[MA-SOC] School Rumble licensed by Funimation

mandisa washington mandisaw at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 7 16:29:56 EDT 2006

A quickie Otakon announcement for your enjoyment. No real word on when it'll be released besides the first half of 2007, but they have both TV seasons and the short OAV bridge between the seasons. If you've missed this show at the regular Metro screenings, you're missing out on a side-splitting oddball school romantic comedy. 

Tenma is a happy-but-clueless sophomore in one-sided-love with Karasuma, a quiet boy with some weird habits and a distinct lack of facial expression. Harima is an angsty-but-clueless fighter-delinquent in one-sided-love with Tenma, but although she's not put off by his tough-guy ways, she has no idea about his burning passions either. There are a lot of comedic hijinks involving dippy ideas about love & romance, friends & family, and school life in general. Some folks compare it to Azumanga Daioh, but I'd say this is less surreal and abstract than AzuDaioh, and the artwork's more detailed. (ANN Encyclopedia listing: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4114)


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