What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

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


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: 7.191 (scored by 167602167,602 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #33132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #730
Members: 327,590
Favorites: 1,178

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #3313Popularity #730Members 327,590
Add to My List
Episodes: /12


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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Shiraume, Ume

Kayano, Ai

Kaneshiro, Yuu

Miyano, Mamoru

Sawagi, Kyou

Tamura, Yukari


Nakamura, Eriko

Sawagi, Kyou

Horie, Yui


Kanemitsu, Kazuhiro
Itagaki, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)


Jul 17, 2023
This anime, Ben-to is like watching Spider-Man without no story. The point I'm making is, Spider-Man fights Villains without knowing the main character deeply. I love it because it's an overall BRAWL. If you're looking for a fun experience without focusing too hard on the story, then this is an anime for you. If you care about story, then this wouldn't be good. It has a mixed of hentai with those elements not ruining the fun of the episodes. It shows some of it but not all in every episode. The things I would take out of the anime is just the animation. Once a ...
Mar 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
"We are wolves and as wolves we put our prides on the line."
-A rich man inspiring a confused homeless man to steal food
(Minor spoilers)
This anime has all the traits of a good anime, over the top (and mainly sexual) comedy, the typical plots and absolutely annoying characters who add no depth to the show but serve as only plot points to harass the main character or use as filler for the show and the main character who is mostly misunderstood as noone even pays attention to what he is saying (This sentence was sarcasm by the way).
The fanservice added to the flames and made it ...
Aug 8, 2023
Just like there is junk food, there is also junk anime, and Ben Tou is a fine example. Anime regarding food usually have to do with cooking contests. How to gather the proper ingredients, how to cook them properly, and how to amaze the judges. On a basic level these shows are motivational, as they tell you about the beauty of gastronomy and how cool it is to be a chef. Ben Tou though has nothing to do with cooking, although it is about food. Instead of trying to show or say something, it is just about fighting for whom gets to buy canned food ...

Interest Stacks

by CRankit
41 Entries · 21 Restacks
by Shizuna
50 Entries · 34 Restacks
25 Entries · 2 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for April Week 1: April 7 - 13 Anime Releases After War Gundam X Collection 1 Blu-ray Animegataris Complete more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for March

North American Anime & Manga Releases for March

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for March Week 1: March 7 - 13 Anime Releases Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Complete Collection DVD more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Ben-To Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
tsubasalover - Oct 22, 2011
126 repliesby Stuntdrath »»
Jan 27, 6:57 PM
This bitch right here Ume Shiraume
Zerity - Aug 24, 2017
34 repliesby Imperfection98 »»
Jan 5, 3:32 PM
Poll: Ben-To Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
tsubasalover - Dec 24, 2011
199 repliesby fathandz »»
Oct 29, 2023 9:09 PM
Poll: Ben-To Episode 11 Discussion ( 1 2 )
tsubasalover - Dec 17, 2011
82 repliesby fathandz »»
Oct 28, 2023 10:10 PM
Poll: Ben-To Episode 10 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
tsubasalover - Dec 10, 2011
155 repliesby fathandz »»
Oct 23, 2023 11:10 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Fifteen of the Best Martial Arts Anime

Fifteen of the Best Martial Arts Anime

Martial arts are an expression of power, showcasing the potential of the human body when pushed to its physical limit. It also makes for exciting anime, and allows animators and directors to showcase their prowess as things get heated.

by Kvasir369


Ten Awesome Anime Based on Really Stupid Ideas

Ten Awesome Anime Based on Really Stupid Ideas

Some anime are awesome because they're based on awesome ideas. Others are awesome… even though they have really stupid premises. Have you ever stopped to consider the premise of your favorite anime? We have.

by Littoface