Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

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Synonyms: Baka and Test, Baka to Tesuto to Shoukanjuu, Baka to Test to Shoukanjyuu, Idiots, Tests, and Summoned Beasts
Japanese: バカとテストと召喚獣


Volumes: 18
Chapters: 143
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 29, 2007 to Mar 30, 2015
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Haga, Yui (Art), Inoue, Kenji (Story)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 23252,325 users)
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Ranked: #10362
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Popularity: #2391
Members: 8,647
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The protagonist is a guy who is among the stupidest of the stupidest in the school. In this school, your grades can, under the supervision of teachers, take a virtual form to do combat! However, if you leave an examination half way, you get zero marks. A bright and cute girl, Mizuki Himeji, was having a high fever during the examination. Despite her potential to be the second highest scorer in the level, she obtained zero marks for having left due to her illness and is thus allocated to the worst class, class F.

Grades mean almost everything. For Class A, they have a smart-looking teacher, a plasma TV as big as the entire wall as their blackboard, personal laptops, personal air-cons, refrigerators, adjustable seats and all kinds of different appliances. Within the refrigerator, there are all kinds of drinks and snacks. Their ceiling is made of glass, the wall lets them put up high-class drawings and plants. As for Class F, the worst class...They have Japanese desks and seat paddings. Their blackboard is dirty and there is no chalk even! Someone complains that the leggings of his desk is broken, so the teacher asks "Didn't we distribute some glue to stick wood together? Glue it back yourself later." Another complains that wind is blowing in from the broken window. The teacher says "I got it. I will apply for plastic bags and invisible glue to fix it later." There are spider webs everywhere, not a patch of the wall is clean. A unique moldy smell spreads across the entire room, it must be from the old tatamis used to tile the floor. This is the status of class F.

The protagonist feels displeased at such an arrangement, and seeks help from his friends to try to make a change through summoning war!! And they devise all kinds of plans to try to beat the famous class A, intending to get class A's classroom and equipment if they win!!

(Source: Baka-Tsuki)


Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu got 1st place on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking under Best Light Novel category in 2010.



Aug 5, 2019
Baka to Test was one of the first light novels I read, when I first got into animes and fan translated LNs. Its been a long way since then, and I've moved on to mangas, but this series will always stay in my heart.
First and foremost, Baka to Test is FUNNY. The premise is ridiculous and the characters are idiots, Akihisa being the biggest Baka, but this is what makes this series work. There are running gags like Himeji's cooking and Hideyoshi which always manages to make you laugh at the right time.
Honestly its been very long since I've read this, and I've basically ...
Jun 14, 2014
“I want to prove to the world that grades aren’t everything.”
- Yuuji Sakamoto, leader of class 2-F

In a high school where the equipment you get, the amount of respect you receive, and the destruction power of your summoning beast are strictly divided according to your academic skills, this seems to be a foolishly ambitious claim. However, if it is those “idiots” in class 2-F, I believe they can definitely do it.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is a popular, 17-volume (5 side stories volumes) light novel series that has been since adapted into anime (2 seasons) and manga. Ironically, this series is perhaps most prominent for ...
Apr 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Novel Review No.1
Baka to Test to Shokanjuu/Fools and Tests and Summoned Beings

"The story centers around the protagonist named 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 Class 2-F, 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 ...

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