The story revolves around a poor high school student named Satou You. Satou goes to the supermarket one day and discovers a bento (boxed meal) on sale at half price. Just as he reaches to grab it, he ends up on the floor unconscious. Satou has just entered the fierce, no-holds-barred supermarket survival battle for half-price bento.
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Season 1 [12 Episodes]
This is one of the anime shows that took me by surprised. I knew it was about a half-off food club, but I had no idea that it had fighting in it. It's kinda like Air Gear in the sense that it's a show based around people fighting over something you usually wouldn't see fighting. It's highly entertaining and makes you wonder if there really are places like this.
The problems with these types of anime, is the main character is always naturally good at whatever type of fighting it is. With it being a half season anime, there's no training scenes. I personally like seeing the main characters advance to an over powering person instead of just becoming it out of pure willpower.
I really liked this show and would have rated it five out of five, IF it actually had an ending. Episode 12 does end the arc, but doesn't end the series. There's so many anime series that never get a chance to finish and this is one of them. Perhaps they will do a second season. It seems like a lot of anime companies are doing that lately.