School Rumble

Season 1 Episode 3

See and Sketch!/Letter on an Arrow!/Pajama Party Confessions!

Aired Unknown Oct 19, 2004 on TV Tokyo
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See and Sketch!: For art class, Tenma must sketch a portrait of her partner, Karasuma, and vice-versa. However, Tenma is too nervous about working with her crush that she's too afraid to even look at him!

Letter on an Arrow!: Tenma tries to send her love to Karasuma by shooting arrow letters as seen on her favorite TV samurai drama.

Pajama Party Confessions!: Tenma and her girl friends have a slumber party, where the girls give Tenma advice on how to confess to a guy. Elsewhere, Harima eavesdrops on two other girls talking about the same things as Tenma's group.

Epilogue: Tenma decides to take a different way home. She hopes that Karasuma will save her when she gets attacked by a molestor. She does get attacked, but it is not Karasuma who saves Tenma. It is in fact Harima, disguised as a policeman.


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  • This episode was pretty funny!

    This episode has been an improvement over the first two. In the first segment Tenma and Karasuma have to draw each other, facing each other. Tenma tries numerous ways to indirectly look at Karasuma to draw him, ending up making herself look worse. In the end Tenma makes a good drawing of Karasuma, but Karasuma makes her look pretty ugly. In the seconds segment Tenma tries to use arrow letters to confess her love for Karasuma, but he dodges every single one of them. In the end, she stops a robbery. It was hilarious with Harima doing the matrix. And in the last segment, Tenma and her girl friends think of strategies to confess, and it doesn't really get anywhere in the end. So it was a superb episode.moreless
  • Really great!

    Lawl, what a great way of warning us about lighting the room at the beginning.

    Ah, and Tenma really struggles with drawing Karasuma, who by the way seems like a really dull person. Anyway, Tenma really has drawing skills when she wants to – like after she managed to draw him without looking at him (that drawing was awesome!). However, his drawing was not in the same class.

    Tenma looks like the fan girl of that show, whose name I forgot. Fan girls and boys always amuse me. Additionally, she got the idea of arrow-letters from it... funny! However, Karasuma sure was... amazing, or just lucky, in dodging the arrows, that is. He didn't notice anything. Moreover, Harima's Matrix-like thing later on, it was hilarious, but so was the end of it, when he fell instead of getting up.

    And Harima with the peafowl feathers in the end, lawl.moreless
Luci Christian

Luci Christian

Tenma Tsukamoto (Eng.)

Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Eri Sawachika (Eng.)

Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura

Akira Takano (Eng.)

Eric Vale

Eric Vale

Oji Karasuma (Eng.)

Caitlin Glass

Caitlin Glass

Yakumo Tsukamoto (Eng.)

Brina Palencia

Brina Palencia

Mikoto Suou (Eng.)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the anime, Tenma and her girl friends drink muchiga, roasted barley tea, during their slumber party. In the manga, however, they drink beer. Akira didn't drink any beer, though.

    • Like Tenma, Harima is a fan of "Sequel: The Three Slashed" Japanese period drama show. At one point, he hums part of the show's theme song and then says, "Mangoku is the best."

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Yakumo: Nee-san, I still have no idea what you're trying to do, but isn't that bow in the way?
      Tenma: A presence. I sense a presence, Yakumo-dono! I will forgo my morning feast!
      Yakumo: What are you going to do?
      Tenma: Watch me, you'll be surprised, Yakumo!
      Yokumo: More than I am now?

    • (Tenma is watching a samurai movie)
      Tenma: Yes! Take them down, Mangoku! Go! Go!
      (An arrow with a letter attached appears in the movie)
      Mangoku: An arrow letter... I see.
      Tenma: This is it!

    • Mikoto: It's about what's in your heart. It's what's inside that counts. All you have to do is just be yourself and be confident.
      Tenma: Mikoto...
      (Tenma embraces Mikoto with her head in Mikoto's chest)
      Tenma: I think you're absolutely right! Thank you so much! You're the best!
      (Tenma notices how big Mikoto's breasts are.)
      Tenma: I... hate you, Mikoto.
      Mikoto: Huh?
      Tenma: What are you, a D-cup?! That's not fair! Of course, the guys love you, you cheater!
      Mikoto: (blushing) What? Have you gone totally psycho?!

    • Tenma: (sighs; thinking about Karasuma) Why is it so hard to tell him how I feel?
      Harima: (sighs; thinking about Tenma) Why is it so hard to tell her how I feel?

    • Harima: Hurricane Kick!

  • NOTES (1)


    • Tenma's favorite show, "Sequel: The Three Who Are Slashed", is a parody of the real show, "Sequel: The Three Who Slash". Moreover, the actors and the characters they play in "Sequel: The Three Who Are Slashed" are parodies of the real actors and characters they play in "Sequel: The Three Who Slash".

      Original: Tono-sama played by Takahashi Hideki.
      Parody: Ue-sama played by Takahashi Hideki.
      Pun: Ue-sama means "shogun" while Tono-sama means "feudal lord".
      The two "Hideki"s have different kanji.

      Original: Sengoku played by Yakusho Kouji.
      Parody: Mangoku played by Yakushamaru Kouji.
      Pun: Sengoku means "thousand rocks" while Mangoku means "ten thousand rocks".
      Yakusho and Yakushamaru sound similar.

      Original: Tako played by Shunpuutei Koasa.
      Parody: Ika played by Shuufuutei Koyoru.
      Pun: Tako is "octopus" and Ika is "cuttlefish".
      Shunpuutei Koasa means "spring-wind-inn little morning" while Shuufuutei Koyoru means "autumn-wind-inn little night".

    • Harima: "Sakki!"
      "Sakki" means "killing intent". It is depicted especially in fighting and kung-fu shows, in which trained fighters can sense their enemy's feeling of hatred and bloodlust toward them.

    • Harima: "HARI-KEN KICK!"
      The name of Harima's signature move is a pun of two things: the word "hurricane" and his own name, HARIma KENji.

    • Karasuma draws Tenma in the style of "Ukiyoe," which is an old Japanese genre of drawing involving woodblock prints that first appeared in the 17th century. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world", Ukiyoe depicted the entertainment activities in the Edo Period of Japan.

    • When Tenma and her girl friends are talking about how to confess, the scene switches to Harima. In the background, there is a commercial screen that is showing Yui Horie singing the opening theme of the show, "Scramble."

    • The scene in which Harima dodges the arrow letters in slow motion is a parody of the bullet scene in the movie, The Matrix.