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Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.561 (scored by 56928 users)
Ranked: #13312
Popularity: #312
Members: 99,927
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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

Yarizui, Sen
Yarizui, Sen
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Shaga, Ayame
Shaga, Ayame
Katou, Emiri
Katou, Emiri
Satou, You
Satou, You
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro
Oshiroi, Hana
Oshiroi, Hana
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi


Itagaki, Shin
Itagaki, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Animation Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Mukai, Masahiro
Mukai, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Episodes  12 / 12
Aired  Oct 9, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
Status  Finished Airing

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May 23, 6:38 AM
I have always been apprehensive about Japanese comedies. I have generally been content to stick with things like Fullmetal Alchemist, Kekkaishi, Soul Eater, etc., shows that are funny but don't go all out. However, The Devil Is A Part Timer was absolute genius, so it encouraged me to try another comedy.
How does Ben-to stack up? Eh, this is a little more what I pictured a comedy anime to be like. However, it gets a solid "good" from me. It is not nearly the comedic gargantuan that The Devil Is A Part-Timer is, but its serviceable.
Like a lot of anime comedic themes, one of the read more
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Jan 8, 3:38 PM
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 6:09 AM
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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May 9, 2014 10:32 AM
The Ice Witch,the Beauty by the Lake...These nicknames at the start of opening theme along with the upbeat song itself got me quite interested.The name was awkward in itsellf but what the anime turned out to be didn't make me regret watching it.The story is quirky enough to amaze you and at times it becomes hilarious.On the other hand,it puts forward a story that you can relate to,something that is relevant morally,an idealistic view-that you have to fight for your own food to aquire it and in that way,you can realise read more
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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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