Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 8 – Runaway, Maze and Summoned Beast Instrumentality Project

February 26, 2010 at 2:58 AM | Posted in Anime, Episode | Leave a comment
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Well, that was a surprisingly good parody of Neon Genesis Evangelion. That show has been parodied/copied so many times already, but this particular instance of it was impressive in just how true to the source it was, and how consistently it kept up the parody. In fact, the entire structure of the episode felt just like that of an Evangelion episode.
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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

February 10, 2010 at 11:55 PM | Posted in Anime, Overview | 1 Comment
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To be perfectly honest, I started watching this series mainly because I read some comment saying that it was a Shaft show not created by Shaft. I’m a self-proclaimed Shaft fanboy, so I decided to give it a chance, despite the fact that the premise didn’t interest me in the slightest. A school where students are put in classes according to academic rank, and can use videogame avatars of themselves to fight for better facilities? A little too silly, and not in a good way.

But I’ve always been of the belief that the premise is the least important part of a show’s quality; it’s all in the execution. And after 5 episodes, the execution has been… mixed. Continue Reading Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu…

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