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Baka & Test: Summon The Beasts OVA Special Collection (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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This OVA set includes the two OVAs from Baka and Test (Day 1: Me, Maids, and a New Start; Day 2: Idiots, Fireworks, and the Summoning Tournament) and it also has some special features included. The OVAs are just slightly longer than a regular episode of the show.
These OVAs were plenty funny and set up certain characters and events that appear in the second season of the show, but it seems like too much to pay for just these two OVAs and a couple of special features that just could have been packaged with the second season of the show.
As a big fan of the series, I'd be Baka to NOT buy it! But, whether or not that it is worth the price is more up to you. I mean, it is a little costly if you aren't really that much of a fan (after all, it is near the price of some whole series sets for some older Anime titles), but I'm sure if you really like the series, that this set should also be worth the plunge.
But what happens when Akihisa Yoshii finds out that if they don't succeed in the festival, Mizuki Himeji may have to go to another school. Meanwhile, there are people from other classes who are determined in making sure the F class does not succeed at the festival.
Does Class F have a chance of succeeding? Find out in "Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts - OVA Special Collection"!
What is "Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts"?
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 and second season released in America on Blu-ray/DVD courtesy of FUNimation, the two-episode OVA collection will be released in February 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!Read more ›
Well, I guess a classroom full of mostly delinquents and underachievers *could* qualify as "beasts". This is a pretty standard romantic comedy (harem) that would be average if not for the interesting setting. A school pilot program where students classes can challenge other classes to attempt to improve their school equipment. The best scoring students get the best equipment, the worst get junk. The challenges are done by holographic "champions" or avatars based on the individuals grade in the subject of the teacher monitoring the challenge. So some strategy in choosing the right time, place and teacher are needed. It is overall a pretty good series (both seasons and the OVA) but not the most original characters. The comedy is better than a lot (to my liking anyway). I won't go into anything to spoil the series. I think it was worth getting and consider it a "keeper". Take that for what it is worth.
The content itself is great. Unlike season one, this one was made in HD. The Audio and Video are considerably better and the animation is a bit more lively than the TV-series. They didn't save anything on this one and went all out on the budget. The extras are great as usual, there's a bunch of bonus content in form of bonus episodes, as was the case with season 1 and 2. There's not much more to say.
If you're less smart than the avarage man, you'll feel right at home here. If you aren't, you will laugh of all the anticts and stupidity these characters are up to. Maybe cringe as well. Point is: BUY IT NOW!
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Would buy again. It's not a terrible show, but I would recommend getting this on Blu Ray for anime fans who might think this is up their alley content-wise.Published 3 months ago by Logan
This is a nice set, but if you have the second season with the ova's it is the same thing, Do not be fooled.Published 5 months ago by Casey E.
Never got a chance to see the OVA my first time seeing the series, now that I have I regret not purchasing this sooner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mihalis
Love this series, but the OVAs were weak. Bought them to complete the set. Only for die-hard fans.Published 12 months ago by Lisa D.
Compared to the actual seasons it was ok. Made me laugh and that was all I really wanted. Not missing anything if you don't get it.Published 14 months ago by TrueGamer101