Amazing Gaming Bentos

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The Bento is a traditional Japanese lunchtime staple, a single-portion meal generally consisting of rice, a meat of some sort and vegetables for good measure, fancifully arranged in a box. And Although available as commercial, mass-produced meals, the best ones are made by the Japanese wife and mother.

Even cooler are kyaraben or character bentos – in which the food is shaped in to characters from manga, anime and videogames. After the jump you’ll find a collection of some of the most incredible gaming bentos, all of which were crafted by the ridiculously talented, and patient Anna The Red. I’d say that these are all too beautiful to eat, but man, I’d love to take a bite of Kirby. That pink fluffy bastard looks delicious.

LBP
LittleBigPlanet

bento - 055 - locoroco copy
Loco Roco

bento - 049 - patapon copy
Patapon!

bento - 037 - half-life 2
Half-Life

bento - 023 - cooking mama
Cooking Mama!

bento - 030 - raving rabbids 2
Rayman Raving Rabbids

bento - 019 - Professor layton
Professor Layton. The coolest thing about this one is that the puzzle is solvable.

bento - 015 - smash bros (left)bento - 015 - smash bros (right)
Super Smash Bros.

bento - 021 - bioshock
BioShock

bento - 014 - katamari damacy
Katamari Damacy

bento - 007 - piggy and GIR
Gir and Pig. While not technically a gaming Bento, it’s ridiculously awesome..

Be sure to check out more, as well as see instructions on how to make your very own bentos over at Anna the Red’s site

Last Updated: February 5, 2010

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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