Ranked #696

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Alternative Titles

English: Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts
Synonyms: The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Creatures, Baka to Test to Shokanju, BakaTest
Japanese: バカとテストと召喚獣

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2010 to Apr 1, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Cospa
Studios: Silver Link
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 147,818 users)
Ranked: #6962
Popularity: #91
Members: 248,297
Favorites: 3,654
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Synopsis

The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the "baka" of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa's sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa secretly adores), the F class also has Yuuji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa's friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year.

The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and Akihisa decides to rally F class to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks. The F class uses the summoned creatures in an all-out battle for school supremacy.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kinoshita, Hideyoshi
Kinoshita, Hideyoshi
Main
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, Emiri
Yoshii, Akihisa
Yoshii, Akihisa
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Tsuchiya, Kouta
Tsuchiya, Kouta
Main
Miyata, Kouki
Japanese
Miyata, Kouki
Shimada, Minami
Shimada, Minami
Main
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori

Staff

Oonuma, Shin
Oonuma, Shin
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Marchi, Jamie
Marchi, Jamie
Script
Huber, Chuck
Huber, Chuck
Script

More episodes Episodes(2/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Idiots, Classes, and the Summoner Test War
Baka to Class to Shoukan Sensou (バカとクラスと召喚戦争)
Jan 7, 2010
2 Lilies, Roses, and Physical Education
Yuri to Bara to Hokentaiiku (ユリとバラと保健体育)
Jan 14, 2010

Opening Theme

"Perfect-area complete!" by Natsuko Asou

Ending Theme

#1: "Baka Go Home" by milktub (eps 1-6, 10-13)
#2: "Hare Tokidoki Egao" by Hitomi Harada, Kaori Mizuhashi, Emiri Katou, and Tomomi Isomura (eps 7-9)



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Yammin
Apr 2, 2010
Comedy is subjective. Some people prefer witty satire and others prefer blunt brainless nonesense. Well, Baka to Test is the latter of the two. Just like its namesake, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Idiots and Tests and Summoning Beings) is one hell of an idiotic show. But it serves its purpose of providing nonsensical entertainment, and I'm afraid if you are expecting otherwise then Baka to Test is not for you.

To many, the story is – to put it plainly – outright stupid. Students are split into classes from A-F based on their academic skills; A being full of smartarses and F being crammed read more
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kurokoko
Oct 27, 2013
If you want to see Anime all bundled up into one in the most stereotypical setting with the most cliche characters and unoriginal title and all the hilariously idiotic romance you could ask for, this is for you-- I love it!

I had the experience of watching Baka no Test as one of my first Shojo anime and I could hardly contain my outbursts of laughter and confusion. Then, I watched it after watching a lot of anime, and I still laughed because it brought back so many memories.

You have the cute, perfect, sexual magnet, (who can't cook) innocent girl that the hero seems to have read more
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TheLlama
Apr 18, 2010
There are tons of comedic styles to play on in anime, and Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu takes to it some of the more popular ones - and suceeds with it. Be it Kouta's excited peeping (and failing by nosebleeds), Minami's tomboyish behaviour and acts of violence against Akihisa, Shouko's yandere-esque violent obsession with Yuuji or the sheer over-the-top fighting with the Summoned Beasts. Or the rather subtle and rare allusions to various shows; Baka to Test has it in itself to bring out laughter from everyone and nobody.

Baka to Test is the kind of comedy where the characters themselves, and not necessarily the situation read more
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torrapamii
Feb 1, 2015
Stupidity, one of the main concepts of comedy. Sometimes it can be annoying, other times it can be hilarious. For this anime, it's the latter.

Story: 8/10

Not a lot of things goes on in this anime, but sometimes that doesn't matter for some anime such as this. In the anime, a lot of things happen randomly and that can make it funny, such as unexpected situations and unpredictable responses from each character. The comedy overpowers the romance genre in this anime. Whenever there are ecchi scenes, 90% there would be Kouta having nosebleeds. The ecchi genre also adds more to the comedy, and not a lot read more
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