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Old 2012-07-08, 18:50   Link #41
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Yeah... Man, I'd love for him to go back to SR. I think I'm gonna watch some episodes tonight. Even though I've seen them all so many times, they still lighten the mood and remind me of good times, and in some cases Harima's determination helps me get back on track.

I like that he doesn't do ecchi stuff. That doesn't suite School Rumble anyway. College Rumble... Work Rumble, whatever! Bring it back!
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Old 2012-07-08, 23:50   Link #42
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School Rumble EX+Alpha?

Seriously I think it will be hard for Jin Kobayashi to make another SR as epic as the first one(minus the pie ending).

Probably because he IS Harima....Just look at the jacket. Just give him sunglasses and brush up his hair

http://sadpanda.us/images/100838-AQCBA4V.jpg



Oh yes even before Twilight. Harima was sparkling!!! >_<

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Old 2012-07-09, 17:32   Link #43
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Do you think he probably based School Rumble on some of his own life? If so, I guess I could see that as some sort of road block for continuation...
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Old 2012-07-10, 21:23   Link #44
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Well he did say that Harima was part him and some taken from his friends way back and he just makes the story as it flows.

I think most parts are based on him in real life. All his manga's has illustration and the main guy likes drawing.
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Old 2012-07-13, 06:13   Link #45
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Hey guys check out my YouTube i just purchased the official School Rumble Yakumo Keyring funimation licensed!.


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Old 2012-07-28, 01:45   Link #46
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Ah, just randomly decided to watch the last 2 OVA episodes for School Rumble. The ending basically. Ah man, good times. I'd rewatch the whole thing, but then I'd know it'll end...

Plus too much skipped content makes me feel sad.

Ah man.
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Old 2012-07-28, 17:54   Link #47
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Ah, just randomly decided to watch the last 2 OVA episodes for School Rumble. The ending basically. Ah man, good times. I'd rewatch the whole thing, but then I'd know it'll end...

Plus too much skipped content makes me feel sad.

Ah man.
Yeah... I watched them last week. My friend never saw them so I watched them with him. I was depressed for a few days afterwords... :/

Such a bad ending for a happy show. I just want to see happy Harima and Tenma moments and then finally a good ending. Or no ending at all. Just let it go forever... Best show!
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Old 2012-08-05, 20:21   Link #48
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W7IToOyaO0
i think im in love <3
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Old 2012-08-06, 06:48   Link #49
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Yeah... I watched them last week. My friend never saw them so I watched them with him. I was depressed for a few days afterwords... :/

Such a bad ending for a happy show. I just want to see happy Harima and Tenma moments and then finally a good ending. Or no ending at all. Just let it go forever... Best show!
Did your friend like it?

And at least some people remember School Rumble: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-new...cinating-anime

Albeit only 42 out of close to 6000 people, haha. Given how these things are swayed by recent and/or very popular shows, it's kinda nice.

I got to thinking actually, could something like Kickstarter work for School Rumble? In producing an actual 3rd season that is.
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Old 2012-08-06, 08:28   Link #50
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Did your friend like it?

And at least some people remember School Rumble: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-new...cinating-anime

Albeit only 42 out of close to 6000 people, haha. Given how these things are swayed by recent and/or very popular shows, it's kinda nice.

I got to thinking actually, could something like Kickstarter work for School Rumble? In producing an actual 3rd season that is.
Yeah, he liked it but was shocked that it became so serious. He only saw seasons 1, 2, and then went straight to the Season 3 OVAs. I had to give a horribly paraphrased summary of the manga.

And that's cool that SR made that list. If Kickstarted happened for School Rumble, they could have my entire life savings lol.

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Old 2012-09-01, 04:09   Link #51
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any news about Jin Kobayashi?
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Old 2012-09-02, 12:49   Link #52
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I dont have any. Someone?
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Old 2012-09-02, 16:35   Link #53
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No, heard nothing. But I did find this which was funny, albeit months ago:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/ne...ese-tv-station
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Old 2012-09-03, 12:18   Link #54
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HK, something new in the west?
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Old 2012-12-01, 04:43   Link #55
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Harima's birthday today, and so Tenma's was yesterday? Haha, oh man.

Here's a question for anyone who still check here often. If you were friends with Harima and Tenma, what would you get them for their birthday?
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Old 2012-12-02, 08:09   Link #56
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Good to see that some fans are keeping this forum somewhat alive. I haven't posted year for almost two years! I only just started watching SR again for the first time since then. Such a good show, what a shame about the ending...

If any of you played Mass Effect 3 you'll know what I mean when I say its very difficult to judge whether ME3 or SR ended worse.
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Old 2012-12-02, 09:40   Link #57
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The ending wasn't a real problem. The problem is, that it doesnt continue and the 3rd season never aired.

SR ended chapter 281, remember?
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Old 2012-12-03, 05:19   Link #58
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Yeah point taken. Still I have to say its as depressing now after two years hiatus then it was then . Still a good show and I suppose I should be glad for the glad times.
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Old 2013-01-13, 10:03   Link #59
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Found some time today to watch some episodes with Harima's best moves. Will certainly re-watch the whole series, soon.

In all the years, I haven't found a single anime, that comes close to the awsomeness of School Rumble.
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Old 2013-01-13, 11:55   Link #60
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-Introduction-
Hey, I'm new to this subforum, nice to meet you~

-How I learnt of SR-
Hm, someone on ANN forums introduced me to this series when I said I was looking for a series with twin-tailed tsunderes. I approached this series with some skepticism being prepared to see all, if not most of the tricks, since I had watched several of such series before watching SR, such as Chobits, Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai!, Mayo Chiki, Pet Girl Of Sakura Hall (Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo) and finally Toradora! Since all of them are Rom-Com's, I thought I had seen everything, from complex relationships (Mayo Chiki) to slightly-crazed tsunderes (Taiga, in my opinion, acts like one).

Boy, was I wrong.

The last time I felt this immersed in a particular series, it...no, there wasn't anytime like that. Only one other thing came close, that being Katawa Shoujo, a Visual Novel that I could identify with and ended up getting the feels for well over a few months based on a relatively simple but well-written script.

-Review of SR-
SR, on the other hand, makes these characters come alive, and like many posters here, I really wish I had these sort of friends in real life. Everyone in the class has a different back story that wants to make me learn more about them, and observe them interacting with each other while having fun together.

I've watched K-ON, and I believe SR is much deeper in terms of character development as well as plot. Both are slice-of-life comedies, both have moe girls and both have the usual 4 or 5 characters, but K-ON lacks the romance aspect which provides a lot of character growth (or comedic fodder) for the series to continue.

K-ON is funny in its own right, but the series at best only provides slight giggles and the rare loud laughter from me. SR succeeds both as a comedy and a romance by making me laugh at least two out of three times in each episode (Delusions with Onigiri where Harima was eating Eri-chan's and Tenma-chan's lethal cooking was pure awesome), as well as making me want the characters to end up in a relationship, simply because they have the heart to keep trying after failing, and their friends are also very supportive to pick them up when they're all shattered. That's friends that we'd all like to have, which helps us to connect with the series, and think, what if, we did have these sort of friends or colleagues?

Btw for shipping purposes, I'm a Flagship (ErixHarima) fan. I'm simply biased towards the twin-tailed 'stupid but cute' Ojou-sama that 'jinxes Harima every time she's around him and yet ends up in really awkward situations that she doesn't mind (blush)', because I'd like to see him end up with her :P. Still, I'm okay with him ending up with Yakumo, because she does care for Harima in her own way, but with Tenma, I think she'll be happier with Karasuma than Harima

I wish the other characters could have been more deeply developed though, Hanai deserves to have his story told, and I can imagine him getting into more problems when he tries to attract Yakumo's attention. Elsewhere, the juniors didn't really interest me much, but 2C's 'Covert Pervert' group consisting of the other guys should also be developed further (perhaps with their failed attempts causing other problems with the group of 4 girls and Harima/Hanai, leading to them learning a lesson or two). 2D's characters also interested me, especially the two bosses 'Harry MacKenzie and the Tougou guy'. Both of them seem good rivals to the two 'idiots' of 2C, and I would like to see them work together for once ^^

-Epilogue-
However, I accept that I'm late to the party. SR ended many years back, and there's pretty much no chance of the manga-ka JR going back to his old works to continue the series again. SRZ was a nice attempt to try and provide some ending for the story, but frankly speaking, SR deserves a better ending than no ending.
Even Toradora! tied up a loose romantic end with one of the main characters going to study in the same country as the one he liked after everyone had graduated. That's an ending. At least, we can say, yea, good luck to him, hopefully he'll end up with that girl.
But given how unlikely it is that SR will ever be revived, I chose to find solace in googling for forums that discussed SR. Sadly the wannabefansubs forum for SR had closed down (really...late to the party), but this, it was still open! Thus I came here

-Random thoughts-

I don't think there's much more to say now I guess, although...the WarGames early in S2E2 and S2E3, that was the moment I realized SR is beyond any anime I had seen so far. To parody a fighting scene from other animes is easy enough, but to juxtapose the gruesome carnage... the feelings of hurt when couples turned on each other... with the soft singing and the band practicing.

That, was class.

Admittedly that scene had its flaws, with insufficient information of each person preventing us from understanding the actual situation as it developed, and main characters only popping up towards the end of the fight. Loose threads, such as how the butler and Itoko squared off, or how the fight went with them inside it, were not resolved.

But that scene had other things going for it that I didn't expect, with a third, and then fourth, party joining the fight. The Band Faction had a legitimate reason, and their deaths were felt heavily, although the Sumo Swimsuit Faction was hilarious. The heroic sacrifice of Misawa to push the barricades forward so that the Cafe Faction could gain ground was memorable, the final conversation between Tenma and Karasuma was touching, and the death scene of Harima, coupled with 'Iron Chef' music to contrast Tenma's sadness over the death of Karasuma (and subsequent sucide), was strangely funny, and yet, sad.

All of these makes for an anime that will rank as one of the best animes I've been privileged to see. I've read half of the manga from the point that the last OVA ended, and I intend to read the whole front parts because, such a gem rarely comes by.
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