School Rumble (スクールランブル, Sukūru Ramburu?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Jin Kobayashi and serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The final chapter was released on July 23, 2008, and the 283 chapters were collected in 22 bound volumes by Kodansha. The sequel, School Rumble Z, is now published in the monthly Shonen Magazine Special as well, but the first two chapters (as of late October) has been short, one chapter stories.
A 26-episode anime adaptation was broadcast on TV Tokyo between October 2004 and April 2005. In December 2005, an OVA was released, containing two special episodes, and a second season titled "School Rumble - Second Term" was broadcast in 2006 between April and September. The next OVA, titled School Rumble 3rd Semester and containing two episodes will be bundled with volumes 21 and 22 of the School Rumble manga, the first of which released on July 17, 2008. Sony PlayStation games were produced in July 2005 and July 2006.
The manga is published in English by Del Rey Manga. Unlike other Del Rey releases, the manga uses the original Japanese naming order (family name followed by the given name) to preserve the puns in the manga.
FUNimation Entertainment released the first volume and starter box set on August 21, 2007.
Itoko Osakabe is a physics teacher, She is also Harima Kenji's cousin and guardian and he stays with her. Many of the male students have crushes on her. She has a hidden past and fellow teacher Youko Sasakura uses that past against her.