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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu


Alternative Titles

English: Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts
Synonyms: The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Creatures, Baka to Test to Shokanju, BakaTest
Japanese: バカとテストと召喚獣

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2010 to Apr 1, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:20 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Silver Link.
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 202,076 users)
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Ranked: #8742
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Popularity: #119
Members: 353,780
Favorites: 4,686
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Synopsis

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.

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Staff

Oonuma, Shin
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Saitou, Yoshinari
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Marchi, Jamie
Script


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"Perfect-area complete!" by Natsuko Asou

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#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)




More reviewsReviews

Apr 2, 2010
-Naami- (All reviews)
Comedy is subjective. Some people prefer witty satire and others prefer blunt brainless nonesense. Well, Baka to Test is the latter of the two. Just like its namesake, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Idiots and Tests and Summoning Beings) is one hell of an idiotic show. But it serves its purpose of providing nonsensical entertainment, and I'm afraid if you are expecting otherwise then Baka to Test is not for you.

To many, the story is – to put it plainly – outright stupid. Students are split into classes from A-F based on their academic skills; A being full of smartarses and F being crammed read more
Apr 18, 2010
TheLlama (All reviews)
There are tons of comedic styles to play on in anime, and Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu takes to it some of the more popular ones - and suceeds with it. Be it Kouta's excited peeping (and failing by nosebleeds), Minami's tomboyish behaviour and acts of violence against Akihisa, Shouko's yandere-esque violent obsession with Yuuji or the sheer over-the-top fighting with the Summoned Beasts. Or the rather subtle and rare allusions to various shows; Baka to Test has it in itself to bring out laughter from everyone and nobody.

Baka to Test is the kind of comedy where the characters themselves, and not necessarily the situation read more
Oct 27, 2013
kurokoko (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 8, 2010
leingodf8 (All reviews)
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, the show with one of the least creative names ever seen. Just calling it Idiots and Tests and Summoned Beings... can you imagine if they called Avatar Blue guys and Forest and Environmentalism, nobody would be able to take the movie seriously (well... you can't really take it seriously anyways...). Anyways, silly titles aside, Baka to etc, is a simple show that illustrates how funny anime can be. A juvenile sense of humor with lots of slapstick gags, that delivers in every way you expected it to, just like it should. With that said, lets look at Baka to blooby read more

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