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Old 2006-11-28, 10:17   Link #1021
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Truthfully speaking, I don't give too many damns to the current development. It does seem that Eri is seriously interested in Harima now (duh...Seen that god knows how many times) for her to go that far.

Seriousness can be made available...Just not until it's the main crux of the chapters themselves. Romance can't just come purely supported by comedy alone.

If it's the serious scenes, Eri would of course be tops. When have we ever seen anything serious involving Harima and Tenma much, aside from interaction between Harima and Yakumo. Besides, Ojou's taken the limelight for most of the time from the Kyoto arc onwards. I'm not surprised.
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Old 2006-11-28, 14:21   Link #1022
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If it's the serious scenes, Eri would of course be tops. When have we ever seen anything serious involving Harima and Tenma much, aside from interaction between Harima and Yakumo.
For serious scenes between Harima and Tenma, there's always the Christmas chapter where Tenma was mad that Harima didn't tell her the truth from the start...and of course the scene at the end where Harima hugs Tenma while she's crying. And there's also their most recent scene on Eri's balcony. And there was also Tenma's birthday when Harima gave his bouquet to Tenma, saying it was from KArasuma. Okay, well, that was kind of a funny scene, but whatever was going through Harima's head was pretty serious if he was about to help out Karasuma like that for Tenma's sake.
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Old 2006-11-28, 16:00   Link #1023
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I just got caught up and even though the asou-mikoto break up kinda sucks because I felt they were a good couple, though it feels like they will get back together. It seems like the break up is going to lead to sometime down the line where they will be stuck alone together and mikoto will confess to asou or he will join the dojo or something. People who want the hanai-mikoto relation I don't understand why, that relationship is so wrong, they are like brother and sister.

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Old 2006-11-28, 18:38   Link #1024
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I think Hanai will gladly help Asou and Mikoto get together again if anyone ask him to.
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Old 2006-11-28, 19:22   Link #1025
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i dunno about the asou and mikoto getting back together thing... i mean, i really like the couple, but mikoto just never really seemed into the relationship. like, she never seemed to really show interest... i dunno why though, cuz asou seems like a really cool guy. but ah well i guess we'll see how it goes. i doubt the hanai-mikoto thing since they are pretty brother-sisterly...and hanai is completely obsessed with yakumo... ^_^
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Old 2006-11-28, 21:04   Link #1026
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I can say with great certainty that Hanai will loss his obsession with Yakumo before he graduates from college. Hanai is aiming for T University, which is bit high, even for Yakumo. Only 2 other can join him there and their names are Yuuki and Akira. As the Korean saying goes, the lucky gets the fair, and since Hanai has no luck with Yakumo, he won't get her.
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Old 2006-11-29, 03:02   Link #1027
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That's simple to explain: Yakumo is the only serious character in the whole series. All the others (even Hanai) aren't completely serious, but also have their unreasonable/hilarious moments.
Sara and Asou are pretty serious, too...
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Old 2006-11-30, 02:21   Link #1028
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but school rumble isn't about serious stuffs.....its about comedy, love, and lots of misunderstanding.
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Old 2006-11-30, 02:36   Link #1029
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but school rumble isn't about serious stuffs.....its about comedy, love, and lots of misunderstanding.
true. i too tend to forget that every now and then. but it's so hard to resist wanting it to be serious! KJ's always teasing us with these serious moments here and there...
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Old 2006-11-30, 05:52   Link #1030
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but school rumble isn't about serious stuffs.....its about comedy, love, and lots of misunderstanding.

It certainly doesn't have an inherently serious theme, but a bit of it here and there would serve to do it justice on the whole. Put it this way: You can't have humor all the way and ignore other things. That being said, SR has done a pretty decent job of mixing humor with romance.
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Old 2006-11-30, 14:47   Link #1031
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It certainly doesn't have an inherently serious theme, but a bit of it here and there would serve to do it justice on the whole. Put it this way: You can't have humor all the way and ignore other things. That being said, SR has done a pretty decent job of mixing humor with romance.
The problem is, no complicated web of love relationship can be un-entangled without making half of the people crying over their broken heart. I believe we are long overdue for some resolutions.
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Old 2006-11-30, 21:14   Link #1032
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Btw, yesterday is Tenma's BD n today is Harima's BD...
Just realized this morning..
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Old 2006-11-30, 23:47   Link #1033
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Btw, yesterday is Tenma's BD n today is Harima's BD...
Just realized this morning..
OH shnaps you're right!!! I'll watch their birthday episodes to "celebrate"!! :P The episode where Harima treated Tenma and Tenma's bday party are two of my favorite episodes anyways Happy Birthday Tenma and Harima!!!
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Old 2006-12-01, 10:26   Link #1034
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And for the next one...

Spoiler for 204:
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Old 2006-12-01, 10:49   Link #1035
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Just as you would expect from SR- yet another goddamned misunderstanding on Eri's part, and at least it's plainly obvious that Harima has more or less harbour less feelings of "animosity" towards her already. As long as it's more Tenma, he sure is quick to change his mindset immediately.
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Old 2006-12-01, 17:43   Link #1036
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Sounds promising. Now that the past few chapters seem to be following a consistant pattern, it's becoming easier to see the direction that the story is taking. This chapter shares a common thread with the last two in that Eri once again observes clues about Harima's interest in Tenma. This time around, it's through observing Harima being inconsistant in his preferences for food. This new Oudou conflict seems to be shaping up very much like the earlier ones with Pencil, Marker, and Onigiri. While it's unfortunate to see Flag setbacks, it feels comfortable to be back on well travelled ground.

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Just as you would expect from SR- yet another goddamned misunderstanding on Eri's part, and at least it's plainly obvious that Harima has more or less harbour less feelings of "animosity" towards her already. As long as it's more Tenma, he sure is quick to change his mindset immediately.
For starters, there really is no misunderstanding on Eri's part. Eri asked Harima a question, and he answered in the affirmative. Here's a tip on effective communication:

As a rule of thumb, don't assume that the person who you are talking to will recognize that your answers are actually directed to an imaginary shrimp instead of to the person who you're having the conversation with.

I'm much more curious, however, to know where you got your next point from. While Flag has faced some obstacles over the past three chapters, we haven't really seen any animosity from Harima towards Eri. For that matter, just before the Oudou conflict started up, Harima was starting to discover that Eri's company is a lot of fun. Chances are, you've either misread the section on Harima and Yoshidayama's interactions, or you've been muddled by some of the rhetoric that's been tossed around here recently. I suppose it's best to fix up the latter, just in case.

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Harima believes that Eri hates his guts. As I have repeatedly said, they bring out the worst in each other. Only way I can see Harima warming up to Eri more than now would be for some outsiders like Akira to make Harima realize that Eri is making fool out of herself for she is infatuated with Harima. ( By the way, I think Akira is capable of doing almost anything ) As long as Harima firmly believes that Eri is out to hurt or humiliate him, there can be no meaningful progress in their relationship.
(Re)read chapter 198/199. These relationships aren't frozen in time - Eri and Harima have changed the way in which they relate to each other throughout the series, as they both grew and matured. They're working out their differences fairly well, as of late.

Oh, and could you tell me what Harima and Eri's "worst qualities" are, without taking your personal system of values into account? It seems to me that we could claim that any single one of Harima's relationships is capable of bringing out the "worst" in him, depending on the qualities that we (arbitrarily) choose to condemn. For that matter, if Harima and Eri weren't in each other's company, would those so called "vices" simply disappear?

You've got a nice catchphrase there, but it doesn't actually tell us anything.

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The problem is, no complicated web of love relationship can be un-entangled without making half of the people crying over their broken heart. I believe we are long overdue for some resolutions.
You'd be absolutely right, if we were talking about real relationships. Given that this is a story, and a comedy at that, the rules change somewhat. Tone is very important in a comedy, and you'll have a much harder time getting people to laugh if they're convinced that half of the cast is broken hearted by the ending. Simply put, in a comedy, the burden of proof is on the author to convince the reader that the ending that took place was the happiest possible one.

Remember that in a story, the author chooses which events you get to see. You mentioned earlier that Hanai's chances of getting together with Yakumo are very slim. The reason for this, however, is not because Hanai is unlucky by nature. Rather, Hanai's lack of success is tied in to the fact that his suffering is always presented in a comical manner. This isn't to say that Hanai isn't hurt - but the way in which he is presented to the reader affects the extent to which he/she is concerned with Hanai's welfare. Harima's situation with Tenma (which happens to be parallel to Hanai x Yakumo) is another example of this sort of phenomenon. So while certain characters may not end up with the person who they wanted to, you can still be persuaded that the ending is "positive" if the author successfully dismisses the plights of some of the characters by using humor.

From another angle, consider that some scenes seem to be especially designed to draw sympathy towards certain characters. In Ch. 203, for example, does anyone find it unusual that Eri chose to compete with Tenma in the only thing that she was guaranteed to lose to Tenma in? For that matter, it seems oddly reminiscent of the days where Eri used to lose to Yakumo every time that those two competed. If those situations were ever reversed so that Eri won, you would feel less compelled to have the same sort of sympathy for her - she would lose that underdog appeal.

With regards to Harima's personality - even if he is supposed to change his views towards Eri in the future, he cannot make that sort of change before the final conflict in the story takes place. One of the most important ingredients in this story is suspense. You already know who Eri likes. If you know that her feelings are reciprocated, or if you see the author clearly pushing things in that direction, then that element of suspense will be lost. That being said, a number of events, such as Harima's change in attitude during the night at Eri's house, or his mixed feelings towards her during the temple scene in the Omiai arc make it so that were such a change to take place in the future, it wouldn't seem out of character.

It's a pretty good setup, overall. The only thing further that I could hope for is that they pull in that loose end from Ch.181 as the story draws to a climax.
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Old 2006-12-01, 19:56   Link #1037
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Old 2006-12-02, 00:37   Link #1038
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For starters, there really is no misunderstanding on Eri's part. Eri asked Harima a question, and he answered in the affirmative. Here's a tip on effective communication:

As a rule of thumb, don't assume that the person who you are talking to will recognize that your answers are actually directed to an imaginary shrimp instead of to the person who you're having the conversation with.
Perhaps...It's easier to see it that way and link her talking to be actually part of the reason why he 'reached his fatigue limit'.

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I'm much more curious, however, to know where you got your next point from. While Flag has faced some obstacles over the past three chapters, we haven't really seen any animosity from Harima towards Eri. For that matter, just before the Oudou conflict started up, Harima was starting to discover that Eri's company is a lot of fun.
First of all, I was talking about the consistent past chapters in which both Harima and Eri have 'encountered' each other. I wasn't looking at it on a short-term basis...Exactly why I also feel that its more obvious now that Harima is finally starting on a route where he does not believe Eri to be a complete meddler of his life. Good for development, surely. Hell, I still like Onigiri more, but there's little evidence of it in the past few chapters which would make them the 'more obvious choice' of pairings...If either Oudou or Flag actually succeed in the end, that is.
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Old 2006-12-02, 04:37   Link #1039
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hi i just wna ask how often do they release new school rumble manga each week or month
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Old 2006-12-02, 06:48   Link #1040
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hi i just wna ask how often do they release new school rumble manga each week or month
If you look back at the last couple of pages in this thread, you will see that people (such as hi no ken Jebus) post a chapter summary every week. That should give you a good clue that a chapter is released every week.
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