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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2 – Episode 10

I was gonna watch some SKET Dance, but last episode was unreal bad, and there have been some pretty bad episodes scattered throughout, too.  I think I’m just gonna drop it.  Instead, let’s watch BakaTest!  Last episode, Akihisa and Minami had resolved to pretend to be a couple in order to provoke D-class into attacking them in order to prevent B-class from attacking them.  I’m not sure those rules make sense – if the top two classes formed an alliance, couldn’t they be constantly making phony war on one another?  I guess there was some restriction on how often you could declare war, I wonder if there is some restriction on how long a war can last if the two sides both refuse to fight it.  I guess this isn’t Kaiji, this is episode 10 of season 2 of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu.

…thirty minutes pass…

Death wears a bunny apron.

I guess they’re keeping going with the Akihisa/Minami thing?  I guess they could still try to play it off, nobody’s actually come out and said anything that’s common knowledge.  Minami knows how Akihisa feels, but Akihisa doesn’t know she knows, and he doesn’t know how she feels at all.  Minami goes home and tells her sister she loves Akihisa, but when she comes back to school the best she can do is refrain from her usual violence.  Which for her is a sort of flirting, I guess, but I doubt Akihisa is smart enough to read the signal being sent by her failure to send a signal.

I don’t think it’s fair for Minami and Minami’s stalker to complain about how differently Akihisa treats Himeji compared to how he treats Minami.  Himeji treats Akihisa differently than Minami treats him!  He could be entirely fair, treat everyone equally (well except the boys, because another complaint they have is that he treats her equally with the boys), and still you could observe the same behavior.  If someone is nice to you and only kills you by accident with her cooking, you are going to be more inclined to treat them nicely than you are for someone who is mean to you and kills you on purpose with her backbreaker knee.  Akihisa is kinda dumb, he cannot see through your tsundere deceptions.  When you tell him you will destroy him and then act to destroy him, he foolishly attributes to you an intent to destroy him.

The romance stuff was fun this episode, but the summoned being war elements were a little disappointing.  I was getting hype for a cool strategic grand melee like we had at the climax of last season.  Instead everyone got together and talked over their differences and decided not to fight after one side turned over a certain criminal for execution.  It’s a great thing for global geopolitics, sure, but it makes for kinda uninteresting TV.


One response to “Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2 – Episode 10

  1. Anonymous September 18, 2011 at 1:25 am

    You dropped Sket Dance now? Ouch. They just started going into Switch’s past in the last episode and it’s pretty gripping, actually.

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