Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School (Japanese: 魁!!クロマティ高校, Hepburn: Sakigake!! Kuromati Kōkō, lit. "Forging Valiantly Ahead!! Cromartie High School") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiji Nonaka and published in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2000 to May 2006. It follows the everyday life of Takashi Kamiyama and his odd classmates at Cromartie High School, an infamous school for delinquents. The series is a parody of Japanese "yankii" (juvenile delinquent) manga of the 1970s and 1980s. The style of art resembles Ryoichi Ikegami's works such as Otoko-gumi and Otoko Ōzora.

Cromartie High School
Manga volume 1 cover
魁!! クロマティ高校
(Sakigake!! Kuromati Kōkō)
Genre
Manga
Written byEiji Nonaka
Published byKodansha
English publisher
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original runAugust 2, 2000May 24, 2006
Volumes17
Anime television series
Directed byHiroaki Sakurai
Produced by
  • Noriko Kobayashi
  • Masatomo Nishizawa
Music byKunio Suma
StudioProduction I.G
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo
English network
Original run October 2, 2003 March 25, 2004
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Manga
Cromartie High School: Staff Room
Written byEiji Nonaka
Illustrated byIno Ichiban
Published byKodansha
MagazineMagazine Pocket
DemographicShōnen
Original runOctober 27, 2018 – present
Volumes2
Live-action film

Both the manga and anime have been released in North America by ADV Manga and ADV Films respectively. However, the manga was not completely published in North America due to restructuring issues at ADV. Discotek Media has since licensed the anime, after ADV's closing in 2009. The series aired in the United States on the cable network G4 on its Barbed Wire Biscuit late-night block and on the UK satellite channel Rockworld TV.

The manga won the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for the shōnen category.

It was followed by a spin-off sequel titled Cromartie Kōkō Shokuinshitsu in 2018, launched on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app.


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