Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui

Toradora!: Bento Battle

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Alternative Titles

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: 7.431 (scored by 9940399,403 users)
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Ranked: #20872
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Popularity: #1315
Members: 178,753
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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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Aketagawa, Jin
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Okada, Mari
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Kugimiya, Rie
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"Pre-Parade (プレパレード)" by Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Eri Kitamura

Ending Theme


Sep 28, 2023
I enjoyed Bento Battle.

It was a good insight and made me happy. Minori is always a delight to have as always.

The Story: The episode begins with Ryuuji and Taiga preparing their bentos with the help of their friends. As they gather ingredients and put their culinary skills to the test, the friendly rivalry between them intensifies. The atmosphere is filled with excitement and anticipation as everyone works diligently to create mouthwatering bentos.

As the competition commences, Ryuuji and Taiga present their creations to a panel of judges. Each bento reflects the unique personalities of its creator, showcasing their dedication and creativity. The intense battle results in ...
Jan 28, 2022
So I'm gonna keep it a stack for y'all,
I needed something to cope up. I finished the show yesterday and my mind is stuck on this show... I miss the characters and couldn't accept it was over.
Somehow I found this special episode.
I was hoping for a bit more Ryuuji and Taiga action, but it was more just food food food... Its alright though. The episode doesn't bore you and I mean, we all want more Toradora so this couldn't hurt. 7/10 from me.
Probably gonna rewatch the show soon though, I feel kind of empty inside...

The reason the episode doesn't bore you is probably because we ...
Jun 21, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Review in brief: While this special does have something to offer to fans of the series it also partially disregards what made the main show so enjoyable in the first place. If you weren't a fan of Toradora! to begin with this probably isn't worth watching.

Review in full: Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui is a zany one-off episode that focuses on Ryuuji early in the series. It shows a deterministic side of him that doesn't come up too often in the main series and gives the viewer a better idea of who he is and what drives him. However the plot feels a tad forced in ...


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