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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
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: David Production
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 97,126 users)
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Ranked: #18162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #369
Members: 180,986
Favorites: 801
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Synopsis

April 6th, 2011—that was the day that 15-year-old You Satou was knocked unconscious while reaching for a half-priced bento, a prepackaged meal sold at the supermarket. By the time he woke up on the ground, all the bento boxes were gone. He left the supermarket hungry and in pain, only for the same thing to happen the next day.

You soon learn that, in the world of Ben-To, discounted bentos are sacred and highly-sought after, and in order to get one, you needed to fight your way to the top. These bento brawls are fought by experienced fighters known as “Wolves”, who leave the inexperienced and weak “Dogs” like him lying on the ground in defeat. In a world where the weak are left hungry and only the strong can dine, You must train under the guidance of the silver-haired “Ice Queen”, Sen Yarizui, to become a bento-eating wolf himself.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Jan 27, 2012
Archaeon (All reviews)
Times are hard, and in these days of global economic crisis and recession more and more people have joined the hunt to find the best bargains. As with anything in life though, experience is what counts, and veterans in the ways of saving money will usually have the upper hand in the war of the aisles. While there are a few young hotshots who have a natural talent for finding a store's bargain products, the truth is that wherever there are discounted groceries, there will undoubtedly be kings and queens who rule over them.

Now it may sound as though that whole paragraph is nothing more read more
Jan 8, 2012
Yukariki (All reviews)
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
Aug 4, 2015
ChucriBZ (All reviews)
[b]Ben-To[/b]
Ben-to was a big surprise for me, when i saw it i didn't have high expectations for the anime to be good, man i was wrong and i ended up loving Ben-to and wanting for more.

[b][u]Story[/u][/b]
The story is not complex but honestly, is good and refreshing to see a different anime with a good concept that they show well by having factions and everyone having their own territory. The story follows a monetary poor You Satou, who one day was discovered beaten inside a supermarket and sees a mysterious girl outside the supermarket this is where you say, i want to know what happened, he read more
Aug 28, 2013
azuslu7jpg (All reviews)
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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