English: Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts
Synonyms: The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Creatures, Baka to Test to Shokanju, BakaTest
Jan 7, 2010 to Apr 1, 2010
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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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.
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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
id say one of the best school life comedy anime ever.
STORY (6/10): the story was simple and great. the main concept was cute and adventurous. being able to summon your "beast/chibbi" self and fight with other classes.
the comedy was great. i really laughed my ass off in some scenes
ART (8/10): ADORABLE. the art style is beautiful, the animation is great
i think for a simple comedy/school life anime its outstanding
SOUND (5/10): meh. nothing great ot memorable, nothing annoying
CHARACTERS (9/10): take all the anime cliches in anime, combine them and here you go. a tsundere, a yandere, a trap, small tits, big tits, an idiot (well, many actually), a lesbian, a gay guy, a cool smartass, a bitch, my highschool basically. the characters are really likeable
ENJOYMENT (9/10): i realy like that anime. i had watched FMAB a month before watching this, so everything id watch seemed shitty. but this made me laugh and enjoy an anime for the first time after FMAB. thank you baka and test, you changed my life. no, but seriously, its an adorably hilarious anime
VOICE ACTING (8/19): great japanese dub but amazing english dub. i really loved both versions, the english dub was outstanding for some reason. i recommend you watch it in english if you are not really used to the japanese anguage
OVERALL: 8/10 for its genre read more
Baka to Test is about a baka class in a very strange school. In this special school, all students are given some sort of miniaturized version of themselves (think avatars) whose "fighting powers" are relative to how well a student performs academically. Furthermore, the top class (A) is treated like royalty (think of accommodations like in Special A) where as our class F has cardboard boxes for desks. However, classes can engage in "battles" with their avatars (powered up by extra exams) to try to steal each other's class rooms. Obviously class F has no chance, but wait, an overly cheerful pink-haired girl (who is class A quality but happened to not do well on the entrance exam) joins the class and suddenly they apparently have a fighting chance.
While this produces a very unique twist to the slice-of-life school series, it's overly light-hearted for my taste, with too much focus on trivial comedy, trading off character development and plot line progression. With the mini-battles, it almost feels like a strange incarnation of Pokemon in a school, you even get squeaky voices with the avatars.
If you're looking for yet another light series with low-level comedy and a lot of random ecchi scenes or a series about underdogs trying to work their way up, this is your series.
This show is fairly average in terms of drawing style. You get lots of vivid colors and quite a bit of CG. You also get a lot of battle scenes where each mini-character has a hit point counter (think Pokemon, the games not the show), and a lot of Who Wants to be a Millionaire as there is a lot of trivia. The actual characters are fairly average, if a bit simplistic. The backgrounds are also not as vivid as I'd like but I guess it fits the light-hearted mood of the series. Be warned that this is ecchi, one of the class males is always armed with a camera, trying to sneak pictures at certain "angles".
The OP is a bit technoish, which fits with the "electronic" battles, and is light, which fits in with the tone of the series. It isn't particularly good though (contrast with ED of Ladies vs Butlers). ED is a guy song, which means insta-avoid for me. The VAs are very vibrant in this series, especially the male leads in the class, and they are pretty much all that keeps the series moving along through antics and over-dramatizing circumstances.
Well I pretty much summed it up in the intro. A flunking class tries to out-play less-flunking classes through using a very smart pink-haired girl (who also happens to cook death). The plot is pretty linear but doesn't draw too much drama (focusing on light-heartedness) so even when the climax is reached the viewer is just like meh. There are some comedic moments but the majority are actually from Akihisa being taken advantage of (due to his unbelievable stupidity).
The point of the series is really that guts and willpower can be an equal match for just pure brain power. Behind this premise, you have a really dim-witted main character who happens to have the hearts of two girls in the class. Unfortunately, due to the light-hearted nature of the series, they don't really make use of this tension, instead forcing the girls into "accidental" ecchi situations resulting typically with Akihisa getting beaten up.
Overall, Baka to Test brings along one or two good chuckles and showing the spirit of an underdog. Perhaps this is enough for people as they're working on a second series. If you can't yet tell from this review, that is one series that I will not be reporting on, as one season was already one too many. The ratio of ecchi + pointless comedy to plot progression and character development was just too unbalanced. read more
Baka to test Review
Story - Baka to test story is pretty simple nothing exciting really just a bunch of high school losers who fail there placement exam and get into the worst of worst class. Class F and fight there way to prove that you do not need good grades to be the best has some romance and the comedy can be very funny and can give you a good laugh. 7.4/10
Art - I found the art to be pretty mediocre to be honest for most characters characters like minami,shoko and mizuki have great art but characters like yuuji and yoshii have terrible and simple artwork 6.6/10
Sound - The sound pretty outstanding the opening is flawless and the soundtrack in the soundtrack is perfecto too pretty good job 10/10
Characters - Characters are fine to honest most of them are extremely funny and give me a good laugh eg shoko and kota but characters like mizuki can be plain boring and annoying like you know i hate does innocent characters. 8.7/10
Enoyment - the show in general is very satisfying and pleasing i recommend if you enjoy funny comedy with a bit of romance. 9.3/10
Overall - Very good anime overall can be extremely funny
RATING - 84% read more
Baka and Test (season 1&2 along with the OVA)(sub)
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe-Albert Einstein
I was rewatching this stupid thing called Baka and Test yesterday for thinking why had this idiotic anime where characters do idiotic things in idiotic situations that made me laugh like an Idiot is in my fav anime list on top?
this review will try to answer that question.
Story(10/10)-Do not listen to any one else it has action,drama,romance.
Baka and Test has random situations and has just one real arc and that is peeking arc(do not judge it by name plz).Baka and Test has every thing you can want in a story yup even tactics but mixed thoroughly with Stupidity
Art(10/10)-Baka and Test has nice art it is cute.the use chibhi version of main character is awesome.the polka dots use is also cute.
Sound(10/10)-Top Notch voice acting.okay I will show why.before this I might have two or three sub anime.but I immediately recognized Keima's voice from TWGOK(which I watched sometimes after this) was the same that of Akhisa Yoshi.see It left that deep impression on me.the voice just increased the stupidity fun of Baka and Test.
The soundtrack is very noticeable and is very nice to ears.
Characters(10/10)-All Main characters are idiots.
they do stupid things like
asking a girl to show her ass
playing rock,paper and scissors for deciding the who will eat the deadly food.
Okay even though being idiots all characters shine in useless ways.
Enjoyment-Let Me put it like this you might have heard that many anime watcher has this stress killer anime some people have gintama for it while some have SoL like Mushishi,Aria etc.
This anime is my stress killer.It tells me being Baka is okay,stupidity is a manly quality,grades are not everything, and last but not the least stupidity is genius(secret behind my user name is finally revealed to you all)
Overall-want to really watch something that at least will make you smile.Loved Gintama then definitely watch this.want to really watch something for enjoyment watch this
They're both comedies that make fun of an overused topic (card battles and zombies). And they both have a male character that is used in a female role.
Energetic comedy series that derive some of their humour from parodying other anime. Both have perverted male characters and generous amounts of fanservice. There are plenty of fight scenes in both.
Similar humor, supernatural battles.
The most random things happen and then things just make less and less sense...
Expressive, humorous and interesting, both are things that suck you in using crazy randomness and anything it can throw at you.
Neither of these shows take themselves seriously, They just take a concept and make fun of it in the most hilarious ways they can. along with very entertaining and unique fighting scenes, Both shows do a great job of parodying their genres, With just senseless and random comedy each show throws at you, they are also able to give you a decent narrative when they get serious, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu seems to do more fleshing out of the characters the Kore wa Zombie desu ka but each have a fun story line with many likeable characters.
-Both are comedies
-Both take place in high school
-Both have battle scenes
-Both have ecchi scenes
-Both have chibi scnes
-Both have a lot of character development
Both shows have similar perverted humor, violence related to Tsunderes, and are great mindless fun. Character designs and the English dubs are also top notch. I highly recommend both.
Both are hilarious comedies with an over the top style and wacky situations.
Both shows have strong focus on comedy and parody their repective genres very well. Both shows display "unique" fighting styles that are both fun and funny.
Is This A Zombie is heavy on fanservice, which is at the core of most of its humor. Baka and Test humor is very cheesy and childish. Regardless, both shows are hilarious.
These were both satirical in nature, and both focused quite a bit on comedy.
Very similar feel and humour. Aki from BakaTest and Kousaku from Nourin are spitting images of each other in personality! Nourin is smuttier though ...
The anime have a same kind of feel and they have the same kind of humor. If you enjoy one of them, you're going to enjoy the other probably as well.
The school where our main characters study are slightly different than your regular ones, one is about agriculture while other is more related to super-powers. Nonetheless, the comedy style is very similar and so is the art. You will surely enjoy Nourin if you liked Baka Test even if the overall premise is different ;)
+ Same random humor
+ Main characters are very similar and both shows have a love triangle
+ School setting where different groups in the school compete against each other (BtT has classes and grades and Nourin has different agricultural sections)
From the studio that brought you the action series "Strike the Blood" comes a romantic comedy in a school environmental place. The story features a main male character who are caught up in a situation revolving girls around his space. It can be either love, jealous, hate, or emotions depending their mood of their actions. Expect some slapstick, and funny moments in here as the show goes on.
Baka and Test is a fantasy show where characters uses avatar through a battle competition. No-rin is a normal show that features an Idol who takes a "break" from entertainment and attends a school.
Both of the anime are made by the same director and it really show in the art style. Both of the show also use a multitude of cliche in an extreme way. They both have a really stupid and perverted MC, the childhood friend who is secretly in love with the MC, the shy popular girl the MC is in love with. Nourin is pretty much a Baka Test agricultural version.
- The Comedy parts of these two are almost the same but Baka to Test is much more funnier than Nourin
- The Teachers in these anime are weird
- Main Female Characters likes the Main Male Character
- Both anime do weird missions or tasks ( weird & funny )
- Both Comedy, School and Romance genre'd anime
- Makes you want to watch more
Both are hilarious animes that will make you die from laughter.
well, this is my first recommendation
when i first watching this anime, i had a feeling like the anime i have watched before. that anime was baka to test to shoukanjuu. the similarities are :
1. both akihisa and kousaku have an identical hairstyle, but different colour.
2. both akihisa and kousaku have an identical "idiot" personality.
3. both the graphics of nourin and baka to test have the same style
4. both nourin and baka to test have many of pervert characters
sorry for my bad english
There's some sort of love triangle, it's comedy, the main characters are schoolgraders and they're a group of friends. They're very similar in essence
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"
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 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.
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. That's part of the charm 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
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!! :)
Both are high school slice-of-life comedies with an idiot main character. These both involve love triangles, and rely on somewhat recycled jokes or gags. I also noticed that in the second half of both shows, there was more drama added. Both anime have a large cast, with plenty of quirky characters. However, Baka and Test seems to have more perverse humor than School rumble.
Personally, I did get some laughs from both shows, but they just weren't exactly my cup of tea.
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.
Who would think that you could get a serious Anime from either story lines, but somehow the people who came up with the idea for both made it work. There is humor built into the story line too and it is very enjoyable despite the corniness.
They are similar in the fact of having a cute shy main character who ends up in the center of a big competition.
The comedy is fairly similar.
The "weak" protagonist (really, it's just that everyone else is too strong) is often subjected to physical punishment. In Baka Test it's getting his butt handed to him in summoning fights and by tsunderes, while in Ben-To he gets his ass kicked plain and simple... over food. (Don't worry though, they both overcome their underdog status in their own way)
They also both have a sort-of stalker who's weak to romace cliches. A male in BakaTest, a female in Ben-To. Also, they're also both poor, starving students.
The difference is the protagonist of Ben-To isn't "the dumbest idiot around".
Yoshii Akihisa (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu) and You Satou (Ben-to) Have the same Voice Actors (Hiro Shimono)
Both shows fight for one thing that isn't normally fought about (Grades and Half-priced food)
Both have the same Ecchi-like comedy style
The randomness, the action and the comedy go hand in hand with these two shows.
If you like one of them you'll probably like the other
The basic concept around these two shows are competition, where students mostly fight to meet their expectations. The main characters in here participates these events either by team or a free-for-all battle in a surreal battle sequence. The fighting can be absurd, but it was entertaining and satisfying, so expect some action, teamwork, and romance in here.
Baka and Test, tells a boy who helps his friends trying to reach up the higher class by competing a unique RPG battle system. Ben-to follows a boy who is caught up in all out brawl between customers competing for half-price ben-to.
Baka's an over-the-top school scenario with lots of randomness mixed in with the fighting. Baka's humor and action carries it through and makes it enjoyable. you'll find many similarities, from humor style to voice actors, but baka definitely proves itself worthy in its own right.
The comedy between these two are amazingly similar. As soon as i started Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou i immiedeitly thought of Baka to Test.
If you like one be sure to check out the other.
Both are incredibly funny check it out!
Many fun characters, great animation, for those who like anime comedy are great.
both are ridiculous shows about school kids and have great characters that fill their role and land jokes perfectly.
Both set in school, are great comedies and doesn't have a real story.
Watching any of these will make you laugh until your throat hurts.
Set mostly in school, both are great comedies, with a lot of characters. They are both crazy, each in its own way.
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