Ben-To – 02 Impression
Sure could have fooled me
Okay, so the second episode of this shows pretty much proves that this series is nonsense that is meant to entertain.
Although the last part of the episode did help me with understanding the merit with regards to food being more meaningful and tastier when you put some effort into obtaining it, everything else is best ignored and enjoyed without using your brain.
The notions of Pride, Strength etc are forced upon the setting of fighting over bentos and none of it felt natural to me. The writers had tried to integrate the generic morals of fighting into the setting of fighting over food and having pride in a fight but because of the whole concept, it felt cheap and questionable instead. Everything was simply a “what the hell” sort of thing for me.
The show is of course plague with fan-service and whilst I am not a fan of having boobs trust into my view, this is probably one of the better fan-service shows of this season since this series is at the very least entertaining to watch.
The episode does well in introducing a larger group of people outside the 3 main people in the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club and it is looking like there would be more of a team base fighting scenario in the near future.
Everything about the situations that happened in this show were either nonsensical or random (like with Shiraume’s stalker tendencies) but it was slightly comical to watch since I am the kind of person who can appreciate random things.
You know a show focuses on fan-service when all we know about the girl is that she had brown hair and all we see are her “assets”.
What I could not stand was the overuse of the whole Wolf thing. “Become a wolf”. OMG, that part was a tad bit too much for me and way too pretentious for my taste. But like I had said above, the show is pretty much nonsense that one should watch with their brains turned off.
My favourite character is Wizard. He is the typical bi-shounen character that is powerful, insightful and goodlooking. Hey, if guys can have have their fan service, then the females are at least entitled to a slightly decent character.
Overall, Episode 2 proves to me that this show is watchable, intesresting and definitely different, and one would simply have to hold off all brain functions while watching the show in order to enjoy it (which shouldn’t be too hard for me anyway).
Episode Rating: 6/10
3rd Review of the day. Woot! (and I even got locked out of my apartment for an hour.) Not bad if I might say so myself.