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Baka & Test: Summon The Beasts Season 2 (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

4.9 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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Yoshii’s a good-hearted goofball enrolled at a school where students settle their differences by summoning Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That “academic ability” part is bad news for idiotic Yoshii – he’s stuck in lowly Class F with the slackers. If these misfits want to escape their dump of a classroom and earn some respect, they’ll have to fight their way up the ranks and take on Class A, the brightest students on campus. It’s going to be tough, that’s for sure. But once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don’t give up – and Yoshii can’t even spell surrender!

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Fans of Baka & Test will be pleased to find that life doesn't get easier for Akihisa Yoshii and his friends at Fumizuki Academy in the second season (2011). The Summoner Test Wars, in which students call up avatars to fight for social status, take a back seat to the emotional contretemps. The various romantic polyhedra stumble along, fueled by misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and plain old foot-in-mouth disease. Argumentative Minami likes kindhearted Akihisa, who likes pretty, smart Himeji--a triangle that's complicated by the arrival of Miharu, an even more argumentative girl who's smitten with Minami. Pretty, rich Shouko insists she and bad-boy Yuuji are engaged. Kudou continues his ninja-photographer activities; the fan service jiggle shots and breast-size jokes give him so many nosebleeds from lust, he's learned to give himself transfusions. Hideyoshi remains trapped between genders. The boys find themselves literally and figuratively out of their depth on a summer outing to the beach, and a trip to a rural study camp degenerates into an all-out campaign to peek at the girls' bath. The filmmakers do a better job of balancing the insanity with gentler moments that make the characters more appealing than they did in the first season. Yuuji was a child prodigy in elementary school who started fighting when his arrogance got him and Shouko in trouble with older bullies. After spending time in Germany as a girl, Himeji struggled to adjust to her new school when she returned to Japan, an adjustment good-natured Akihisa facilitated. Baka & Test is a featherweight series by any measure, but that doesn't mean it isn't also funny. (TV 14: risqué humor, cartoon violence, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

(1. Everyone Swimming at the Beach! 2. Me and Yukata and Revelry! 3. Me and That Girl and Plush! 4. Me and Motive and a Man's Dignity! 5. Me and Peeping and Training Camp! 6. Me, a Peeping Tom, and the Brotherhood of Men! 7. Me, a Peeping Tom, and the Distant Utopia! 8. Me, Japan, and a Language I Don't Know! 9. Me, Romance, and Diplomacy! 10. Me, Romance, and the Art of Love! 11. Yuuji, Shouko, and their Childhood Memories! 12. Idiots, a Fool, and Requiem! 13. Idiots, Tests, and Summoned Beings!)

Special Features

  •  Episode 03 commentary
  • Episode 13 commentary
  • Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Spinout!
  • Promo videos
  • Original commercials
  • U.S.trailer
  • Textless songs
  • Trailers

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Alexis Tipton, Josh Grelle, Brina Palencia, Greg Ayres, Jamie Marchi
    • Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, Subtitled, Multiple Formats
    • Language: Japanese, English
    • Subtitles: English
    • Dubbed: English
    • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
    • Number of discs: 5
    • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    • Studio: Funimation
    • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
    • Run Time: 325 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B009B82E2E
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,048 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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    In 2007, "Baka to Test to Shokanju" (Baka and Test) was created by Kenji Inoue. Featured as a light novel series and featuring the illustrations by Yui Haga, a total of 12 volumes have been printed thus far and a manga adaptation by Mosuke Mattaku began in 2009 in the magazine "Shonen Ace" and also on "Famitsu Comic Clear".

    An anime adaptation began in 2010 and a second season which aired in Japan in July 2011. And with the first season released in America on Blu-ray/DVD back in 2011, the second season will now be released by FUNimation in January 2013.

    The anime series features animation production from Silver Link and the previous staff from the first season which includes director Shin Oonuma ("Mahou Sensei Negima!", "Pani Poni Dash!"), screenplay by Katsuhiko Takayama ("Cat Planet Cuties", "ef: a tale of melodies", "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Ga-Rei-Zero"), music by Nijine ("Akikan", "Hatsukoi Limited", "Idolm@ster: Xenoglossia"), character designs by Miwa Oshima ("Hit o Nerae!", Rakugo Tennyo Oyui!") and art direction from Kohji Azuma ("Natsu no Arashi!", "Tokyo Requiem", "Arakawa Under the Bridge").

    With the second season, Akihisa may not be the brightest guy in class but this time, both Mizuki Himeji and Minami Shimada want to make their move towards Akihisa. But which girl will he pick?

    What is "Baka and Test"?

    "Baka and Test" revolve around a not-so-smart teenager named Akihisa Yoshii. Because he is not so smart, he is constantly called "Baka" (in Japanese which means stupid). Akihisa is also living on a very tight budget and because he doesn't have much money, he often has to cut his ramen noodles in pieces and eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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    Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts is a Comedy, Romance, Slice-of-Life Anime of the highest caliber. Wonderful Dub, Solid Features, and in terms of the show: Stellar Presentation.

    To start off, I'd like to comment that my investment in Baka and Test actually spans a whole year and a month from when I first watched it, and I decided with my good friend that I showed it afterwards that we would wait for the season 2 dub. Well, the wait is over... AND IT WAS WORTH IT! Here are some special features of the release you should expect:

    > Two commentaries (episode 3 and 13. This is a far better amount compared to Season One's... no commentaries)
    > Nine shorts on the "Spinout" series (think of this as a bunch of shorts, like last season)
    > Typical Anime Feature Standards (Textless opening and endings, English and Japanese Audio w/ subtitles...)

    Sadly, the OVAs are released in a separate collection. Strange too, since there are only two of them (why you gotta take all my money like that, FUNi).

    In terms of the good and bad of the actual season's content (and in comparison to season one), the season itself does the job it was meant to do, which is make you laugh. The comedy is just as great as it previously was, and I found certain characters like Kouta to shine even more than they did previously. It seems strange that jokes of Hideyoshi and Kouta's nosebleeds happen so much, and yet they still find a way for me to laugh.

    The only problem I have with this season is the plot loss from the first season. Season one was all about Class F trying to get better stuff by beating other classes in wars (while having plenty of side stories and personal adventures on the side).
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    If you already seen the first half of this entertaining and hilarious series then obviously this second half is a must have. The episodes hijinx and slapstick comedy are pretty reminiscent to another couple of series from Funimation Cat Planet Cuties and Heavens Lost Property and thankfully the drama while in the series is kept relatively light. The romantic triangle quagmire we've seen in hundred of other series is here too but the endearing personalities of the characters keeps it surprisingly fresh and enjoyable. The voice cast from the subbed and dubbed do a terrific job playing their character roles in the series,the animation is a mix of standard to seriously drawn out but more to highlight the comedic situation in the scene and the soundtrack fits the series perfectly. While again somewhat pricey I feel it's forgivable for such a entertaining series that I truly like, but if you haven't seen the series I suggest getting the first set and seeing if you wish to continue and get this second half which if you find the first part of the series as hilariously entertaining as I did you're sure to get this set as well....
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    Season 2 picks up right where season 1 left off. The first time I watched Baka and Test, I was a little let down. I watched a couple more times, and I really liked it. It's a lot of fun. Season 2 is pretty much just about the guys of class F trying to peep on the girls' changing room and bath. It's kind of odd that an entire season of this show is dedicated to that single purpose, but it's still really fun. There are a couple background episodes for the main characters. Season 2 is a little better than the first one. The animation, voice acting, and soundtrack are all still really good. I think that they are gonna continue this series even further. I hope they do. It's a lot of fun to watch. I think that it's a safe bet for most anime fans. The language is moderate, and there isn't any nudity. So 14 and up is a good rating. I highly recommend it.
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