School Rumble, Volume 1
1 journaler for this copy...
The book consists of loosely-linked stories, most of which can be read independently, though there is some vague escalation of relationships as the stories proceed. (Due to the nature of the story, if any of the characters did the logical thing and used their words, face to face, the whole premise would evaporate - but I admit that the shy, insecure, often goofy characters and their clumsy and ineffective plots (all flagged with "It could work!") are pretty amusing.)
There are some fun riffs on school-romance tropes, as well as on "bad boy" plots, action manga, and more. And, in a fun touch, the introduce-the-characters pages are each presented in the words of one of the other characters...
[There's a TV Tropes page on the series.]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
[See other recent releases in NH here.]
*** Released for the 2017 Allergic to A release challenge. ***
*** Released for the 2017 I'll Drink To That release challenge, for the embedded "rum" in the title. ***
*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***