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Baka & Test: Summon The Beasts OVA Special Collection (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

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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!

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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

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  • Actors: Josh Grelle, Scott Freeman, Leah Clark, Jamie Marchi
  • Directors: Joel McDonald
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AFEYCLY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,536 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: Blu-ray
I admit, I'm not all too happy to see that unlike some other FUNi releases (Darker Than Black 2, Black Butler 2) that they decided to split the Season 2 box set and OVAs into separate sets (which they do sometimes). But, I'd be a big liar if I said that would stop me from purchasing this as well.

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.
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"Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts" is back and this time, the F class must take part in a festival and find out what kind of event they can do. Meanwhile, the Class F would like to have real furniture in their class instead of cardboard mats and boxes.

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!
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This OVA set takes place in between the first and second seasons of Baka & Test. The show is hilariously funny and should be watched by any anime fans who can handle a little perverted humor. While this set is only about an hour an a half long, when you think about it, you are paying about the same for what would be a movie of similar length so the price shouldn't be an issue for anybody. Definitely pick this up along with the first season and you will enjoy hours of continuous laughter that will make your sides hurt!
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The new bit: worth it if you're looking for "all things Baka & Test", but a bit pricey for a single episode.
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.
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This is a great blu-ray set for a great show. Baka & Test were one of the Anime "gems" that's hard to forget, and with this release, Funimation has given us the whole library. The price may be a tad steep (20 dollars for two episodes...), but the set goes for 50$ in Japan, so it isn't that bad.

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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