Ben-to: Japanese Grilled Eel 790 kCal/Final Review

Hey minna,
back for the last meal and episode of the half-priced action series, Ben-to.  Yarizui-sempai is stil bedridden as Sato takes the stand against Orthros, for half-priced grilled eel, feature plate of the Dog Days of Summer.  But all isn’t well, a veteran wolf has entered the city to take down Orthros once again.  He even seems to have made Sato run away from the supermarket, meanwhile enlisting the remaining wolves to make their stand against the seemingly unbeatable twin duo.

This newcomer, carrying the nom de guerre “Herecle’s Combo”, plans to force Orthros out, just like he did 3 years ago. By enlisting the wolves of the area to stand with him and simply allow Orthros to take their bento and leave, the rest are spared defeat, and decide the remaining half-price bento among themselves.  Planning to shun the Kyo twins, it seems as if Herecle’s Combo is about to, once again, push out the strongest fighters in the bento food chain…until Sato returns. What seemed like fleeing, was actually bold strategy. Sato run and worked up a sweat to build his hunger, in order to drive himself for the delicious grilled eel.  His growling stomach moves the other wolves to hunger as well, soon becoming a free-for-all.

Sato reminds the wolves of the city that it’s defeating strong opponents that makes the food taste so delicious, and the fights worth winning.  Despite his efforts, Herecle’s Combo is quickly pushed aside so the true wolves can begin the fight.  With Sato and Saito teaming up against Orthros, it must truly have bene quite a fight to behold. Too bad they cut to them eating afterwards, where it seems the Kyo twins are considered friends now. Meanwhile, Sato returns to Yarizui’s bedside, with fresh grilled eel and an honor seal to boot.

One of my favorite action series of all time, probably because of the random premise (high class fighting over half-price bento, that’s original). If there’s one thing to complain about, it’s the lack of fighting, maybe it was a cost thing or maybe they just wanted more non-fight plots, but (especially the final fight with Orthros) I’m left wanting to see more.  Recommended if your tired of the more mainstream fighting series, or just want a fast-paced story that you can watch over a weekend.  Not sure if Ben-to could get away with second season, but it does, you can be sure I’ll be on it quicker than Sato on half-priced bento.

Until next time,
– BeldenOtaku

….oh yeah! Needed more Asebi!!!!!


6 thoughts on “Ben-to: Japanese Grilled Eel 790 kCal/Final Review

  1. Sad they cut it before the epic rematch with Orthros, since i was looking forward to that, but no harm. Probably won’t get a second season, but still buying the Bluray’s of this.

    • Yeah, I don’t have high hopes of a second season. And, unless it was incredibly written, a second season may do more harm than good to this series.
      It might be best that the final battle with Orthros goes unseen, leaves more the imagination.

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