Baka to Test to Shokanju – Anime Review

Review: Yoshii-kun is eager to do his best at the new high school he is going to attend. This high school is famous for its outgoing social and pedagogic practices. Students are divided into classes based on their entrance exam scores, where class A with the best scores is able to study in fancy classroom and enjoy upper class meals, while class F has to study under ridiculously poor conditions. Through special technologies the students are able to summon creatures with strength equal to their recent test scores and fight for the sake of switching classrooms with the loosing team. Unfortunately our Yoshii-kun ends up with one of the worst test scores, but at least he sees some familiar faces in class F. Maybe not all hope is lost.

On first glance the concept of Baka to Test to Shokanju does seem a little too farfetched, but you just have to give it a try. That show is by no means only about high school students fighting each others with tiny chiby figures. Nor does it have any deep meanings or dramatic moments; it’s just plain comedy. But that is exactly what it’s good at. This anime lives from its hilarious characters and at this point it’s so good that I even dare to compare it to classics like School Rumble.
Rating: 9/10