It seems like I’ve been checking up on how various series I left behind are doing lately. First there was Bleach, then Inuyasha, and now School Rumble. And my first reaction is…
At some point School Rumble started dropping the drama bombs like they were coming from Little Boy and Fat Man, and I am puzzled as to how and why this happened. The revelation concerning Karasuma alone is…odd, to say the least, and not in the Karasuma kind of way one would expect. I mean, I know it’s always been a relationship manga/anime, but it was always focused more heavily on the comedy aspects. Did something happen in the author’s life that would cause School Rumble to have such a stark change in mood?
This is like the first time I’ve seen an actual manga undergo the same fate as most comedic webcomics, where suddenly DRAMA is introduced into a world that was originally meant for humor and hijinks.
Maybe I’m judging it bit too early, but this was incredibly jarring.