Have you heard that TOKYOPOP is doing a Hetalia Axis Power bento contest?
Bento #83: Hetalia bento
Created and eaten on: 2/22/2011
Contest details from the official website:
TOKYOPOP is looking for your bento to be a feature in Volume 3 of Hetalia Axis Power, scheduled to go on sale this summer!
That’s right! We want to feature YOUR bento in Hetalia Volume 3!!!
Get out those frying pans, boil some water, and COOK, COOK, COOK! Show us how creative you can be with your Hetalia-themed bento and your creation just might be included in Hetalia Volume 3!
How to Participate:
1) Create a Hetalia-themed bento! This can be anything from featuring all of the countries’ flag, making a face of Germany out of cheese and ham, or whatever else you create with food!
*For under-aged children, make sure you have parent’s permission to use the stove, knives, or any other such items.
2) Post/upload a picture of your bento (and make sure we can see everything) on the wall of TOKYOPOP’s Facebook page here -> http://www.facebook.com/TOKYOPOP
3) Include a caption of where you are from (City, State, Country)
4) Tell us about how you created your bento, including what materials you used
5) Also include somewhere the tag HetaliaVol3Bonus
A photo of your submission in Volume 3 of Hetalia Axis Powers!
I found out about Hetalia Axis Powers a couple of years ago when it came out in Japan. Hetalia is a comedy show with pretty boys and each of them represents a country. I first saw the anime version, and read a little bit of manga. I thought it was really funny and asked my friends to check it out, but it wasn’t subbed in English yet, so most of them thought it was just a pretty boy show and didn’t really pay attention. The show was still too new to be available in the U.S. in either raw or fansubbed form, so I couldn’t even watch later episodes. Then a little later, fansubbed Hetalia episodes started floating around online and it exploded in the U.S.
Anyway I just remade the bento that Italy made for Germany. (yes, each character is named after their home country) Since Derek doesn’t really know much about Hetalia, I made this one for myself. You can see a lot of details of the bento in the episode, so it was pretty easy.
The bento was supposedly “made with Germany’s favorite food, with a help from Japan”, so I guessed the potato and bacon is German potato, and the rest are string beans, edamame, lettuce, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and sausage (hot dog). It was fun to recreate the bento from the show but I couldn’t make it as cute as the original one. Also I didn’t wrap the hair around the rice balls so from different angles they look bald.
I am NOT going to enter the bento the contest though. I just copied this bento from the show anyway, not to mention that I DON’T HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. (gasp!)
But best of luck to the other Hetalia fans!