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.
Harima Kenji is one of the key characters in School Rumble. He is a delinquent but goes back to school because he has a crush on Tenma Tsukamoto so he can be near her. Unfortunately he can't bring himself to tell her he loves her. His attemps always go awry and unrequited. Harima takes an interest in drawing manga. Yakuma Tsuskamato becomes his production assistant. and they produce some manga works. Harima and Yakumo develop a close relationship that could blossom into love. Haqrima is obsessed with Tenma and doesn't consider any others. He has a love/hate relationship with Eri which also could blossom into love except for Harima's crush on Tenma. They also quarrel a lot. Harima has a younger brother. Harima's cousin is a teacher at his school and he stays with her. Although Harima is a delinquent, he has a good heart and tries to help others. He could become really good person if he controlls his temper and is successful in his manga carreer.