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YMMV / School Rumble

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Asou and Suga spotting Eri in the school war two-parter. Actually it was Nakamura, who simply happened around the school, dressed as his mistress for no apparent reason.
  • Ear Worm:
    • You'll be going "Guru Guru Mawaru" in no time.
    • Not to mention the super-cute first ending theme.
    • Then there's the second end theme of Ni Gakki, Futari Ha Wasurechau. That guitar riff will stick with you forever.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Harry McKenzie is very popular despite getting relatively little screen time. Being a Char Clone and walking talking Shout-Out to one of the most popular anime characters will do that.
    • Originally a supporting character, Yakumo Tsukamoto eventually went on to decisively take the #1 spot in the third and final official popularity vote. On the SR wiki, she continues to hold the second highest spot only to Harima.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans are unsure about the canonicity of the end of both the original manga and School Rumble Z, and not just for shipping reasons either.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: According to this poll, the most popular couple is Harima and Eri.
    • Ichijou and Imadori is also quite well-liked.
  • Foe Yay: The premise behind an In-Universe fanfic involving Harima and Hanai.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Tons here. Flag (Eri/Harima), Riceball (Yakumo/Harima), Kid's meal (Eri/Yakumo/Harima), Oudou (Tenma/Harima), True Oudou (Tenma/Karasuma), Flue (Mikoto/Hanai), and Basketball (Mikoto/Asou).
  • Iron Woobie: Harima definitely qualifies as one. Saved Tenma from thugs, fell in love as result and was mistaken for a pervert instants latter. Then started to wear sunglasses to avoid being recognized by her and tried everything which he could do to win her heart. He failed but he never complained about his lucky.
  • Les Yay: Eri and Yakumo make up after the play in the second season with a fast-paced dance that ends up with Yakumo coming out on top in a surprise reversal. The crowd goes wild.
    • Not to mention Itoko being very close with fellow teacher Youko Sasakura.
      • Yakumo is a frequent victim courtesy of Akira and Sarah.
    • Akira in general hints heavily towards other girls.
    • Tenma makes Mikoto play a kissing game involving Pocky with Akira. The Pocky breaks last second, and even the other girls in class lament that the kiss didn't happen.
    • Background character Ayano Kinugawa, whose family owns a bathhouse, seems far more interested in watching her female classmates undressing/bathing, whereas with the guys, her response could be called blase at best.
  • OT3: The Kid's Meal faction (for those just passing by, that's Yakumo/Eri/Harima). By the end of the manga, Yakumo is living with Harima, and Harima is engaged to Eri. Maybe.
  • Superlative Dubbing: The English dub is masterfully crafted; it contains countless Woolseyisms and every performance is perfect.


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