Bentou no Gokui

Title:Bentou no Gokui
The True Meaning of Bentou
Toradora unaired episode
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Kitamura brings a gigantic bentou to school: His parents are on a business trip, so his grandma is taking care of him for the time being. While everyone else is happy to be allowed to eat from this bentou, Takasu considers it a challenge to his own housewife skills; during the following days he tries to make creative special bentous in order to "beat" his mysterious opponent... before he learns what making bentou is ultimately about.

[OVA, 1 episode, 2011, 27 min; released as unaired episode on the BluRay release of Toradora!.]
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 7 9 8 7 9 9 Devil Doll [series:938#752]
[Score: 81% = "Rent+"]

This is how I like an OVA: Not just more of the well-known characters whose main story has already been told but a side story about Takasu with its own message, and still being fully compatible to the tone of the series. This isn't one of those beach episode specials, it's fan-service in its original meaning.

The most similar special that I remember would be Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ Miyuki, and it's merely the presentation, i. e. Art and Music (both identical to the TV series where I didn't like it as well) that cost this nice little gem a "Buy" recommendation.

Last updated Wednesday, January 11 2012. Created Wednesday, January 11 2012.
Unevaluated Jan-Chan [series:938#967]

Last updated Wednesday, December 10 2008. Created Wednesday, January 19 2005.

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