Moving into a new neighborhood sometimes requires you to conform, in order to get along with the new people around you. Or, you can be like Takashi and make the neighborhood adjust to you! With steely determination and a new blonde perm, Takashi is ready to make himself the top dog of high school delinquents. But facing him is another recent arrival to his new school, with a hairstyle just as rebellious and radical. Faced with the fearsome 3rd year punks as well as this outside challenger, will Takashi be able to realise his dreams of classroom dominance?
At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?
Both of these OVA series have a similar feel, asides from being about the wacky school lives of delinquets. While Cromartie high would be hard to top in terms of wacky and actually has very little fighting, Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! also induces a lot of laughs off the delinquency of it's cast. If you liked one, the other is also well worth a watch.
Onizuka Eikichi and Danma Ryuji are best buddies waiting for their love life to bloom, but in order to do this they must cast aside their delinquent ways. Eikichi and Ryuji clean up their act, transfer to a new school, and become hard-working students. This act successfully attracts the ladies, but it also attracts other delinquents. With their lives constantly under threat, Eikichi and Ryuji's secret identity as the infamous Oni Baku biker gang is revealed! The end result? Trouble! With danger abounding, the Oni Baku duo face the odds and ends of love while solving all of life’s problems with aggressive violence!
If you enjoyed watching Kyou Kara Ore Wa, you'd definitely enjoy Shonan Junai Gumi, hands down. The main plot may be reversed, and the two main characters' relationships are different in the beginning, but the events and genre are alike! The humour, the use of distorted facial expressions, and the violence - it's the same. Shonan Junai Gumi probably has more perverted characters (oh Eikichi~).