Friend Rice Event 2013 – Tears Rising Edition

friendrice2013_1Looks like this thing is turning annual! Third time’s the charm, so lets cook some rice again! This year’s theme are the movies, TIGER & BUNNY -The Rising- and TIGER & BUNNY -The Beginning-. We would love to get some pictures featuring Ryan (unfortunately I couldn’t even get a good cap of him from the trailers for this) or Robin Baxter. If you’ve never cooked fried rice before, there are plenty of recipes online or you can even try Kotetsu’s own recipe.

We’re accepting photos of fried rice in same style as in the previous events, but also merchandise photos, cosplay photos, fan art, anything as long as it involves Tiger&Bunny and fried rice in some way. Join us to show how much you love Tiger & Bunny!

You can send us your pictures any time between September 9th and 21st. You can email them to mail[at] or tweet at us @ThisIsSternbild. Please make sure your tweets aren’t protected if you want to hand over your rice on Twitter. We will personally try to reply to each submission, so if you don’t hear back from us to your tweet within 12 hours or to your email in 24 hours, please try resubmitting.

We’ll tweet this year’s complete Friend Rice Gallery to executive producer Ozaki, and also to Viz Media to support the petition to bring -The Rising- to us Western fans.

See ya in the kitchen!

P.S. Some alternative graphics if you want to advertise the event around the interwebs:


For Fun: A Wild (Tiger) Birthday!


Even though we don’t know when Kotetsu’s birthday officially is, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate, right? The Japanese side of the fandom has decided on a date to celebrate his birthday, with the following reason: Kotetsu is wearing amethysts (associated with February in general), and Tiger’s eye (the color of his eyes) is the birthstone of February 17.

So February 17th it is!

If you’ve taken part in the previous events, you know how this goes. Make some birthday goodies and take photos of them, then send the photos to us. This time you can send in digital fan art, pictures of traditional art or handicrafts, and as always in T&B style, pictures of food. Fried rice is always acceptable, and birthday cakes are a given. Include Kotetsu in the picture in some way to show the presents (or the party if you decide throw one) is for him!

Please send your pictures to mail[at] by February 18th.

(If you happen to be coming to Desucon Frostbite on the birthday weekend, you can meet T&B fans there and enjoy some cake. Just let us know if you’re coming so we can bring enough cake for everyone!)

Desucon Frostbite and Kotetsu’s unofficial birthday party


This is Sternbild (or at least the derpchan half of it) is going to Desucon Frostbite on February 16th to 17th, in Lahti, Finland. Because this weekend lands on Kotetsu’s unofficial birthday, we’ve planned a celebration! We (meaning myself, Mineko, Soro and a few others who are already on board) are going to enjoy some birthday cake on Saturday, February 16th at 14:00 at the tables in the main hall of Sibeliustalo. This time is subject to change if it interferes with the guest of honor appearance. (It’s Wakamoto Norio, you don’t just not go see him.)

If you want to join, please let me know here, or on our Facebook or Twitter. There’s already a post in IRC-galleria about the birthday party, if you’ve replied to it that you’re coming, then you don’t have to do anything!

We’re getting the cake from a bakery in Lahti, so if you’re joining the party, please reserve a few euros to chip in for it. Any drinks with the cake can be bought from the Sibeliustalo restaurant.

See ya at the con!

(And the same in Finnish because why not?)


Tämä puolikas This is Sternbildiä menee Lahteen Desucon Frostbiteen 16.-17.2. Sattumoisin tuona viikonloppuna on myös Kotetsun epävirallinen syntymäpäivä, joten pistämme kekkerit pystyyn. Me (eli minä, Mineko, Soro ja muutama muu jo ilmoittautunut) syömme synttärikakkua lauantaina 16.2. klo 14:00 jossain päähallissa olevista pöydistä. Ajankohdalle pidätetään muutosvaraus jos kunniavierasohjelma menee sittenkin sen päälle. (Wakamoto on pakko nähdä.)

Jos haluat mukaan juhlimaan, kerro se tässä tai Facebookissa tai Twitterissä. IRC-galleriassa on jo postaus tästä, joten jos olet ilmoittautunut siinä, ei sinun tarvitse tehdä mitään muuta.

Hommaamme kakun konditoriasta ja olisi mukava jos voisit varata pari euroa osaltasi sitä varten. Juomaa kakun kaveriksi saa Sibeliustalon ravintolasta.

Nähdään conissa!

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! ->