English: Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts 2
Synonyms: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2, The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Creatures 2, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Baka to Test to Shokanju 2, BakaTest 2
Japanese: バカとテストと召喚獣 にっ！
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 30, 2011
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.101 (scored by 68304 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
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SynopsisContinuing from where Season 1 left, the story continues with a more in depth into the characters but with the same humor narrative as before.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Prequel: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Matsuri
Spin-off: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Spinout! Sore ga Bokura no Nichijou, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!: Mahou Hideyoshi Hideyoshi
Characters & Voice Actors
What happens if you combine PaniPoniDash! with FinalFantasy Tactics and the visual style from the Scott Pilgrim movie/comic ??? I think the result would be Baka To Test, the funniest anime I have seen in a long time !
It is directed by Shin Oonuma and is based on an idea by Kenj Inoue. The plot is fairly simple, it resolves around students at the Fumizuki Academy fighting for better grades and better school rooms. Which is funny, because the protagonists from Class F have the worst school room at the whole academy (completed by an inquisition club ! XD ). But the thing is, every fight in this anime is shown as a Summoner Test War: Once you get the permission from a teacher, the student is able to summon his own chibi beast and in most cases he fights against students from different and higher classes. If you loose, you have to suffer through the aftermath classes from the teacher Ironman :)
Now the characters are all somewhat stereotypical, you have the idiotic shonen hero (Akihisa Yoshi), the misunderstood genius (Yuji), the German exchange student and flat-chested tsundere girl (Minami), the shy dojiko girl (Himeji) the pervert with the camera (Muttsurini), a shemale (Hideyoshi) and so on and so on. The character chemistry in every scene is just funny as hell ! Especially because you see most situations from Akihisa`s perspective and as a true idiot, he misunderstands pretty much everything ! For example in one scene Minami says in broken Japanese "Watashi ......" while Akihisa understands "What a shit !", making Minami only more aggressive.
The humour from Baka To Test relies heavily on running gags. But don`t get me wrong, it is not annoying ! Most jokes are pretty smart in their own way because each joke slightly alters over the time and things are going to happen you never expected in your whole life. There are also some parodies from more popular anime. But unlike PaniPoniDash! the parodies aren`t that "in your face", they are more like easter-eggs you can discover if you want to. I can remember that CodeGeass, NeonGenesisEvangelion, Hatsune Miku and Izaya Kanra from Durarara!! were parodied.
What I also love about Baka To Test is the pure versatility: Some episodes are more about the summon beast battles, while other episodes show us how the boys from Class F deal with the girls (or teachers ^^) from the academy. Heck, there is even some card playing and cross-dressing involved ! The only episode I disliked was the beach episode ...... Seriously, beach episodes in general are boring and contribute nothing to the plot-development ! That`s the only thing I dislike about modern anime, but that`s me.
The character-design from Yui Haga is great ! My favourite characters are the green-haired Aiko Kudou, Minami`s sister Hazuki, Himeji and of course, Muttsurini. I don`t know, this guy is just moe in his own way and the way he interacts with his camera is just funny. I also like his bored facial expression and his random ninja clothes. He kinda reminds me on an old school-mate from my old secondary school. He wasn`t that perverted as Muttsurini, but they resemble each-other a lot :)
But I digress. The music is great as well ! Of course it is not progressive music with oddtime signatures, complex chords and whatnot, but it is indeed pretty catchy and just likeable. The only thing I can criticize is the lack of a real character introduction. In the first episodes you just got thrown in the bizarre world of Baka To Test and it`s up to you to learn more about the characters. Maybe that`s why some people oversaw or even disliked this comedy gem ???
I don`t know and to be honest I give a fuck.
Although being a completely different genre, LegendOfTheGalacticHeroes suffered from the same problem IMO. Why don`t you explain each character's background at the beginning from the show and not later in the second season ?
So yeah, here I am writing and praising about Baka To Test. My high rating is of course subjective, but to be honest you have to be very nitpicking for disliking this comedy gem (I never understood how average if not boring shows like LuckyStar, School Rumble or Zero no Tsukaima are getting so high ratings while all of my favourite shows are ........ Oh nevermind XD )
Just sit down, watch it and enjoy the show. I highly recommend this anime !
Suggestion-list for similar anime:
- AngelBeats (Really, the graphics are pretty much the same !)
- Scott Pilgrim ( Not Japanese, but I find the whole videogame aesthetic very similar to each-other)
- Mitsudomoe (Akihisa's voice actor appears in both anime as the IDIOT ! )
- Seto no Hanayome (Both of them are genius and insane entertainment !)
PS: Rewatch-value is pretty high ! read more
I almost forgot to do a review for this anime. Well, here's my review for this anime.
Baka and Test: Summon the Beast 2, or Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!, is one of the greatest anime I've ever watched. If you guys watched School Rumble, Angel Beats, or Lucky Star, then you would most likely enjoy school comedies. Baka and Test basically exceeds those three previously mentioned. It reaches to new heights with it's amazingness. There is so much to talk about with this anime.
Let's begin with the story. The story is easy to keep up. It also had some funny moments, which I shall not mention. It kept me laughing. There was no dull moment in this anime. You could be in the worst mood possible, and watching one episode of this anime will get you excited.
The characters are so respectable. It is hard to find one that you cannot respect, and even if you do find one that you can't really respect, it'll be one small issue at best. I never found a characte that I can't respect; they're all enjoyable in their own way. The anime's uniqueness comes from the characters, but not just them.
The music is catchy. Once I heard them, I just kept listening to them. I don't really care that they're in Japanese. It's just so uplifting.
The art's well done. The characters all look nice. The scenery is also nice. I don't think that they had the background characters with bo eyes and the back-background characters as dotted cardboard cutouts, as composed to season one when they did. It's not that that is an issue, but it's still an art design, right?
Enjoyment… if I had to sum it up in one go, it'll go like this:
"This is the greatest anime I've ever watched; the characters are funny and a bit goofy in a good way, the jokes never get old, and you could keep watching this anime over and over again."
That's the simple way, but you get the picture.
All and all, the anime is a must watch. I give this anime a 10/10. Like I said, it is funny as all hell. If you haven't seen this anime yet or haven't wayched it in a while, stop reading this and go watch it! I highly recommend this to you all. Why? Well, the biggest reason isn't mentioned above. It's really how there is something for EVERYONE to enjoy. read more
Its same in comparison with idiocy where male character is complete idiot when comes to feeling of girls..
on the other side lots of comedy , action ( not the same action as in Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu where the progonist is always spilling blood )
maou sadao can be compared tosome levels to yoshii in terms of idiocy ( other than the fact that yoshii is a complete idiot )
must watch anime :)
Opening Theme"Kimi + Nazo + Watashi de JUMP!! (君＋謎＋私でJUMP!!)" by Larval Stage Planning
Ending Theme#1: "Eureka Baby (エウレカベイビー)" by Natsuko Asou (eps 1-6, 8-10, 12-13)
#2: "Baka to Koshitsu to Kodokumeshi (バカと個室と孤独飯)" by milktub (ep 7)
#3: "Hi-Ho!!" by milktub (ep 11)
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