Baka and Test Now on Hulu – What to Watch
Posted March 8, 2010on:
Last week, I was pretty vocal about how much I love Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu, and I’d like to remind everyone that if you’re in the United States, you can watch the wonderful high school fantasy/comedy on FUNimation’s video site or on Hulu.
As you might guess from the name, BakaTest is about a loose mob of misfits, malcontents, and morons who go to a school where test scores are used in the Summoner Test War (man, that’s an awkward translation) as ammunition for summoned Avatars. The cast spends its time plotting to improve its lot at school by any underhanded means necessary, but they spend a lot more time plotting against each other, and it’s the cast’s wild idiosyncracies that make the show very much worth watching.
From the incomparably stupid main character Akihisa to the shameless Muttsulini and the timid-yet-destructive Mizuki, the cast of BakaTest makes mundane situations into laugh riots. A date at the movies, a hot day at the pool, even just eating lunch at school, no event can go by in BakaTest without it turning into a chaotic mass of comedy. One of the episodes that really sticks out in my head is episode 4 (pictured above), when the jealous boys of F Class form an Inquisition and hold witch trials for any traitor who dares to consort with pretty girls – AKA the inexplicably popular Akihisa.
All sorts of random and fun situations like that come up in the series, and I highly suggest that you check out episodes 1-2, which are available with subtitles now. The first episode isn’t much to write home about, but the second episode really starts to get the ball rolling in a crazy direction.