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Ben-To

Ben-To

Alternative Titles

English: Ben-To
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: 7.581 (scored by 49313 users)
Ranked: #12532
Popularity: #312
Members: 86,048
Favorites: 410
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
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, 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, Animation Director, Series Composition
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jan 8, 2015
KeepDFaith
The story is quite simple, read the Synopsis and you got about 90% covered. This anime isn't about storytelling, it's not a thought-provoking anime nor does it have deep characters and it's not even plausible.

BUT the series is lots of fun.
Although the battle-scenes are short-lived, they're creative and fun to watch. Other than well-thought out fights, its comedy elements make the show worthwhile and enjoyable to watch. Also you get to know a huge amount of different characters, with their interesting designs.
First you get to know their titles like the Wizard, Hentai and the Boar, later on you get to see 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

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Both these Anime feature girls kicking butt despite the odd situations they find them in. Both Anime push the boundary of "willing suspense of disbelief" and yet the viewer still finds themselves believing what is going on could possibly happen in another reality.

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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