After collapsing in the street bloodied and battered, You Satou has no recollection of what happened to him – the only thing he remembers is going to the supermarket to buy a bento lunchbox. After having bizarre encounters the entire following day including a stern warning to stay away from the store, You returns that night to buy dinner. But when he spies the shelf of half-priced bento and reaches out for one, the penniless teen finds himself thrust into a world where the rush to get a good deal becomes an epic battle in which only the strongest survive…
What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.
A normal kid, just minding his buiness, gets involved in a competition that he had no clue about. So upon trying it, he quickly excels and gains the respect of his peers as well as the girl at the top of the food chain that he lusts after; if only his bad luck and perverse tendencies did get him into so much trouble.
Even so, win or lose, he's gonna try his best and not take any short cuts to the top, becaise if he didn't give his all, it wasn't worth doing!
So, am I talking about Satou or Ikki? Why don't you watch the other one and see for yourself.
Both are about a guy who gets caught in a crazy compition where people fight over something that most people don't usually fight about. Of course the main character is naturally good at it an excells at a crazy speed. Still both Ben-To and Air Gear are highly entertaining.
Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly F class along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!
While Baka to Test's concept of duelling students with their power determined by grades is absurd, Ben-To is... similiar with it's (mostly) students fighting for discounted bentos. To be fair, they're both lacking much sense but make up for it with wacky, entertaining situations and a fun cast of characters. None are too bright, but both are great fun when they're about comedy or simply beating on the hapless main.
When Demon King Satan was facing his demise at the hands of Hero Emilia, he had no choice but to quickly flee to another world with his Demon General, Alsiel. However, upon their arrival, the twosome is taken aback with the realization they have lost almost all of their magic - and moreover, were transformed into ordinary humans and are stranded in an otherworldly place called Japan! To survive, the Demon King must now work a part-time job at a fast-food joint and attempt to adapt to modern society the best the pair can as Japanese citizens, all while scheming to rule over the country in the process. But with Hero Emilia and others on Satan’s tail to slay him for good, will Japan ever become his new domain?
If you liked Ben-to you might like Hataraku Maou-sama! Both anime features a LOT of tongue in cheek humor. Both feature a clever cast and setting. Both don't take themselves particularly seriously. Both have some freaking awesome/epic fight scenes in what is essentially a nonstandard rom-com.
if you are looking for something a little different these are great titles to look at.
For 1800 years the seven schools of Kantou have fought over supremacy of the land. Their students constantly fight each other in battles to prove their strength. Sonsaku Hakufu is a 17 year old girl that just transferred to Nanyou Academy, and at her arrival, finds herself fighting one of its top 4 fighters. But Sonsaku possesses a soulstone which contains the spirit of a great fighter, and she is not an easy match. When an order is issued to defeat Sonsaku, she finds herself in all out war against all of the schools top fighters. What lies behind this dark conspiracy?
Both shows take something a little crazy and make them awesome. Ben-To battles for half priced food where Ikkitousen battles for school grounds with a supernatural Romance of the Three Kingdoms appeal. Both series have fun and interesting characters that make you want to root for them no matter which side they are on. If you are looking for lots of action and ass kicking along with a little bit of perversion (Ikkitousen takes this a little farther) look no further than these 2 titles.
Miki is a psychotic mascot, waitress and delivery girl who works at her equally as frightening mother's ramen shop. Both survivor and instigator of years of ruthless, no-holds-barred domestic violence, Miki has a capacity for destruction usually found only in people with things like "the Impaler" added to their name. Yet, she also has a kind side to her and is often found going implausible distances out of her way to rescue both proverbial and literal lost kittens, though some malignant souls might misconstrue this as merely ditching her work...