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SUBTLETY IS FOR WIMPS! She . . . is a secondyear high school student with a single allconsuming question: Will the boy she likes ever really notice her? He . . . is the school’s most notorious juvenile delinquent and he’s suddenly come to a shocking realization: He’s got a huge crush, and now he must tell her how he feels. Lifechanging obsessions, colossal foulups, grand schemes, deepseated anxieties, and raging hormones–School Rumble portrays high school as it really is: overthetop comedy!
Jun 20, 2012
345 of 345 chapters read
34 people found this review helpful
Story : 7
There really isn't a set plot. It's mainly girl likes guy that shows no response to her feelings while another guy has feelings for the same pure and honest girl, and the chapters revolve around both of them trying to confess and win the other person's heart. To be honest, drama isn't one of this manga's main points since there is rarely any chapters where the setting is connected (except like when someone's confessing or something) and usually you'll see a problem confronted a few chapters later rather than right away. Since this is a gag manga, the story won't always involve the main characters. There will be chapters involving their classmates instead but you won't be disappointed.
Original. That's the best way I think to put it. Each character and setting is drawn in such a way that each person feels unique and the setting and situation really connects. You gotta love the artist's ability to draw their funny expressions and some characters' lack of expression.
The main characters are what you expect them to be like. All of the personalities are there. Shy, timid, outgoing, smart, delinquent, beauty, pervert, and the misunderstood. However, I love the involvement of the other classmates in the story and it isn't like the other series where there's only the love triangle and the best friend involved.
If I say I didn't enjoy this series, shoot me. Sure there is a lot of repetitive scenes where the guy is misunderstood but I think the situation makes up for it. It'll get you to say "BaHAHA!" rather than "CHEEEESY!".
I would prefer to rank it as a 9 simply because I think 1-10 doesn't fully acknowledges how much I enjoy this series, but I think it gets confusing at times when the chapter after a serious scene is completely random and totally unrelated. BUT I HAVE NO REGRETS AFTER READING SCHOOL RUMBLE. read more
Nov 24, 2011
345 of 345 chapters read
Overall Rating: 10
30 people found this review helpful
Story: There is not really plot at all, it is more like a day to day, slice of life manga. So if you are looking for a somewhat decent plot, I would have to say that you shouldn't read this manga, BUT if you are looking for something random and somewhat funny, School Rumble would probably be one of your best bet. The story switches point of view between the 4 characters: Harima Kenji, a high school delinquent who is madly in love with Tenma and write manga. Sawachika Eri, a rich snobby girl who is always getting in with misunderstanding with Kenji. Tsukamoto Yakumo, the freshmen perfect girl but extremely quiet, and her older sister Tsukamoto Tenma who is a naturally born klutz, that make you wonder if a brain even exist in her head sometime. However in all of this chaotic randomness and comedy, there are times where things get more serious. Now in my opinion School Rumble is like those 500 piece puzzles that a piece by itself doesn't make anything, but once put together you get a pretty good satisfying story.
Art: The artwork is decent. The characters aren't too complex and are nice and simple, but are definitely funny. Also the scenes are really varied but mainly takes place at school, but again it is pretty good, not great.
Character: At first you see that gosh this series is just random, and that there can possibly no character development. But surprise surprise there is, every now and then in this carefree and comedic manga, there are times where things take a serious turn. At those time you can see the character development between each character. The characters can evoke so many emotions from happiness to sadness, which is quite great for a pretty random like manga. Now the supporting cast is just HUGE in my opinion I had a really hard time trying to remember who was who, but luckily, they're only supporting characters :P
Enjoyment: This was a manga serious that was quite entertaining. Gave me plenty of laughs, and there were many times where it was touching, but overall it was great manga. One great thing about it is that each chapter could almost practically be stand alone, so even if you take a somewhat long break from School Rumble, it was really easy to pickup where you left off and kept the momentum going. But overall it was really random manga filled with laughter, but sometimes it was just touching and those parts just added to the quality of this great manga. Hope this review was helpful. If you thought that this review was helpful or not please comment and say why please, so I can improve :D Well hope you enjoy this manga! read more