Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ #1:
Didn’t Wannabe Fansubs say that they were dropping School Rumble?
No, WF has never said
that... AniDB currently has our status on School Rumble 2nd Term as “stalled,” which is pretty much true. WF had a shake-up a few years ago and went on hiatus for a while, but there are now new members of the staff (including myself) and we are back in business. What more do you people want?! We just released an OVA!
When we will finish School Rumble 2nd Term and at what pace we release the episodes cannot yet be determined. The only thing that I can tell you is that we would like to continue working on the series, since everyone on staff is a fan of the show.FAQ #2:
When will Episodes 1 - 24 be produced?
QUOTE(Foressense @ Jul 28 2008, 08:26 PM)
If they never animate 1-24, I will forever feel robbed.
As I said above, there is no confirmation on their status. It is my personal opinion that they probably won’t be produced. After all, it takes time and money to set up production for an anime series. I think we would have heard something by now if a deal was in the works. I freely admit that I could be wrong, however. Terru certainly doesn’t agree with me:
QUOTE(terrukallan @ Jul 24 2008, 04:32 PM)
Where have you heard there's not going to be a third season? Unless you have some information that I don't, I think it's far too soon to conclude that it is not happening.
If this OVA turns out to be hugely popular – i.e. making a lot of money – the studio might decide that it would be a worthy investment. YOU can help by BUYING official School Rumble media and merchandise. We live in a material world and studios don’t produce media for free, so put your money where your mouth is.FAQ #3:
What else is on the DVD for the 3rd Term OVA?
In addition to Episode 25, the DVD has two special features. One of these is a 30-minute discussion involving Koshimizu Ami (the voice of Tenma), Noto Mamiko (the voice of Yakumo), and Kobayashi Jin (creator of the series). I would highly recommend you BUY THE DVD to see it!
The other special feature is a review of what would have happened in Episodes 1-24 if they had been produced. It features the pictures from the manga listed on the website I linked to above, with narrators that take about one minute per “episode” to describe what was happening.
If there is enough fan interest, we may look into subbing these special features in the future. Let us know what you think on our forums.FAQ #4:
Is this the end of School Rumble?
Things are certainly wrapping up! There is still the OVA to be released in September, but as most of you know Kobayashi has ended the School Rumble manga series with the close of Class 2-C’s second year in High School.
The good news is that there will be a sequel manga series called “School Rumble Z.” It seems that there haven’t been many details confirmed about this series yet, just that it will be premiering later this year. I’m sure if you hang around the Wannabe Forums, you will find out information as it becomes available.
That’s it for now. Enjoy the show!