The comic adventures of the characters from the popular Japanese on demand comedy series The Benza and its spin off series Benza English continue in the classic role-playing game The Benza RPG with its latest and final expansion. The Benza RPG, a retro-style JRPG that has been updated and patched for two years, has been released for iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, and macOS via Steam. The game will be ported to the Nintendo Switch and optimized in the second quarter of 2023.
The player takes control of The Benza’s main characters Chris and Kyle in this comical retro-like JPRG
Players are attempting to save Higashi Nakano, a tiny neighborhood in Tokyo, from the diabolical shadow magic cast by the villainous Japanese Teacher Inko Sensei. On this meta-adventure, players will have total control over what takes place, in contrast to the program.
The Benza RPG is a retro-like Japanese role-playing game in the spirit of the Mother/Earthbound series. It features nostalgic graphics mixed with modern effects, voice acting from the cast in battles, a diverse soundtrack ranging from chip tunes to hip hop, and a truly bonkers story unlike any other ever seen in an RPG before. The game offers 20 to 25 hours of playtime and is filled with hilarious moments throughout.
A thirteen-episode comedy series called The Benza follows two foreigners named Chris and Kyle as they try to fix their broken toilet seat and find themselves in the heart of a quest to rescue the planet from the evil Inko Sensei and an old interdimensional conflict.
Producer and writer Christopher McCombs aimed to make a comedy about Tokyo living that both foreigners and Japanese could enjoy without feeling like they were being mocked separately. Preproduction for the third and final season is now underway.
The spin-off series Benza English takes a closer look at Japanese entertainment and how both Japanese and foreigners are depicted in it (and is presently available to watch in over 70 countries through Amazon Prime Video).
Although the English taught in “Benza English” is accurate, it is undoubtedly unique and ensures that its teachings are delivered in a lighthearted manner. The Benza and Benza English are both streamable on Gyao, DMM, and Video Market in Japan, as well as Amazon Prime Video (130 countries), Plex (Worldwide), and Tubi (North America).
At MCM London and MCM Birmingham Comic Con, The Benza, The Benza English, and The Benza RPG were on display. In November, The Benza will be on display on the main stage at Tokyo Comic Con 2022.