English: Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts
Synonyms: The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Creatures, Baka to Test to Shokanju, BakaTest
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2010 to Apr 1, 2010
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.971 (scored by 103286 users)
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SynopsisThe 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Spin-off: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Christmas Special
Side story: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Specials
Sequel: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Matsuri
Characters & Voice Actors
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 a thing for- there's the pretty, flat-chested, violent, smart common sense-wise, tomboy who gets made fun of way too much and has a thing for the hero and people seem to dump pity on her-there's the pervert who has a nosebleed about everything and can't seem to put down his camera- the main character's hot, smart, tsundere friend who's relationship can be mistaken as gay with the main character- there's the quiet, dangerous, mysterious, extraordinary girl who hunts down the main character's best friend- the gay, smart one who just can't keep a cool head around his crush- the crazy, stalker chick that can't stay away from one of the heroines- the one that's made fun of for being both sexualities at once...
AND THE MAIN CHARACTER WHO'S INSANELY OBLIVIOUS AND STUPID. A perfect insert character for anyone.
These are the Archetypal characters of anime and whenever you revisit them, you can't help but laugh your head off.
This anime makes fun of any anime with any of these characters, this plot of starting from the bottom and getting to the top, summoning beasts, high school, and every genre in between.
Given that you don't need an insanely deep plot and you're looking for something light-hearted to watch: this is the anime that I recommend you watch! read more
Alright, this review isn't going to be as in-depth as my others, not by any means, but after just having finished season 1 of Baka and Test, I can say I really enjoyed the series as a whole and the comedy it had to offer. To be honest, I am not the most seasoned veteran when it comes to the sheer quantity of anime I've watched, but I can definitely say that this anime made me burst into laughter more frequently than anything I've seen so far, without question.
The comedic aspect of this show is delivered perfectly thanks to the unique premise of the show, coupled by the explosive dialogue and interactions between the characters. Speaking of which, I love the characters of this anime more than I typically become fond of anime characters. I guarantee that there is a character in this anime that will appeal to you, no matter what kind of person you are. And on the subject of characters, I actually wasn't disappointed by the main character of this show; although he's definitely a whiny 'baka' like so many main characters of school anime, he's hilarious to watch, and I didn't dislike him at all. The supporting characters show promising development and are equally hilarious as well, and in my opinion, this show has one of my favorite casts of supporting characters, right behind Angel Beats.
Lots of people say that this anime has no major plot, but I'm not quite sure they're getting the point. This anime focuses more on smaller plots within each episode, and by doing so, I feel like the anime takes itself less seriously, if that makes sense, and it allows for more lighthearted, hilarious moments than would be present if a more serious, overlying plot were in place. It works seamlessly for the comedic atmosphere that has made me and so many people appreciate the anime.
Lastly, I would like to comment on the art and sound of the show. The art style of the show caught my attention immediately. It looked especially beautiful for a 2010 release, and I was amazed when I was able to start watching it in 1080p. Another thing that caught my eye with the art style, and I don't really know how to explain this well, was the way that the animation studio chose to portray certain moments in the anime with different art styles than usual. The sound was also pleasant, although not anything that really made me EXTREMELY ECSTATIC, but nonetheless, the opening is considered by lots of people I've seen to be pretty nice. Personally, I don't really love the song, but it does fit the lighthearted mood of the anime PERFECTLY.
Keep in mind that I haven't finished season 2 yet, but I am loving this anime so far, and I say this completely genuinely. I am never going to get tired of the laughs this anime gives me and I can't wait to watch the rest of it. read more
Similar type of useless main character who shines in the most useless of ways. Semi-harem type. But on top of everything they have the same kind of humor and ways of executing the humor.
Both are light, random and very funny rom-com. While Seto is way more extreme in term of comedy, Baka to Test is light full.
Both animes have similar "stupid and random" humor; a love triangle between the comedic male protagonist, a tsundere, and the cutesy nice girl; a little fantasy (Baka Test has summoned beings while SetoHana has mermaids); and even homo-erotic jokes thrown in to make you laugh, feel awkward, and/or fangirl.
If you were entertained while watching Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, you'll definitely find Seto no Hanayome just as enjoyable and vice versa.
Lots of comedy, each character is unique and main char usually finds himself in "life threatning" situations
Both are really random and posses an extreme level of comedy
Seto much funnier but baka more "gentle"
Great slapstick comedy and use of exaggeration
Same kind of romance-comedy, slapstick jokes and random storyline.
basically very similar characters very similar kind of comedy. both are just as funny (voice actors atleast for english are same)
Exactly the same kind of humor, highly recommended!
Both are Comic animes but have romance as well.
Both will make you laugh a lot in some cases.
Same Slapstick random yet very funny animation style, both a fair amount of action. But if you just want a show you can enjoy you cant go wrong with this.
Both anime are very fast paced and FREAKING HILARIOUS! They never get boring.
Both are super funny animes within a school setting and over the top comedy.
If you enjoyed either you and are looking for a good laugh then you are bound to love the other :)
The main male character have a hard life but fun. Same for both anime, he live with a lot of weird people around him. Out of everything both anime have a good sense of making humor.
If you like Baka to Test, I'm sure you are going to like this one too, as both are comedy/romance at school.
Having a crazy school life? Well... it can't possibly be as crazy as the lives of any of the students in either one of these Anime.
Filled to the brim with stupidity, over the top antics and plenty of randomness; School Rumble and Baka to Test has much to offer, especially in the comedy department.
Baka to Test is for those who like parodies, and the clichés of anime all thrown into one bag and mocked out of.
School Rumble consists of many "short episodes" of gags, as to not bore the viewer whereas Baka to Test has a certain theme or direction of an episode e.g. the classic "Pool Day"
Either way, if you like brainless laughs and just want something over-the-top and insane to watch then try Baka to Test or School Rumble.
Comedy where didiots are involved..actually school rumble has proper idiots and its as funs as baka to test
They both are school comedy type despite not really similar to School Rumble, and School Rumble is way funnier than Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (in my opinion) they both share the same genre
The main characters are dumb and they are both in school. Good Laughs.
Idiots, misunderstandings, school based wackiness, and a little interclass warfare too because hell why not.
Both romance/comedy which revolve around a group of students, their far outlives and love dense main characters. Baka is more over the top in its antics and randomness but School Rumble isn't that far off.
It's safe to say both will provide plenty of laughs and enjoyment!! :)
They're quite have the similar storyline and both comedy, both an awesome anime, and both worth watching.
The humor, characters, setting, and plot are practically shared between the two shows. Both are set in high school, feature a romantically clueless MC, make use of classic anime character tropes, and showcase characters the are practically copies of each other. These two shows go hand in hand as two of the funniest high school romantic comedies ever made and their similarity make them perfect for someone who has finished one series and is itching for more of the same humor/characters.
The shows are similar enough that if you enjoyed one, you'll definitely enjoy the other, but different enough so that it doesn't feel repetitive or boring.
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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