School Rumble (スクールランブル) is a Japanese shounen manga series written and illustrated by Kobayashi Jin.
Its huge popularity has resulted in an adaption into multiple forms of media. TV Tokyo broadcast a 26-episode anime program between October 2004 and April 2005. In December 2005, a two-part original video animation (OVA) entitled School Rumble: Extra Class was released. A second season, School Rumble: 2nd Semester, aired between April and September 2006. Finally, two more episodes, collectively entitled School Rumble: Third Semester, were bundled with the Japanese manga volumes 21 and 22. Three video games have been produced—two for the PlayStation 2 in July 2005 and July 2006, and one for the PlayStation Portable in 2005. Two light novels written by Tokita Hiroko and illustrated by Kobayashi Jin were published in April 2004 and December 2007; four official guidebooks illustrated by Kobayashi Jin and written by his editors have also been released.
The plot of this romantic shounen comedy revolves around the daily lives of the students of class 2-C at the Yagami High School, as well as their friends and families. The main female protagonist is Tsukamoto Tenma, an unremarkable second-year high school student who secretly admires her eccentric, enigmatic, nice-guy classmate, Karasuma Oji.