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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! – 12

「バカと道化と鎮魂歌(レクイエム)っ!」 (Baka to Douke to Chinkonka (Rekuiemu))
“Idiots, a Fool, and Requiem”

It only took 11 episodes for it to finally come, but the ESB’s are finally back… sort of. If you remember how popular episode 4 was when the chibi version of everyone’s summons were flying around making a mess by revealing everyone’s secrets, this one hit the opposite end of the spectrum. Instead of cute, we get a combination of sexy and quite literally flat. Not a bad trade when you combine all the jokes that come with the territory, right?

Every time material from the OVA comes out, it really makes me question if I’d have been better off actually paying attention and catching them when they came out. Luckily, the random character insertions didn’t matter too much this time. Besides becoming the current bad guys, it was a nice reminder that there are still other students in the school other than classes A through F. Till now; I had this ridiculous idea that they were the only ones in the entire school! Honestly, how often do they actually append the year marker to their class letter?

The whole Test of Courage combined with some ESB battles had its fair share of laughs, but I think I’m more excited for what’s in-store for next week. With nearly everyone knocked out of the competition, all that’s left is for Akihisa and Yuuiji to go out in flames next week. While it’s entirely plausible that Yuuji has already thought of a plan to ensure that the second years will win; I think it’d be a lot more fun if things came down to a spontaneous battle to the death with bits of Baka Test’s humor thrown in-between. I’m starting to miss ridiculous things like breaking down walls and flying through windows just to win an ESB.That said, if Yuuiji’s involved, all they may need is for someone to play with Shouko’s emotions to the point where she’ll destroy anything and everything around her.



September 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm
  • September 24, 2011 at 9:49 pmAlcren

    poor poor minami, i cracked up when i first saw it i couldnt believe the joke till i saw it for the second time.

    • September 25, 2011 at 9:36 amstarss

      Yeah I only saw the screengrab, and still though, “Awwww HELL naw they did SO just not even!”

  • September 24, 2011 at 10:00 pmRise~N Seraphim

    oi… the Kinoshita twins failed, we’re doomed… however it was quite an interesting twist of events, I bet Yuko was pissed.

  • September 24, 2011 at 10:39 pmAlec

    I rarely laugh when watching Baka Test, but I really laughed hard when I saw Minami’s

  • September 24, 2011 at 11:02 pmhmong007

    WOW. Incredible episode and looks like a great finishing story arc.

  • September 25, 2011 at 12:08 amChaos2Frozen


    Well the school trip was one big unofficial ESB, even if it’s unpopular ^^; Then there’s Minami’s love arc, that still involves a ESB of sort. Likewise for this Test of Courage, it’s a different way to use the ESB instead of just fighting over resources =)

    • September 25, 2011 at 12:58 amTakaii

      I suppose so, but I just want a good old class to class battle :(

      • September 26, 2011 at 2:55 amHakarum

        Unfortunately there won’t be any ESB soon…..Show Spoiler ▼

  • September 25, 2011 at 12:51 amTehJawknee

    • September 25, 2011 at 12:55 ambluance


    • September 25, 2011 at 1:15 amc2710

      i second that

      • September 25, 2011 at 1:49 amIronclaw

        from which anime did the current sidebar and banner came from? liked the character designs!

      • September 25, 2011 at 2:11 amTakaii

        I’m willing to bet it’s from Guilty Crown.

      • September 25, 2011 at 3:35 amBotagar

        Best anime this season!
        I wish this were a 2 cour(sp?) season… cannot get enough of this!

  • September 25, 2011 at 1:17 amc2710

    i wanna see shouko’s familiar and minami’s familiar was pure classic

  • September 25, 2011 at 1:58 amZaku Fan

    At last BakaTest got its true groove back. The stream of unreasonable abuse for both Akihisa and Yuji has been toned down from the early episodes. The shoujo romance switch was funny as was the change of their summons. It was a great feeling to be excited to see the new summons for each character.

  • September 25, 2011 at 3:35 amBotagar

    Wait?! why was my comment placed under Takaii’s???!!?!

  • September 25, 2011 at 6:24 amblack_cat1

    Miharu and Kubou are fallen gods =))

  • September 25, 2011 at 6:31 amBaka-Yuusha

    When Himeji’s summon was revealed to be like Morrigan, I thought Minami’s summon would be Lilith. I laughed so hard when it was revealed.

  • September 25, 2011 at 7:06 amdeafvader

    I’m sure most of you know this but the flat board does not just represents her flatness but it is the Japanese slang for flat chested gals. Pettanko meaning chopping board/ flat board is the slang for gals who are like an airport runway.

    • September 25, 2011 at 7:28 amChaos2Frozen

      Well there’s that, but what really makes it funny is that there is such a yokai in Japanese mythology ^^;

      • September 25, 2011 at 12:19 pmGuardian Enzo

        There’s a youkai for pretty much everything in Shinto.

  • September 25, 2011 at 12:36 pmKenshin

    How is Akihisa alive after all those head-kickings? LOL everyone’s summon beings really do fit them well. But why would Yuji be a werewolf? I wanted to see how Hideyoshi’s summon being would fight, but instead got a silent scream (one could imagine the horror). Is the next episode really the last episode? It’s too soon.
    This is going to be in my nightmares:

  • September 25, 2011 at 1:54 pmPerierai

    this series destroy my five senses. This episode along make my nose bleed, my eyes blind, and my ears deaf. Leaving me only taste and touch. Oh wait, my sense of taste was already destroy few episode back when Himeji was making whatever that thing was. This series is VMD (video of mass destruction).

    Putting my wounds aside, I’m wondering what youkai has Shouko’s summon become

    • September 25, 2011 at 2:15 pmmike

      If I remember correctly they never reveal what Shouko’s summon was even in the novel, can’t say for sure since been a while since I read this arc. Cause I either forgot or have been wondering about Shouko’s summon myself.

  • September 25, 2011 at 10:28 pmThe M0onDOgg

    Minami’s summon…

    Was there ever a wall youkai?

    • September 26, 2011 at 1:15 pmFirelord

      Yes, it’s called a Nurikabe.

  • September 26, 2011 at 4:27 amVela

    Kyaaa! More MuttsurinixAiko actions! I wonder… are they already together in Light Novel? Any chance in Season 3? :D

  • October 1, 2011 at 2:20 pmSeafarer

    Why akihisa youkai is “Dullahan” ? hmmm? Dullahan represent stupid?

    • October 2, 2011 at 5:07 pmaiM

      Its a headless, mystical creature, like celty from durarara