FUNimation Acquires Streaming Rights for "Ben-To" Anime Series

2011 action comedy to be available to subscribes starting February 11

Asaura's "school serious/gag action" Ben-To light novel series follows the exploits of Yō Satō, a poor high schooerl who discovers a super market's policy of discounting bento box lunches, and the violent competition for said cheap food. FUNimation has now announced that they will be streaming Shin Itagaki's (Devil May Cry) 2011 anime adaptation of the action comedy. 


Episodes will be available in Japanese with English subtitles for subscribers starting of FUNimation's streaming service on Tuesday February 11th. They will be available for free streaming on February 28th.




Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine? From the director of Black Cat comes a very different type of hunger games. Welcome to the world of Ben-To, where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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