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Ben-To
Ben-To LN 1
Cover of Ben-To volume 1
Genre Action, Comedy, Mystery
Light novel
Written by Asaura
Illustrated by Kaito Shibano
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Male
Imprint Super Dash Bunko
Original run February 22, 2008 – ongoing
Volumes 9
Manga
Ben-To Zero: Road to Witch
Written by Asaura
Illustrated by Kaito Shibano
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Super Dash Manga Program
(Jump Square)
Original run April 21, 2011 – October 2011
TV anime
Directed by Shin Itagaki
Music by Taku Iwasaki
Studio David Production
Original run October 9, 2011 – ongoing
Animanga Hub
Ben-To (ベン・トー, Ben Tō) is a Japanese light novel series written by Asaura, with illustrations by Kaito Shibano. The first volume was published in February 2008, and nine volumes have been released by Shueisha as of July 2011. A manga adaptation titled Ben-To Zero: Road to Witch, also illustrated by Shibano, was serialized in 2011. An anime TV series adaptation produced by David Production began airing in Japan in October 2011.

PlotEdit

While innocently reaching for some half-priced bento, Yō Satō 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. Yō 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.

CharactersEdit

Main article: Characters

MediaEdit

Light novelsEdit

Ben-To began as a light novel series written by Asaura, with illustrations by Kaito Shibano. The first volume was published on February 22, 2008 under Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko imprint. As of July 27, 2011, seven main novels in the series have been released, as well as two additional short story collections. Other short stories are published online on Super Dash Bunko's official website and in Super Dash Manga Program, a separate volume included with Shueisha's Jump Square manga magazine. However, the novels are only in Japenesse, meaning you have to know Japenesse in order to read and understand it.

MangaEdit

A manga adaptation illustrated by Kaito Shibano titled Ben To Zero: Road to Witch was serialized five chapters between in the first issue of Super Dash Manga Program, included with the combined May/June 2011 issue of Jump Square sold on April 21, 2011, and the issue included with the October 2011 issue of Jump Square. It focuses on Sen Yarizui's past and how she won her first bento and earned the name "Ice Witch"

AnimeEdit

Main article: Episodes

An anime television series adaptation produced by David Production and directed by Shin Itagaki began airing in Japan from October 9, 2011 on TV Aichi. The main opening theme is "Live for Life: Ōkamitachi no Yoru" (LIVE for LIFE 〜狼たちの夜〜, lit. LIVE for LIFE ~Night of the Wolves~) by Manami, while the ending theme is "Egao no Hōsoku" (笑顔の法則, lit. The Rules of Smiling) by Mariya Ise. The opening theme for episode four is "Treasure!" by Emiri Katō.

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