Kenji Harima is the deuteragonist of the School Rumble anime and manga.
Kenji is a delinquent and an aspiring mangaka who's head over heels for Tenma Tsukamoto. Has a younger brother named Shuuji.
In the AWA fics, Kenji is a student at the AWA Academy and is part of Class 2.
In the XP4 fics, Kenji is currently a member of the Heroes Coalition and works as a Solo Hero. He also attends at Vanguard Academy as a student.
Kenji is a tall, young man. He has has a black hair with a headband on top, his eyes are covered with sunglasses. He wears a black open-uniform jacket over a red shirt, black pants and black shoes.
He's surprisingly nerdy and self-conscious, he is not very bright, getting graded very poorly in everything except art and sports class. He's good-looking, strong, athletic and something of a chick magnet in school, but this falls apart because of his antisocial nature, numerous misunderstandings, and sheer idiocy. He has a tendency to make loud declarations while something explodes in the background. He's a bit of a prick and he'll fight anyone who pisses him off, but for the most part he's an extremely good person who would do anything for his friends.
Harima’s indisputable talent is fighting. Even though he never studied any form of martial art, his fighting skills, developed through constant street-fighting, matching those of a black belt. Even though he’s fought many times with Haruki Hanai, a black belt in Kempo and Aikido, their matches always end up in a draw.
At some point in the story, Harima develops the ability to communicate with animals, turning him into a sort of psychic, and he uses this to do fortune-telling on the streets. This unusual talent draws the attention of Tenma’s younger sister, Yakumo, who always wanted to read her cat’s mind. He also has a large number of animals.
- Despite being a main character, Harima is not introduced until the second chapter of the manga.
- In the AWA fics, Kenji is childhood friends with Roka Shibasaki from D-Frag!.
- In the AWA fics, Kenji confessed his feelings to Tenma Tsukamoto only to be rejected... badly.
- In the AWA fics, Kenji is currently dating Eri Sawachika.