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School Rumble - Extra Class OVA

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School Rumble - Extra Class OVA - Image Courtesy of FUNimation

School Rumble - Extra Class OVA - Image Courtesy of FUNimation

FUNimation

The Bottom Line

This OVA was designed to just be a collection of odd clips - in fact, that's what it says on the DVD - "a random assortment of odds and ends". And that's exactly what it is. There's no real "episode" here as the OVA instead works to provide some behind the scenes info as well as some additional School Rumble silliness. Its got its moments but its a little weird at times. Just think of it as the outtakes you see while the movie credits are rolling and you'll be fine.
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Pros

  • Silly outtakes
  • Extra clips to help fill in the storyline

Cons

  • No real "episodes" - you need to be familiar with the series

Description

  • Based on the original manga by Jin Kobayashi.
  • Rated: 13 and up.
  • Genres: Shojo, Shonen, Comedy, Romance

Guide Review - School Rumble - Extra Class OVA

Let me start by saying that I like School Rumble. It's silly, its clique-y and its definitely an easy watch.

The School Rumble - Extra Class OVA however isn't really part of the story but rather a collection of clips that are supposed to fill in some gaps and give you a little more "meat" to your favorite characters.

And it definitely does that. But this randomness makes it a little weird to watch, especially if you're not overly familiar with the series itself. In short, this is definitely not the place to start if you're just beginning the School Rumble experience.

That said, there's plenty of wacky antics in traditional School Rumble fashion and we do get to see some extra "OMG" moments with Tenma, Karasuma and Harima. And if you're a School Rumble fan (which I am) then you won't even mind the lulls in the clip collection.
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