“School Rumble” Manga Get First New English Collection In Six Years

Between February 2006 and July 2010, Del Rey released 16 volumes of Jin Kobayashi’s 2002-2009 23-volume comedy manga School Rumble, with the last three of the set coming in an omnibus. This summer, Kodansha Comics brought the series back in ebook format. And, today, they’ve past of the point where that earlier English release stopped. Translated School Rumble volume 17 is now out in English!

 

SUBTLETY IS FOR WIMPS! She . . . is a secondyear high school student with a single allconsuming question: Will the boy she likes ever really notice her? He . . . is the school’s most notorious juvenile delinquent and he’s suddenly come to a shocking realization: He’s got a huge crush, and now he must tell her how he feels. Lifechanging obsessions, colossal foulups, grand schemes, deepseated anxieties, and raging hormones–School Rumble portrays high school as it really is: overthetop comedy!

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.