Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts

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Alternative Titles

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
English: Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts
German: Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts
French: Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts
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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
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 344115344,115 users)
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Ranked: #17392
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Popularity: #325
Members: 629,137
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Fumizuki Academy isn't a typical Japanese high school. This unique institution has implemented a new and innovative system to sort its students. At the end of their freshman year, students take a test that divides up the student body. The highest scorers are placed into A class, all the way down until F class, for the lowest of the low.

Unfortunately for Akihisa Yoshii, his supposedly "great" intellect wasn't quite enough for such a test, and he's now stuck at the bottom of F class. Naturally, F class has the worst facilities: not only rotten tatami mats and broken tables, but also outdated equipment and worn out furniture. On the bright side, his friend Yuuji Sakamoto is in the same class, and to everyone's surprise, the genius girl Mizuki Himeji has also ended up in the same class due to an unforeseen fever on the day of the test.

Unsatisfied with their perquisites, F class rallies behind Yuuji, determined to take on the higher-tiered classes in order to seize their perks by using the school's Examinations Summon Battle system. The participants can summon fantasy characters—whose power levels are equal to their student's test scores—in an all-out battle. Will F class be able to rise to the top, or will they live up to everyone's expectations and fail?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Yoshiyuki
Kaneko, Hayato
Producer, Planning


Opening Theme

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"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)


Apr 2, 2010
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 ...
Jun 14, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Ah, BakaTest, pearl of the Orient! Just look at all these jolly good reviews filled with hype and squealing!

But, as an old Russian idiom says, always there is "a spoon of tar in a barrel of honey". So, let's take a more critical look at this show. Although I've watched this anime long time ago, I re-watched some episodes in order to refresh my memories, and now I'm ready to share my opinion with you.

OK, let's look at the title first.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu.

Let me start from the end, i. e. "Shoukanjuu" or Summoned Beasts. Well, I think that this should match ...
Dec 7, 2011
Baka to Test began as a series of light novels written by Inoue Kenji, of whom I could find no information. The anime adaptations currently consist of two seasons and an OVA, but The light novels are still going so there could be more of them in the future. For now, I'm just going to look at the first season.

The story is about a school where students are separated into different groups based on their grades with the dumbest students getting the worst room and equipment. The students can challenge each other to battles using summoned creatures with power based on their test scores ...

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