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School Rumble

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Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
School Rumble: Extra Class OVA 2005 Sequel
School Rumble 2 TV 2006 Same Franchise
School Rumble San Gakki OVA 2008 Same Franchise

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School Rumble 2002 Original Manga
School Rumble Z 2008 TBD
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Hajime WATANABE Character Design
Shinji TAKAMATSU Director
Toshiyuki OMORI Music
Jin KOBAYASHI Original Manga Creator

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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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Azumanga is FAR better than School Rumble, with tons more randomness and no romance triangles to spoil the mood. If you liked School Rumble I can't see why you wouldn't like Azumanga, its superior sister!
Azumanga is very much like School Rumble (or rather, it's the other way around). I has the kind of randomness, cuteness and the sometimes very strange but still lovley humor. If you feel School Rumble is your kind of anime, then you should watch Azumanga Daioh. You won't regret it.
Azumanga Daioh is another comedy that uses school as its backdrop, but it has a more structured timeline if compared with School Rumble. Both shows have a high level of comedic goodness although Azumanga Daioh is set around day to day school life, where as School Rumble is set around the main character (Tenma) and her absolutely hilarious behaviour.
The first thing I though of after having seen the first episode of School Rumble was: Azumanga Daioh. Why? there is a same feel in both series; there are some similar characters as well as short eps / airing and a lot of jokes aimed at Japanese culture and the Japanese language. The main difference is that in School Rumble there ae actually male mainroles, while there were no such things in Azumanga Daioh. This also means that things like romance play a whole lot more important role in School Rumble
Happy humourous and cute... If you love light hearted comedies about people in school, this is a must. Compared to School Rumble, Azumanga Daioh lacks the romance plot but makes up for it with its abundance of random humour

Both series primarily consist of silly anecdotes in the lives of school children. Whereas Azumanga focuses on the female characters, School Rumble has a more mixed gendered cast, and so you'll see more physical fighting (between two male rivals) and romance (between male and female characters) than in Azumanga.


Both series are about a group of high school girls. Compared to other series the characters are rather flat, and most of the episodes aren't really part of one big epic story; though at least in School Rumble there is some kind of progress in the story. Both series are some of the most humorous, funny (really, sometimes I laughed so much I cried) and silly anime I've ever seen. Although the humour and characters in both series are different, it's not a bad idea to give the other a try if you liked one.


Both anime feature humourous and realistic high school scenarios. School Rumble focuses more on the interactions between the boys and the girls, while Azumanga Daioh focuses on the girls' group and their actions within it.

Azumanga Daioh is not about plot development, it's about the gags in each animated short.


When thinking about high school comedies, Azumanga and School Rumble are two of the best. Though SR is more a love comedy while Azumanga portrays daily life, these themes are negligible as it's only what makes the humour get going.


Both Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble present a youthful, cheerful, energetic, humorous, and lovely Japanese high school drama. Their characters and environments are similar, and both are very light and fun to watch. I highly recommend both of them.


Both Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble deal with the daily lives of students who have very specific characteristics and unusual personalities. Because of these characteristics, every day and every event takes an unexpected turn and becomes hilarious.


This recommendation is obvious; if you like the trials and tribulations of Japanese high school life, these are both series that highlight this perfectly -- with hilarious results! The difference is that SR focuses on young love and the inability to confess, while AD focuses on the quirks of the different people who make up the main group of friends.


It has the same feel, and same chracters settings. Both are great comedys dealing with high-school life, with random stuff happening in most episodes.


Azumanga Daioh is probably the most random anime! Utterly hillarious and with a bunch of unique, funny and cheerful characters! Well, School Rumble is just like that! With the exception of havin a lot of romance misunderstandings, School Rumble moments do remind the adventures of the 6 Azumanga Daioh friends! I recommend School Rumble 100%! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!


Both of these shows are slapslick comedies featuring a class of high school kids. Even the character designs are somewhat similar in both shows. If you are a fan of one of these and like that style of comedy, be sure to give the other a try.


Although Azumanga Daioh does't have the tricky love webs that School Rumble does, the majority of the jokes are very similar with everyday, slice-of-life comedy in many random moments.


School can be so boring, I take it you all know that. But in Azumanga and School Rumble, they don't even know the word 'boring'! A random group of classmates and the events happening around them make sure there's always something going on!


i also liked this anime because it involves realy crazy and unique characters as school rumble does, they also create  very funny and some how strange situation, that only remembering them make ma laugh, if school rumble made you laught as much that you thinck you could`t laugh any more, be sure that azumanga daioh will also do it 


While Azumanga Daioh is primarily slice of life and School Rumble focuses on romance, both have a similar sort of feel to them. Both feature the same sort of wacky and at times random comedy, so if one tickled your fancy, the other might do too.


Both of these series thrive on wacky episodic comedy throughout most of the series, and do quite well. Although SR had some romance and is a little bit less episodic in nature, these series still fit. If you liked ones of these series, you'll love the other.


Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.


Both anime are light-hearted, random stories of friends in high schol. The main difference between the two is that School Rumble goes a little more off the wall than Azumanga Daioh, and School Rumble adds the element of romance.

A good deal of the characters share personality similarities, and the main group of females are really close despite extreme personality differences. The end of each also have that sad, "They're grown up so they won't see each other as much" feel because of course, they all go their separate ways after high school.

Both are hilarious, light anime with similar senses of humor.


Both of these anime are school slice-of-life comedies where the humour is rather random and taken from everyday life stories.

Both of these are just as funny and the characters are just as indivivdual in each respective anime.

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Sousuke Sagara is far from the average high school student - not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Kaname. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...

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Over the top, that is the characteristic Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu shares with School Rumble. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu might be more action packed then School Rumble but the things they do in both these shows are just so over the top they leave you shaking your head with a big smile on your face.
I definitely enjoyed Fumoffu more than School Rumble, and I definitely think you'd enjoy it. Random and hilarious with even more laughs than School Rumble!

Fumoffu's comedy is based off of sheer randomness and a wonderfully common-sense-deficient character, whereas School Rumble bases its comedy on sheer randomness, common-sense-deficient characters, and romantic misunderstandings. So, aside from one extra factor on the part of Rumble, (and Fumoffu does actually have romance, it just isn't used as much for jokes) these are two remarkably similar anime. If you enjoyed the comedy in one, you should find a good bit of it present in the other.


If you want to lighten up your mood and you just want to watch some slightly senseless events happening, both School Rumble and Fumoffu can serve you tons of laughter. Both these series left me teary-eyed from laughing. So if you liked one, I'm sure that you'll going to love and get addicted to the other.


In School Rumble and FMP:F, the main lead has absolutely zero idea about romance. This of course makes a lot of funny things happen which we all enjoy.


What happens when those driven by speed, power and cunning attend high school?

Whether it's the soldier from the battlefield or the famous devil from the streets, both main characters don't fit easily into Japanese school life. But it sure as hell is funny to watch them struggle for love and peace!


They both take an everyday thing, something that we see daily, such as school kids, and elaborate upon their experiences... except they do it in a hilarious way that you would guess is not quite your everyday experience


Just like School Rumble, Full Metal Panic is a romance comedy filled with laughs, awkward embarassing moments, and confused feelings. Both take place at a high school and have a wide range of characters who are all looking for happines and a good time.


Fumoffu and School Rumble are school comedies with similar style of humour. School Rumble stops being funny when it switches into drama mode, but there is no such thing in Fummofu. If you liked one, watch the other one as well.


Both the anime are really funny and there is some kind of romance. I would say if you enjoyed one theres a good chance you'll like the other.


These series both focused on episodic comedy with a little bit of romance in the background. These titles both have a lot of great, random humor floating around, making them a great fit for one another.


Both are hilarious comedy anime revolving around school-life with often over-the-top action and crazy and hilarious situations occuring that leave you laughing at the end.


one may ask what does a mecha series have to do with a highschool school story. in reality not much but the Fumoffu season slows down to the highschool setting and deals more with the teenage life, like School Rumble. expect A class comedy in the masses and the romantic tension between people who sometimes just can't catch a "hint". just do it like nike...


Both animes are enjoyable and fun to watch. The characters are funny and both animes take place in school. If you liked one you surely gonna the other one :D


WHAT?! Excessive force is not required to protect the girl you like? Apparently nobody told this to Harima or Sousuke as they go to extremes without the tempering of common-sense to protect their romantic interest. The results are often hilarious to the point of tears. Both shows are masterpieces of humor in my book with great casts of characters and funny situations.

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Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Both have "scary" protagonists falling for hyperactive girls. There are other assorted girls for the most part, and the show is funny and uneventful.


Toradora! is a wonderful, school life based love comedy, like School Rumble.

The only real difference is, that Toradora! seems a bit more mature and while School Rumble hits you in the face with one slap-stick explosion after another, Toradora! makes you both laugh and also cry very often. If you sometimes wish, that School Rumble could be more serious sometimes and which you could see more emotions between the characters, you really should try Toradora!

The same triangle-situation,just based on many tears and many laughters.

And if you like the characters of School Rumble, then you'll be glad to see some characteristics in the characters of Toradora! as well.

I highly recommend it :)


Superficially, School Rumble is similar to Toradora!: romantic comedies in a high school setting. But underneath the hood, Toradora! and School Rumble deal with many of the same elements. Both especially concern with how people are percieved, in the case of Ryuuji's and Harima's delinquint looks.

Toradora! deals with a select group of people and extensively exploring their relationships, while School Rumble has a large cast, skirting over the interactions of many different personality types.


Both titles showcase school relationships/interactions that entangle with each other to form some complicated geometry. Also, both titles ae remarkably gender-neutral in their portrayal of romance. Male and female viewers can equally relate.


If you enjoyed the complicated romantic issues in School Rumble, and wanted more of it, then Toradora is a great choice. Although school rumble focuses a bit more on comedy and is slightly more episodic, these series still go very well together.


Both animes are filled with humerous situations and lots of laughs about the ups and downs of school life. Both anime have lovable yet hilarious characters that you just can't help but end up rooting for. Both anime share a love-triangle to so speak and although Toradora! is a bit more mature in it looks more at the relationships and loves of the characters and how they come to terms with it, whereas School Rumble is more of a light-hearted look at relationships and how all the characters interact with their often conflicting personalities and personas. All in all, both are great anime to watch if you're looking for a good laugh.


Both shows focus on a large cast full of love triangles with comedy mainly centered around the romantic missteps of the leads.  There are likeable characters in each show and few characters are ever one-dimensional.


both animes have the same feeling about them... altought tora dora tends more to romance and school rumble to comedy...

if u like romantic comedies this two are a must see in the genere


High school romance, unrequited love and love polygons, that's what Toradora and School Rumble have in common (although SR has it in much larger quantities). Both of those contain a fair amount of comedy and comedy-killing drama. The style is a little different, but if you liked one of those, then odds are, you'll like the other one as well.

P.S. Unlike School Rumble, Toradora's ending isn't a major bummer.


Both School Rumble and Toradora! are about the troubles that face high-schoolers falling in love. While School Rumble faces this in a comedic manner and Toradora! does so in a dramatic way (especially in the second half of the series), the messages are similar, and both are excellent and captivating series.


Both anime deal with love, Comedy, and Slice of Life. To me, School Rumble more funnier than Toradora but Toradora has a great storyline than School Rumble. As I mention before, both animes are great and I recommend to watch those animes

Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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School Rumble and GTO are very similar. Both series take place in the school and they are comedies too. GTO is a little bit longer than School Rumble, but if you liked one, you'd like the other! They are brilliant!


Great Teacher Onizuka and the School Rumble series are based in a high school setting with a large host of quirky characters. The male leads, Onizuka in GTO and Harima Kenji in School Rumble offer the cliched but lovable delinquent/bad-ass complex with a softer side. Despite the situations these two find themselves in, their character developments are natural and genuinely likeable because of their (overly) optimistic personalities and completely irregular methods of dealing with the situation. A difficult thing accomplished by both series is that this quality is not restricted to the leads but evident with all the characters introduced (and there are many). The plot developments are funny and the subtle changes in characters throughout the series always entertaining and absurd. If you enjoyed the sheer crazy humour brought on by the characters in one, you will love the other.


Another school life anime with lots of laughs coming from the students, and even the teacher himself. With a class that is out of control Onizuka comes up with outrageous lessons for them to learn.


These two series have many similarities. First of all both are set in a highschool setting, which give them much of thier comedy,(let me just say it' s really abundant in both) So if you like to laugh at some random humour then these series are for you. School rumble is set around two main characters a really simple and naive girl whom a tough guy is infatuated with however all his attempts at confessing are misunderstood mainly because of his bad boy status. IN GTO the main character is a an ex bike gang leader turned teacher. As you can see they both have the misunderstood bad boy element as well. In GTO most of the comedy is based on Onizuka's actions and reactions to his students behavior. If you liked one's sense of comedy then you may just love the other's. They are both great series and keep you laghing and entertained all the way. they also both have a decent amount of character build and a great plot to boot! so you can' miss out on these two great anime!


Both School Rumble and GTO are comedies that transpire around high school life. Both of them share common similarities in the troubles experienced by youth and the daily ups and downs of school life with a wide variety of likable characters. Also in the male leads Harima Kenji (School Rumble) and Onizuka (GTO) both characters share the traits of being likeable bad-ass delinquints with a often humerous softer side brought out by their peers and akward situations they find themselves in. All in all, with great characters, lots of humour and revolving on school life, both shows are great anime to watch if you're looking for a good laugh.


Both shows take a school setting and make everything strange. The characters are fun and quirky and will make you laugh almost all the time. GTO focuses mostly on the teacher where School Rumble is all about the students but I'm sure if you enjoyed one you'll like the other.


School Rumble and GTO are very similar. Both series take place in the school and they are comedies too.

Love Hina

Love Hina

Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?

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School Rumble is similar to Love Hina in the sense that it is also about young people, students, their love relations and all the funny things that happen around them.

In both, you'll find very similar kind of sense of humor, completely clumsy characters that won't know what to do when close to their loved ones, daydreamers and many surprises in the plot.

Anyone is sure to relate to a character of each of these anime in a very funny way.


Just one hilariously awkward situation right after the other - School Rumble and Love Hina have more than plenty. In both series, the male lead hopelessly tries to chase after the girl of his dreams but somehow just ends up in more ecchi situations than one guy can handle. If you're up for a good laugh with a good love story, these anime are what you're looking for.


These are harem love comedies where the comedy takes the biggest priority. The main characters are just too dense and make tons of mistakes leading to unfortunate, yet funny, situations. Let's just say that Love Hina is the old-school mother of the genre, while School Rumble is its redefined granddaughter.


The total bizarre and random humour, coupled with the crazy love triangles makes Love Hina very similar to School Rumble. Both are very well animated and are very lively anime. Although Love Hina has a more complete plot, School Rumble's humour is a little stronger and makes up for any plot holes that may pop up. They both left me with that huge desire for more at their conclusions as well. If you liked either of these anime then you should enjoy the other immensely.


Both of those Anime have similiar dosage of humor and place main character into close situations wich gave us fun an very high level... There are both light and you can watch them any time.


These animes are almost one in the same. However Love Hina offers more ecchi scenes for ones who enjoy that type of stuff (including me). While School Rumble offers more clean entertainment. Both are worth the watch , both are absolutley hilarious, and both will have you watching the series over and over and again.