Who do you think should be with? Akihisa x Minami or Akihisa x Mizuki. Or even Akihisa x Kubo?! Erm...what if Akihisa x Yuuji? Well since we all know that's not really that off topic in Baka to Test...
Hrm. Let's see. Based on my sight-seeings to Aki, he shown love interest to Himeji (as well as she, though, not in words [not to mention Yandere..]). Minami in other hand, like Himeji, she has a huge crush on Aki, even kissed him, lololol (Himeji fans: Himeji kissed him too!!). I can't really say Aki doesn't have love interest on Minami, since he did an awesome speech to Miharu about Minami.
Going on Volumes. (Spoiler guys..). (If there's any mistakes on what I've said, I'm sorry. I only have "scanned" Volume 1-12, [I've just read Volume 1 and 2 whole, lol] so false things are "may be" present")
Just saying that the Anime ended in Volume 6.
Level up. :D I don't really know where to start, as things get so much overloaded. (Volume 7 has a little Aki X Yuuji) First, Volume 8 has Himeji staying over Aki's house. The 1st chapter has a starting scene, so I can say it's really cute =3=/ I could say his sister does the same :P, Himeji's "staying" goes longer, as her parents would come back more soon. Oh yeah, another Summon Battle with Class C in this volume happened too. Anyways, Volume 9. Merp... I think it's more Summon Battle, not to mention Aki absented a day. Volume 10 got an attention. It seems they got C's Classroom (maybe?), though I'm sure they won against them. Please read the Starting Pages of it. It's really funny. Plus, Takashiro (<3), was handsomely introduced who did a Boys Love to Aki and married forever, omg I ship Takashiro X Aki; I want them both and it seems the Rival-to-Himeji started. Anyways, before the ending, Takashiro wanted to kiss Himeji; it seems Aki was able to push his loved one away, but it's really sacrificing: Takashiro and Aki kissed instead. I want more Y^Y. Theeen Volume 11~. I love the starting pages, since it was intended for Minami and Aki, remembering their kiss, despite that "It's not like it's your first kiss with someone else" hehe.
Volume 12 the end...? Sorry. I don't read japanese. Anyway, I can't really summary on it, but here is the last image illustration:
Lol, did I just summarise the volume or what? XD. Sorry Sorry.
Well, sadly, [SPOILER ALERT] Akihisa and Himeji confessed to each other. Wait! What's that I'm playing out of my sleeve. It's an idea.
I already predicted that Akihisa and Himeji would confess. However, I also predicted that Akihisa has to know about both people's feelings. Plus with all the events that lead up to volume 12, I gotta go with Minami.
Yes, I know that Himeji was at Akihisa's house, but this was more of a relationship devolution. You know, since Himeji became a molester and all, and she molested Akihisa… twice. This is one thing that could support Minami.
The other thing I want to mention is Hazuki (Haduki). Her role in the series isn't just being Minami's little sister, but rather making Akihisa and Minami look more like a couple. And it was kinda her that made Minami land a date with Akihisa, which they still need to go on. So yeah. Minami kinda has the lead here.
Soo, I've been scanning the comments for Akihisa's, Ani mentioned recently, that Akihisa didn't end up with anyone in the end. SPOILER ALERT. Really?!
Well, my opinion, if that's true, then it is suitable for the ending, since all the girls that compete for Akihisa have their own + and - traits. So, Akihisa ended up with no one, seems quite fair...maybe.
Geez, all this time, I still haven't got the time to finish the LN yet, huhu...
Maybe cause we all had been ingrained with the thinking, that in the end, the hero must get together with the heroin. In Baka to Test case, its actually heroins, so it actually won't be fair if he did end up with someone, like Himeji for example. Poor Minami. That's just my opinion btw :P
In relating to that, can we safely say Yuuji did actually end up with Shouko? Don't mind with the spoiler. xD
Volume 11. That's all I need to say for Yuumi and Shouko.
But yeah, I could see what you mean by multiple heroines. If one was taken from the picture, then Akihisa would end up with the other, but having both Minami and Himeji does seem like having Akihisa not "choose" either one is the logical choice.
Akihisa and Himeji have a mutual love. Minami and Himeji both confessed to Akihisa. Akihisa responded by confessing to Himeji over a broadcast system. Things happened, and the principal banned relationships between students. So the LN ended with the normal school days going on, but we can see that Akihisa chose Himeji. (Although things can change over 1 year, so we can only guess from this point)
Actually, if Akihisa truly "chose" Himeji, then the wording in the second final chapter would have been different, instead of it being along the lines of "Himeji and I didn't get together." On top of that, I wouldn't call their relationship mutual love, because it's not really love in the first place, and, even if it is, they like each other for different reasons. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, however, and say it's mutual obsession (but it's actually just obsession).
Well, what the heck do you think love is? They care for each other, support each other, are attracted to each other, want to help each other, are loyal to each other, have a strong friendship, believe in each other, want to marry each other, want to protect each other, and just want to be together.
And technically, Aki and Himeji are together. That last chapter didn't really mean that they weren't together, just that an official relationship was banned. But their love is mutual and they are considered each others.
Facts are facts, and Aki X Himeji is considered canon at this point. And the 2nd to last chapter was obviously meant to be a joke in regards to the rule posted banning love, not how Akihisa and Himeji weren't a couple. So they can't be considered an official couple based upon school rules.
I getcha you know, how the couple you didn't want together got together (I was kinda against Yuuji and Shouko), but what happened happened.
There's actually a major flaw in what you said though. As stated in the second-to-last chapter, it literally said that Akihisa and Himeji DOES NOT get together, thereby making them non-canon. At the same time, love and obsession are not the same thing, and the reasons for their "love" differ, so it's not even mutual to begin with. To further the cause, all that is needed to be said is volume 8 and that literally cancels out just about everything stated.
No, I'm not trying to be a dick, but such are facts. They tried, they didn't succeed, it's over, let's get pass it.
I get what you mean. Yeah they didn't officially get together, but the feelings are there regardless. Might be too early to call it love but as of now Aki-Himeji is more likely than Aki-Minami (though Minami *is* trying)
I would say they're even. Akihisa is aware of both of their feelings and wouldn't want to hurt one or the other. But yeah, I understood both Akihisa and Himeji's feelings. Don't worry, I tend to look at everything.
But, again, I don't think that 2nd to last portion was actually meant to be taken seriously, but taken comically. So their relationship is banned, and again, nothing you said still refuted anything I said about their relationship. Their relationship does actually seem to be love. Yes, there are moments of obsession and lust and jealousy, but they truly do have feelings of love for each other (and it should be noted that some of the obsession and lust are also meant to be taken comically, the care those 2 actually had for each other was one of the few things meant to be serious in this series).
I think taking a comic moment to seriously shouldn't go against them being a relationship. I think they technically are in a relationship, but the school rules ban them being together. So they are as official as Yuuji and Shouko..... this sadly means that Aki won't get with his sexy sister or any of the other older sexy ladies (which was what I was really shipping). But I think since their feelings are mutual (and they do show love towards each other with all the points I said earlier along with their mutual respect and support) and they confessed to each other, they technically could count as a couple.
I'll agree that it was suppose to be a comical moment in the story, but what was said was said. I fully acknowledge their feelings for each other, yes, but I just can't see it as love. At the same time, you also said that their love is banned, which counteracts on what you said about their relationship being love. Yes, I know you meant that their relationship was banned at school, but since the story doesn't continue pass their years in high school, and what was said in the volume, their relationship cannot be canon.
Now, before you jump to conclusions that I'm just raging because Akihisa does not get with Minami, I just want to say that I wouldn't care if Akihisa and Himeji was canon. But facts are facts, and because of this, no matter how much you want their relationship to be canon, it is not.
Honestly, I don't want their relationship to be canon (I somewhat supported it because of Aki's feelings, but I really wanted him to be with a sexy older women), but I think the way it shows, they are techincally a couple despite the rule of their school saying they can't be a couple.... like an unofficial relationship. And if Aki was with another woman, I think almost everyone would think of him as cheating on Himeji (and the reverse). So I think they would technically count as canon (he did actually acknowledge Minami's feelings for him and still feels that he that wants to be with Himeji).
And what do you think love is? What is your definition of love? From what I define as love (mutual caring, mixed with attraction and respect and wanting to be together and able to get along with each other and support each other but at the same time, being selfish at moments and absolutly selfless at other moments and despite aknowledging each other, they are still honest about what they themselves want and are usually honest about their selfish points), they seem to be in love with each other.
(Please don't misunderstand, I'm not attacking you, but I wanna know; in what way are they not in love with each other; what do you think love is? I wanna know what you think about it and why.)
I disagree with that; what could be a "reason" for love? You could just be in love after knowing each other and caring for each other and finding each other important for years. And attraction could be a reason for loving as well. And "something you know" could equate for "feelings" which is one form of love, but it is more superficial in my opinion. I feel that my criteriea kinda works for what it means to be in love which would be care and respect (though respect itself is such a vague term). It's not what someone did for you but how you care about them and respect them as a person.
Also, Aki did have a reason to love Himeji, he saw how well she was taking care of the animals, how hard she tried, how sweet she was acting and thought she was cute. Himeji also had reason to fall for Aki, from his kindness, support, care, and loyalty. So it can be argued that they had reasons to love each other.
Wait wait wait, animals? What animals? Seriously, this is a question.
Anyhow, "something you know" actually doesn't equate to feelings, because normally one is aware of his or her feelings. On top of that, attraction isn't much of a reason. Remember, there's still obsession. Just because someone is attractive does not mean that it's love.
I will agree on you with the kindness part, there's no arguing that. But, taking care of animals (again, what?), working hard, and being sweet as well as support and care and loyalty does not contribute to initiating love. Yeah, I know what you're going to say, and before you do, I did say "initiate." Loyalty, support, and care does contribute to love, but really more for building a friendship. Those two are more for building a friendship with another person. For instance, I am loyal to my friends, and I do support my friends, but I'm not going to run out and date them. I better not, because I go to an all-boy school. The same thing goes to what you said was Akihisa's reasons to like Himeji, minus the cute part. I act nicely, I am sweet, and I do take care of my dog (ha ha), but that doesn't buy me love, even when I went to a public school (meaning there were also girls). At the same time, after the love has been I itiated, then those could be supports. There's more to love than what you labeled it to be, which is why it can't be define. There's so much to it that it's just a feeling. Now, could we stop for the day. I'm actually getting tired. Wait, what did you mean by "animals"? That's my one question. After that, then we could drop this debate.
I meant the rabbits.... but I feel in that case, then most things can't really be love. And it can be argued that if you fall in love for any reason, then it can't be called love and if that is the case, then no character in any fiction (or human that ever existed) fell in love.
Hm, not completely true. Like I said, love could be very misleading (I did say that, right?). On top of that, there's also obsession. That's why I said that love cannot be define. There's certain situations for everyone in terms of love, some differing, some almost or exactly the same.
Miyanlove wrote: Soo, I've been scanning the comments for Akihisa's, Ani mentioned recently, that Akihisa didn't end up with anyone in the end. SPOILER ALERT. Really?!
Spoiler: I think its something along that himeji ends up in a scenario where she can travel oversea to america or smth but wont go if aki doesnt want her to, she also confess. Aki thinks it is just to be nice and does not believe her so he is ready to let her go, but then Minami confess and say that this isnt the aki she loves, she tells him that himeji would never say something like that without meaning it!
They are in the middle of a battle with the 3rd years so something happens and aki ends up announcing his love to himeji through the speakers of the whole school while also destroying some school walls and setting himself in danger, so as a punishment the inspector enforces a school rule that makes student love illigal. So he chooses Himeji but minami has not given up yet and say that she will use the year they ahve back to win aki.
The ending is not that bad when you read it, still minami>himeji
Technically Akihisa and Mizuki did not end up together and same thing goes with Yuji and Shouko because of the school rule.
But at the Final Volume they (Akihisa and Mizuki) were able to know their true feelings for each other that they kept for a long time with the help of Minami. (Base on LN Akihisa to Mizuki 8 years while Mizuki to Akihisa 7 years).
Yo Diría Que minami es en Realidad. Quien lucha Por El Amor de Akihisa Así Que En mi opinión yo creo que minami es quien se debe de quedar con el debido a que himeji nunca se ah esforzado en realidad yo veo que akihisa la quiera por que es muy inocente es estúpido y sin sentido (fans de himeji no se ofendan por esto) y ahora no hoy a querer sonar como miharu pero tiene razón el no se merese su atención eso es mi opinión yo voto por minami
220.127.116.11 wrote: Yo Diría Que minami es en Realidad. Quien lucha Por El Amor de Akihisa Así Que En mi opinión yo creo que minami es quien se debe de quedar con el debido a que himeji nunca se ah esforzado en realidad yo veo que akihisa la quiera por que es muy inocente es estúpido y sin sentido (fans de himeji no se ofendan por esto) y ahora no hoy a querer sonar como miharu pero tiene razón el no se merese su atención eso es mi opinión yo voto por minami
Anyone ? As of september, 2016. The novels have really ended its plot. But the only things i know are Aki will end up with Mizuki and Yuuji finally confess to Shouko. But what happen to Minami ? I just started to read the novels and don't really want to go ahead of myself
Well... what wouldn't be disappointing? It's a love triangle with 2 popular ships... one side or the other would normally be disappointed...
Frankly, having it where a girl was chosen, but another girl still has a chance is pretty good. While you can't get your hopes up for Minami, her fans don't have to lose hope.
And frankly... actually, I don't want to spoil it. I just felt that Mizuki getting with Aki was kinda obvious, and a semi-open ending for the relationship isn't much of a surprise...
But, it's still an interesting read and the ending wasn't half-bad... not a masterpiece... but endings are usually the hardest part... usually author's cheat by giving the fans something they really wanted happening in the end instead of making it good (to be fair, it still makes the readers happy)... good endings are the most difficult of things...
Well, I haven't read the Light Novel yet, but if you look up this chapter
"Baka to Tesuto to Syokanju:Volume12 Supplementary Examination"
on a certain, popular Light Novel Translation Website, you will see that it's clear that Himeji and Akihisa are waiting for their graduation in order to be able to be together, as their class also acknowledges this and threaten them with violence if thei don't swear to not be together (same for Shouko and Yuuji).
So I definitely would consider their relationship canon, though Minami still tries her best and even tries to persuade Himeji to give up on Akihisa.
That said, I'm still a bit disappointed, I had hoped the Light Novel had a better ending than the anime ...