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.
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Professor Layton. The coolest thing about this one is that the puzzle is solvable.
Super Smash Bros.
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
February 5, 2010 at 14:35
I was going through the list trying to see if I could name them all – I stopped at the last one! Just couldnt get it.
Quite surprising since I actually really like Invader Zim – one of the better shows.
February 5, 2010 at 18:03
Dude this is so sick.
Now I’m Starvin’ like Marvin the Ethiopian :biggrin:
February 6, 2010 at 06:31
These were done really well. I especially like the very first one. It would actually be very easy to make.
February 6, 2010 at 19:18
April 22, 2010 at 06:50
Ive never seen anything so healthy in my life! I wondered how they got kids to eat it.
May 4, 2010 at 13:25
Yummy…..coollll :cheerful: :cheerful: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :biggrin: :biggrin: 😆 😆
July 31, 2010 at 06:59
looks so incredible
August 1, 2010 at 04:11
Damn dude, this is amazing!! It all looks so delicious, too! -hears stomach growl- I want some of that.
August 2, 2010 at 16:37
Food with a face!