Class F is back in the Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts: OVA Special Collection! Fumizuki Academy's popular Refreshing Festival is quickly approaching, and the student body is busy prepping class projects. For Yoshii and the gang, there's a lot more at stake than showing off for campus visitors. If Class F doesn't profit from its festival project and buy some new gear for its dumpy room, Mizuki's parents are going to send her to another school! Of course, even if the slack pack makes some money, they'll have to win one of the toughest Summoner Test Wars of their lives before they're allowed to spend it. It's not going to be easy, that's for sure. But once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don't give up - and they can't even spell surrender!
The two-part Baka & Test
OVA (2011) takes place between the first and second seasons of the popular romantic farce. It's time for the annual school festival at Fumizuki Academy, usually one of the high points of the academic year in Japan. A lot is riding on this year's festival: Class F can use any money they earn to buy desks to replace the cardboard boxes they work at. With desks, they'll look like a real class, and Himeji's father won't make her change schools. Under the direction of class rep and bad boy Yuuji, they set up a "European Chinese-style Café," which, incredibly enough, makes money. But at Fumizuki Academy, there's always a catch. The second day of the festival is a Summoner Tournament, and only the winners can buy equipment. Yuuji and long-suffering Akihisa call up their avatars, but they have to fight upperclassmen they shouldn't have a chance against. They succeed through a mixture of pluck, luck, and Kudou's surveillance equipment and sexy photographs. Although it's short enough to have been included as an extra on one of the Baka & Test
sets, the OVA supplies plenty of the slapstick humor, friendship, and lust-driven nosebleeds fans of the series expect and enjoy. (TV 14: risqué humor, cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon