Episode Title - "The True Meaning of Bento"
Original Air Date - December 21, 2011.
Yūsaku brings an extravagant bento box to share with the class, which makes Ryūji feel inferior about his own bento making skills. Desperate to beat his bentos, Ryūji obsessively tries to compete against them to the point where he even brings a rice cooker to school. After Taiga brings him some salty onigiri, Ryūji realises that the true meaning of bentos is not the taste, but the feelings that are put into it.