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Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui

Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Toradora! Special
Japanese: とらドラ! 弁当の極意

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2011
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

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Ranked: #12792
Popularity: #721
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Synopsis

An unaired episode included in the Blu-ray box set.

Yuusaku brings an extravagant bento box to share with the class, which makes Ryuuji feel inferior about his own bento making skills. Desperate to beat his bentos, Ryuuji obsessively tries to compete against them to the point where he even brings a rice cooker to school. After Taiga brings him some salty onigiri, Ryuuji realises that the true meaning of bentos is not the taste, but the feelings that are put into it.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Parent story: Toradora!

Characters & Voice Actors

Aisaka, Taiga
Aisaka, Taiga
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Morris, Cassandra Lee
English
Morris, Cassandra Lee
Kawashima, Ami
Kawashima, Ami
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Harlacher, Erika
English
Harlacher, Erika
Kitamura, Yuusaku
Kitamura, Yuusaku
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Nojima, Hirofumi
Japanese
Nojima, Hirofumi
Kushieda, Minori
Kushieda, Minori
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Cabanos, Christine Marie
English
Cabanos, Christine Marie

Staff

Okada, Mari
Script
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Storyboard
Kitamura, Eri
Theme Song Performance
Kugimiya, Rie
Theme Song Performance



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Dec 25, 2011
Jaye19
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Ahhhhh, Toradora! One of the animes that really made an impact on me, and after two years they released an OVA! You may be expecting some after story where Taiga could be pregnant (kinda hard for me to imagine though XD), she and Ryuuji are living in an apartment together or maybe even have kids! But much disappointment to a lot of people, it ain't. It's just another story of their everyday lives which could fit in perfectly if they placed this episode in the series. Some people could've gotten angry even. But I believe that this is a smart decision, to release read more
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Feb 28, 2012
Ibelucas
I had just finished Toradora! When I did some research and learned that special had just come out only two months prior. Excited, and since the original anime was so darn good, I quickly watched it, thinking it was going to be, at the very least, AWESOME. However, it turned out to be much more disappointing than I originally had anticipated. In fact, it made me almost cry - not with tears of sympathy or sadness or humor, but just plain BORING.

Story: 7/10

Presumedly taking place a couple weeks after Toradora! ended, it started off logically but fell flat on its face in the first read more
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Dec 26, 2011
elbowpham
Triple cast is back with Taiga, Amy and Minori! or should I say Kugimiya Rie, Horie Yui and Kitamura Eri!

Unfortunately, this show was mostly all about Takasu, Ryuuji's ego of trying surpass a certain someone as a house wife. Which isn't a bad thing but I'm assuming a lot a viewers were looking forward to a post scenario with our couple.

The shows kicks off with Kitamura Yuusaku a friend of Ryuuji by bringing a super deluxe fancy 3 stories tall buffet Bento to school. Kitamura being the nice guy as he is wants to share his food to all his friends. They each try read more
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Dec 24, 2011
Nasty001
Ok, what we have here is generally is a 1 off OVA of the parent anime "Toradora," it still follows the same genre and it still maintains the same cast, however this is one OVA that should have been included as an episode of its parent anime instead of a separate OVA. So my rating:

Story: Good 7.

Ok, so the OVA is all about Ryuuji who is having some insecurities of losing out to Yuusaku's grandmother who happens to make a good bento meal for the latter, so he does all the unnecessary things that he can to beat his best friend's grandmom's cooking, which overall read more
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Recommendations

"Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma" and the "Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui" special both focus on cooking up meals that impress and a main character with an extremely competitive spirit.
The "Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui" special and the "Gourmet Girl Graffiti" TV series both delve into the psychology behind preparing food not simply in terms of "how to make something tasty", but also in terms of "what to cook up".

For those who are interested in seeing food prepared with a slight backdrop of a school setting as well as friendly interactions between good friends, these two anime should definitely be on your radar and you ought to check them out.

Opening Theme

"Pre-Parade (プレパレード)" by Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Eri Kitamura

Ending Theme

"Vanilla Salt (バニラソルト)" by Yui Horie

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