FUNimation Entertainment has added a series page for the Ben-To anime at their website, but there’s not much on it at the moment. The page provides a basic summary, the involvement of people from other FUNimation properties and a breakdown of the technical side, which is that it’s a 12 episode series. It was later confirmed to Anime News Network that the company has acquired the streaming rights for the series.
The story is described as:
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.
Ben-To was broadcast in Japan in Fall 2011.