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Daisuki Announces It’s Shutting Down

International streaming service Daisuki announced today that it will be closing its doors and ending the service on October 31st, 2017. Following the announcement came a closure schedule that can be found below: July 1, 2017 – 12:00 a.m.  –  New registration for DAISUKI’s...


Sony Pictures TV to Acquire Majority Stake in FUNimation

Interesting news in the business side of anime streaming services today! The television division of Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures TV, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake holding in anime distributing and streaming service FUNimation. While the announcement...


Persona 5 Anime Announced

Through the Attic Meeting of Cafe Leblanc event that Atlus held last weekend in honor of Persona 5, came the announcement that the hit game will be adapted into an anime. The anime will be called Persona 5 the Animation – the Day Breakers – and...


New Konosuba Has Been Announced

Today (for those who weren’t aware) was the release of the second OVA for Konosuba. To mark the occasion, a new anime project for the series was announced alongside it. The announcement came from a radio show which hosted the voice actors for both Kazuma...



Anime Expo 2017 Thoughts and Impressions

Over the years of BentoByte’s existence we have attended quite a few cons. But nothing ever quite compares to that of attending Los Angeles’ own Anime Expo. Every year, thousands of like-minded cosplayers, anime aficionados, and industry folks descend on downtown LA. To be...


Anime Expo Cosplay Roundup Album #3

Shooting out another album of Anime Expo cosplay coverage!   Album 4 coming soon! Contact us through social media if you are a cosplayer and would like a high res copy of your picture. See you all next year!


Denver Comic Con 2017 Cosplay Roundup

Every year Denver puts on their annual comic con. This year we managed to grab just a few cosplay photos. See all the pics below, and if you are one of the cosplayers and would like a copy of your picture, send us a...


Anime Expo Cosplay Roundup Album #2

We have been working rather hard to push and process all our photos from this year’s Anime Expo. Contact us through social media if you are a cosplayer and would like a high res copy of your picture. See you all next year!


A Quick Chat with Kay Pike at Anime Expo 2017

If you’re on some sort of social media platform, it’s fairly likely you have seen this fantastic body paint of Piccolo at some point: A post shared by 🎨The Bodypainter🎨 (@kaypikefashion) on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:18pm PDT That’s Kay Pike, a Canadian designer...


Anime Expo 2017 Cosplay Roundup Album #1

Over the 4th of July weekend, we had the privilege of covering the 2017 Los Angeles Anime Expo. While we were there we took a multitude of cosplay photos (it was hard not to as we had 4 photographers on site).  So without further...


FLCL Season 2 and 3 Trailer Debuts at Anime Expo

It’s been a little over a year since Turner announced that FLCL would receive seasons 2 and 3. At Anime Expo this year during the FLCL panel, Production I.G. and Adult Swim announced new details about the upcoming season along with a trailer. Unfortunately,...


Seven Deadly Sins Knights of Brittania Headed West

The Seven Deadly Sins are making their first console appearance, and it will hit North America in early 2018. Today Bandai Namco published an announcement trailer for Seven Deadly Sins Knights of Brittania with an accompanying tentative release date of early next year. Seven...


Aniplex to Debut Fate/Grand Order in English at Anime Expo

Aniplex of America has announced that they will be hosting a Launch Celebration for the upcoming release of the English version of Fate/Grand Order at this year’s Anime Expo. The Launch Celebration event will be taking place on July 1st at 3:00 PM PST, be open...


Colossal Con Cosplay Round-up Album #2

While we gear up for our big exodus to California for the annual Anime Expo, we have finally finished processing all the pics we took at Colossal Con 2017. For those of you who are not aware of what Colossal Con is or where...