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BentoByte Will Be At Nan Desu Kan 2016

Hello everyone! As you all may have surmised at this point, we are constantly going to cons (as is evident with our cosplay photos). This labor day weekend we (a few of us) will be at Denver’s Nan Desu Kan. So if you think you are going to be there as well, be sure to come find us. As with most of the conventions we go to, we will be wearing our BentoByte blue shirts and conducting interviews as well as taking cosplay photos. Unlike other years though, our interviews won’t exclusively be just with the guests who are attending the cons. This time, we are also going to be...


Haikyu!! Season 3 Premiere Dated

According to an announcement in this year’s 39th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, the premiere date of the third season of the anime adaptation of Haikyu!! has been revealed! The series will be airing as part of the Fall 2016 season and the specific premiere date is set for October 7. The series is set to run on a boat load of channels in Japan and is almost assuredly going to be simulcast overseas. However, details regarding the series’ release including what the air times will be have not yet been revealed. A promotional video for the new season has been released, which you can view below: Haikyu!! began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in...


Tales of Zestiria BentoByte Playthrough Part 1

After doing podcasts for a bit we have finally decided to abandon them in favor of doing something else. Since we love playing video games and hearing ourselves talk, the next move was to YouTube. So with the video below, we start our very own Tales of Zestiria playthrough! From here on out we will be doing weekly updates and playing this game (hopefully) until the finish! So be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and tune in. We will do our best to entertain you in the coming months. And as always, be sure to check in with our main website here for everything anime, manga, gaming and more!


Ninja Slayer Part 5 Review

Ninja Slayer Part 5 was a bit of a different experience for me. Thus far, every part (or volume) I’ve reviewed for the series felt different than what I saw when I watched the TRIGGER anime adaptation last year. Ninja Slayer Part 5 is different in that it’s not different from the TRIGGER adaptation. It’s almost like I was reading still frames from the series. Excluding the fact that the style is totally different and some small story elements anyway. Ninja Slayer Part 5 follows Ninja Slayer and a hacker named Nancy as they infiltrate the darkest parts of Neo Saitama’s netscape. Ninja Slayer is searching for the cure to the Takeuchi...


Food Wars! The Second Plate Episode 8 Review

Episode 8: Battle of Seasonality This week, Food Wars! The Second Plate took a bit of a much needed break away from the constant competition. Instead we got to spend time learning more about the ingredients that will be going into the final competitive dish and more of the ways that the characters competitively distinguish themselves from each other. With a bit more education, a touch of more pre-event dread, and gobs upon gobs of humor this episode was exactly what the doctor ordered. The trip to the fish market was a educational and fun moment of fish and stare downs. I wasn’t kidding, they spend a lot of time staring each...


Tokyo ESP Volume 4 Review

Tokyo ESP apparently likes to jump around. Nothing is more evident of that than with the 4th volume in the series. Skip forward a year and a half following the incident granting everyone powers, we are introduced to two new protagonists (because forget Rinka and Azuma, right?) and things start off in a very harrowing way. Now it does feel a bit abrupt that the two main protagonists from the other three volumes aren’t there considering how things were left off from the last volume (with the romance and what not).  I would recommend keeping an open mind with proceeding with this one as I am sure by the end of it,...


Mario Appears in Promo for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Before we dip into the content here, I have a spiel for you. If you don’t want it and just want the news about the 2020 games in Tokyo, skip down to the bold text. Here at BentoByte, we try to cultivate a culture of understanding and curiosity when it comes to cultures there are different from are own. We believe understanding different perspectives is not only something that is important in modern society, it’s a path towards a sort of global empathy that the world desperately needs. That being said, every two years there comes a certain unique time. A time of fun and thoughtless pride in one’s country. A time...


Third Kizumonogatari Film Release Date Confirmed

It was announced today (or Friday in Japan), that the expected released date for the upcoming third Kizumonogatari film (titled Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen) will be debuting on January 6, 2017. In addition to the announcement of the release date came a brand spanking new visual. Check the tweet below with the new visual from the official Monogatari twitter: The staff (shown in a tweet below) also encouraged fans to go seek out and see the second film the series, Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen. This one debuts on Friday in Japan.  Not to worry kids, it will be coming stateside in October. Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen will be the final movie in the trilogy (in case you didn’t realize it was a...


KanColle: The Movie Trailer Released

Today Kadokawa released the first trailer for the upcoming KanColle film(also known as the Kantai Collection) called KanColle: The Movie. The preview features some of the more dramatic battles with the Abyssal Fleet. Check out the preview trailer below:  The movie, which is expected to hit theaters in November of 2016 will have the same cast as the animated series. According to the description from the video, the staff for KanColle: The Movie are: Executive producer- Shinichiro Inoue Planning & concept- Kensuke Tanaka Director- Keizō Kusakawa Screenplay- Jukki Hanada, Kensuke Tanaka Character design- Naomi Ide, Mayuko Matsumoto Mechanical design- Tsutomu Miyazawa, Kouta Moroishi Music production- Flying Dog Theme song- “Kikan” (“Return”) by Shiena Nishizawa Producer- Satoshi Motonaga Animation producer- Shōta...


BentoByte Phone Cases Have Finally Arrived!

Have you ever thought to yourself “god I really want to have a fly case for my iPhone, and still want to support my anime side, but subtlety”? Well then, FEAR NOT RANDOM CITIZEN. Our developers and designers over at BentoByte headquarters have been tirelessly looking for ways to ensure that this can be a reality. Our solution? The BentoByte themed iPhone case! Made from the finest potential child labor our penniless existence could afford and crafted using tears of the rain forest. Concerned about the environment and the plastic? Well don’t worry kids. Made from the recycled plastic and dreams of old Kidz Bop cases, these cases will surely take a...