It has been more than 10 years since we last saw the second season of the Baka and Test series. The first season first aired in 2010 with a total of 13 episodes, whilst the second season aired the next year in 2011, also with 13 episodes. Other than the main 2 seasons, there have been many other releases such as OVAs and special episodes. The last special episode that aired was in 2017, called Baka and Test Mini Special. Baka and Test’s adaptation is done by studio Silver Link, the same studio behind the animation of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!.
Baka and Test – Summon the Beast, or more commonly called Baka and Test, is originally a romantic comedy light novel series, written by Kenji Inoue who also wrote the story for a famous manga series titled Grand Blue. Whilst the illustrations for the light novel are done by the talented manga artist, Yui Haga. The novel was published from 2007 to 2015 with a total of 18 light novels. 12 of the volumes were dedicated to the main storyline, with the remaining 6 volumes being the side stories. The light novels were published by Enterbrain, under their Famitsu Bunko imprint.
There are also 3 manga adaptations based on the light novels. The first one is called Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, this time illustrated by Mosuke Mattaku and Yumeuta. It was published in Kadokawa Shoten’s Shounen Ace. The second manga adaptation is called Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ja, which was illustrated by Koizumi. This manga was also published in Kadokawa Shoten’s Shounen Ace with a total of 4 volumes. The last manga adaptation is titled Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Spinout! Sore ga Bokura no Nichijou, and was illustrated by Namo. Unlike the two previous manga, the third one was serialized in Enterbrain’s Famitsu Comic Clear with a total of 6 volumes.
Baka and Test Season 3 Release Date
After waiting for more than a decade, fans are getting impatient waiting for Baka and Test Season 3. There have been no words from the production company about renewing the series. The main problem is most likely the source material. Although both the light novels and the manga are finished, the first 2 seasons already used up most of the story from the main storyline.
There are still side stories which are still available for adaptation, however considering the lack of material, it is unlikely that it will be adapted into Baka and Test Season 3. Moreover the ending of season 2 had a pretty conclusive ending, which made it even more unlikely for fans to be able to see Baka and Test Season 3 in the future. Fortunately, the studio Silver Link (Bofuri Season 2) has not announced any official cancellation, therefore there is a possibility of Baka and Test Season 3.
The Plot of Baka and Test
The story is focused on our main character, Akihisa Yoshii, a high school student who went to Fumizuki Academy. Unlike other schools, Fumizuki Academy has a unique system where students are placed in classes depending on the results of the test which they take at the end of their first year. The classes are ranked, with students who have the highest grade are placed into A class, whilst those with the lowest grade will enter the F class. The school facilities that you get also depend on your class, with the F class receiving the worst facilities such as broken tables and dilapidated furniture.
Together with other members of the F class, Akihisa is determined to seize better facilities by defeating the higher classes using the school’s Examinations Summon Battle system. Through this system, students can summon a chibi version of themselves, whose powers are determined by the results of their tests. Having nothing to lose, the F class began challenging other classes to battles throughout the year.
The Casts of Baka and Test
Akihisa Yoshii (Shimono Hiro, who also played as Dabi in My Hero Academia)
Yuuji Sakamoto (Tatsuhisa Suzuki, who also played as Ban in The Seven Deadly Sins)
Mizuki Himeji (Hitomi Harada, who also played as Airi Totoki in The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Minami Shimada (Kaori Mizhuhashi, who also played as Ougi Oshino in the Monogatari series)
Hideyoshi Kinoshita (Emiri Katou, who also played as Kyuubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Kouta Tsuchiya (Miyata Kouki, who also played as Aiichirou Nitoni in Free!)