School Rumble

(112 votes, average 4.71 out of 5)
Comments (96)
  • NP3228  - Great Vid
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    Another great review. I immediately thought of a fighting series when I heard "Rumble" in the title, when I first found this. I'm happy that I didn't look too much further into. As a side note, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is another comedy series that didn't translate to well into English. I was wondering if you a thought on it or had heard of it?
  • A Dead Diehard  - Great job
    I've been looking forward to your new video, Y. Keep it up ;)
  • MinusZero  - Kanye?
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    Did I just see Kanye West say Beyonce had a better music video than Lucky Star?

    ...Awesome.
  • Cartoongoon
    dont worry i only knew the second definition of kappa from pokemon
  • Marvel Man 34
    Okay first off thank god you updated I mean its been a really long time. Anyways the anime School Rumble is what made me give up anime
  • Kai Kyotu  - Good review.
    Awesome review as usual, Y. Hope to see more from you soon, though I do wonder, will there be any manga series that you DO like reviewed here? So far it seems that you have been going through only negative reviews. It'd be interesting to see which ones you like and would recommend as well.
  • Y Ruler of Time
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    I asked myself the same question as I was finishing this video. It's largely been coincidence that I haven't done a positive review yet.
  • doctortacos  - jojo
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    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, REVIEW JOJO'S BIZZARE ADVENTURE! IT'S FUCKING AWSOME!
  • DeathsHead419  - Hey!
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    My parents met in highschool, and they're still together! My dad had the top locker my mom had the bottom one.
    After banging her head on my dad's open locker door she asked him to a dance and the rest is history.
    ...my family is wierd.

    Edit: Also, stick with the ironic music at the begining please. ZP was much better whent Yhatzee did that
  • octupus8
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    Great review, glad I clicked. Never watched before but I have to say it was well worth it, although I found the review altogether to be a bit confusing, but that's probably just me.

    Keep it up! :side:
  • No Limit
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    Gayfish. XD

    But, yeah. Great review. Though, it was a bit hard to keep up with you at times. Think you could slow down a bit. ^^;
  • TheHeroOfTomorrow
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    I know of Spider-Girl! In fact, I love the series. xD it more than makes up for One More Day in my book. Besides, I know of a high-school romance manga that's much better, mainly because the romance is very well-developed--a Shonen Jump-sponsored manga called "I''s"-- *pronounced "eye-zoo"*

    Now, while on the surface it may seem like a fanservice manga, I''s is actually very well-written and deep. If you're a guy around college age, you'll really identify with the main character. Not some of the situations he gets into, but personality-wise, he's actually very relatable, and also likeable. He seems to be a pervert, but in reality, he really doesn't want to be that way. You can tell he really cares for the main female lead, Iori, (yeah, all the characters have names that start with "I", which explains the manga's title) and despite the fact that some of the situations result in him acting like, well, a normal teenage boy would, he really does have his moments. I can't recommend this manga enough, really.
  • Kimarous
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    Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragonball franchise, originally intended for the Saiyan/Frieza to be the conclusion of the Dragonball saga. As such, he added "Z", the final letter of the English alphabet, to symbolize this finality. This has been a popular trend in anime/manga ever since.
  • rudedude  - good review
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    Nice job on the video, I like your reviews because they bring new manga to my attention and are entertaining.

    Just as a thought you might want to look into a manga called Midori Days its pretty weird I saw it in a local bookstore an read an issue. It has an interesting premise you might like it.

    Oh and btw I loved the Alice Cooper music.
  • PublicEnemy
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    Hmm, guess I'd have to see the manga myself to make an opinion of it. Good vid tho, very informative (I actually thot it was a martial arts manga lol)
  • MaiMai  - OMG Yes
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    Finally, a video review on School Rumble! I always did wish school life was as whimsical as it is in School Rumble... I enjoyed School Rumble despite the jokes that might fly over the head. Good review and I'm glad you pointed out some of the flaws of the series
  • Thumper17
    That Kanye West joke won the inernet. Nay, fuck the internet, that Kanye West joke WON THE EARTH!
  • jackofblades
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    Nice review as always B)

    I had checked this manga some time ago,
    but I found it kind of annoying and
    dropped for something else.

    You should do a special episode for the
    Anime Newbs to explain things like
    Tsundere, Yandere, Ojo, etc...

    LOL at the Kanye West joke
    :D
  • parfai
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    i understand that you dont know any japanese so its cool.and you do get points for saying the names [b]But[/b]

    there are 2 words i have to correct you on..
    For someone whos studied the language for
    years it like fking drill to the ear.

    [b]Kappa: snds like : Caw-Pa
    Manga-Ka: snds like: Manga- Caw[/b]

    *insert the more you know graphic here*
  • Xylon Lionheart
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    Once again I really liked your video, and I cannot wait to see more. I imagine that you are a fan of TV Tropes given all the references I saw in this video. (Cute Bruiser, anyone?) I personally pronounce tsundere as TSUN-dey-rey and perhaps at times tsun-DEY-rey, but that's just because I'm learning Japanese at my college and try to preserve the original Japanese way of pronouncing words, like saying SA-shi-mi as opposed to sa-SHI-mi. I don't know what's the most common way of saying tsundere in english. I'm curious to know what other people think.

    Anyway, I still love to see you review these manga at some point. I think I went more into detail about why in previous posts.

    Kodomo no Jikan - Past the squick, it's still a nice story, but I was surprised that it wasn't on your seven sinful manga list.

    Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle - Just to see your reaction to the mess of a story.

    xxxHolic - To coincide with TRC.

    One Piece - My favorite manga ever, and apparently one of your favorites too. It deserves the praise.

    Rave - Case-study in art evolution, and not a bad shounen series. The length is very appropriate, though the story itself doesn't break too many traditions.

    Bitter Virgin - Because it is a nice short romantic read, but the subject matter is very dark at times. I mean the main girl gave birth due to rape from her step-father! More people should check this story out.

    Full Metal Alchemist - Comparison to the first anime would be neat.

    Fairy Tail - Same author as Rave, and apparently quite popular.

    Maybe at some point you can try a tribute to certain mangaka that have done a lot of work, like CLAMP or Rumiko Takahashi. That way you can focus on a lot of famous works all at once.
  • dorko4u
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    I heard the Koopas from the Mario games are based off weird made up creatures called Kappas or something. lol
  • Shinigami
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    Basically School Rumble is one of those mangas that work better as anime adaptation than in orginal manga form.

  • mwong04
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    ABOUT TIME!

    But thanks Y Ruler I was really confused about the term Tsundere but thanks for clearing things up
  • rayvac  - Ok Manga and anime
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    School rumble is ok.

    It takes those romantic cliché such as interrupting a confession to ridiculous levels. The romance triangles or squares are really insane.

    The part with Harima and his teacher trying to seduce him was really, I thought out of place in the manga. Situations like that is usually in a Hentai.
  • TheGuyWithNoNickName
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    great review :D i agree sometimes the best characters in mangas are the ones you barely see or that don't get used as much
  • Sakata
    No worries.
    I love geeks!
  • TheXell
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    Cool review man, though i hope youll upgrade your
    microphone a bit in the future.

    Somehow, ive developed a a sense to tell
    me wich anime and manga a re worth my time,
    and beck when i first saw school-rumble,
    that sense didnt go off. Guess i was right.
  • Down of Dreams
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    Nice review you should watch anime it`s much beater maybe you change your mind on School Rumble :) I recommend this anime to everyone
  • Draxo
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    Great to see you back! I love your vids.
  • masterof69
    Sweet! Something tells me you'll be focusing on the more popular mangas and not the ones we haven't heard of
  • pharmmajor
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    Great one, Y, and a find example of why I try to avoid high-school life-themed entertainment... with the exception of Azumanga Daioh, that is. Also, thank you for using an Alice Cooper clip.

    Any chance of doing a Detective Conan review in the future?
  • Volbla
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    Ooohhh. That was "genki" you said. I did not hear that.

    When it comes to comedies there's pretty much only one thing i care about. Whether it's funny or not. I only saw the anime and it was quite some time ago, but was it funny? Yeah, it was alright.
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