This article pertains to the Nitro. For the meat dish in Acacia's menu of the same name, see NEWS.

Japanese ニュース
Romanized Nyūsu
English NEWS
Aliases NEWS (codename)
Race Blue Nitro
Age Unknown (over millions of years)
Status Unknown
Professional Status
Affiliation Gourmet Nobility
Occupation Gourmet Noble
Personal Status
Relatives None known
Debut Appearance
Manga Gourmet 279
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NEWS (ニュース Nyūsu)[1] is the codename of one of the infamous Gourmet Nobility. As its name suggests, it is in charge of overseeing Food King NEWS.


NEWS color

NEWS's face color-scheme.

NEWS is a rotund and very muscular Nitro who stands above its peers and has a necklace that appears to be made out of bones, as well as pointy hair which ends in a curve. It has small eyes and a few wrinkles on its forehead. It wears a simple skirt that seems to be made from bones or grass.


Being part of the Gourmet Nobles, its only concern is acquiring Acacia's Full Course and doing whatever it takes to further the Nobles' goals. As one of the Blue Nitro, NEWS is completely loyal to the will of the Gourmet Cells, having remained true to the Nobles' goals since ancient times all for the sake of reviving the Neo and preparing the Earth for its eventual consumption.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Being a Blue Nitro, NEWS is an individual of incredible strength and skill. Being one of the Gourmet Nobles, it is a very knowledgeable being, having access to all the valuable information known to the Blue Nitros. It is also capable of speaking the human language. It also seems to be a skilled cook, having been seen with its fellow Nobles preparing the ingredients from Acacia's Full Course Menu.


Like the other Gourmet Nobility, NEWS possess a collection of Life Orbs and a golden cooking implement.[2]


Mantle Shot

Mantle Shot (マントルショット Mantoru Shotto): NEWS flexes its arms, twists them behind its back, and then slings them at its opponent. It is first used against Jiro.[3] NEWS claims it is strong enough to shake the planet's mantle.[4]

Star Corer

Star Corer (星の核抜き Hoshi no Kakunuki): With its Golden Corkscrew, NEWS drills into an opponent's back. It is first used against Jiro.[5]


AIR ArcEdit

After Joie reaches the mysterious Dining Planet, he is able to meet with the powerful Gourmet Nobility, who sit around a meeting table placed on an immensely tall pillar. Joie informs them about the completion of his Ark, which is to be used on the day of the Gourmet Solar Eclipse. He requests that NEO be allowed to capture AIR, and the Nobles approve his request.[6]

PAIR ArcEdit

While the Gourmet Nobles discuss the recent events surrounding AIR and the Four Heavenly Kings' presence in Area 7, PAIR suddenly arrives much to the surprise of the other nobles, with NEWS immediately calling out PAIR's name and recalling that PAIR met Acacia in Area 7. NEWS asks PAIR how it thinks Toriko and the others will capture Bambina's PAIR, and the Nitro recalls that it had previously met Toriko and Komatsu back in Vegetable Sky and recognized that they were a good team, but despite this it believes that they would be no match for the "Monkey King".[7]


At the Farthest Kitchen, NEWS helps AIR and another Blue Nitro in the revival of Neo, Acacia's Appetite Demon, and complains about the energy drain and about Joie's absence and preoccupation with Life Orbs. Neo separates a piece of itself and launches it at the distracted NEWS, whose torso is completely consumed. However, two of its Life Orbs are used to revive it.[8] After Neo consumes the Nitro AIR, ATOM steps forward and tells NEWS to recover its stamina, and NEWS cautions ATOM about Neo. Later NEWS worries that Acacia will devour all of the planet's creatures before the Solar Eclipse.[9]

After a Blue Nitro and ANOTHER fail to behead Jiro, NEWS steps forward and hits him with Mantle Shot, which he redirects with Damage Knocking. The Gourmet Nobility begin questioning how Jiro could be so powerful; NEWS expresses disbelief that a child could feed on Red Nitro.[10] The Nitros decide to seal Jiro and pull out a variety of Golden Cookware. After Jiro takes out two of them, NEWS tries to drill into his back with Star Corer, but he stops time and then paralyzes NEWS with Eternal Knocking, turning it white and shattering its Life Orbs.[11]


  1. Gourmet 337, Page 7
  2. Gourmet 366, Page 2
  3. Gourmet 365, Pages 4-7
  4. Gourmet 365, Page 10
  5. Gourmet 366, Pages 14-15
  6. Gourmet 279
  7. Gourmet 308
  8. Gourmet 337
  9. Gourmet 340
  10. Gourmet 365
  11. Gourmet 366

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