To be honest I wasn't expecting much from this anime. I was actually expecting a lot of fail. But while watching the first episode I was giggling away at just how stupid it was but that's what made it awesome. I don't know if they are trying to be serious with this anime yet but if they keep it just like this I'll be a happy camper. The comedy in this is very slapstick like which generally I enjoy a lot.
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.
The worst class with the worst facilities, including decrepit tables and under-stuffed tatami mats. Comprises of 48 male and 2 female students. There is a total of 149 boys enrolled in the second year class, so it equates to approximately 1/3 being in F Class.
This class consists of...
Akihisa Yoshī (吉井 明久)
Akihisa Yoshī is the protagonist of the story and carries out the first person narration view in the novel. He is portrayed as the Ultimate Idiot (Baka among all Baka) and is implied to have the worst grades among his peers of the same level. In the novel, his friends make fun of his idiocy by turning his name, by appending suffix '-ful', into an English adjective; "He is so Akihisaful" essentially means "He is so stupid" in the context of the novel. Because of his absolute idiocy, he is also given the title of Punishment Inspector and his Shōkanjū (Summoned Being) is the only Shōkanjū given the ability to touch corporeal objects in order to help the teachers with chores as a punishment for being the Ultimate Idiot. Because Shōkanjū are many times stronger than humans, Akihisa can help the teachers perform tasks that would normally require the strength of many people. The flip side to this 'special ability' is that any damage taken by his Shōkanjū will be transmitted to himself as well. Thus, he is always reluctant to fight Shōkanjū battles due to the pain he will accrue during the battle. However, because he is very much accustomed to controlling his Shōkanjū as compared to other students, his Shōkanjū is much more nimble and can execute many unorthodox moves (such as sliding attacks), and this has enabled him to win battles otherwise thought to be impossible due to his poor grades.
Mizuki Himeji (姫路 瑞希)
Mizuki Himeji is one of the smartest students in Fumizuki Academy and would have probably ranked second of her level if not for her inability to finish her placement exam due to her fever. In Fumizuki Academy, leaving in the middle of an exam gets a student zero. As a result, Mizuki was placed in the worst class, class F. Despite the poor conditions of her class which were unfavourable to her fragile health, she claims to be happy because her love interest, Akihisa Yoshī, is in the same class. Mizuki is also portrayed as a shy, timid, innocent, but determined girl. Akihisa and Mizuki used to be in the same elementary school, and since then, she has long admired Akihisa for his thoughtfulness, caring personality. Mizuki also finds Akihisa cute, especially in maid costumes. Even though she has both brains and beauty, Mizuki possesses lethal cooking skills and in the novel, anyone who eats her handmade cooking goes into a coma, including Hideyoshi Kinoshita who is known for his strong stomach. However, she is completely oblivious to the lethality of her own cooking. She is on particularly good terms with Minami Shimada, and calls her Minami-chan , despite the fact that they are love rivals. Her Shōkanjū is clad in heavy armor and wields a large sword.
Minami Shimada (島田 美波)
Minami Shimada is one of the only two female students in class F. She is a Japanese who spent most of her life in Germany before coming to Fumizuki Academy, and as a result she is especially weak in kanji. Because of this handicap, the only exam in which she can do well is math. Minami is the tsundere of the series. Physically, she is slim and has long legs but somewhat lacking in the 'chest department'. She is in love with Akihisa, but due to her inability to express herself and her tsundere nature, she acts violently towards him, often causing him to misunderstand her intentions. Akihisa indirectly defamed Minami and caused her to enter the list of "Top Ten Women Not To Date" among the guys in Fumizuki. In the novel and manga, during a battle in which Akihisa's survival depended on Minami, he was blackmailed to address Minami by her first name, and from then onwards, she started calling him Aki instead of Yoshī. In the anime, this took place when she threatened to break his bones. It is a running gag in the light novel series that whenever Minami expresses genuine concern for Akihisa through her actions or words, Akihisa always draws the conclusion that he is going to get assassinated or sabotaged by her in some obscure way. She is on good terms with Mizuki, being the only two girls in class F, and calls her by her first name. She is good at cooking, due to the fact that her parents are not at home most of the time. Her Shōkanjū is clad in blue military uniform and wields a sabre.
Yūji Sakamoto (坂本 雄二)
Yūji Sakamoto is the class representative of class F. In the series, the class rep position is assigned to the smartest student of that class. He is cool, collected, and exhibit surprisingly high intelligence and foresight unexpected of a student from class F. Yūji was once known as a child prodigy in his childhood. The only reason why he ended up in class F was because he did not study at all and he holds the strong belief that grades are not everything. However, due to the consequences he 'suffered' from his defeat from Shōko Kirishima, his childhood friend and also the top student of his level, he became motivated to study again, and in the later volumes, his Shōkanjū became reasonably strong in just a few months due to his test scores improving by leaps and bounds.
Hideyoshi Kinoshita (木下 秀吉)
Hideyoshi Kinoshita is a very feminine-looking bishōnen and is the younger twin brother of Yūko Kinoshita of class A. Despite being a fraternal twin, except for his male body, he looks almost identical to his twin sister. Because of that, his male peers see him as a female, which upsets him though he doesn't express it strongly. In the Anime, his feminine looks are often the subject of fanservice. Hideyoshi has a helpful personality and is willing to support any activity his friends embark on. He uses a form of Japanese grammar commonly used by old venerable men. While he is bad in academics, he has unquestionable talent in acting, and can not only replicate the behavior and mannerisms of other people but also their voices as well. I His Shōkanjū is clad in Hakama and wields a Naginata.
Kouta Tsuchiya (土屋 康太)
Kōta Tsuchiya is the ultimate pervert in Fumizuki. He has a dark taciturn personality, and as such, he's given the nickname Morose Pervert, implicitly derived from Mutsuri to form a parody for Mussolini . While Kōta is uncommunicative by nature, he is part of class F's inner circle group of Yūji, Akihisa, Mizuki, Minami, and Hideyoshi. He is terrible at all subjects except for Health Education, in which few students, if any, could come close. If the score of a subject is particularly high and distinctive, the Shōkanjū in question will be given an accessory that grants the Shōkanjū some special powers. And because of Kōta's extreme high score in Health Education, partly attributed to his wealth of knowledge of the human anatomy, especially that of females, his Shōkanjū carries an accessory, during battles in Health Education, that allows the Shōkanjū to perform an accelerated move. In the novel, he is also shown to be an expert in sneaking, gathering information, and photography. His Shōkanjū wears a ninja outfit and dual-wields Kodachi.
Ryō Sugawa (須川 亮)
Ryō Sugawa is a minor supporting character in class F. He is the only class F student outside of the 'inner circle' whose Shōkanjū is described in the novel. His Shōkanjū wears a martial-arts robe and wields a staff.
A group in class F in the anime who punish Akihisa for getting atttention from girls.
The best class with best equipment. Comprises of 24 males and 26 females. The top 10 of class A are said to be so strong that they are in a league of their own compared to other class A students.
This class consists of...
Shōko Kirishima (霧島 翔子)
Shōko Kirishima is the childhood friend of Yūji Sakamoto. She is the top student in her level and the class representative for class A. In the story, she is portrayed as a soft-spoken, but highly assertive and intelligent girl. In the novel, her dialog always starts with ellipses. She is described as elegantly beautiful and very popular, but yet has no boyfriend, which initially created the impression to others that she is a lesbian. Later, it was revealed that the reason for this is because she is crazily infatuated with Yūji since childhood and acts possessively towards him. Despite being tricked multiple times, she still shows a trusting nature towards Yūji and practically believes everything he says. Shōko is also shown to be someone who is very long-term thinking, and has already decided on her children's names (Shoyū for a girl, and Koshō for a boy). She is also a gadget moron and is known to spoil any electronic gadget that falls into her hands. Her Shōkanjū is clad in Samurai armor and wields a Japanese longsword.
Aiko Kudō (工藤 愛子)
Aiko Kudō is another elite student in class A. She is portrayed as a friendly, easy-going, and mischievous girl. She uses 'boku' commonly used by boys or young men, to address herself. She is extremely skilled in electronic gadgets and carries a micro-recorder for recording lessons, which she also uses to cause mischief to other people by recording, cutting and re-joining parts of their conversations, creating lots of misunderstandings and woes to others, especially towards Akihisa. Her Shōkanjū is clad in sailor uniform and wields a battle axe. It carries an accessory that increases the electric strength of her axe.
Toshimitsu Kubo (久保 利光)
Toshimitsu Kubo is a calm and cool man with glasses and the second ranked student in his level. He lives in a relatively tight and structured schedule which is reflected in his high grades. However, he easily misinterprets situations and because of this, he thinks that Akihisa was trying to hit on him. As a result, he ends up having a crush on him despite being another man.
Yūko Kinoshita (木下 優子)
Yūko Kinoshita is the attractive elder twin sister of Hideyoshi Kinoshita. Due to their disparity in academic abilities, she feels superior to her younger brother, whom she thinks is trash. During the classroom wars in volume 1, Hideyoshi, while acting on a strategy of Yūji, masqueraded as his sister and branded the whole of class C as filthy pigs, sowing discord between class C and class A, saving F from a potential alliance between class C and class B. And the proud Yūko bears a deep grudge against Hideyoshi and class F for the incident.
This class consists of...
Kyōji Nemoto (根本 恭二)
Kyōji Nemoto is the class representative for class B. He is cunning, scheming, and one who will resort to underhand tricks to win. He is going out with Yūka Koyama, class rep for class C, and attempted to set up an alliance with C during the war with F in volume 1. This was later foiled by Yūji's contingency plan. After he was defeated, he was forced to wear the female school uniform and had his photograph taken, which was used as a blackmailing leverage by Yūji.
Ritsuko Iwashita (岩下 律子)
Mayumi Kikuiri (菊入 真由美)
This class consists of...
Yūka Koyama (小山 友香)
Yūka Koyama is the class representative for class C, and going out with Kyōji Nemoto.
Tōru Kurosaki (黒崎 トオル)
Isshin Noguchi (野口 一心)
This class consists of...
Miharu Shimizu (清水 美春)
A girl who is infatuated with Minami Shimada, whom she addresses as onee-sama. Her Shōkanjū is clad in Roman armor and dual-wields swords.
Genji Hiraga (平賀 源二)
Miki Tamano (玉野 美紀)
This class consists of...
Hiromi Nakabayashi (中林 宏美)
The class representative for the E class.
Ayumi Furukawa (古川 あゆみ)
Yoshiko Mikami (三上 美子)
Kaoru Tōdō (藤堂 カヲル)
Principal of Fumizuki.
Shin Fukuhara (福原 慎)
The first homeroom teacher of class F, who in the anime became the narrator after the first classroom wars, and was replaced by Nishimura.
Sōichi Nishimura (西村 宗一)
Disciplinary master who also became class F's homeroom teacher after the first classroom wars. Nicknamed Ironman or Tetsujin, he is extremely strict and drags people off to remedial classes if they lose a Shōkanjū battle. Nishimura-sensei has no Shōkanjū of his own. Though Shōkanjū are many times stronger than humans, he has no problems with bashing up Akihisa's Shōkanjū, but was later defeated by Akihisa's dual Shōkanjū after a tough battle.
Yōko Takahashi (高橋 洋子)
Yōko Takahashi is the Head Teacher of Year 2 and the homeroom teacher of class A. She is bespectacled, probably the smartest person in Fumizuki, but is really bad at baseball. Her total score on all subjects is 7800, nearly twice as much as Shōko. Her Shōkanjū is clad in black military uniform and armed with a whip.
Hazuki Shimada (島田 葉月)
Minami's younger sister. Grade 5. Calls Akihisa Idiotic Elder Brother. She has also expressed her wish to become Akihisa's bride in the future.
Yukino Sakamoto (坂本 雪乃)
Akira Yoshī (吉井 玲)
Akihisa's elder sister. 23 years old. Harvard graduate.
Yoshimitsu Kubo (久保 良光)
Toshimitsu's younger brother.
Full name unknown. Runs a popular coffee shop at the station.
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