Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! – 05
「僕とのぞきと強化合宿っ！」 (Boku to Nozoki to Kyouka Gasshuku!)
“Me, Peeping, and Training Camp!”
I still can’t place my finger on what exactly was so good about this episode, but all the different points that I factor in while watching Baka Test was all there. Starting with some ridiculous problem that Akihisa and friends have to deal with, there apparently was a school festival between episode four and five. And during this festival, both Akihisa and Yuuji had to do things that they’d rather not remember and are getting blackmailed with it.
While that may not sound very funny, when you combine it with Class-F and Akihisa’s insane stupidity, little trifles like this can explode into scenarios where the humor flows out freely. From Minami bashing out Akihisa’s brains every time he fails to notice she’s a girl to Hideyoshi slowly accepting the idea that people will never stop making gender jokes about him, there’s more than enough material to give your abs a little work out. Now, if Himeji would actually taste a little bit of her own food…
Unlike last week’s episode, the summoned being aspect was clearly lacking. I thought it was pretty cool how the teacher’s actually summoned their own beings into play. Not only do they have a ridiculous amount of points in their respective subject (since they you know, teach it) but having corporeal summon just makes them ridiculously overpowered. It’s a shame that the battles were all cut short, since half the fun of the summons is watching them fight! I also wish that Tetsujin had summoned his being, since I’d love to see just how badass his summon would look. But if you stop to think about it, how is it possible for a teacher to lose all their points? Aren’t they the ones in control of the system? But wouldn’t that also mean that Tetsujin would have to give supplementary lessons to himself?
As the first day of training camp coming to an end, it looks like our male protagonists may have ended up worse than when they started. Accused of being dirty peeping toms and suffering the wrath of Tetsujin’s supplementary lessons, I’m willing to bet that they’re going to go out guns blazing next week — which hopefully involves some summoning battles!