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Toriko Creator Pens New One-Shot Manga Yabai

Toriko Creator Pens New One-Shot Manga YabaiMitsutoshi Shimabukuro, the creator of manga like Toriko and Build King, is back with a new one-shot manga called Yabai, released this week on Shonen Jump Plus.

The manga is about a musical group called The Yabai who have 5 billion followers on social media and whose influence extends to changing who is the president of the United States and which stocks rise or tumble. The group are sentenced to death but allowed to have one more performance, in which they plan to reveal something to the audience.

Sounds… yabai.

Here’s how Viz Media describes Toriko, which ran from 2008 to 2016.

Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter out to eat the world!

In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it’s either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko travels the world with his bottomless stomach, facing every beast in his way.

This is the great era of gourmet food! And only Toriko can hunt down the ferocious ingredients that supply the world’s best restaurants. As a Gourmet Hunter, Toriko tracks and defeats the tastiest and most dangerous animals with his bare hands. But has he met his match with an eight-legged alligator the size of a tank?

Source: Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.