Monday, 3 May 2010
Anime: Baka to test to Soukanjuu
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 prodigiesprodigies 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.
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. source
I had a good first impression of this anime, the characters had good personalities and the academy battle system was a genuis invention. To summon a creature and battle with your test scores, wage war with other classes for better studyrooms and material and above that if you loose a battle, you need to take supplemntary classes to get your scores back.
Troughout the story you get to see how genuis Class f really is and how easy to manipulate yoshii is. after a few eps i was fairly convinced that this was a good anime in story and character. they like to give the viewer some echii moments as a breather between certain events, but it isn't something that would be utterly distracting.
Overall, this is a good anime, i would have prefered another ending, but i can live with this one. I reccomend this for school anime lovers and those who like idiots.