The latest anime Anon and TBH took a look at is an anime called Ben-to. Ben-to is anime about high schoolers who fight after class for discounted lunch specials called Ben-to’s in Japan’s supermarkets. The fights are so intense fighter earn reputation and names like “The Ice Queen”. The best way to define this show is as an over the top action comedy.
We watched four episodes and then decided to share our first impressions. You can find those first impressions in the video above. The show is currently sitting at a 7.5/10 average on Myanimelist. I’ve actually finished the show since the recording of this video. I’d put it a little lower than 7.5, but I’m not mad at that score either. For more anime discussions click here.
“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.”