TIGER&BUNNY 2 Part 2 Commemorative Friend Rice Event

To celebrate the release of TIGER&BUNNY 2 Part 2, we again invite you all to cook up some fried rice or any other food featured in the series! To grab some inspiration, you can check out the original event gallery. If you’ve never cooked fried rice before and don’t know where to start, we have translated Kotetsu’s own fried rice recipe. If rice isn’t your fancy, how about baking some Samantha’s pound cake or cooking some chicken and broccoli in Thomas’s style? Or if you want to order a Happy Meal Happiness Set to serve to the twins, that’s between you and the hamburger restaurant.

How to take part:

  1. Prepare some delicious food featured in TIGER&BUNNY. (Practice first if needed, Barnaby practiced too!)
  2. Take a picture that includes both TIGER&BUNNY and your culinary creation.
    • You may use screencaps from anime, official merchandise, cosplay, and fan art of your own making for your picture.
    • Your submission must be SFW.
  3. Submit your picture either through the form (requires a Google account) or directly by email to mail[at]thisissternbild.com. You may make multiple submissions!

The submissions are open until Thursday October 6th, 2022 at 14:00 GMT.

After the submission form closes, the pictures will be posted as a gallery for everyone to view. (We’ll have the gallery up as soon as possible, but it depends on how much you’ve cooked!)

We can’t wait to see what you cook up this time!

Disclaimer: Submission data will be kept for a week after the gallery is published just in case something needs fixing, after that it will be deleted. No emails or personal data are collected through the form, but signing in is required for submitting a file.

A Brief History of Friend Rice

If you’re a new fan brought in with S2, friend rice may sound weird to you. “Friend rice” is a typo that originated in the T&B threads on 4chan in 2011, and it became a meme in the fandom. The first Friend Rice Event was held during the week between episodes 24 and 25 airing, when everyone was unsure if a certain character would even survive. It was a very spontaneous thing, we posted on Twitter that we would cook fried rice during the week and suddenly, everyone else wanted to join in on it too. It turned into a deluge of pictures of fried rice (on average 50 pictures per day!) and a massive thank you to the creators of the series.

Since then, smaller and more planned Friend Rice Events have taken place, the previous one was in 2021 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. With these events we hope that people have some fun cooking and showing their love for TIGER&BUNNY and their favorite characters.

Text by derpchan, graphics by jazzy, art by Lizzie.

10th Anniversary Friend Rice Event

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of TIGER&BUNNY, we again invite you all to cook up some fried rice! To grab some inspiration, you can check out the original event gallery. If you’ve never cooked fried rice before, we have translated Kotetsu’s own fried rice recipe.

How to take part:

  1. Prepare some fried rice. (Practice first if needed, Barnaby practiced too!)
  2. Take a picture that includes both TIGER&BUNNY and your delicious fried rice.
    • You may use screencaps from anime, official merchandise, cosplay, and fan art of your own making for your picture.
  3. SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED. Thanks, and thanks again everyone!

The submission period will run from March 27th to April 3rd at 20:00 GMT. After the submission form closes, the pictures will be posted as a gallery for everyone to view. (We’ll have the gallery up as soon as possible, but it depends on how much rice you cooked!)

We can’t wait to see what you cook up this time!

(This post has been edited on April 3rd.)

Friend Rice Event 2013 Pictures!

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Thank you so much everyone who took part in our fried rice (and other good Tiger & Bunny themed food) cooking event! This year we got not only a lot of tasty looking fried rice, but also some amazing cakes and displays of awesome collections of Tiger & Bunny merchandise.

Let’s continue to support Tiger & Bunny in the future! And now, on to the pictures -> HERE.

Friend Rice Week 2012 – The Pictures!

It feels like it was only yesterday but Tiger & Bunny really ended a year ago… This year’s Friend Rice Week wasn’t as hectic as last year’s Friend Rice Event, but we still got lots of pictures. This time we were open also for cosplay and fan art, so there’s a lot more difference in the pictures than in the previous event. Thanks, and thanks again, everyone!

We hope everyone had fun cooking – and eating! Let’s believe heroes and support Tiger & Bunny!

On to the gallery! ->

Fried Rice Is Here To Stay

There are two things in Tiger & Bunny that one just doesn’t seem to be able to escape, and fried rice is one of them.

Recently, Bandai announced this fried rice set from Barnaby to Kotetsu that’s available on Premium Bandai. It was also featured in detail on Bandai Namco’s “Item Thursday” shopping program webcast, where the presenter read an excerpt from Nishida Masafumi’s blog post about the fried rice line in episode 24. Yeah, the same post that he made about Friend Rice Event Gallery. They didn’t mention the event itself in the program, but ever since then I’ve been wondering if the photos that everyone sent have contributed to stuff like this fried rice set being made. Rumour also has it that the planned Kotetsu and Barnaby Chibi-arts have fried rice plates as accessories.

The fried rice line is pretty popular also in Japan, it came in first among Barnaby’s lines in the King of Catchphrases poll that was held for Hero Awards 2011. And by the way, the Friend Rice Event Gallery still gets a steady daily traffic mostly from Japan. Like I was told on Twitter, maybe we have brought this poverty on ourselves now that they’re making all this fried rice merchandise. I regret nothing, even though my wallet has a seizure every month. Arranging the event was tons of fun.

Oh, the other thing you can’t escape?

Barnaby’s speedo. Just wait for Summer and there’ll be an official version of that speedo for sale and ready for sandy beach sandy beach~ ♪. I’m calling it.