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    reinard-fox is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default About B chapters + Q&A/FAQ

    Question: What are B chapters? Do I need to read them?
    Answer: B chapters contain further information about main characters, information about side characters, some side stories. Conclusion: read of course!!!!!

    A bit more info:
    Quote Originally Posted by Kolox
    I have a different theory to b chapters. B chapters are the last chapters in manga, place where author of manga normally writes "I still have few pages left so I will give you this". Kobayashi is (in my opinion) have a master plan in what chronology those chapters should be. It's true some characters with minor appearance where mostly seen in b chapters, because those chapters 'refill' our information in what happened in main story.
    **SPOILERS**example: after reading b chapter, we understand why Shigeo was so angry at Harima after his pig knocked him down, but it wasn't really important that timeexample 2: we knew that Yakumo and Harima relationship got deeper after they all night work, but in B- chapter, after we read the chapter from main plot we get even stronger feeling that Yakumo-chan has feelings for Harima (and explains the motorcycle plot)
    So b chapters are at the same importance as main story in my opinion, the trick used is chronology
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    In the manga, the main plot is described in chapters marked with a musical sharp sign (e.g. ♯1, ♯2, ...) appearing in Weekly Shonen Magazine (週刊少年マガジン?). However, incidental or side stories are told in flat sign chapters (♭1, ♭2, ...) that appear in the monthly Magazine Special (マガジンSPECIAL?), and the natural sign chapters (so far only ♮1, included in School Rumble Volume 7) appear serialized in the seasonal Shonen Magazine Wonder (少年マガジンワンダー?). All three magazines and collected volumes are published by Kodansha in Japan. The Del Rey version also uses the sharp/flat designations for chapters, with the Sharp chapters listed first in the Table of Contents of each volume followed by the Flat chapters.

    Flat chapters 1-7 focus on Yakumo, chapter ♭8 focuses on Suou Mikoto and Haruki Hanai, and later Flat chapters feature minor characters from the main storyline or Sharp episodes viewed from an alternative perspective. The only Natural chapter released is a general story involving all the characters and their general relationship during the meteor shower during Tanabata with no story bias towards any character.

    The anime series is adapted from a composition of the Sharp chapters, enriched in some parts with the Flat and Natural stories. The OVA specials are a compilation of some of the remaining Flat chapters with an original, new story.

    If you have any questions ask them here. Please don't creat numerous threads on this matter.
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    rikem is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    i second that. i wish to add that if you appreciate School rumble, more to read it's really something good. so jump on those supplies and rumble.
    Last edited by rikem; 01-02-2007 at 05:20 PM.



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    At last - hope no one will ask that question again. I don't remember how many times it was explained already...I myself explained it at least 3 times...
    Please, anyone, make it sticky

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    edit: searched, nevermind ;o
    Last edited by pureaznstyle; 01-03-2007 at 12:04 AM.

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    83 woot ..more to read = good.. thats why school rumble rox.. they explain almost everything in depth.. even the side characters .. *SPOILERS*(my favourite part is the time when yakumo turned to a cat).. xD awww so cute.. and the way she enjoys it on harima's arms.. (sorry flag supporters)..

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    Towel is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    umm, does anyone have a chronological order for the b chapters after the 14 volumes? cause im kinda lost..

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    reinard-fox is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Look in thread School Rumble Anime & Manga download sources and General Info thread, all info we posess is there. Number of volumes in which B chapters after ch b41 belong to are unknown, since vol15 was the last volume for now.

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    What is your take on having Yakumo appear mostly in b chapters early on in the series? Did KJ first think of her and Sara as b chapter characters? Did KJ just change his mind about it? (he does say he makes up the story as he goes along) Was popularity of Yakumo a factor?

    Personally way back when, i thought Yakumo really would be a mostly b chapter character, sitting on the sidelines, which would have destroyed any chance of her playing a part in the main story other than minor roles.

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    reinard-fox is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    I think that at first he thought of using her as minor character but later - maybe he just discovered something new for himself in her character, something that made him change her role from minor to major.

    And I don't think that her popularity influenced his decision somehow - he said that he didn't care about polls after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinard-fox View Post
    I think that at first he thought of using her as minor character but later - maybe he just discovered something new for himself in her character, something that made him change her role from minor to major.
    I think its her position in the story that made her a major character.
    Its because she has a big influences in both Harima and Tenma.

    And I don't think that her popularity influenced his decision somehow - he said that he didn't care about polls after all.
    and this is one of the reasons why I love school rumble!

 

 
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