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Synonyms: Bento, Ben-Tou
Japanese: ベン・トー
English: Ben-To
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:20 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: David Production
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 163877163,877 users)
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Ranked: #30382
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Popularity: #690
Members: 319,141
Favorites: 1,148

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The supermarket is an important building in any city, for they provide a convenient way to purchase a variety of food in a family-friendly, safe environment. However, these stores changes in the blink of an eye once the unsold bento boxes go on their nightly half-off sales! War breaks out and friends become foes as each person fights for honor, pride, and dinner. There are no longer any people in these supermarkets, only Wolves and Dogs⁠—winners and losers.

High schooler You Satou is painfully introduced to these battles after unknowingly stumbling into the war zone, but instead of choosing to avoid these nightly fights, he wants to join in. After seeing Satou's lack of fighting skills, upperclassman and Wolf Sen Yarizui invites him and Hana Oshiroi, a girl who enjoys spectating the brawls, to join her Half-Priced Food Lovers Club to show them the distinction between the Dogs and the Wolves. Together, they learn what it truly means to fight for your food.

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Opening Theme

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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 (eps 4)
3: "Egao no Housoku (笑顔の法則)" by Mariya Ise (eps 12)

Jan 27, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 8, 2012
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 ...
Aug 28, 2013
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 ...

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