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‘Ben-To’ Review

In the animal kingdom when it comes to feeding time it is a matter of survival of the fittest. In Ben-To the oddball cult classic 2011 anime series the same is true in the grocery store. Half price bento are the prize and the wars waged over these discounted delights takes center stage in what is arguably one of the most strangest premises for an anime series ever. In spite of its bizarre concept Ben-To winds up being one of the best slice-of-life series in recent memory. Right from the get go, Ben-To grabs viewers by the throat and gives them an immediate taste of the wild action that follows. The general concept is that there are people who will do anything to get discounted bento boxes even if it means brutally beating down upon one another. What results is some electric action sequences that simply must be seen to be believed. At its core Ben-To is a slice of life comedy series, however the wars over discount bento adds in a mix of the …