Toriko (トリコ Toriko) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. At San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, Viz Media announced they had licensed the series for their Shonen Jump imprint. The series made its first premiere in Shonen Jump magazine in the February 2010 edition. Toriko held a three-issue preview in the magazine; where after Viz Media began printing it in volume format. An anime adaptation produced by Toei Animation began airing in April 2011.