Godzilla: King of the Bento, now with limited King of the Monsters packaging

Octopus, eel, vegetables, and rice all in the same bowl? Let them fight.

Japan’s biggest celebrity, Godzilla, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, meaning it’s eligible for a pension and should really consider turning in its driver’s license for some McDonald’s coupons.

And in honor of Godzilla becoming a senior citizen, Warner Bros. and Toho have brought us his latest outing, Gozilla: King of the Monsters, in which the titular beast butts heads with the likes of King Gihdorah, Rodan, and Mothra.

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And in honor of that, Awajiya has released a limited edition version of its Godzilla vs Hipparidakomeshi bento. Awajiya is a popular bento maker in the Kansai area, known for its high-quality ekiben (station bento) which highlight the foods of a particular region and sold to travelers on train station platforms.

Godzilla vs Hipparidakomeshi has been on sale since January for 1,300 yen (US$12) and came in a lovely ceramic pot with a relief featuring Godzilla wrestling a giant octopus.

However, for a limited time that coincides with the theatrical release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the pot is covered with a label featuring all of the film’s featured monsters facing off in front of the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge that connects Awaji Island and Kobe.

At first glance, the pot might seem a little small for Godzilla-themed merchandise, but great power lurked beneath its foot-stamped surface.

Our reporter Masami was blown away by how much food was packed into this



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