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Anime and Manga => Archive => School Rumble => Topic started by: EK on February 05, 2005, 09:10:16 PM

Title: I like school Rumble!
Post by: EK on February 05, 2005, 09:10:16 PM
Hi.
I'm EK.
I'm from Japanese.

I would like to read School Rumble in English.
But,
http://yanime.animeneko.net/SchoolRumble/volume2.php
is Dead link ( not found ).

How do I read School Rumble?
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Roots on February 06, 2005, 09:36:59 AM
I think the file server for our site is still having issues. So you can either A) be patient, or B) download it easily off of IRC in a snap. There might also be a SR Volume 2 torrent around, but I don't know if anyone is still seeding it. Try using Google.


Glad to hear you like it though ;D
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: cccnnn on February 06, 2005, 10:44:40 AM
EK: if you go on IRC, you'll find School Rumble.

http://www.mirc.com/get.html <---- download the program

and then to get onto our channel this is what you do:

from the main status window (after you open the program) type:

/server irc.irchighway.net

and then type:

/j #yanime

it should connect and take you to our channel.  From where, follow this guide to download:

http://ronin.soldats.net

or ask politely in the channel for it  ;D
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: EK on February 07, 2005, 02:06:23 AM
Thanks for replying.

I found torrent somewhere. ;D

I will use IRC if there is a next time.

Thank you.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: da MiGHTy pLUm! on February 07, 2005, 10:37:09 AM
please don't post links to releases from other groups unless they are doing a joint with us.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: saithan on July 13, 2005, 03:22:33 PM
First of all, sorry for bringing such an old topic back, but I thought this thread might be an appropriate one to take up.

Like the title says, I like School Rumble, but unfortunately the only thing that has happened in vol 1 is a bunch of short stories telling of different events. This is a bit disappointing actually, and I was wondering what other reasons might exist to like a manga like this because I really think that the story is not very well constructed, and if it wasn't for the small funny things this wouldn't even be worth translating. But that is just my opinion and I'll try to read all the released volumes until next time, and hope it gets better.

But I'd really appreciate your opinions about this manga, and what makes it good.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Roots on July 13, 2005, 04:16:48 PM
First of all, I really dislike it when the story is disconnected. I hate the 'episodic' nature of american cartoons, which is why I love anime so much better (because it has a plot, and development). At first school rumble may seem to kind of jump around, but what happens in subsequent chapters are dependant upon what's happened in the past, which is why I accept it and don't really feel that it's episodic at all. The side stories (b/other short chapters) are not as tightly connected to the main flow of events, but they greatly assist in helping the reader identifiy with the character's and their actions, which may otherwise be quite awkward to show in the main story.


Another reason why I like it is because it's totally unpredictable, and thus I always feel anxious to read what happens next. This is the polar opposite of a certain over-rated manga we also do *coughICHIGOcough*, in which the story has done nothing but gone in circles since like volume 3 onwards.


Final reason I can think of off the top of my head is because SR is HILARIOUS! I don't think another manga has made me laugh as hard/as much as SR has done. IMO, this manga is truly a gem hidden among a bunch of rocks.



Keep reading. You won't regret it. ;)
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: notme on July 13, 2005, 07:02:26 PM
I agree with you completely Roots.  One of the main reasons I like School Rumble is the fact that, despite seeming very random at times, everything connects.  Unlike many other comedies where actions are forgotten by all involved in just a few episodes, SR does a great job of keeping everything consistent while STILL being all over the place and hilarious.  I just love how this makes every thing move forward in School Rumble. 

I also think that SR is the greatest because of the lovable, funny, and entertaining characters.  The characters in SR are extremely well handled.  I love all of the main characters (though Karasuma creeps me out still...).

The only thing I hate about School Rumble, and I do hate this part a lot, is trying to pick my favorite girl on all those stupid polls.  God, they are everywhere and they always kill me.  Who should I pick!?!?  :'(
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: saithan on July 14, 2005, 12:38:55 AM
I agree on that SR is funny, and it's quite hillarious that the younger sister looks older and more mature, but if the story is going to evolve around her older sister, then they should have done a bit more out of her.

One thing that bothers me a little bit was all the chapters in vol 1, omg so many chapters and so few pages per chapter, a bit different than what we're used to. But I'm going to continue reading this story because I'm interested in seeing how things will go for the two sisters.

They don't seem to have any parents, will this be explained in the next couple volumes ? Normally we're introduced to everyone in the household in the first volume.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Roots on July 14, 2005, 05:56:25 PM
1) The main story does not completely revolve around Tenma. I'd say Harima is more the main character than Tenma is.

2) Yes, the chapters are short. They get a little bit longer in the later volumes though. By the way, did you know it takes me about the same time to translate an 8 page chapter of SR as a 20 page chapter of Ichigo or Mai-HiME? ::)

3) I forgot what the exact deal is with Tsukamoto's parents, but I don't think we've met anyone's parents so far. Who wants to read a manga about old people having a middle-age crisis anyway? :)
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: mistersachmo on July 16, 2005, 10:19:38 AM
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3) I forgot what the exact deal is with Tsukamoto's parents, but I don't think we've met anyone's parents so far. Who wants to read a manga about old people having a middle-age crisis anyway?

lol roots you are one funny person. I agree with you though it would be better without a parent's involvment as it would cause too much drama = not much fun = not that funny. :-\
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Rafae1 on August 09, 2005, 11:05:38 PM
School Rumble, licensed? NOOOOOOOOOO :'(
Is too hard here getting north america comics. Soo uncool.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 11, 2005, 03:19:00 PM
All licensing sucks when they are being scanslated.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: da MiGHTy pLUm! on August 13, 2005, 08:11:29 PM
it only sucks because you don't want to pay for it.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Undark on August 14, 2005, 02:33:28 PM
It sucks because I pay for some inferior POS ><, the translations are utter crap at time (cough cough *translated Naruto jutsu names* cough cough *chokes and dies*).

Also I have to wait for the american translation to catch up all the way to where the scanlation group left off. So I have to wait like at least 7 months before I can read SR again. I wonder if the anime would come out with new episodes anytime soon...

I guess it's a bit better with the manga since you don't have to put up with the ultimate combo of bad translation + bad voice-acting :D
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: da MiGHTy pLUm! on August 15, 2005, 06:05:48 PM
Unless you know japanese yourself, I don't think you're in a position to comment on translation quality.  It's pretty much a given that there will be a fair degree of localisation done to any licensed title.  Deal with it.  Japanese puns and jokes don't always translate well, so the english equivalent is often used.  No big loss, and if it helps with smoother reading, then all the better, is what I say.  Don't bash it before you even see the final result.  Del Rey does have a decent track record with their titles, so I am looking forward to their release of SR, and a chance to own a hardcopy I can actually read.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Zaephr Zentherius on August 20, 2005, 10:57:04 AM
i really don't mind to pay for it... but in my goddamn city you can barely see manga.

i've only seen chobits, oh my godess, evangelion, and like 1 or 2 more

i really doubt i will ever see a SR copy and even more, i doubt i will own one.

gues i'll just have to wait and check the stores... and if it isn't there i'll just have to chill out and forget about it
-_-
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Roots on August 20, 2005, 08:41:57 PM
Why don't you guys just purchase it online and get it shipped to you? I never buy my manga in bookstores, because other people read the books and wear them out. If you buy it online, then you get a fresh copy.


Well actually I only buy raw Japanese manga because I don't like my manga "localized". It works for the common reader, but not for me. I can tell when a translation is not what its supposed to be without even seeing the raws now.
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Kaze101 on August 21, 2005, 06:40:58 AM
i really don't mind to pay for it... but in my goddamn city you can barely see manga.

i've only seen chobits, oh my godess, evangelion, and like 1 or 2 more

i really doubt i will ever see a SR copy and even more, i doubt i will own one.

gues i'll just have to wait and check the stores... and if it isn't there i'll just have to chill out and forget about it
-_-

what goddam city do u live in?
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Undark on August 21, 2005, 05:20:41 PM
Not every city goes around selling every single manga published. And yes, ordering online seems a whole lot easier than actually going out to the mall/plaza to check if the store has it. Although I usually ask my friend if I really want it.

Unless you know japanese yourself, I don't think you're in a position to comment on translation quality. It's pretty much a given that there will be a fair degree of localisation done to any licensed title.

I am mainly directing it at the first english manga I saw translated after I started reading the japanese version, namely Naruto. I have not really gotten over the way how they really screwd up the translation. It's not just localization of jokes, it is also dumbing down everything as though you are a 6 year old.

I admit I saw Tsubasa Chronicles done by Del Ray. I don't have "too" big a problem with their translation. They do explain quite a bit of stuff under their original context. Then again, SR has a lot of different references to a wide variety of different japanese general knowledge. I am not even sure that I got all of them. Needless to say, the translation process would be different compared with Tsubasa Chronicles...
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Zaephr Zentherius on August 22, 2005, 10:52:41 AM
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what goddam city do u live in?
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in the "capital" city of the state Tamaulipas in Mexico. it's incredibly small for a capital city.
And yeah, i will later try to buy them online, i've think of that too, depends in how many metal bands shirts i buy first xD
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Roots on August 23, 2005, 12:14:08 AM
I admit I saw Tsubasa Chronicles done by Del Ray. I don't have "too" big a problem with their translation. They do explain quite a bit of stuff under their original context. Then again, SR has a lot of different references to a wide variety of different japanese general knowledge. I am not even sure that I got all of them. Needless to say, the translation process would be different compared with Tsubasa Chronicles...


I am looking very forward to seeing how they handle the "kappa" in chapter 15 or so of volume 1. There's no way they can triumph over my kappa note. :D
Title: Re: I like school Rumble!
Post by: Zaephr Zentherius on August 23, 2005, 08:08:14 AM
ah, the turtle-like thing hahaha
it was... wierd

they may end up putting a "translator note" or essay as someone said hehe