Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Anime Promo Streamed
posted on 2009-08-14 02:28 EDT by Egan Loo
The Japanese production company Media Factory has begun streaming a two-minute promotional video for the anime adaptation of Kenji Inoue's Baka to Test to Shōkanjū (The Idiot, the Tests, and the Summoned Creatures) fantasy romantic comedy light novels on Thursday. The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the "baka" of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats.
A smart girl named Mizuki Himeji had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki, the F class also has Yūji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa's partner-in-crime since the freshman year. The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and Akihisa decides to rally F class to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks. The F class uses the summoned creatures in an all-out battle for school supremacy.
The anime was revealed through an ad for Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in April. Monthly Shonen Ace runs the manga adaptation of the novel series, which Enterbrain has been publishing since 2007.
Source: Moon Phase Comments
Image © 2007 Kenji Inoue・Yui Haga/ENTERBRAIN, INC./Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Production Committee
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