Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu – 02
So 2nd episode of BakaTest – did it stay entertaining and witty? Well yes and no……
I enjoyed the episode, but fear that its already getting bogged down in a formula and is trying to cover too many bases with its comedy. In this episode we had yuri, yaoi, harem and Trap jokes/fanservice – which I enjoyed quite alot, but can see getting old rather fast.
However my major worry is about the Summons Battles themselves. We had 4 in this episode alone and they were fairly boring really – character reactions and imaginative animation made them interesting enough; but they’re going to need to try alot harder to make these things distinctive in future episodes to avoid repeating themselves. At the moment I’m still happy enough as I find the little avatars cute, but once I’ve seen them all I’ll start nitpicking
I am enjoying the senseless violence inflicted upon Akihisa – he’s such an idiot I can’t help but feel he deserves the pain I was amused by Shimada expressing her affection (and trying to extort a confession) through elaborate wrestling locks. Happily for being the violent tom-boy character she’s quite likeable (not so sure about her twin-tail drill hair, fang-tan admirer though).
Slightly thrown by the end of the episode were Akihisa suddenly has his own harem…..that happened a lot quicker than I thought. I was fully prepared for the long haul where Shimada attempted to batter him into submission while Himeji blushed in the background……..instead we have:
Hmmm – well suppose I can live with this so long as the writing continues to be amusing.
Now finally to finish off the most amusing part of the episode………Hideyoshi’s Trap-service!
Seriously how is that a guy!? Although weirdly he is a lot cuter than his identical twin sister…….must be the attitude – he’s quite unresistant to being made wear girls clothes As Traps go he’s pretty awesome so I don’t mind the blatant milking of the Trap card so much
Overall an enjoyable episode, but I’m wary of them getting stuck in a rut or running out of jokes – hope they don’t though as I quite like this show (my poor comedy starved brain needed something like this badly).