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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (バカとテストと召喚獣 Idiots, Tests, and Summoned Beasts), also known as Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, is a Japanese light novel series created by Kenji Inoue and illustrated by Yui Haga. The first novel in the series was released on January 29, 2007, and as of December 26, 2011, a total of fourteen volumes have been published by Enterbrain under their Famitsu Bunko publishing imprint. A manga adaptation by Mosuke Mattaku started serialization in the manga magazine Shōnen Ace on April 25, 2009. Another manga adaptation by namo started serialization in the male-oriented web comic magazine Famitsu Comic Clear on October 30, 2009. An anime adaptation by Media Factory was announced the same month. A promotional trailer was released for streaming in August 2009. An anime series adaptation began airing on January 7, 2010. Funimation has licensed the anime for release in the United States under the title Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts. The second season began airing in July 2011.As stated by author Kenji Inoue in the author's notes of the 11th volume, if things "go well," volume 12 will be the last, officially ending Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. (Unless there is something up his sleeve.)