Fuji TV’s two-part special Toriko x Dragon Ball Z x One Piece is finally available to watch in English.
An X animation news hub (formerly Twitter) called CartoonBase recently created a post about the said special, which is currently streaming on Hulu. First released in Japan in April 2013, this special one-time event brings Goku, Monkey D. Luffy, and Toriko together to celebrate Toriko’s third year on the air. Although Adult Swim aired an English dubbed version in March 2023 as part of the Toonami programming block, it only featured Season 2 due to licensing issues with Season 1, preventing the latter season from being dubbed into English . Now, English-speaking audiences can watch the entire special for the first time.
Part 1, titled “Run the Strongest Team! – Toriko, Luffy and Goku”, originally aired as Episode 99 of Toriko, while Part 2, titled “The Strongest Collaboration in History vs. Glutton of the Sea”, aired as as Episode 590 of One Piece. Toriko chronicles the adventures of the famous “Food Hunter,” who roams the earth in search of the world’s best dishes. Like Goku and Luffy, Toriko possesses superhuman strength, allowing him to take down ferocious beasts as he pursues his dream of creating the ultimate full-course meal. Like his fellow heroes, he has a voracious appetite, which allows him to consume inhuman amounts of food in one sitting.
The special plot revolves around the famous IGO Tournament in which Goku, Luffy and Toriko participate to compete for the legendary “Carat” meat, one of the rarest and most sought after dishes in the world. During the tournament, the three heroes eventually joined forces to fight a formidable monster named Akami, also known as the “Glutton of the Deep.” The episodes also feature appearances from several other iconic characters, including Mr. Satan, Sanji, Nami, Zoro, Komatsu, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Android 18 and Master Roshi, among others.
Toei Animation’s 147-episode Toriko adaptation ended in March 2014, and there don’t appear to be any future anime seasons on the horizon. However, Dragon Ball fans can look forward to the release of Dragon Ball Daima, an upcoming spin-off series about Goku and his gang embarking on a new journey after they are transformed into younger versions own child. The series is part of a larger celebration commemorating the 40 years that have passed since Akira Toriyama’s popular Dragon Ball manga debuted in 1984. Toei Animation also commemorated the 25th anniversary of One Piece by creating a brand new logo for the iconic anime series.
Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and Toriko are all available to stream on Hulu and Crunchyroll.
Source: X (formerly Twitter)