YMMV / Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts

  • Awesome Music:
    • "Baka Go Home".
    • Every time Miharu clinging to Minami, this classical high paced music is actually a good one.'
  • Ass Pull: The Class F Inquisition being able to increase their Avatar scores when they find out the class rep for Class B has a girlfriend. This is never explained, but probably occurred due to the Rule of Funny.
  • Base Breaker: Aiko doesn't generate enough hate to push her into Scrappy status, unlike most of the other girls, but many find her constant repetition of perverted jokes to get old after a while, and others dislike how even though she likes the guys, she hardly does anything to explain misunderstandings which lead to the guys getting tortured.
  • Broken Base: Whether or not Minami was redeemed or not in the event of her Day in the Limelight in Season 2. Some swear she's now the best girl in the school, while others still hate her with a burning passion.
  • Crazy Awesome:
    • "Ironman". Some teachers have special characteristics, such as different summoning ranges, faster test-checking speeds, and lenient test-grading... but his is an extraordinary ability to move around such that he can appear everywhere: classrooms, ventilation ducts, public bathrooms... you name it! His skill is even mentioned in the show as he follows Kouta/Voyeur in his Dynamic Entry through a closed window to allow a key battle.
    • Ironman is the wild card in the show, as he can allow battles in any subject.
    • He's surprisingly empathetic, intuitively understanding why Mizuki needs to alter her 2nd placement test. He also correctly guesses that there's an important reason for Yuuji and Yoshii's hijinks. See CMoA below.
  • Designated Hero: Most of Class F save for Hideyoshi consists of idiots, Jerkasses, or both. The worst offender has to be Minami, though. Shouko, however, manages to be the worst offender by miles.
  • Designated Monkey: The universe pretty much has it out for Akihisa. Even when he's done nothing in particular to deserve anyone's wrath, he ends up in the worst possible situation anyway thanks to circumstance.
  • Designated Villain: All the one-shot antagonists (the delinquent couple, Nemoto, the Tokonatsu duo, etc.). Sure, they are Jerkasses, but many of the main cast are far worse in that respect.
  • Die for Our Ship: Akihisa/Minami shippers call Himeji a one-dimensional Generic Girl, Akihisa/Himeji shippers call Minami an aggressive bitch, and Akihisa/Hideyoshi or Kubo fans call both girls terrible influences who should be nowhere within two hundred feet of Akihisa. And woe betide you if you actually support Yuuji/Shouko...
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Among all of Aki's possible love interests, Hideyoshi is the only one that has yet to physically assault him. And as of the later light novels, the feeling is apparently mutual. To put it into perspective; even some non-yaoi fans want these two to get together.
  • Foe Yay: A lot of people from Class A and Class F are usually shipped together.
    • Yuuji and Shouko. This is pretty much the only canon example for the fact that they're from different classes whose war with each other is central to the story.
    • Kouta and Aiko. Kouta may deny it at first, but his body language certainly won't.
    • Akihisa and Toshimitsu/Yuuko. Although the latter was only recent.
  • Game Breaker:
    • Mizuki, as far as Class F students go, having the brains of a Class A student.
    • Fighting Kouta in a Health and PE match is tantamount to suicide. His scores are so high in these subjects he can easily defeat Shouko, a Class A student and the best one in their year. Kouta actually kicks this Up to Eleven with the reveal that he has a score higher than the teacher of said subject. Too bad he can't pull that in all subjects.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: The English title leaves Baka untranslated despite being having plenty of suitable translations.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Idiot Plot: Mizuki getting sent to Class F because she had a medical emergency during the exam. Rather than taking the test again, she automatically fails.
  • Informed Wrongness: Akihisa in episode 10 of the second season. While he may have somewhat deserved the harsh treatment he got, he isn't the only one at fault. He may treat Minami like one of the guys, but that's partly because she's always beating him up, at times with only the slightest provocation. Not to mention, Miharu is one of the last people to tell Akihisa that he doesn't treat Minami well. Especially since she gave the What the Hell, Hero? speech right in front of Minami, and reduced her to tears.
  • Moe:
    • Hideyoshi is the king/queen of trap moe.
    • Sweet and cuddly Mizuki Himeji.
    • If you want Yandere Moe, you've got Shouko.
    • Hazuki Shimada is adorable, especially when she goes "Baka Onii-chan".
    • Even Akihisa in a meido outfit, much to the amusement of Mizuki and Minami.
  • Just Here For Hideyoshi: A good portion of the fanbase.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Kyoji Nemoto.
    • Considering recent events, Takashiro of Class 3-A is starting to shape up as one.
  • Memetic Mutation: From Season 2, Episode 8:
    Minami: Watashi...
    Akihisa: What a shit?

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