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.

Wild Tiger’s Birthday Events

August 14th sees a bunch of events to celebrate the birthday of Kotetsu T. Kaburagi / Wild Tiger. Below are the ones we currently know of, let us know if we missed any!

Official Event

There’s a WILD TIGER Special Birthday Party live stream on August 14th, with Hiroaki Hirata (Kotetsu), Masakazu Morita (Barnaby), Kenji Tominaga (Wild Tiger’s suit actor for The Live) and Hikaru Takahashi (Sky High’s suit actor). The stream is paid, 2800 JPY + 100 JPY fee, and the archive will be available until August 28th. Fans can send birthday wishes and submit questions through a webform (in Japanese) to Hirata and Tominaga, and also leave other messages for the series creators, or request specific merchandise to be made.

Japanese Fan Event

The Japanese fans are arranging an event on Twitter, and tweeting birthday messages and fan art to Kotetsu using the hashtag #ワイルドタイガー生誕祭2022.

This is Sternbild Event

And of course there’s our own event, Wild Birthday Party! Please check the link for details, we’ll have both a gallery event (Friend Rice style, if you took part in those in the past you know the drill), and a Twitter hashtag #wildbirthdayparty for the celebrations.

Let’s party WILDLY!

Wild Birthday Party!

In case you haven’t heard it yet, August 14th is the birthday of Kotetsu T. Kaburagi a.k.a. Wild Tiger. And we’re here to celebrate it with a bang!

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Create something to celebrate the Hero of the day! Fan art, crafts, cosplay, cooking something in friend rice event style, anything goes! For inspiration you can check the gallery from 2013 fan birthday event or Barnaby’s birthday event from 2011.

Event Gallery:

  • Submit a picture of your creation. You may make multiple submissions. Your submission must be birthday themed and feature Kotetsu/Wild Tiger in some way, and it must be SFW. DEADLINE EXTENDED: The webform is open until August 14th at 5:00 AM GMT. The pictures will be posted as a gallery for everyone to view on August 14th.

Twitter:

  • Tweet your birthday message using the hashtag #wildbirthdayparty during August 14th!

If you have any questions, we can be reached on Twitter, Discord or by email at mail[at]thisissternbild.com.

Let’s celebrate WILDLY!

Art by Tania, graphics by Jazzy, text by derpchan.

A Bunny By Any Other Name…

Or as the version in my language goes, “a beloved person has many names”. And Barnaby’s seiyuu Masakazu Morita certainly lives up to this saying, judging by Tiger’s seiyuu Hiroaki Hirata’s ever growing list of nicknames for him. Twitter user @i14015 has been keeping track of these nicknames for years, and I thought it’d be fun to romanize it for everyone’s enjoyment and so we could appreciate Hirata’s ability to come up with a new one so often.

Here’s the romanized list (TL note: usagi means rabbit):

Morita-san:
Morita-kun
Banikazu
Banii
Usa-chan
Usausa
Morita-kun (with different spelling for the suffix)
Banibani
Banira-chan & Banisuke
Fushigi no kuni no arisu no shirousagi (White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland)
Baniyan
Bani.
Baniraian (Bunnyryan)
Banin
Banipon
Baniiita
Banipyon
Banita Masakazu-san & Morita Banikazu-san
Banicchi
Baniratte (Bunnylatte)
Banikko
Baniko
Usagi-chan
Usada Usakazu-kun
Banichin
Morita Usakazu-san
Banita Usakazu-san
Buddy
Baninko
Baanishu

We’ll update the list when another nickname pops up, doesn’t look like Hirata’s done coming up with new ones yet!