School Rumble is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated
by Jin Kobayashi. First serialized in 345 chapters in Weekly Shōnen
Magazine between 2002 and 2008, it is a romance comedy centering on
relationships between three Japanese high school students. The series
often discards realism in favor of comedic effect. Its popularity
resulted in television adaptations, video games, novels and guidebooks.
It has also been translated into English and other languages. The manga
was well received by Japanese-language readers; the North American
English translations were less popular, and ranked 145th for overall
manga series sales in 2008. Some critics of the English-language
translation praised Kobayashi for his art style and overall use of
humor, while others disliked some of the jokes and repetitive plot. The
anime adaptation sold well in Japan and was praised by Kobayashi
and—for the English-language translation—critics. The decision by
Media Factory to aggressively pursue its intellectual property rights
for School Rumble is believed by proponents of fansubs to have had a
negative impact on the franchise's release and sales in the North
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Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull Dudum siquidem, the
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colonization of the Americas.
The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed during an armed
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The Beatles completed recording John Lennon's song "Happiness
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Lifeless, not or no longer living.
2. Spiritless, dispirited.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Time past and time future Allow but a little consciousness. To
be conscious is not to be in time But only in time can the moment in the
rose-garden, The moment in the arbour where the rain beat, The moment in
the draughty church at smokefall Be remembered; involved with past and
future. Only through time time is conquered.
--The Four Quartets
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