Cromartie High School

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (886)

Cromartie High School is a comedic anime series that follows the daily lives of a group of teenage delinquents who attend an all-boys high school. The series, which aired from 2003 to 2004, is known for its absurd humor, quirky characters, and offbeat storytelling.

The protagonist of the series is Takashi Kamiyama, a new student at Cromartie High School who initially appears to be a straight-laced, studious young man. However, he soon discovers that his new school is filled with some of the toughest, most unusual delinquents he has ever met. From a robot built by the students to a gorilla masquerading as a human to a quiet, unassuming boy who is actually a legendary motorcycle gang leader, Cromartie High School is anything but ordinary.

Despite their tough, intimidating exteriors, the students of Cromartie High School are a lovable bunch who are constantly getting into hilarious and absurd situations. Whether they are trying to impress a girl, save the school from aliens, or simply survive a day without getting beat up by the school's resident tough guy, Mechazawa, the students are always up for a challenge.

The humor in Cromartie High School is both slapstick and surreal, with jokes ranging from the absurd (such as a talking frog who serves as the school's principal) to the subtle (such as a character who speaks in a monotone voice, making even the most mundane statements sound hilarious). The pacing of the show is fast and frenetic, with each episode featuring a series of short, self-contained sketches rather than a traditional narrative structure.

Although the show is primarily a comedy, there are moments of genuine heart and emotion scattered throughout. The friendship between Takashi and his fellow delinquents is both touching and genuine, and the characters' struggles with loneliness, self-doubt, and their own identities are handled with sensitivity and depth.

The animation style of Cromartie High School is unique and distinctive, with characters rendered in a simple, minimalist style that allows for maximum comedic effect. The color palette is bright and vibrant, with each character's distinct design making them instantly recognizable.

The voice acting in the series is top-notch, with a talented cast of veteran voice actors bringing the quirky characters to life. Takahiro Sakurai does an excellent job as Takashi, bringing both humor and heart to the role. Megumi Hayashibara, Mika Kanai, and Norio Wakamoto also deliver standout performances as some of the show's most memorable characters.

Overall, Cromartie High School is a hilarious, heartwarming comedy that is perfect for anyone looking for something a little offbeat and unconventional. With its absurd humor, lovable characters, and unique storytelling style, it's a show that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Cromartie High School is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on March 25, 2004.

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Suda!! Cromartie Girls' High School | The Four Lords of Cromartie
26. Suda!! Cromartie Girls' High School | The Four Lords of Cromartie
March 26, 2004
It’s Cromartie Girls High School and everyone is a princess! It’s Ms. Kamiyama’s first day and “she” walks around the school meeting all the princesses. Back at Cromartie High, Kamiyama, Hayashida, and Maeda talk about their future and how normal everything is.
A Hole in Lotta Love | Magic Bath Mat | Stray Cat
25. A Hole in Lotta Love | Magic Bath Mat | Stray Cat
March 26, 2004
When everyone brings their pets into school, Maeda get stuck taking care of them. The next day, he gets into a debate with Kamiyama on whether humans can know what animals truly want. What will happen when Maeda is forced to act like a cat for a week to prove his point?!
Gorilla Sushi
24. Gorilla Sushi
March 19, 2004
Gorilla, whom everyone calls, Gori, is now working at a Sushi restaurant. Everyone likes him and knows him. When the restaurant owner starts an old fight with his son over whether he should succeed the business or not, Gori takes matters into his own hands and "talks" through "banana sushi" to the two of them, solving their problems. Thankful, the owner wants to pass this restaurant to Gori. His friend tells him that Gori is a gorilla, but he won't believe him. Then, one day, Gori is absent. A man says that he's at the clinic!
Stone Cold Crazy | One More Time | With A Shout
23. Stone Cold Crazy | One More Time | With A Shout
March 12, 2004
Kamiyama explains the concept of change; Yamaguchi and Ishikawa discover Gorilla serving sushi at a restuant.
You Never Give Me Your Name | Ishii and Goto's Ballad | I Me Mine | Stranger in Strange Land
22. You Never Give Me Your Name | Ishii and Goto's Ballad | I Me Mine | Stranger in Strange Land
March 5, 2004
Hokuto's lackey decides to quit the Hokuto Corps. so he can have his own identity, while Hayashida feels that the name "Hokuto's Lackey" has taken root with everyone and that his real name doesn't matter; Kamiyama recruits Freddie to rescue Maeda from Bass High.
A Trip For Heart
21. A Trip For Heart
February 27, 2004
The class takes a train ride to Kyoto. Can Takenouchi keep his motion sickness under control and a secret? And, can Yamaguchi stay calm in a funny situation?
Lost Relation
20. Lost Relation
February 20, 2004
When Mechazawa loses his operating system, Kamiyama and the others must decide whether to delete his memory or to keep it intact. Meanwhile, Hokuto's butler closely resembles Hayashida, only an older version. He asks Hayashida if there's a relation, but neither of them know!
19. Moto-Mechazawa
February 13, 2004
Sadaharu is the fastest man on a motorcycle. No one has every caught up to him. However, Kamiyama unknowingly steps up to the challenge and becomes "that" man. He rides Moto-Mechazawa and not only catches up to Sadaharu, but passes him! But, when things go overboard and the police show up, will Kamiyama be able to get away, or will he be thrown in jail for not having a motorcycle license?!
Puutan Gets Fired
18. Puutan Gets Fired
February 6, 2004
Pootan uses Freddie as a stand in for an autograph signing. However, when Freddie gets attached to the costume, will Pootan be able to reclaim his job? Or, will Freddie take over?
Let Me Tell You My Name | Get it On
17. Let Me Tell You My Name | Get it On
January 30, 2004
The Japan Boss Championship is a fierce competition. Later, Hayashida reveals a secret...
Japan Boss Championships
16. Japan Boss Championships
January 23, 2004
The Japan Boss Championships finally begin! Every school boss and punk is there. However, the championship isn't exactly what everyone thought it would be. Who will win? And, will Destrade High accept the winner?
OK Computer
15. OK Computer
January 16, 2004
Fujimoto of Manuel High is the toughest guy in school. However, when he goes home, he becomes a nice person while he posts on message boards. But, when a troll comes to the boards, can Fujimoto keep his cool?
Talking Head
14. Talking Head
January 9, 2004
Yamaguchi picks his second in command, his successor Akira. But, no one likes him. Will their opinions of him change? And, will Ishikawa finally get recognized by Yamaguchi?
Joshua Tree
13. Joshua Tree
December 26, 2003
The boys decide to play baseball in the woods. However, they soon somehow become lost and spend days there without any food! Will they find food and civilization?
Road Safety
12. Road Safety
December 19, 2003
Some boys come to Mechazawa to seek help from their enemy Bass High. Since Mechazawa has a friend in Bass High, they hope that he will be able to help them out. But, Mechazawa tells them that they have to clean up their own mess. Mechazawa heads out to play pachinko, but gets mistaken for a pachinko machine! He then gets some gas, but is mistaken for a motorcycle! He rides his motorcycle in the cold air at a high speed. He crashes into a wall and is found in many little pieces by Kamiyama and Hayashida. They put him back together, but merge him into a motorcycle! When some punks start trouble with a woman, Kamiyama comes riding on Motorcycle- Mechazawa and rescues her. However, for some reason, he's thrown in jail!
USA Trip
11. USA Trip
December 12, 2003
When Takenouchi winds up in the USA, an imposter takes his place in Cromartie. Will they boys notice it? And what will happen when Bass High takes Maeda hostage again?
10. Jackson
December 5, 2003
Cromartie High Vs. Bass High! The Bass High students infiltrate Cromartie High School in search of information, while Hayashida complains about their school being too "normal".
9. Reboot
November 28, 2003
Mechazawa introduces everyone to his little brother, Mini Mechazawa. But, when Gorilla accidentally crushes him, can Mechazawa cope with it? And what will happen when he comes to pick his bother up, but finds out that he's been crushed again!
Electric Warrior
8. Electric Warrior
November 21, 2003
It's time for the physicals. The doctor is an experienced one, but he has a problem checking out Mechazawa. So, he instructs him to head to another "doctor". Kamiyama and Hayashida accompany him and they wind up at an Electronics store. The man there checks out Mechazawa but accidentally erases his memory. At Maeda's house, the boys celebrate Freddie's birthday (which is just a day Kamiyama and Hayashida picked at random). Then another day, they celebrate Takenouchi's. Maeda is upset that they have to celebrate it at his house.
7. Puutan
November 14, 2003
Noburou Yamanouchi of Destrade High has discovered that there's not much to watch on TV anymore. He hopes to form an alliance with Kamiyama, until he finds out that Kamiyama likes a new TV comedy! Will Noburou ever realize what's so funny about the new show? And what will happen when Kamiyama finally meets with his old Middle School friend?
The Empire of Ambition
6. The Empire of Ambition
November 7, 2003
Takeshi Hokuto is the son of the chairman of Cromartie High. He doesn't want to go to a school with delinquents, but assures himself that his father can expel anyone he doesn't like. But, is that enough? And when Hayashida tells him that their school is municipal, can Hokuto cover up his mistake of attending the wrong school?!
Sentimental Bus
5. Sentimental Bus
October 31, 2003
Yutaka Takenouchi is the most respected yet feared first year at Cromartie High. He is completely unstoppable in battle, thus no one dares to pick a fight with him or anger him. But he has a weakness - he gets dizzy too easily. What will happen when he takes a trip to Nikkou? And will he be able to save Maeda after spending some much time in a taxi?!
Radio Gaga
4. Radio Gaga
October 24, 2003
Noboru Yamanouchi of Destrade High is not only strong in fights, he is also a great comedy critic! However, he has a rival named Honeyboy, who might turn out to be someone he knows...
Cromartie High (Co-Ed)
3. Cromartie High (Co-Ed)
October 17, 2003
Shinjiro Hayashida hears Shinichi Mechazawa humming a song in the bathroom. Later that day, he starts humming the same tune, but can't remember the name or artist. He asks Kamiyama, but he can't remember it either. Pretty soon, the whole school is humming the song thinking of what its called. At the end of the day, nobody figured it out. As Kamiyama heads out, he hears Mechazawa humming the song! He asks him about it, but accidentally says that he knows it. Now, he can't ask the only person who knows the song's name, or else he'll look like a "tool".
Blade Runners High
2. Blade Runners High
October 10, 2003
Kamiyama and Hayashida are the only two who seem to realize that Mechazawa is actually a robot. They spy on him to see if anyone else notices that he's a robot. After two close calls, the boys give up. After school they spot Mechazawa getting beat up by some bullies from a rival school. Kamiyama and Hayashida spy on him some more, but nobody seems to notice, not even when they stab Mechazawa with a knife that simply breaks on his hard body.
I Used to be a Bad Boy Bragging Contest
1. I Used to be a Bad Boy Bragging Contest
October 3, 2003
It's Takashi Kamiyama's first day at Cromartie High. The problem is that it's a school for delinquents and Kamiyama doesn't exactly fit in, Luckily, he has Shinjiro Hayashida to show him around. They go through the school meeting each of its wacky and hilarious students, including the three weirdest. When they come to the weirdest of three weirdest, Mechazawa, they instantly recognize that he's a robot. But, no one else says anything.
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  • Premiere Date
    March 25, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (886)