「ユリとバラと保健体育」 (Yuri to Bara to Hokentaiiku)
“Lilies, Roses, and Physical Education”
Now if there’s one series I think everyone should be watching this season, it would be BakaTest. Much like the premiere that I was showering in praises, the second episode has Akihisa and class F back into the thick of things with another summoning war. However, it’s class A that’s issued the challenge this time around, which Yuuji eventually accepts as a 5-on-5, best of five showdown. In addition to the abundant humour we have again, which includes Akihisa gluing his hand to a table, Minami putting him in submission holds and breaking his bones, and Hideyoshi being the ring girl, there was also some relationship stuff going on to mix things up. Akihisa and Himeji are an obvious pairing even though the former is too dense to realize, but it turns out that Yuuji has a childhood past with class A’s rep, Kirishima Shouko. The summoning fights weren’t emphasized as much as the first showing, but the showdown itself led to some hilarious results. Credit goes to Yuuji and Shouko for that, but also nosebleeds from Kouta and Akihisa like you’ve never seen before. Epic.
Definitely go check this series out if you haven’t already. It’s not often I come across a show I can safely recommend regardless of personal tastes, but BakaTest seems to have something for everyone. Great production quality by SILVER LINK, quirky characters, high school relationships, summoning wars, and timely comedy that I can’t get enough of.