NOVEMBER’S ANIME RECOMMENDATION – Ben-To Review

Last month, I posted a poll to figure out which food-themed anime I should watch and review. The anime that received the most votes was Ben-to. As promised, here’s a review of November’s anime recommendation.

PLOT

While innocently reaching for some half-priced bento, Yo Sato finds himself beaten up on the floor of a supermarket. He soon learns that getting half-priced bento is an all-out brawl between students. Yo is invited to the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club by one of the top fighters, Sen Yarizui, in order to train to compete in these battles.

I had little to no issues with the plot of this anime. In fact, I found it to be quite unique and interesting! This whole premise of teenagers fighting over half-priced food was too realistic. I felt like I could actually relate! At first, I thought this was going to be some generic harem anime about food, but I was definitely in for a surprise.

The anime itself was so interesting to me, I finished it in half a day! I also really liked the hidden meaning behind the whole “fighting over bento” thing.

CHARACTERS

The characters in this show were downright ruthless. Almost everyone knew how to fight, and boy did they fight!

I didn’t really like the twin sisters, though. They were too cocky and aggressive for me.

Favorite Character:

Satou Yo
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Although his looks were kind of bland, Sato’s character more than made up for it. He was silly most of the time, but when he finally got the hang of the bento routine, he turned into a beast. Plus, I really loved how he embraced his perverted side and brought lots of humor to the show.

WRITING

Pretty neat writing. I liked how the writers explained why the teens fight for half-priced bento and the real meaning behind it.

GRAPHICS/ART STYLE

Meh, the at didn’t really impress me much.

MOE

It was the food. The food definitely sparked some feelings of strong affection from me.

ORIGINALITY

Teenage students engaging in an all-out gang war over food? That’s as original as it gets.

OST

Ookamitachi no Yoru – LIVE for LIFE

BISHIES

Sato was kinda cute, but other than that, there weren’t any guys that caught my attention.

HUMOR

The funniest part of this show is facing the reality of what’s going on here. These teenagers have started gangs and a making a huge spectacle. And what are they fighting for? FOOD. HALF PRICED FUCKING FOOD.

Sato was pretty hilarious too.

FEELS

I felt major annoyance and disliking directed towards the twins.

PURE BADASSERY

Each character in this anime was a complete badass in their own way.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This has got to be the most pointless and ridiculous anime I’ve ever seen. But for some reason…..

I LOVED IT.

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Seriously, it’s a great show to watch if you’re in the mood for a good laugh and some delicious-looking food. It’s definitely one of my favorites now.

I was kinda bummed that the anime didn’t have more episodes, but I guess I’ll just have to read the light novel!

For those of you that voted for this one, thanks so much! I really enjoyed it.

If you liked November’s Monthly Recommendation Review, feel free to check out the poll in my sidebar and vote on this month’s anime!

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