Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
Cromartie High School
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Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou

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Japanese: 魁!! クロマティ高校
English: Cromartie High School
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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: 8.101 (scored by 38383,838 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5792
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1419
Members: 14,080
Favorites: 315

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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.



Dec 30, 2023
Cromartie High remains as one of my favorite manga/anime of all time, top 5 material easily. Though I’m surely not breaking any new ground by saying that. You can travel across the web, or attend any anime convention and find plenty of others with that same opinion. As I always say with my write ups, namely when it’s for my personal favorites since they tend to be comedy/shounen/motivational series, ‘Comedy is subjective’! If someone has a sense of humor that doesn’t align with a series, then their mileage will inevitably vary. This too isn’t a groundbreaking take ...
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 ...
Jul 12, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (223/335 eps)
Cromartie Koukou is a high-school in Tokyo with loose entrance requirements. How loose? A gorilla (an actual simian primate) and a middle aged man (that resembles a certain deceased rock-star) are students there. Not even the worst students mind you; Cromartie has a collection of the dumbest and most hardcore delinquents in all of Tokyo.

A good premise for a gag manga, but where is the straight guy? Enter Kamiyama, a painfully mainstream character that makes the dubious choice to attend Cromartie. The mangaka, Eiji Nonaka, has created a good setting and takes advantage of both his premise and ...

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