I usually do a first impressions post after watching the first episode, so this one is a bit late. After watching the 3rd episode of Baka to Test to Shokanju, I must admit that it is the funniest anime this season (although there isn’t much competition in that area).
The premise of this series via a summary from AniDB:
Based on a light novel series by Kenji Inoue with illustrations by Yui Haga. The light novel series, which debuted in 2007, is set in a school that strictly stratifies students, and the comforts of their classrooms, by test scores. The lowest ranked class rallies to use experimental fantasy summoned monsters to battle the higher ranked classes for school supremacy.
The main amusement is derived from the character interactions with one another along with the antics of the main character, as you can see from the image above. At the moment, the whole class versus class exam battles felt more like a backdrop for the characters to express their personalities instead of actually being the main focus.
Each episode just gets better and better in terms of amusement factor. I actually found the 3rd episode, which did not involve the exam battles, to be the funniest one yet. Hopefully they can keep this trend up in the episodes to come!