Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
Cromartie High School
What would you like to edit?

Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 335
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 19, 2000 to May 17, 2006
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy
Themes: Delinquents Delinquents, Gag Humor Gag Humor
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Nonaka, Eiji (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 34253,425 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5122
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1374
Members: 13,032
Favorites: 318

Available At


Ranked #512Popularity #1374Members 13,032
Add to List
Volumes: /17
Chapters: /335
* Your list is public by default.


Welcome to Cromartie High—a melting pot of underachievers and overzealous bullies, where the fist rules and the student body has the combined I.Q. of a rusty nail. After a whole lot of bad judgment and a little bad luck, Takashi Kamiyama is now attending this academy of dunces. Here, his only homework will be defending himself against the foul-mouthed robots, semi-intelligent apes and masked villains that roam the halls of Cromartie High School!

(Source: ADV)


Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou won the 26th Kodansha Manga Award in a tie alongside Beck for Best Shounen Manga in 2002.

Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou had twelve volumes released in English as Cromartie High School by ADV Manga from March 1, 2005 to November 6, 2007 before the license was dropped and the publisher went defunct.

Related Manga


More reviewsReviews

Jul 30, 2012
Story - 9

Like any slice of life/school oriented manga there is not exactly a continuous story. Each short "arc" introduces new characters and scenarios that keep the manga new and exciting. Overall every new chapter is funny and gripping and will make you want to keep reading.

Art - 10

In any gag manga the artwork of the characters and their expressions is one of the biggest factors. Cromartie is not exception. The unique way in which Eiji draws faces is a huge contribution to the hilarity of the series.

Jan 8, 2023
Despite this being a comedy manga about really dumb badasses partaking in nonsensical jokes, written by someone whose music tastes would probably make him friends with Araki, I couldn't help but being occasionally reminded of Blue Spring while reading it.

It starts off really well with a lot of unexplained hilarious incidents, things like the school having a mute Freddie (Mercury) character, but that sentiment wears off along the way as, at 17 volumes, Cromartie just missed its chance to end. Over-repetition of jokes, more and more additions to the cast, plot points that are completely forgotten (whatever happened to the sumo club guys?), there was ...

Interest Stacks

48 Entries · 20 Restacks
by MyAnimeList
53 Entries · 92 Restacks
48 Entries · 173 Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Where can I read it in English?
Plavuus - Apr 11
4 repliesby Plavuus»»
Apr 11, 10:44 AM
Poll: Cromartie High School Chapter 7 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Sep 10, 2011
2 repliesby Zewerr»»
Feb 21, 2022 12:06 AM
Poll: Cromartie High School Chapter 235 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Sep 18, 2011
1 repliesby Fabrizio00»»
Dec 27, 2020 10:24 AM
Poll: Cromartie High School Chapter 233 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Sep 17, 2011
1 repliesby Fabrizio00»»
Dec 19, 2020 6:42 AM
Poll: Cromartie High School Chapter 229 Discussion
AlexSadist-sama - Sep 17, 2011
1 repliesby Fabrizio00»»
Dec 16, 2020 4:22 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 10 Best Classic Shonen Manga Ever!

Top 10 Best Classic Shonen Manga Ever!

Shonen manga is awesome - the action, hot characters, and some cliches that tell us life lessons. We picked the timeless masterpieces from the first-class magazines!

It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login