Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|School Rumble First Semester SAVE|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
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One of the best slice-of-life anime.
Carol Nichols | USA | 10/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was dreading this anime ever since I heard about what it was. I usually hate love triangles, and hopeless romance stuatons, but this anime thrives on both of those things!!!
What makes it so good that I'll give it 5 stars?
Well, even though it's a romance anime, it's also a character-driven expedition that proves that the best qualities of people are shown when we are with people who we can trust, even if we aren't prepared for it.
Even though these two protagonists have their own love interests (one likes the other lead, and the other lead likes another. Confusing, right?), they are both the best of friends (later on), and are both very likeable, and caring people... but they're also two of the most dense and stupidest anime characters EVER...
Out of all the anime you'll see, you wouldn't think that this title could do what it does and still be ridiculously enjoyable. But the charm of this series is how every SINGLE character is practically fun, lovable, and necessary.
The extra OVA is not a sequel or a recap, it is just scenes of things that already happened in the past.
The ending of the series isn't really an ending it's more of a way of telling you that it continues on, and that everyone is much closer together than they were at the beginning...
The presentation is in 4:3, which isn't bad, but I do love widescreen, but this series doesn't have many special effects, so it's okay.
The audio options are in English stereo and Japanese stereo. Strange that Funimation decided not to give the English ver. a 5.1 mix, but, again, this isn't a really super-special-effects anime...
As for the dubbing, I loved it (I usually love dubs to begin with)! Luci Christian and Brandon Potter, play the energetic and sweet Tenma, and the big-hearted and bad-boy Harima respectively. If you're familiar with these VA's you should well aware of hoe talented they are.
School Rumble first season does what no anime can do very well. Which is, a romantic comedy that is doomed to fail. Our leads may have people they want to be with, but that doesn't mean that they won't make other people happy and content instead..."