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October Anime Bento!October Anime Bento!

MJ_CobraMJ_CobraVor 4 JahrenLoot
~~I meant to post this earlier but was unexpectedly without a computer during a recent trip. Since there I've been having technical difficulties. xD~~

Anime Bento is a monthly subscription box, and the second service to provide anime goods (the first being Betoyo Bento - there is also BoxyChan, with a single-purchase “Anime Box”). The cost is $35.00, plus shipping. Anime Bento is planning on expanding its shipping outreach, but as of now the service is exclusive to the U.S. (EDIT: Now shipping to Canada!) Lastly, Anime Bento promises to only provide official products, so there are absolutely NO bootlegs.

I bought both a Betoyo Bento and Anime Bento to compare. Compare for yourself as well, and check out my Betoyo Bento review here! blog/17294&...

Time to unbox! (I received my box on October 20th)

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Anime Bento comes in a white box with its name and maschot, Moe-chan.

Inside...

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Goodies await!

I was so eager to see everything that I started taking stuff out and then put it back in to take the picture. So, small disclaimer, the box didn’t look exactly like this, but... I don’t think that will bother anyone..? xD

As with Betoyo Bento, I spoiled the box’s contents for myself in just one review a user posted on Facebook. I need to work on that self-control...

However, two of these items would have been familiar regardless.

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A Neon Genesis Evangelion package.

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This would have puzzled me at first, but this item was actually in a previous Betoyo Bento, so I knew inside was a wafer cookie. Mine was chocolate flavored (might all be the same), and I shared with my parents. I’m not much of a wafer cookie fan, but I tried it for the experience. Very pleasant, just like my gum from Betoyo. :D

Now, this packaged contained more than a cookie!

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A collectible card (I don't think this is in the database..?)! I really wanted the Rei card, because she’s pretty and looked cool (so superficial xD), but I assume she and Asuka are on the rare side. However, I haven’t seen anyone get Misato yet, so that's pretty cool too.

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Definitely keeping this. More note to myself that I need to watch this show and the movies.

Underneath that was more food.

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Pocky! Who doesn’t know Pocky? I actually don’t remember if I’ve ever had Pocky, let alone if I like it. I haven’t opened it yet because I want to share some with my coworkers. Looks interesting though. Green tea flavor, oho.

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Moe-Chan (or is it Moe and Chan - first and last name? o .o)! I believe the FB user who wrote a review was the one who said it would be cool if Anime Bento starts making trading cards with Moe-chan. I agree. Moe-chan exclusives!

Next, the infamous Anime Bento sticker that has left all underwhelmed in the first two boxes. xD

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Attack on Titan (could not find this in the database)! Again, need to watch that. I act like a stereotypical hipster when an anime becomes mainstream.

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I love stickers, so I like this. The only part I don’t like is the black text on the sides. * 0* I’m going to wait until after watching Attack on Titan to decide if this is going to a friend or not. x’D

Next up, another tiny trinket!

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/xXxXNovaXxXx/Anime%20Bento%20October/IMG_1370.jpg

A Kill la Kill patch - couldn't find this in the database either.

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I think this is both cool and underwhelming. The patch is pretty small and simple, and I’ve never owned an anime patch before, so I'm happy to have one now. ^ 0^ But it is quite basic.

Don’t shoot me, but... I need to watch Kill la Kill too. ^ ^;; ~hipster moments~

Now, the two Nendoroid Petit figure boxes...

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First off, a Vocaloid box! Betoyo Bento had this in their second box, I believe, back in May.

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/xXxXNovaXxXx/Anime%20Bento%20October/IMG_1389.jpg

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I wanted Kaito or Len. I chanted for either one of them, and guess who I got?

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/xXxXNovaXxXx/Anime%20Bento%20October/IMG_1410.jpg

Not Kaito or Len, but a special Miku! O: ITEM #147133 Honestly really happy to have gotten a special version of Miku. xD No disappointment~!

Plus, I feel like it’s tradition for every figure collector to have at least one Miku figure. xD I’ve graduated to a new level as a figure collector!

Next up, an anime/game/movie/franchise I have never heard of. ; w;

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Everyone is cute.

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Though the boy does look rather plain compared to all the colourful and detailed girls. xD I decided I wanted the brown-haired girl (Cerberus) with the two kitties or white puff-creatures in her hands (are they her hands?). After one last glance, I noticed the girl with grey hair (Orchis) and decided she was cute too. I just wanted one of the girls with a cat/animal(s).

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/xXxXNovaXxXx/Anime%20Bento%20October/IMG_1414.jpg

And I got Orchis, yay! ITEM #198479 Must be the pigtails and pony-tail Anime Bento that I got (Misato, Miku, Orchis). xD

These two are my first Nendoroid Petits, and I think it's so cool how they literally are "petit" Nendoroids.

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http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/xXxXNovaXxXx/Anime%20Bento%20October/IMG_1400copy.jpg

They have all these little pieces, just like Nendoroids! :D

And, of course, one can't have Nendoroids without some goofing off.

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Miku and Orchis having fun! Er, maybe just Miku...

And that's everything! My camera died (as in... R.I.P. forever died. TvT) seconds after the pictures of Miku and Orchis, so I took this with my iPod.

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae74/xXxXNovaXxXx/Anime%20Bento%20October/IMG_1361.jpg
I am incredibly impressed with this month's Bento. Anime Bento has said that it is going to improve, and I think that’s really starting to happen now. Honestly, up until now, Betoyo Bento has been much better, but it looks like Anime Bento is catching up.

However, is it worth the $35 (plus shipping)? Well, considering what you get, and as lovely as the trading figures are, I don't think it is just yet. I plan on watching this company, as well as Betoyo Bento, to see how it grows, and if it improves I'll definitely be returning to it! I'd actually keep buying the boxes now, aha, but I have to save up for some preordered figures and a trip I'm taking to Europe.

But anyway! One last note I feel like sharing: Anime Bento's motto is "Japan straight to your door," and I observed where everything is from and all can be bought within the US. The wafer cookie was the only thing that was in Japanese, though I can imagine being able to find it in U.S. Japanese market too. The Miku Good Smile box says "For Sale in Japan Only," but then there's the Bahamut box that probably says that too but has a U.S. and Canada distribution sticker on it, so I assume both boxes were bought in the same place. Of course, that's nitpicking and just because items are bought in the U.S. doesn't change their Japanese lineage.

All in all, I want to commend Anime Bento for stepping it up with the figures and supplying the box with a diverse array of items. I know the box is pricey, but I am personally pleased with the loot and am excited for what is to come in the future for both Anime Bento and Betoyo Bento.

So~~

What do you think of Anime Bento's October box? Is it currently worth the money? Was Betoyo's better?

Thank you for reading!
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ponnie (Vor 4 Jahren) #2430044I'm here to advertise this one show that's not so hyped this season yet is absolutely great to watch - Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis. Those puffs on Cerberus' hands are actually some sort of little doggie demons (she's Cerberus and that's a demon dog by the legend, so it's rather obvious) - and those doggies and Cerberus herself are adorably animated. And it's just a small detail out of many things that made me fall in love with this wonderful fantasy adventure anime. Who would expect plot and characters this good from an adaptation of a mobile card game? Check it out. It's not hyped at all so your inner hipster might be satisfied. Really. It's better than Kill la Kill in a way and it's obviously far better than Shingeki no Kyojin, imo.
I remembered Cerberus's legend after seeing her name a few times. xD At first I got her confused with Anubis. x]

Thank you for the recommendation! I actually thought it was only a video game at the moment, but knowing this now I'll definitely check it out! And yes, the hipster within is very pleased. xD
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ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
MJ_CobraThough the boy does look rather plain compared to all the colourful and detailed girls. xD I decided I wanted the brown-haired girl (Cerberus) with the two kitties or white puff-creatures in her hands (are they her hands?).
I'm here to advertise this one show that's not so hyped this season yet is absolutely great to watch - Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis. Those puffs on Cerberus' hands are actually some sort of little doggie demons (she's Cerberus and that's a demon dog by the legend, so it's rather obvious) - and those doggies and Cerberus herself are adorably animated. And it's just a small detail out of many things that made me fall in love with this wonderful fantasy adventure anime. Who would expect plot and characters this good from an adaptation of a mobile card game? Check it out. It's not hyped at all so your inner hipster might be satisfied. Really. It's better than Kill la Kill in a way and it's obviously far better than Shingeki no Kyojin, imo.
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Beani (Vor 4 Jahren) #2429362This is really exploiting people not knowing any better. You'd be lucky if the items are worth $15 let alone $35 + shipping. The Betoyo one was just as bad.
I sincerely hope not too many people are throwing their money away like this. Are you actually going to keep buying either box? :/

The company is still new, so I'm hoping that the quality and quantity of the box improves - both say they are going to, so I'm giving them the benefit of doubt. As of now I will not be buying the boxes, but I will be watching both to see how they change. ^ ^
Vor 4 Jahren
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Beani (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
This is really exploiting people not knowing any better. You'd be lucky if the items are worth $15 let alone $35 + shipping. The Betoyo one was just as bad.

I sincerely hope not too many people are throwing their money away like this. Are you actually going to keep buying either box? :/
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neL (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428832Seems fun, but too expensive for me :<. Maybe they'll improve over time.
That's what I'm hoping for. ^ ^ I love the idea of grab bags/boxes. ^ ^
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neL on ice
Seems fun, but too expensive for me :<. Maybe they'll improve over time.
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kilani (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428495Seems pretty expensive, targeted at people not familiar with the hobby.Moro (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428515Expensive. I assume, as kilani says, it's marketed toward people who aren't really aware of how much this stuff is really supposed to cost.
Maybe they'll start having more robust boxes but for now I certainly wouldn't pay $35 for that.
Maccha Pocky is the best kind of Pocky though.
bambipie (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428535Does seem really expensive for that stuff. Makes sense if it is marketed toward unknowing people tho.
Ah, I think you guys have put it perfectly! The box is *an expensive* dip in the water for new-comers to the collectors' world. For the most part, the products supplied trend on what is popular as well. I think for that reason it's nice, but as we've all been saying, the value and/or quantity of items should go up.

Demitria (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428530cdn.meme.am/ins...
Hopefully its value improves! ^ ^ If not, I guess I won't be seeing Moe-chan again. TvT

Namiel (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428541It doesn't seem that expensive^^'
One Petite alone in Europe costs 8-10€

Shipping and the other goods, as nice as they are, is what diminishes the box's value.
I do agree about the petits though - that's why I'm so impressed, as Anime Bento had much cheaper figures in the past two boxes. o .o I've actually seen the Miku I got in my box selling somewhere for 36 USD (very overpriced, but still... xD).

AkibaMelon (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428626Mmh, intersting post! I'm not sure yet that I really understand the concept of these boxes...Is it about the thrill of not knowing what's inside and the joy of unpacking a surprise package ?_? Personally I wouldn't pay 35 bucks on that, althouogh the Nendoroid Petites are really cute and I congratulate you on that special Miku ^^ She's sweet! (I <3 pastel-colored hair!) I think it will be interesting to follow how these boxes will do in the future...
One a side note: May I ask where you're going for your Europe trip? ^_^

There's an article talking about the worth of sub. boxes, as well as the reason why subscription boxes are such a trend, and it basically comes down to people being lazy and thrill-seeking. The lazy part is because others are doing the shopping, while the thrill-seeking comes from the surprises that could await in each box. Subscription boxes aren't for everyone for this very reason, but if it's a good valued box then it's pretty fun. Kawaii Box and Loot Crate and excellent subscription box services. ^ ^

And the side note: I'm going to spend most of my time in London, England, but I'm also visiting France and Ireland. ^ ^ I'm going in January since it's a bit cheaper, but I'm not too excited about the chillier whether. xD I want to go to a lot (if not all) of European countries, so this is a nice little start. :'D Are you from Europe?
Vor 4 Jahren
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Mmh, intersting post! I'm not sure yet that I really understand the concept of these boxes...Is it about the thrill of not knowing what's inside and the joy of unpacking a surprise package ?_? Personally I wouldn't pay 35 bucks on that, althouogh the Nendoroid Petites are really cute and I congratulate you on that special Miku ^^ She's sweet! (I <3 pastel-colored hair!) I think it will be interesting to follow how these boxes will do in the future...

One a side note: May I ask where you're going for your Europe trip? ^_^
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Namiel (Vor 4 Jahren) #2428541It doesn't seem that expensive^^'
One Petite alone in Europe costs 8-10€


Even so, the rest costs very little. Especially since shipping isnt included.
If you enjoyed it and like everything in it tho, then thats all that matters! :)
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Namiel Miracle∞Namiacle
It doesn't seem that expensive^^'
One Petite alone in Europe costs 8-10€
Vor 4 Jahren
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