It’s the end of the first semester of the Japanese school year, and you know what that means: party time!

No, wait, sorry, it means kimatsu shiken, the end of semester tests. Man, what a drag.

Fortunately, some teachers at least have a sense of humor about it. Here are nine examples of anime-inspired attempts to spice up tests!

1 Kenshiro – Fist of the North Star


This is one of the more unique questions we’ve seen on a middle school English test.

Problem 8: A transfer student has come to your class. His name is Kenshiro Shimura. Without you even asking, he starts introducing himself, after hitting your soft spot. Change what he says into English.


Are you already dead?
My name is Kenshiro Shimura.
Please call me Ken-chan.
I am 12 years old.
I really like bananas and apples.
I play table tennis with my sister every day.

If you haven’t seen the show, Kenshiro’s catchphrase is “You are already dead.” He uses pressure points to attack his opponents and then says his catchphrase right before they explode.

2 Kyuubee – Puella Magi Madoka Magica


This is one way of preventing cheating, we suppose.

The cover of this test bears an image of Kyuubee, a magic creature from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, who makes contracts with young girls and then grants them a wish and magical powers.

The test below reads: “Doing unjust things like cheating is not allowed. This is a contract!”

3 Higurashi no naku goro ni – Higurashi When They Cry


This one is simply a clever use of the title logo for the anime Higurashi When They Cry, also known more commonly as When They Cry. As one reply said, we hope that “naku” isn’t the “naku” for “to cry tears,” as in “crying from failing your test!”

4 Rudol von Stroheim – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure


Unfortunately this one’s a little difficult to make out. Let’s hope it wasn’t because the student was taking pictures with their phone during the exam!

Apparently, the teacher decided to sneak a reference to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure into this biology test. Students were asked to connect discoveries to scientists—and the number two name is Stroheim! As in Rudol von Stroheim, a Nazi major who first appears as an enemy but then later becomes an ally of the heroes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

5 Mahou shoujo madoka magika – Puella Magi Madoka Magica


Some more logo fun! This time, the teacher has stylized the test title using the logo for Puella Magi Madoka Magika. It reads: “Gunma Technical High School: Semester Final Test.” Very cute.

6 Misato, Shinji, and Asuka – Neon Genesis Evangelion


Though it may be difficult to tell from the illustrations alone, these three seem to be Misato, Shinji, and Asuka (from left to right) from world-famous Neon Genesis Evangelion. We can’t tell what the question is, but it seems that each of the characters is giving us choices as to what was measured. The Twitter user who posted it asked: “Is this really okay??”

We’re guessing that if the copyright lawyers come knocking on some school doors, the teacher will just have to give the three “new” last names!

7 Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackerman – Attack on Titan


From a science test, we have this puzzling question about equilibrium. In the question, Eren and Mikasa from Attack on Titan are discussing why the rope’s not moving in either direction in a game of tug-o’-war. We’re not exactly sure how this will help them defeat the Titans, but a little physics knowledge never hurts, right?

In case you’re wondering what they’re saying, the conversation goes like this.

Eren: Tug-o’-war starts this year.
Mikasa: Looks like it. but, with everyone pulling so hard, why doesn’t the rope move?
Eren: Isn’t it because the forces are in equilibrium?
Mikasa: What in the world does that mean, “the forces are in equilibrium”?
Eren: For the forces to be in equilibrium, certain conditions are necessary. There are three.
Mikasa: Oh, really? Well, when the rope moves in either direction, that means the equilibrium has been lost?
Ere: Right! In order to know what happens when equilibrium is lost, we have to understand the composition and decomposition of the forces, so let’s go study!

8 Mami and Sayaka – Puella Magi Madoka Magica


Making its third appearance on the list, another one from Puella Magi Madoka Magica! We wonder why teachers seem to like this series so much…

Anyway, here we have a conversation between Mami and Sayaka turned into an English test. You can probably figure it out on your own, but just in case it’s too blurry:

Mami: Show me the textbook, and I’ll help you.
Sayaka: Here.
Mami: Sayaka! Ms. Green explained this in class! Weren’t you there?
Sayaka: I was late for school on Friday. When I got to school, geography class was already finished.

Maybe she should spend less time fighting witches and more time focused on her studies?

9 Asuna and Ryotaro (Klein) – Sword Art Online


Asuna and Ryotaro from Sword Art Online appear on this English listening test, discussing Kirito and Asuna’s summer vacations. We kind of wonder why they didn’t talk about Ryotaro’s summer vacation.

Hopefully none of the teachers get any nasty phone calls from angry corporate attorneys. We certainly wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of those conversations.

If you were a teacher, which characters would you use? We’d probably try to sneak in a photo of Mr. Sato. Though perhaps we’d have to wait until the kids were a bit older…

Source: Togech, Togetter