On Thursday, the official website for the television anime adaptation of Asaura's Ben-To "school serious/gag action" light novel series began streaming a series of commercials for three television stations running the anime. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, and TVK on October 11, 8, and 9, respectively.
The story revolves around a poor high school student named Yō Satō (Hiro Shimono). Satō goes to the supermarket one day and discovers a bentō (boxed meal) on sale at half price. Just as he reaches to grab it, he ends up on the floor unconscious. Satō has just entered the fierce, no-holds-barred "supermarket survival battle" for half-price bentō.