Friend Rice Week 2012

It’s been a year since Friend Rice Event. We’re not sure if we should pat everyone on the back for an awesome job, or punch ourselves in the face for all the fried rice that’s popping up in the T&B merchandise.

Last year’s event was so much fun that we thought we’d cook some rice this year too (not that we need an excuse). Everyone’s welcome to join again! We’re accepting photos of fried rice in same style as last event, but also merchandise photos, cosplay photos, fan art, anything as long as it involves Tiger&Bunny and fried rice in some way.

You can send us your pictures any time between September 10th and 17th. You can email them to mail[at]thisissternbild.com or tweet at us @ThisIsSternbild. See ya in the kitchen!

Our Favourite T&B Things

Thank you, and again thank you to all who took part in our little celebration for a year of Tiger & Bunny! We didn’t get as many princess carries as we expected, but Figuarts are really popular judging from the photos.

I think that Tiger & Bunny will always remain a special thing for us. After it ended, we noticed that it had changed the way we view anime. We’ve also met a lot of great people through the fandom, from all over the world. The community that has developed around the series is wonderful, and you rarely see such dedication to support a series – I am of course talking about our shared desire to own everything that the merchandise producers put out.

Thank you, everyone, for sticking with us up to this point! Here’s to the next year – and hopefully many more after it – with Tiger & Bunny and all our T&Bros! Good luck with the preorders tomorrow, and with those that are still looming in the horizon!

Gallery: T&B 1st Anniversary Event – My Favourite Thing

Anniversary Event: My Favourite T&B Thing

You know what? On April 3rd, it’ll be exactly a year since Tiger & Bunny started. (And consequently, roughly six months since it ended.)

A lot of people (including us) have been voting with their wallets, so we thought it’d be fun to see what everyone’s favourite piece of merchandise is. So grab your camera and your most favourite T&B thing in the world, and take a picture of it (or them if you just can’t make up your mind)! If you want, you can also include a short comment about your picture. Fanmade merchandise is allowed as long as it’s worksafe.

We don’t want to leave out those who haven’t been able to get what they want, because those preorder wars are brutal, brutal things. If there’s something you really want to get, you can draw it  – or write a few sentences (or an ode) describing it if art isn’t your forte.

Please send your pictures and wishful poetry to mail[at]thisissternbild.com by March 31st, midnight Central European Time.

As usual with our events, we’ll make a page of your submissions and put it up to commemorate this first T&B anniversary!

Christmas Event Pin Designs

Design by Pilar.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas Event and made your own memorial pin designs. The event idea was given to us by our chat channel mascot, and he also got the honor of randoming the Hero Gossips book we had up for grabs. Congratulations to Kokocho!

You can see all the designs here.

Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or another seasonal holiday you’re celebrating, we wish you Happy Holidays!

– derpchan & Aki_the_geek

(By the way, December 8th was a kind of unofficial memorial pin day because it’s the day Kotetsu buys the matching pins at the skating rink.)

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.