Welcome back to another full hour class with Idiots from the F class. I shall be your mentor today for this review!
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to;
-Learn how to Cross-dress
-Blackmail people into submission
-Back-stab your best friend
-Find other uses for women undergarments (For example a head accessory for all you skin head types.
-Score between 6-8 marks on "Classics" subject
-Hack a state of the art machine
-Join the KKK, erm.. I mean the FFF
-Confess to another girl using your friends voice
-Blow up your school
Period 1: Story
For every educational institute there will always be a class which even though is not a very well publicize fact, "The Last Class" and Fumizuki Academy made no exception. The academy's harsh policy of bullying the "stupid" in order to encourage them to succeed in education (using their own standards of measurements) doesn't mean the academy does not provide alternative solution for the "Idiots" to escape their ill fate.
Who would imagine Fumizuki Academy, a well known academy for developing the "Summoned" Beast Battle system would have a school festival like all those other normal schools. The OVA provides the same plot device like in the original series. F class trying their best to get better facilities for themselves, Akhisa working hard for Himeji's sake, Yuuji running away from his inevitable marriage with Shouko, Muttsurini taking more pervertic shots and yet not having to deal with the wrath of his female peers (lucky bastard) and so on and so on... Expect more nonsensical story courtesy of the "Idiots"
Period 2: Art and Music
Improvement in the "Summon" battle animation but to not such a major extent. BGM are recycled from the original series however new opening and ending songs are introduced. (Though by the same artist)
Now, a little not known fact, the ending theme for this OVA, "Getsuyou wa Kirai" or english translation "I Hate Monday" was responsible for inspiring Rebecca Black's "Friday" In both song they constantly repeated the day name in the lyrics. Only difference is Rebecca Black loves Friday and the Baka cast hates Monday. Alright, you know I'm just kidding right...
And who doesn't get bored of Akhisa's insufferable screams of misery? Yes, the seiyuus have not lost their passion and emotions from the first season.
Period 3: Philosophy
A wise old man once said, "The bigger the size of your harem, the higher the number of cockblocking you're bound to get"
Ok, maybe it wasn't a wise man but a horny old man. What's the difference anyways?
However this concept does not apply to Baka To Test. Even though Akhisa
has only the minimum requirement to have his own "Harem" he is constantly harass by his fellow FFF members.
Period 4: Overall
In a nutshell, the 2 OVAs are practically just the sum of all the stupidity and humor brought upon us in the first season. If you have watch the 1st season over a hundred times (like me... sigh why did I have to do that....) you might not find the jokes as humorous as it used to be. Nevertheless the OVA was sticking according to the manga and thus was the preparation for what's in store for us in season 2. If you're a fan of the first season and not don't get bored easily by recycled jokes, then you might as well attend this full hour class of Idiocracy.
Great minds think alike. Fools seldom differs. Idiots will always be idiots...
The OVA series follow right after the first season. It encompasses the school festival and as far as I can see a extra event that offers no sort of critical plot advancement… But how many of us enjoyed it for only that aspect now? If your looking for a good laugh these OVAs will supply.
The first episode covers the classroom event, of which class F fails yet again to decide on time. However, due to a need to prove themselves worthy of himeji, exactly why to be excluded, they set off to make as much sales to graduate from cardboard boxes. A Voyeur shining episode, with some cross dressing to add on. Alas this isn't a summary, but a review. All in all, the first episode felt to me like an average episode for this show.
However, the second episode understands the importance to the summoned battles and provides us with a whole tournament! Yes, we get to see plenty of battles, and of course the underhanded tactics our F class friends must employ to stand up to the rest of the teams. I am usually jaded when it comes to jokes, which one might find odd or not seeing how I still love these types of shows, but this episode was seriously hilarious.
The OVA wisely implements the unique characteristics of almost every single character in the show at least one point. With the advent of a new season, at least at the time of the review, it allowed me to get excited for what is just around the corner!
Score: 9.5 read more
Too many times are the same jokes recycled and reused.
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Matsuri is the OVA extension that was released before the premiere of the second season. It continues on from (around) the end of the first season and follows the main characters at a festival held at their school.
Although occasionally witty and interesting, this OVA series loses its charm quickly. Nothing in this OVA series is new - it recycles the same kind of plot format as the first season. Some may argue that this is fine, but in this case it does not do much justice to the series as a whole.
The characters are the same as the first season - all with their own unique individual personalities. But also as with the first season, there's not much development at all. As you'll clearly see, none of the characters advance in their relationships with other.
Art and sound is still on point, as with the first season. You can see the detail that the studio put into its art and audio.
All in all, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Matsuri is not bad - it just doesn't do anything new.
- There is a clearly depicted plotline
- The design of the plot is nothing different from the first season
- Little character development
- Jokes/actions are recycled from the first seasonread more
Well, I’m not sure what to say about this except that it’s similar to the TV version of the show. The comedy is the same as well as all the mess ups and luck that the group has at times weather good or bad. It’s only two episodes for crying out loud and trying to find a way to talk about it without spoilers is not that easy. We still have the same jokes that are an on going gag like one of the male students dressing female and we even get a chance to see Yoshii’s sister sort of have a cameo with her cooking. It’s pretty short so not much there except a good watch.
The animation is stunning, bright and beautiful. The colors are almost brightened as a pastel most of the time, exactly the same as the first. It matches perfectly and could have easily been put in with the rest of the series instead of being an OVA but of course good shows like this seem to always have a OVA involved.
Same voice actors so again, done really well and matches all the good things the first one had in store. We did see some ‘new’ people in the show but they didn’t stand out at all. They just fit nicely in like a jigsaw puzzle without any real complaints. I guess the one thing I didn’t like was all the super loud yelling at times but that’s my own preference. It fit the characters and situation.read more