichiryu, Ichiryu taunts Midora by asking Midora what he was aiming for and that Ichiryu hasn't even taken a single step. With the nature of stray atoms against him, Midora continues his attempts to attack Ichiryu but all have failed to do so; Ichiryu states that Midora's body has began to stop listening to him and that the grounds that they stood on are becoming overruled by the minority thus that which is usually composed as a hard and rigid material becomes soft. Midora still attempts to hit Ichiryu but to no avail; Ichiryu then begins to state that the true terror behind his Minority World was not the distortion of the area around them nor the conciousness being ignored by the strays, but the fact that Minority World literally reverses all natural forms of behaviour, thus Midora's struggle to survive have now been reversed by the strays and instead of trying to keep him alive, they are killing him. Ichi then states that ever since his technique was executed, the battle had been decided. Ichiryu then projects a single Chopstick and explains to Midora that he regrets the day in which he was unable to finish him off. 

As Ichiryu says that he will meet his brother on the other side, his Chopstick began to break and with it, his right arm. Shocked by the turn of events, Ichiryu watches as Midora, having realized the nature of the stray atoms, reverses the effect of the stray atoms by mortally wounding himself and letting his body accept death. With this, Midora ensures his survivability by letting the stray atoms go against death and let him survive. Ichiryu then realizes that his Chopstick along with his right arm was eaten by the "space" which Midora rules over. 

With the intensity of the fight between Ichiryu and Midora reaching deadly levels, a vortex known as the Emperor's Ring forms around the two forces. The vortex was so intense that unlike the many vortex formed in the Gourmet World, the one that had been formed between Ichiryu and Midora had a seriously deadly Gravitational Pull that pulled any helpless monsters within vicinity, all of them ultimately being lead to their death. Ichiryu praises Midora for having gone through such an extent as to end his life in order to gain the upper hand by reversing the effects of Minority World around him. Midora them follows his comment with saying that he was able to imitate such an ability however Ichiryu retorts by saying that it is not nearly enough to imitate him in order to gain the upper hand and suddenly rescineds his Minority World in order to allow the "majority" of the atoms in Midora to deal a heavy damage to him by reversing what the "minority" had done however Midora simply smiles and counters Ichiryu by suddenly consuming a larger portion of him. Ichiryu, helpless in the situation as he is now dismembered of both arms, realizes the true horror of Midora's ability, comparing it to that of the Four Heavenly King's Ou Shoku Bansan only more deadly. Midora informs Ichiryu that simply blocking will have little to no effect as his ability not only consumes the very objects around it, but also the atoms that make up the area, therefore rendering Ichiryu's ability useless as there are no atoms to manipulate. 

With Midora now gaining the upper hand and Ichiryu further suffering damage, Ichiryu comments on how Midora's appetite can never be satisfied no matter how much he consumes. Midora simply states his appetite is insatiable and shares to his brother his own tragic past as a child. 

After Midora's flashbacks, Ichiryu remembers his adoptive sons and how he entrusts the future of the world to them. It is in this moment that he decides not to use Don Slime's power in the fight.[21] Then, he tries to end the battle with the upper hand using All-Meal King-Eating Chopsticks, but Midora having full control of the circumstances and after a emotive dialogue between the two, finally defeats Ichiryu.[22]

After a heated battle between the brothers, Ichiryu asked why has Midora spared him, his Midora replied that Ichiryu's Minority World was still active, using it as an excuse, to which Ichiryu flat out called Midora on his lie, Midora then gave Ichiryu another reason for being spared: He was past his due date (stating that he was not worth the kill as he has become too old). As Ichiryu laid on the floor, unable to move from his injuries, Midora gives the former time to recover, Ichiryu ensured Midora that the Human World is beyond destruction and that he had prepared for the event. He then states that his Full Course Menu would finally be prepared, hoping that it wouldn't be, and that there is indeed a chef who can cook it. Ichiryu the revealed to Midora information about the "True Enemy" that must be defeated[23] and that both the IGO and the Gourmet Corp. have already been infested by the "True Enemy", unbeknownst to his brother. Midora listened as Ichiryu followed the information with the story of the movements that Acacia had made in the past, just after the Gourmet God had finished preparing his Full Course Menu. Ichiryu explained that the death of their adoptive mother Froese was an unexpected event even for Acacia, this information was then followed by the information regarding the "Final Land" to which a chef "with excellent Food Luck and cooking skills as Froese-sama" was needed. Ichiryu continues by saying that in the midst of the events, Acacia performed a "Factor of Evil" by purposefully allowing Midora to search for the Cure Water in hopes that the chef who was able to prepare the Gourmet God's Full Course would awaken once more.


Ichiryu's passing in the arms of his younger brother.

Just as Midora begins to realize the meaning behind Ichiryu words, AIR appears from nowhere and mercilessly stomps on the heavily wounded Ichiryu, effectively ending the life of the once great president and father of the Four Heavenly Kings.[24] AIR attempts to devour the body of the departed Ichiryu but is stopped by Midora, who frightens the creature away with his mighty presence and warns it that Ichiryu is of far too high a quality to be eaten by the likes of it. Midora carefully picks up the body of his older brother while trying to make sense of the final words he spoke to him and realizes that if Ichiryu had been aiming to kill him, their fight would not have ended like it did. Midora, now cradling his brother's body in his arms, comes to a realization about his brother:

Big Brother's true intentions are unfathomable, but... Big Brother is also... a man that was always pursuing ideals in his thoughts... If he had truly intended to kill me... then it would probably have been quite a different fight...

He was the most gallant in a crude world. Ichiryu was a man that stuck to his ideals like a rising dragon... The least I can do is bring him to a memorable place...

—Midora to his departed brother, Ichiryu.


Later on, after the Human World is left in turmoil due to Midora's Meteor Spice, Jiro comes to visit Toriko, carrying a pot of Maboro Sake, Ichiryu's favorite sake, to inform him of Ichiryu's death. Jiro believes that his death has been dealt by the hands of their youngest brother Midora, unaware that it was actually AIR who had done so. He informs Toriko that Ichiryu was indeed the most powerful man in the world but his strength was only matched by his kindness, stating that Ichiryu showed kindness to Midora as he always thought of the latter as his little brother more than anyone.[26]

Billion Bird Arc[]

A year and a half has passed since the Meteor Spice had struck the Human World. The spices brought about devastation to the lands of the Human World, rendering once fertile lands useless and creating nothing but wastelands. Since Ichiryu's death, the Four Heavenly Kings searched all of the biotopes for Ichiryu's Full Course Menu in hopes that it may restore the food sources of the Human World as it was known to be an infinite resource. While Ichiryu has passed away since his fight with Midora, he still played a major factor in the Four Heavenly Kings' search for his Full Course Menu as Toriko, having enhanced his sense of smell to the point of being able to track back to the distant past, traces a multitude of creatures that had passed the biotope. Amongst the creatures, Toriko was able to individually pick out Ichiryu's scent and trace it all the way to a small area that is devoid of rubble after Zebra had rampaged around the biotope. Toriko realized (after having experienced it within the Gourmet World) that Ichiryu (or an ally of his) had created a small "Rest Room", areas which are completely hazard free and untraceable to any creatures. Inside the Rest Room, Ichiryu hid not only his Main Dish but also a small habitable land and with it, a resident. 

After having used Ichiryu's Full Course Menu to raise the legendary bird known as the Billion Bird, the Human World had managed to finally taste an ingredient after a year of decline. Thanks to the cooking abilities of the chefs that have managed to avoid captivity, the Human World was saved. When Toriko praised the chefs for their ability to cook the Billion Bird Komatsu instead praised the Billion Bird for being a tasty ingredient. Toriko then has a flashback of when Ichiryu once told him that no matter how amazing a full course is, if it has no one to cook it it has no value whatsoever. 

When Jiro and Setsuno decide to journey to the Gourmet World, they both decide to visit the Three Disciple's old training grounds, Food Immersion Cape, where they find a Million Tree, Ichiryu's hors d'Oeuvre, growing healthily with Food Immersion Flowers blooming along with it. This tree was made as a gravestone for Ichiryu's grave, grown by Midora himself as Jiro mentioned. 

When the Four Heavenly Kings and Komatsu revisit the 1st Biotope, they were searching for an individual who was supposedly the "guardian" of Ichiryu's Main Dish. Toriko's nose caught the scent of an irritable individual, a Nitro capable of speech known as Chichi, an old friend of Ichiryu. When Chichi scolds all of the Four Heavenly Kings for breaking down his window and causing him to bleed due to the window flying to his face, Komatsu questions who he was, he throws a fit of disappointment, saying that he told Ichiryu to tell them who he was which Ichiryu seems to have not done. 

As Chichi tries to tell the group about his past, Ichiryu was mentioned to have awoken the Nitro some five hundred years ago. Chichi was unlcear of the time however and began thinking of different years which the two may have met. When Chichi brings the group to his kitchen, he presents the group with an apple which he states was an ingredient that Ichiryu wanted them to have. The ingredient presented to them was a simple apple however Ichiryu has somehow managed to give it a tiny fraction of scent from one of Acacia's Full Course Menu. This scent drove the "Appetite Devils" within the Heavenly Kings berserk. When or how Ichiryu managed to get the scent onto the apple is unknown and whether Chichi helped him to get it or not was never said. 

Chichi mentions Ichiryu once more in his conversation with the Heavenly Kings and Komatsu when a giant beast, Octomelon, awakens from its long slumber. Chichi states to the group that due to Ichiryu's belief and dedication towards his disciples, he went as far as to prepare them a form of transport that acts as a Rest Room for the group, carrying them through the Gourmet World safely. It is not known when Ichiryu captured the beast or how long it has been sleeping underneath Biotope 1.


Don Slime was planning to revive Ichiryu.[27] Ika could not find Ichiryu's soul in the Soul World, and Don Slime was almost finished recreating Ichiryu's body.[28] During Don Slime's search for Ichiryu's soul, Don Slime eventually found his former host and attempted to persuade him to come back. Ichiryu calmly refused the offer of being revived again as he stated that he was already dead and the dead cannot return to life, despite Don Slime stating that with Acacia's Full Course, one can revive as many times as they wish. Ichiryu stopped Don Slime and showed him a growing creature. Don Slime recognized the growing thing and Ichiryu stated that it has massive Appetite Energy. Having spent endless time in the World of Souls, Ichiryu began thinking about evolution and what it means. He claimed his current evolution is only a fleeting moment but is glad that he was bestowed with evolution, hoping that he had brought enough change to the world. As he continued, he claimed that the creature growing in the World of Souls is simply waiting to be born, but Don Slime thought different. Ichiryu immediately understood that the creature did not originate from their world and even thought it was the knowledge Acacia sought. As Ichiryu attempted to take Don Slime further to find out, the Appetite Demon told Ichiryu that they have bigger problems and they were surprised as another one of Acacia's Full Course was prepared. Don Slime made one final attempt to take his former host's soul back to the living but Ichiryu continued to refuse and to insist that he had already passed.[29]

GOD Arc[]

Full Course Menu[]

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All the items in Ichiryu's Full Course.

All of the items in Ichiryu's Full Course Menu are extremely rare and legendary ingredients from Gourmet World. Each ingredient was hidden away in each of the eight Biotopes within near-unbreakable giant chests (with the exception of his Main Dish, which is encased in a smaller chest) and Ichiryu had instructed his students, the Four Heavenly Kings, to one day capture and retrieve these ingredients and to find him a skilled chef to prepare them. When Toriko and Coco open the chest containing the Hors d'Oeuvres, the ingredient sends out a signal in the form of its voice across the planet. Only prominent chefs can hear the voice of ingredients so only the elite few could sense it. Those shown on-screen that heard its voice include Komatsu, Ootake, Damala, Sumire, and Chiru. Before his death, Ichiryu indicates that his Full Course will have a greater purpose in the near future. Toriko also finds out with data at Gourmet Casino that this Full Course Menu could not be called delicious by any standard, but apparently it can be eaten infinitely.

The ingredients of Ichiryu's Full Course Menu are not actual components used in cooking a meal but rather components that are used to create a habitat as well as raise Ichiryu's Main Dish, the Billion Bird. The ingredients of the Full Course itself not only raises the Billion Bird but also increases its growth rate rapidly to the point of raising the bird itself into a full adult in mere minutes after it hatches.

His Full Course Menu is not for his own consumption, but to get an infinite supply of food in case of emergency, the Billion Bird.

Ichiryu's Full Course Menu
Course Course Ingredient Capture Level Status
Hors d'Oeuvre Hors Million Tree's seed Unmeasurable Decided
Soup Soup Chameleon's Tears Unmeasurable Decided
Fish Dish Fish Dish Mitarashi-Konbu Unmeasurable Decided
Meat Dish MeatDish Survival Bug Unmeasurable Decided
Main Course MainDish Billion Bird Egg Unmeasurable Decided
Salad Salad Princess Straw Grain Unmeasurable Decided
Dessert Dessert Dry Melolon Unmeasurable Decided
Drink Drink Lord Roasted Mochi Unmeasurable Decided

Anime and Manga Differences[]

Prior to his debut in the anime, artwork of him and previews of his premier episode showed him with gray hair rather than blonde like in the manga, luckily the anime featured him with his correct hair color upon the episode airing.

In the anime, the story has been altered drastically so that it does not follow the original events of the manga during the Cooking Festival Arc. In the anime version, the fight between Ichiryu and Midora were significantly shorter and provided less information about their past. However the most important change in the story is that in the anime, Ichiryu still lives, this was proven during Toriko, Jiro, Setsuno and Rin's visit to Mansam in a hospital where Mansam was recovering. Midora visited the group carrying a defeated Ichiryu who was then handed to the arms of Toriko. Midora states that there was no value in killing Ichiryu and just as he leaves, Jiro asks Midora to join them for a meal but Midora refuses, however Ichiryu, still weakened from his fight, spoke in his sleep insisting Midora stay. Ichiryu is next seen eating a meal with Jiro, Setsuno and Midora once more as they reminisce the past. This change of story not only means Ichiryu is alive and well unlike the original manga story but it also means that the Blue Nitro which was the cause of Ichiryu's death was nowhere to be seen. 

Appearances in Other Media[]

Toriko: Gourmet Monsters[]

Ichiryu made his first video game appearance in Toriko: Gourmet Monsters for the 3DS. He appears to take on the roll of a quest giver, sending Toriko and the others on certain missions at points throughout the game.


Ichiryu has been featured in Toriko trading cards and has so has made two video game appearances.


  • Ichiryu's name contains the Japanese character for "one" or a homophone of "one" (Ichi), referencing his status as the first disciple of Acacia. His name also contains the character for "Ryū", which means "dragon", so his name means "first dragon". Jiro and Midora have similar patterns to their names and in their birth dates.
    • His relationship with Midora appears to be similar to the dragon and tiger appearing as equal rivals representing matter and spirit.
  • Written with a different kanji, Ichiryu can mean "first-class".
  • Toriko has stated that Ichiryu did not have a chef partner.
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Ichiryu's CAD

  • Just like Acacia, Ichiryu seemed to have a secret ingredient in his Full Course Menu. Toriko and Coco retrieved the other seven.
  • He ranked 24th in the first Popularity Poll with 29 votes, tieing with the GT Robo and the Salamander Sphinx.
  • The names of the attacks used for Ichiryu's Chopstick techniques are derived from breaches in traditional Japanese etiquette using chopsticks. These names are taken from what is considered "bad manners" when it comes to using a chopstick when eating.
  • Ichiryu's Capture Ability Data remains unknown as revealed in Volume 14, by the events of Ozone Herb Arc.
  • In a special "Dream Combo" poll held for Volume 29.5 in which fans could vote for their favorite current or potential hunter/chef combo, Ichiryu and Zaus were selected as a popular potential combo by the author who placed the combo as a number 1 ranker in being the most expected, likely due to the fact that they were both considered the best hunter and the best chef and it would only be expected for the best of the best to have teamed up.


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