Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui

Toradora!: Bento Battle

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Synonyms: Toradora! Special, Toradora!: The True Meaning of Bento
Japanese: とらドラ! 弁当の極意
English: Toradora!: Bento Battle
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 9264892,648 users)
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Ranked: #18862
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Popularity: #1175
Members: 164,859
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Okada, Mari
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Kugimiya, Rie
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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

Dec 25, 2011
Jaye19 (All reviews)
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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
Feb 28, 2012
Ibelucas (All reviews)
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
Dec 24, 2011
Nasty001 (All reviews)
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
Dec 26, 2011
ahoshana (All reviews)
The 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 to surpass a certain someone as a housewife. This isn't a bad thing but I'm assuming a lot of viewers were looking forward to a post scenario with our couple.

The shows kick 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 wants to share his food with all his friends. They each try read more

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