It's disgraceful that a potentially decent shonen/sports anime had to be filled with sexual situations and language so that it wouldn't be a grind like Initial D or MAR. About the only thing that saves it is the ADV dub featuring Chris Patton and Luci Christian.
And there is KareKano. I like it, in fact. But they could have made a more... "animated" anime! Even if it's an old anime, many scenes were just mere pictures from manga, or almost that. If you're not gonna do it right, don't do it.
Kare Kano had the biggest shark jump I've seen in a while. I can't say if the manga is way better considering how the anime was on pace of being something great, but then the director quit the show and the company.