Takimaru (滝丸 – たきまる) is the youngest member of the Gourmet Knights and a good friend of Toriko, Komatsu and the Gourmet Yakuza boss, Match. During his childhood, he had a Gourmet World disease called a "Curse" with no known cure. The Curse was cured to some extent by the leader of the Gourmet Knights, Aimaru, but a part of it still remains in his left eye to this day. Takimaru fights using techniques that involve dislodging bones and joints, and he uses routines to increase the precision and effect of his attacks.
Powers and Stats
Name: Takimaru (滝丸 - たきまる)
Classification: Gourmet Hunter, Gourmet Knight
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Gourmet Cells (Specialized cells with regenerative and strength-enhancing qualities that allows the user to evolve when they consume delicious foods, the cells can also evolve as a response to harsh new environments, instantly creating adaptations which allow the user to survive, and can also initiate other self defense mechanisms for the body)
Speed: Subsonic with Supersonic reactions
Lifting Strength: Class M
Striking Strength: Building Class
Durability: Building level
Range Standard melee range, higher via bow and arrows
Standard Equipment: Bow and Arrows
Intelligence: High (Knows the bone structures of humans and animals, was able to figure out Bogie's weak spot)
Weaknesses: Pre-shot routine takes time to perform
- Pre-Shot Routine (プリショットルーティーン Purishotto Rūtīn): A technique normally used in golf where one creates a mental image of success to increase concentration and accuracy. Takimaru uses them to increase the accuracy and damage of his martial arts strikes, something taught to him by Aimaru. Takimaru's best pre-shot routine can increase his concentration to the point that he doesn't even flinch when stabbed in a vital organ, and prepares him to use the powerful Cork Screw version of Sunnuki Shot. The drawback is that it contains several movements which take time to perform, leaving him vulnerable.
- Corkscrew Shot (栓抜きショット Sennuki Shotto): A technique where Takimaru grabs the target, then twists their body to dislocate bones, causing paralysis or death.
- Corkscrew Press (栓抜きプレス Sennuki Puresu): Takimaru presses a target between his elbows and one knee.
- Corkscrew Shot: Secret Technique Cork Screw (栓抜きショット奥義コルクスクリュー Sennuki Shotto: Ougi Koruku Sukuryū): A more intense version of Corkscrew Shot which can cause a bone to shoot out of an opponent's body.