Category Archives: Lists

Top 5 Sports Anime of 2016

Now everyone knows that 2016 was a incredibly strong year for sports anime. Which is why this list was very difficult to compile. After many arguments, a few broken friendships, some tallying, further dispute, and blood, sweat, and tears we finally came to a...


5 Anime That Make You Want to Cry

Every once in a while you just need a story that brings a tear to your eye (or at least makes you feel anxious). Is it a bit masochistic to indulge in these dramas occasionally? Sure. But you definitely need these reality checks from...


Top 5 Reasons to be Watching “Sweetness and Lightning”

Contrary to its Spring counterpart, the Summer 2016 anime season has a stacked lineup of solid shows. But where to start? Well allow us to make the case for why you should be checking out a favorite of ours: Sweetness and Lightning. For those who...


Top 5 Winter 2016 Anime

As the Winter 2016 anime season is around half way over, we reflect on the current wonderful seasons of episodes that are piling out right now. Out of the large (and frankly outstanding) shows that are currently airing, here are our picks for the...



Top 8 Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime

Now that everything has aired for the Fall 2015 anime season we have taken the time to collect our thoughts and think about what our favorites are so far. This list will not contain any series that are rolling over from the last season...


Top 10 Reasons To Go To a Con

After attending my first convention this weekend with a couple of members from the BentoByte team, I was able to understand the hype behind going to conventions. We have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why we think you need to check...


Five Anime You HAVE to Watch Dubbed

Since anime is a Japanese art form, there are a lot of people that insist upon watching it using Japanese audio with subtitles in order to view it closer to how it was originally intended. But for as long as anime has been around in the United...


Ten Excellent Anime on Hulu

If you don’t want to pay for Netflix and can’t find all the anime you seek on Crunchyroll, quality anime is closer than you might have guessed. Take a look at Hulu. Their anime collection has become increasingly impressive — and you don’t even...


Five Examples of Filler Done Right

Thanks to fan reception pushing the industry to create shorter, more coherent stories, filler is mostly a thing in the past. But it wasn’t always that way, and there are some cases where the filler was actually good. We’ve put together a list of...


Five Anime Deserving of a Live-Action Adaptation

With the impending release of the first live action Attack on Titan film (and subsequent live-action series), we began thinking of other anime series that could be suited to a live-action adaptation. We want to take a look at some other anime series we think deserve a...


Top Six Worst Anime Intros

So I want to be clear, the way we evaluated everything on this list was whether or not: A) the song was terrible. B) the animation was terrible. C) both were equally horrendous. Now we dove through a bunch of anime to search for the...


Top 10 Eye-Patch Anime Characters

Here at BentoByte, we have a watched a lot of anime. I mean A LOT of anime. As we watched, we’ve experienced all the tropes, all the twists, and all the types of characters. And of course we’ve started to see patterns. Today, we want...


Staff Pick: Best Episodes of 2014

I asked the writers of Bentobyte to choose their favorite episode from shows they have reviewed or follow from 2014 and to describe why.  Here is the complete list of the very best from the Bentobyte team! WARNING THERE ARE SERIOUS SPOILERS FOR SHOWS...