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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!
Cromartie High School has it's roots in Yanki (Delinquent) manga that was VERY prevalent in the 80's and early 90's. The best examples are Sakigake!! Otokojuku (yet another parody of the genre like Cromartie) and the Taito video game series Kunio-kun (localized in the US Renegade, River City Ransom, Super Dodgeball, Crash N' The Boyz Street Challenge, and Nintendo World Cup). It stars a bright young man named Takashi who is out to prove to himself that he can excel in even the worst of environments. He sets out to improve the school by bettering the roughnecks who inhabit it, usually ending in hijinks. Among the more recognizable members of the student body are Freddie, a mute 30 some odd year old man who is for whatever reason still in High School, Gorilla (I don't think this bares any need for explaination), and Mechazawa, the most "normal" student a teacher could ask for.
The series is very well written and is indescribably hilarious, especially for someone who actually went to a delinquent school himself.
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I really missed these kind of animes. Cromartie High School is going to make you laugh !!!!!!Published 21 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
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
UNIQUE! My goodness, have I waited for a unique anime to come my way for many years. And it's finally here! Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by [KNDY] Dennis A. Amith
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
Based on the manga by Nonaka Eiji, the first eight episodes of Cromartie High School, each roughly at 12. Read morePublished on June 16, 2005 by Daniel J. Hamlow