Hatsukoi Limited - SJ's answer to SR
Hatsukoi Limited, a new manga published in Shonen Jump by the guy that did Ichigo 100%, is in it's 11 chapter now and the more I read it the more and more similarities I find with School Rumble. It's the character design that almost draws a carbon copy of their SR counterparts. Heres a run of the cast:
Misao Zaitsu - High School year 1
The delinquent high schooler that falls in love with one of his brother's classmates.
SR Equivalent = Kenji Harima
Ayumi Arihara - Middle School year 2
The object of Misao's affection, she is the plucky girl that has her eyes set on only one boy, Misao's brother Mamoru.
SR Equivalent = Tenma Tsukamoto
Kei Enomoto - Middle School year 2
The idol of the middle school girls. She believes a boy is only as good as his looks.
SR Equivalent = Eri Sawachika
Rika Dobashi - Middle School year 2
A sports star and the most athletic girl in her school. She's tom-boyish and probably the most level-headed of all her friends.
SR Equivalent = Mikoto Suou
Misaki Yamamoto - High School year 1
The Zaitsu brother's next door neighbor and childhood friend. She is very open and considerate of the Zaitsu's, and she is often overly concerned for Misao. Is oddly a powerful submission expert that can fight in her sleep.
SR Equivalent = Itoko Osakabe
There are more SR simularities, but I didn't feel like going through the entire cast. So, is it just me, or has Hatsukoi Limited taken more then just a few pages out of School Rumble's book?