The manga was adapted into an anime TV series, School Rumble, was broadcast from October 10, 2004 through April 5, 2005 on TV Tokyo. It was followed by two OVA episodes, School Rumble - First Term Extra, which were released on December 22. A second TV series, School Rumble - Second Term ran from April 2 through September 24, 2006, also on TV Tokyo. The anime series was adapted from a composition of the Sharp chapters, enriched in parts with the Flat and Natural stories. The OVA specials are a compilation of the remaining Flat chapters with an original, new story. At the end of Second Term, a message is displayed which states, "School Rumble will continue". More than a year later, on February 27, 2008, Kodansha announced in Chapter 263 of the manga that the next OVA, School Rumble - Third Term, will be bundled  with volumes 21 and 22 of the School Rumble manga, the first of which is to be released on July 17.