Ranked #489

Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou

Alternative Titles

English: Cromartie High School
Japanese: 魁!! クロマティ高校


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2003 to Mar 26, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo Music
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 26,125 users)
Ranked: #4892
Popularity: #792
Members: 57,681
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Folks, meet Takashi Kamiyama. Enrolled at Cromartie High, where everybody is a delinquent, Kamiyama is apparently the only non-delinquent in the school. Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class—by the rather twisted logic that only a really tough rabbit would lie down with lions. Thus begins a story that parodies every cliché of tough-guy anime that you've ever heard of, and some you haven't. Oh, and Freddie Mercury is in it, too.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Mechazawa, Shinichi
Mechazawa, Shinichi
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Kamiyama, Takashi
Kamiyama, Takashi
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Hayashida, Shinjirou
Hayashida, Shinjirou
Suzuki, Takuma
Suzuki, Takuma


Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Sakurai, Hiroaki
Sakurai, Hiroaki
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Ogura, Nobutoshi
Ogura, Nobutoshi

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Opening Theme

"Jun" By Takuro Yoshida

Ending Theme

"Trust Me" by Kunio Suma [Bikyoran]

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Aug 16, 2007
In a word? HILARIOUS.

Each episode is only, like, 12 minutes long... and the whole series is incredibly worth it... if you've ever seen anything that has a "delinquent" in it (i.e. anyone with a hairstyle like John Travolta in Grease ;) ) or even if you haven't... this was just so surprisingly funny that it became almost an instant favorite.

...Am I hyping it up too much?

The first episode, I kind of chuckled/smiled a few times... and then as the series goes on, I found myself just dying of laughter. It's incredibly clever and witty...

The show follows a bunch of hoodlums in their read more
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Sep 24, 2008
I always find it hard to actually LIKE a comedy. Sure, it's fun and all that, but that doesn't mean it's good. So what's a good comedy like? Well, I've never been a real fan of slapstick humor because it's just too easy. When I was introduced to Cromartie High school (thumbs up for Danny), I gave it a shot right away. After several episodes, I put it away as it didn't seem interesting. When I gave it another shot weeks later, I was proven wrong.

The anime starts off with the main character's - Takashi Kamiyama - first day at the Cromartie High school read more
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Oct 8, 2015
School comedies are commonplace in the anime scene, where the usual is a boy-girl relationship in which romantic/comedic events take place, with sufficient side characters (female or male), in conjunction of maybe some dramatic, mysterious or fantastic elements. Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou defies all of these by making a parody of it, and gives the audience a very generic delinquent high school setting, with very diverse and fantastic characters. Instead of beautiful girls and shōnen protagonists, here, have a gorilla, a robot with a godlike voice and friggin' Freddie Mercury!

There is not much story to Sakigake!! Cromartie Kokou, as its main purpose is to make a read more
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Jun 17, 2015
Comedy is an art. Throughout human existence comedy has existed. It is a way to bring humans together in fun and merriment. It can also be used to make light of serious issues. There have been many historical landmarks in comedy.

1900 BC: The first joke is told in Sumeria

446 BC: The first comedic playwright, Aristophanes, is born.

1475 AD: Geoffrey Chaucer begins his epic quest for universal comedy with The Canterbury Tales but ultimately never finishes.

1605 AD: Miguel de Cervantes releases the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, a piece of literature still hailed to this day as one of the funniest things read more
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They both have a similar type of random humor. Zetsubou Sensei is faster paced however and Cromartie relies more on timing with its humor and makes fun of all the high school delinquent anime stereotypes. If you found one funny you'll probably enjoy the other as well.  
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