魁!! クロマティ高校 1 (Cromartie High School #1)
Japan's runaway hit comedy has finally arrived! Takashi Kamiyama is an average high school student who wouldn't hurt a fly. But as fate would have it, he's ended up at the notorious reform school, Cromartie High. After becoming friends with a motley crew of thugs, a gorilla, and a trashcan-shaped robot, Takashi won't just learn his ABCs - he'll learn everything there is to...more
This was such a weird manga. It was really all B.S. and crack situations without any substance to it at all. It's not a manga that I can take with any seriousness because there's perhaps one moment where that seriousness can be applied at the beginning of the volume, and then after that measly eight pages, we see it pop up maybe on one other page throughout the entire volume.
The entire read is a series of normal situations that are made ridiculous by a constant run of the same bad--and eventuall ...more
A good premise for a gag manga, but where is the straight guy? Enter Kamiyama, a painfully mainstream character that makes the dubious choice to attend Cromart ...more
Tapi dibanding manga lain yang isinya berantem, manga ini malah full gag-manga. Nggak ada adegan berantemnya sama sekali (kalaupun ceritanya ada, di-skip sama mangaka-nya, para pelakunya tahu-tahu sudah kena skorsing). Malah, boleh dibilang, kebanyakan isinya percakapan.
Dan tentu saja, absurd pol.
Nggak cukup ada anak-anak nakal yang kurang meyakinkan bad-assnya dibandingkan sekolah anak nakal lainnya seperti Suzuran atau Hanasak ...more
Which you know sometimes is a good ...more
Synopsis: Cromartie High School by Eiji Nonaka, is a comedy manga centered around High School first year Kamiyama who begins attending Cromartie High to stay with his delinquent friend after junior high. Unfortunately, his friend isn't even able to make it into Cromartie, despite frequent references to how easy it is to get in. The school is populated almost entirely with delinquents, including a robot named Mechazawa (though most students treat him like he ...more
The central character, Takashi Kamiyama, is not a thug. He only applied to this high school to be with a childhood friend, to keep him from being lonely. Unfortunately, his friend was too stupid to even get into this school, ...more
The series follows Kamiyama, a normal school kid who ends up enrolled at Cromartie, a school notorious for being full of bullies and large, tough dimwits. Because he is small and normal, the tough guys assume h ...more
I started reading the manga after rewatching the anime, which was, by the way, extremely well done. Although I liked the anime more, the manga is not far behind.
The only thing that bothered me is how the mangaka disrespects the fourth wall and immersion by talking to the reader on every few pages.
If you are into absurd, surreal humor, you should give this a try.
the characters are pretty one-dimensional, but the book/series seems to be aware of and interested in touching upon the construction of masculinity and gender dynamics. at times it is totally absurd, which is quite appropriate.