Cromartie High School (Vol. 1)
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This anime is hilarious. If you want to see one of the best parodies of "tough guy" manga, this is it! Great characters, hilarious situations, cool soundtrack. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard reading a manga. It's pretty weird and sometimes non-sequitor (Freddy mercury, gorilla, and mechazawa are really bizarre). Check out the clip (I prefer the subtitled version, but this dub is not bad) and be prepared to laugh! If you dig the clip you should definitely check out the manga.
8 episodes of laugh-out-loud nonsense and stupidy. Nonsense and stupidity the likes of which that DOESNT insult ones intelligence. Its a brilliant show, but the show it self doesnt know that. Which just makes it even more great.
From Freddie Mercury, to a robot that doesnt know hes a robot, to giant gorillas...and a bald headed gang leader who gets motion sickeness and another gangleader with an afro, who secretly wants to be a comedian.
This volume i think just scratches the tip of the ice berg.
I was introduced to this series by the manga..it was funny and i couldnt help but wonder how it would be if they had an anime of the series.
And this anime reaches past my expectations. It is even more fun than the manga.
The english dub of this is just great, in the sense that the voices are just hilarious for certain people...such as the bald lead tough guy of the school, who gets motion sickness....ya....youll have to figure out why that is for yourself and watch this show!
One of the cool things about this anime, is that the main character, Kamiyama, will refer the viewer to reading the manga, if they wanna know certain details of something....such as what he did in the past that made him the "toughest" guy ever.
On a side note, i must say, that i admire Freddie Mercury's music IMMENSLY ( he is my absolute all time favorite singer, the reason i love singing today, in fact. ) And it was outragously hilarious and at the same time a real honor to seem him parodied in this worthy anime comedy.
From some episode titles, even down to the volumes cover design, i found comical humages to Queen and their legendary singer...Mr. Freddie Mercury.Read more ›
In the first or second episode, there's a surprise of a quick flash of about 5 other characters Kamiyama can look like, and when you see it, you can't stop laughing. There's another episode where we meet one of Kamiyama's friends, Kokaku, but the difference in animation is so great that you can't help but notice and easily understand why they are so different. We are also introduced to people's love for the show Geroten and Pooten.
You may be surprised to see the rights that the anime creators obtained to portray those episodes. And of course everyone loves the robot, Mechazawa, who everyone likes to assume can fix electronics. Or the 400 pound gorilla and Freddie who never say a word, but are placed at all the right moments. There's also Yutaka Takenouchi who is really strong, but is prone to motion sickness. You see how the characters' strengths and weaknesses play throughout the series.
This comedy is so good I'd even recommend it to non-comedy fans it is that funny. And I don't normally say that, plus I'm usually not big on too much comedy. A breakthrough that you can't miss and is worth every millipenny!
My favorite character so far is Mechazawa, a "tin can" style robot who admits that he isn't good with machines, but others keep asking him to program their VCRs, fix their CD players, etc., but most of them see him as just another student.
"Cromartie High School" is an anime that aired on television back in 2003 in Japan under the name "Sakikage! Cromartie High" and is based on a Kodansha Manga Award winning manga series by Eiji Nonaka.
Basically, a gag manga serialized in the weekly Shounen Magazine, the manga series has won many fans for it's over-the-top, bizarre humor and is planned to make its way into the U.S. on March 2nd, two weeks before the anime DVD release by ADV Films.
I had the opportunity to watch four episodes (each episode is 12 minutes long) and I was just amazed and awed by the story line because it's bizarre, and I mean that in a good way!
"Cromartie High School" is about a school which consists of the roughest, dumbest and bizarre students around.
Among these students is Takashi Kamiyama, who seems to be a student out of place in Cromartie High School.
A honors student through Junior High School, he was placed in Cromartie High School for some reason.
He adapts to the lifestyle of students around the school and writes about his adventures to his mother constantly but what makes him fit in at Cromartie High School that the other students fear about him is the unknown. Why is a normal person attending Cromartie High School?
The first episode introduces several of the key characters of Cromartie High (which includes the roughest students such as a student who likes to eat pencils, a student that most of the school can't figure out that he's a robot and a student who looks similar to Queen's Freddie Mercury and is given the nickname Freddie) and how Takashi fits in with the crowd.Read more ›
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I really missed these kind of animes. Cromartie High School is going to make you laugh !!!!!!Published 15 months ago by Miguel
Make no mistake - Cromartie High School is nothing like The Matrix.
It is not, in fact, much like anything I have ever seen. Read more
I'm sure you're reading this, wondering to yourself if you should buy this. But your question should be "Are you man enough to handle all the testosterone gushing out of every... Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by riot_shark
This is the most bizarre anime that I have seen and I enjoy it. A student with a hair that moves on its own, a gorilla, a robot, and so much more weirdness is great.Published on June 26, 2012 by Schuylar
I am a fan of any anime with funny outtakes or just a funny storyline! I believe Cromartie High School is that one series! Read morePublished on August 1, 2007 by Sean
Had no clue what was going to happen before I saw this aside form the description on the box. This is not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished on December 2, 2005 by Ronnie Clay
Man this DVD is so hilarious. This is one of my favorite series out there. Between a guy with a mohawk that changes with his mood, a fighter with extreme motion sickness, and a... Read morePublished on July 22, 2005