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Producer of Tiger & Bunny Appreciates the Fried Rice from the International Fan Club

by dtshyk
Sep 20, 2011 9:52 PM | 23 Comments
Ozaki Masayuki, the executive producer of Tiger & Bunny, posted on his twitter that he deeply appreciated the pictures of fried rice cooked by the fans. He said he will open a cafe featuring the anime in the near future.

Friend Rice Event Gallery

Ozaki said:
…!! I wish to express my deeeepest appreciation for all of the amazing lovely fried rice!!!
I'm so proud of the citizens of Sternbild! To reciprocate your affection, I'd like to realize a T&B CAFE in the near future. Thanks, and thanks again!!

Fried rice is a reference to Barnaby's line in episode 24.

Source: Ozaki's Tweet

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The Tiger & Bunny fanbase is the best. \o/

Sep 23, 2011 2:07 AM by adamantine

Aww, that's so cute <3 OMG, I didn't know they would react so well :O I wasn't even expecting a response honestly lol It's good to know that even the staff is great :D EDIT: Now I regret not participating in that event ;_;

fezakyuu said:
This is the randomest thing I've seen/read all day. So, what.. people just made rice for T&B? .. Fair enough, don't see me making tea for the Kuroshitsuji fanbase though.


It's a silly thing with a meaning :P Watch the anime again and you will understand.

Sep 21, 2011 4:35 PM by SoraKuro

This is "d'awww" worthy.

D'awww.

Sep 21, 2011 4:22 PM by Sanguis

fezakyuu said:
This is the randomest thing I've seen/read all day. So, what.. people just made rice for T&B? .. Fair enough, don't see me making tea for the Kuroshitsuji fanbase though.

Sep 21, 2011 12:11 PM by TClaw

fezakyuu said:
This is the randomest thing I've seen/read all day. So, what.. people just made rice for T&B? .. Fair enough, don't see me making tea for the Kuroshitsuji fanbase though.


The show endeared itself to people in such a way that they took it to heart and did something silly to show their affection. It was just meant to be a show of support is all.

Sep 21, 2011 11:34 AM by StreetFighter

Great show has great fanbase :)

Sep 21, 2011 10:59 AM by Pullman

That's likeable. :D

Sep 21, 2011 9:58 AM by StormViruz

Homestuck said:
Like the show or not, it has an awesome fanbase.


I want to go to that cafe so bad.


me too! The show was great and i'm feeling bad that i didn't join in :/

Sep 21, 2011 8:33 AM by kamina99

THAT IS JUST ADORABLE!
I love the staff of tiger & bunny. I think they honestly tried their best.

Homestuck said:
Like the show or not, it has an awesome fanbase.
Tixy said:
I feel all these warm feelings inside of me, it's just like I am watching T&B again. This fanbase and people behind the show are truly wonderful people.

And this.

Sep 21, 2011 5:40 AM by __veni

Tixy said:
I feel all these warm feelings inside of me, it's just like I am watching T&B again. This fanbase and people behind the show are truly wonderful people.
*nods in fervent agreement*
It makes me so happy. The fans have been wonderful - not only in regards to organizing the frie(n)d rice event - and clearly so are the people behind the show. I'm so glad they believed in the show and pursued it - makes that 'Let's Believe' banner seem so relevant. <3

Sep 21, 2011 4:24 AM by Athena

4chan was just thanked. Really now?

Sep 21, 2011 2:40 AM by Chenoan

Taking part in this event was so fun. It was even more awesome when the cast replied.

Cafe sounds great. Too bad I'm not in Japan...

Sep 21, 2011 2:31 AM by Mineko

WELL THAT'S JUST ADORABLE

Sep 21, 2011 2:24 AM by Sandileina

I'm am terrified of aeroplanes, But I'd go to Japan just to visit that Cafe plus a cosplay cafe while I'm at it

Such Lovely Staff. And those pictures are pretty cute. Lovely Fanbase too.

Sep 21, 2011 2:15 AM by fluttershy

Ahh thats cool ^^ is there a main T&B fansite? i'm intrested in joining :)

Sep 21, 2011 2:09 AM by IIxAnxietyxII

That's awesome how they commented about like that. It was so much fun making fried rice for this event! It really was wonderful how so many people joined in to show their love for Tiger & Bunny. ^__^

Sep 21, 2011 1:07 AM by kokocho

Wow love it

Sep 21, 2011 12:39 AM by shiningforce

I joined this event!

i'm so glad the 3 of the main dudes responded to it!!

Sep 21, 2011 12:38 AM by DarkVieN

Both the director, Satou Keiichi, and the writer, Nishida Masafumi, replied to it as well.

Satou's twitter: 炒飯だらけじゃないか(笑)ありがとう!そしてごちそうさま
Basically "that's a shitload of fried rice (lol) thanks and (thanks for the food)"

Nishida's blog:
"It's been a while since I got teary-eyed.
The line about the rice was one that had a lot of thought put into it. Towards Kotetsu it wasn't a plea "please don't die", but a very Barnaby-like attempt to both encourage him and to tell how much he wants him to live.
Barnaby has lived for nothing but revenge and unable to accept people, yet the extent to which Kotetsu's has humanized him is clearly seen in ep24. That line also expresses much gratitude.
All that rice that the fans created kind of makes me feel very rewarded and as a member of the staff I am very grateful.
My deepest thanks to you, and again, thank you."

Sep 20, 2011 11:54 PM by yanhomo

Haha that's awesome. T&B fans are great. That cafe would be so rad, hope it actually happens!

Sep 20, 2011 11:16 PM by scrotey

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