After reading Ben-To‘s ridiculous premise, I dismissed it as a series I would potentially follow.
Nevertheless, I always give all anime a chance by watching a few episodes to see how it really is. Ben-To is one of those series where I’m glad I did.
The story is about a high school boy stumbling into an ongoing war for half-priced bento boxes when he tries to purchase one at a grocery store. In this “war”, the last ones standing after they compete in chaotic physical combat are the ones that end up with the bentos.
Seeing how the participants all looked like your average office worker or student, it reminded me of Fight Club since the bento war could be viewed as an underground fighting club. Even though it all sounds pretty random, Ben-To was actually quite entertaining to watch.