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Ben-To

Ben-To

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bento, Ben-Tou
Japanese: ベン・トー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 38281 users)
Ranked: #11452
Popularity: #316
Members: 65,139
Favorites: 316
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Sato Yo is a high school boy who likes SEGA games. One day, he enters a grocery store to buy some food for dinner. When he tries to take a bento box, he loses consciousness. He comes around to find all the bento sold out. He notices there is a war game going on at grocery stores and players called "Wolves" compete for the half-priced bento. Yarizui Sen, the leader of the Half-Pricer Club, forces Yo to join the club and he enters the bento war.

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Adaptation: Ben-To
Other: Ben-To Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Oshiroi, Hana
Oshiroi, Hana
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong
...
Satou, You
Satou, You
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Choi, Won Hyeong
Korean
Choi, Won Hyeong
...
Shaga, Ayame
Shaga, Ayame
Main
Kato, Emiri
Japanese
Kato, Emiri
Lee, Ji Yeong
Korean
Lee, Ji Yeong
...
Yarizui, Sen
Yarizui, Sen
Main
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Nishimura, Trina
English
Nishimura, Trina
...

Staff

Itagaki, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Animation Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Aug 28, 2013
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It's like Fight Club with Lunchables.

As always, my reviews are spoiler free.

But there isn't a whole lot to spoil here. When I first saw this series on the coming-season chart, I laughed at the ridiculous premise. Just read the description! Teams of high school students fighting over discounted groceries, all while following some sort of highly regarded honor code? "This show has to be absolutely mindless," I thought. It is. But that's okay, because Ben-To is completely self-aware. It knows you didn't come here for the plot. You came to be entertained. And you shall be read more
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Jan 8, 2012
Yukariki
Ben-To is philosophy. Ben-To is art. Ben-To is everything, but bad for your health.

How does a show deliver such greatness that cannot be matched by other action shows? The answer is simple: Ben-To knows its place as an over-the-top parody work. Most shows suffer from being blatant copies of each other and turn bland by the time the second episode pops up. However, every single episode of Ben-To is simmered, well-roasted, and served with refreshments.

The show’s main appeal is its dramatic fighting sequences and Production David does well. Do not fear the “absurd” premise. In shopping malls, it is a well-known fact that discounted goods read more
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Recommendations

Who would think that you could get a serious Anime from either story lines, but somehow the people who came up with the idea for both made it work. There is humor built into the story line too and it is very enjoyable despite the corniness.
What kind of Anime do you end up with when you take something you honestly don't expect? You end up with things like "Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?" and "Ben-To".

Opening Theme

#1: "LIVE for LIFE ~Ookamitachi no Yoru~ (LIVE for LIFE ~狼たちの夜~)" by Aimi (eps 1-3, 5-11)
#2: "Treasure" by Emiri Kato (ep 4)
#3: "Egao no Housoku (笑顔の法則)" by Mariya Ise (ep 12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Egao no Housoku (笑顔の法則)" by Mariya Ise (eps 1-11)
#2: "LIVE for LIFE ~Ookamitachi no Yoru~ (LIVE for LIFE ~狼たちの夜~)" by Aimi (ep 12)

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