as_school_rumbleThis is a slice of life comedy based on characters in a high school setting.

The key character is Tenma-chan who is in 2nd year high school – often described as a klutz, poor in academics, a bit slow and pretty innocent! Nevertheless, she is a cheerful character to have around and is easy to please. The anime focuses on Tenma’s crush on Karasuma, a guy in her class. You honestly wonder what she sees in him as he seems dead boring and behaves like a stone-faced, monotonous log! hahaha You’ll know what I mean if you’ve watched School Rumble. On top of this, you have Harima, the school’s delinquent who is head over heels with Tenma. Like Tenma, he is constantly trying to confess his love but fails.

Just an example of Tenma’s character…

So all girls do their hair every morning – that’s nothing out of the ordinary but for Tenma, there’s a special purpose…hahaha

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Though the anime appears to focus quite a bit on the THK triangle, you also have some colourful characters on the side touching on stories of friendship:

  • Yakumo – Tenma’s sister – graceful, pretty and intelligent. More importantly, she’s voiced by Mamiko! Her character was actually quite bland in the first few episodes – very NOT exciting, let’s just say. But about halfway through, we get a chance to learn more about her so there the fun begins…^_^ She has the ability to read the minds of guys that like her! hahaha I’d rather not have that ability…=P
  • Mikoto – Tenma’s friend – smart, strong (she’s good at some Japanese sport like karate) and size D assets are the keywords. As an added bonus, it’s voiced by Hitomi Nabatame!! YAY!! Because of her figure, she attracts the attention of some guys in class…Luckily she can defend herself…hehe

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And that's well deserved!! hahaha

  • Eri Sawachika – Tenma’s friend – she’s basically pretty and graceful and often described as a ‘princess’. Eri seems to be a bit stand offish but is actually a little lonely inside as her parents are often away. Her role only picks up halfway after when Harima accidentally confesses his love for Tenma to her by mistake!

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Just watched up to episode 16 (ok so no longer halfway) and it’s an absolute CRACKER!! HAHA I was applying a clay mask as I was watching it and before I knew it my hands were on my face to stop myself from cracking the whole thing with my laughing!!! LOL

Anyway, in all seriousness, I thought the first few episodes were quite bland but its entertaining factor is certainly rising…