「僕とのぞきと男の友情っ!」 (Boku to Nozoki to Otoko no Yuujou)
“Me, Peeping, and BROTHERHOOD”
I can’t recall the last time a show decided to break the fourth wall, but Baka Test’s narrator definitely sounded pretty pissed this week. All jokes aside, it’s beginning to feel a wee bit tedious with the collective brain power of our
four three guys failing to discover their blackmailer. At this point, I don’t understand why Akihisa and Yuuji won’t ask their stalkers lovers for some help. If the past episodes haven’t already disclosed how insane they become when their respective boy toy starts getting played with, I’d like to see someone handle a hell-storm composed of Minami, Himeji, and Shouko.
So instead of having to deal with a single person blackmailing them, Akihisa and Yuuji are now considered dirty perverts who will stop for nothing to get a peek at the bodies of naked girls. Sounds great doesn’t it? But even with all the failed attempts to catch their blackmailer, it was still really fun watching the guys of Class-F attempt to overrun anything and everything. I don’t know how anyone could get the courage to stand up to Tetsujin, especially when he starts to pull out Akuma-esque finishing moves but I commend Sugawa for trying to stop an unstoppable force.
After three failed attempts to break into the girl’s bath area, I think it’s pretty lucky that Akihisa even managed to get a little bit of information. Coming from Kudou, the same girl who doesn’t mind getting Akihisa and Yuuji into life or death situations with Himeji and Minami, felt a little odd. Not only am I confused why she’d go out of her way to tell him about the hidden camera, but why she didn’t just give it to him? Maybe she really does like showing off those “assets” of hers…
I still can’t feel the charm that Baka Test left on me during its first season. I feel like it’s almost there, especially with summoned beings finally flying out left and right, but something’s still missing. If anything, it might be the lack of an overall goal. Unlike the first season where I thought Class-F might actually beat Class-A in some crazy and slightly underhanded tactic, this season doesn’t feel like it’s headed toward something. I’m still holding out though!