Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2011 to Sep 27, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 8.371 (scored by 12895 users)
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Feb 24, 2012
In every episode, there will be various ways to make you laugh out loud, like jokes,puns,random funny comments, etc.The jokes are easy to understand and the whole series almost flows smoothly.I never laughed so much by watching an anime before~
There is also some drama developement in the series that you don't expect from AN anime of this genre.
The story is thought out well and does have episodes that has some seriousness in there.It showed some of the main characters pasts and how they all meet and became Sket Dance.
Characters - 9
A wanna-be samurai? A sensitive but TALENTED boy? A boy that only talks with a computer?YES this anime has many characters that have their own unique personality which i like and they work off of each other, which makes the anime more amazing! There are flaws, but not too much that makes you dislike them. For example: Over-reacting on simple mistakes *cough* tsubaki* but it makes him cute (X
Bossun made me laugh the most. He may child-like characteristics but he becomes serious when in focus mode. He makes the most hilarious face expressions and is really talented in art and craft.And his great enemy is Tsubaki , one of the student council members and.....read more about it in the manga
Himeko comes next.You see her swinging her hockey stick around,and hitting people down, but don't think her as a delinquent yet. She shows her mother-like skills as you watch the anime and she makes the perfect comedy duo with bossun.
Switch is my third favorite, with his random comment and computer sounds. Even thought he doesn't talk with his voice, he uses a computerized sound systems to talk. I am mostly amazed of how he could type so quickly , its like he's speaking himself.And he's pretty handsome too XD
Art - 8
All i can say about it is that is shows the expressions perfectly and detailed;sharp and clear. To me the art is like gintama,Beelzebub,and,MM!.Not too much detail with the casual parts but when its time for seriousness of a extreme joke, it becomes more complex or like the art you see in Ben 10 ,dragon ball,or one piece.
Enjoyment - 10
As i said, its a funny, enjoyable anime. It made me LAUGH OUT LOUD and made me want to re watch some episodes.
Overall - 9
Something worth watching.With it's comedy and drama that will leave you satisfied after each episode.also recommend to read the manga too to read about the protagonists pasts in more detail.
I can't find anything i dislike about this! read more
Sep 29, 2012
The story for Sket dance is about these three friends: Yuusuke Fujisaki (Bossun), Hime Onizuka (Himeko) and Kazuyoshi Usui (Switch) and their formation of the SKET Dan! This stands for Support, Kindness, Encouragement and Tech, an Assistance club to help students with their problems, big or small at Kaimei High School. Each and every episode there is usually some problem around the school or their city that they go and fix, no matter the obstacle they encounter, they go all lengths to complete the tasks they get, usually with hilarious results. There are also some episodes that they just do some random things, hang out in their club room or actually have some story progression. Most of the story progression so far in the anime has been about the three main characters’ pasts, which show how they became the people they are today. Also there are some twists and turns in the story and of course some romantic progression as well, but the anime focuses more in the silliness instead of the seriousness. Which is not all annoying, unlike in some anime where you just keep yelling at the screen, "WHY ARE YOU NOT TOGETHER YET?" or "WHERE'S THE STORY PLOT?" As I said, this anime is mostly comedic, so it's not strange to not see much of a story plot since it's mostly hilarity between Bossun and his friends. So if you're just wanting a bit of silliness once in a while, go ahead and watch.
For the animation of the show, it's your semi-typical shounen anime. There are actions scenes but mostly are there to make fun of the classic shounen scenes, the girls are a bit busty at some times, but not to the point where it becomes eechi. Of course there are some instances where the animation art changes to something different, mostly for comedic reasons, for example Roman Saotome, is the embodiment of shojo anime that there's time she breaks the fourth wall and turns the scene into her image of shojo anime and also the episode when Gintama and Sket Dance get together and change the art style of the main characters to fit into the Gintama world. All in all, the animation is amazing and well-drawn.
For the music of Sket Dance... I have to say, it's awesome! In each OP and ED of the series, there is different music playing, and each is as amazing as the next. Each is an alt. rock songs, but it's pretty good that makes you want to dance! Of course, that's me, but I'm sure it's enjoyable for all who watches it as well.
For characters, as I said before this is a comedic shounen anime, It's full of wild and unique characters that you wonder to yourself, is there a school like this I can transfer to? While the main cast are quite the interesting bunch, the supporting cast is much more unique. Have you been to a school where a wood shop teacher looks like Jason, a chemisty teacher that is so lazy but a genius and constantly experimenting on his students with various of chemicals with interesting side effects, a kendo student that dresses and talks like he's a samurai, a student that is a descendant of ninjas, a girl that for some reason has the power to break the fourth wall and change the anime to her shojo paradise and the girl that is so creepy that reminds us of the girl from the Ring? I WISH! but while the show is mostly focused on the comedic aspect, it does have its moments where the drama shows up or the romance, which doesn't disrupt the enjoyment of a shounen anime. The most of the character development does go more to the main characters but sometimes it shown in the supporting cast as well, The more important ones are the characters’ pasts, which really shows more about the characters and make you understand them more. Why does Switch talk all the time on the laptop or not show much emotion? Why is Himeko always hesitant to talk about her past life? And why is Bossun always wearing that hat? And then there's the twist... oh yes the twists... this twist is really well placed that while it is shocking at least, it does make you feel that you, for some reason, knew it. But I do say the drama aspect is what makes me hooked because you have to know more! Not just those questions and problems occur but more are asked and answered as their pasts are revealed and the show continues.
Why I enjoyed this anime so much was because I love comedy because it brings a smile to my face and makes me forget about the stress I had for the week, so I enjoyed this quite a lot. This anime made me laugh and cry like no other anime, especially the invisible man episode... that still makes me cry tears of laughter each time I see it. I was always so excited for Fridays because each and every episode has been so funny, you want to see more. What are Bossun and the gang up to this week? Is there going to be more progression involving the characters?
So I suggest this for who want to watch just some hilarity and want to have some fun, all in the same time have some drama and romance in the mix. If you want to laugh so much that you will remember the show for eternity, then I say watch Sket Dance! Hopefully you'll love this more than I did. All I can say to wrap this up is that I really hope they keep the anime alive and continue it. The manga does continue the anime and it is a great read. The anime is what made me fall in love with the series and made me read the manga as well, so go and read the manga as well as watch the anime. So in other worlds, WATCH THE ANIME AND LOVE IT!
OVERALL: 10 read more
Feb 8, 2013
Sket Dance was an interesting anime. It was like taking all anime genres and squishing them all together x) At first glance i thought sket dance would be your typical comedy/ school life anime but its way more than that. Sket dance pulls you in, to the point where you feel like youve known the characters for a long time and it feels like youve become one of them, the Sket Dance.The story was well outstanding. Why? because even if Sket Dance starts off as a typical club anime it had its own unique spin, which it expresses quite well. The characters background stories were unexpectedly deep, so deep that sometimes i have to pause while watching to realize whats happening so far. Sket Dance also has romance, but its not over the top and its rarely touched upon which is very good for this type of anime. The art styles and the colors were great, it felt lively we it needed to, and it felt serious when it became serious.(which is usually cut off by unserious elements) YOU HAVE TO WATCH SKET DANCE! whether your a hater, a fanboy/girl, or your new watch sket dance. as the Sket Dance say: Support, Kindness, Encouragement, Troubleshoot Sket Dance!!!
As far as my opinion goes i give sket dance a 10/10 read more
Oct 30, 2011
The art in this is great, and the music... not so much.
Anyway, the characters are interesting, and they all have thier unique features. It's definitely one of the main things that makes this anime interesting. They range from pudgy cheerleaders, to a person who only communicates using his laptop, to a genius student council leader.
You'll definitely find this anime's definitely enjoyable if you like comedy. On top of that, it's a diversion from your everyday anime. So... why not give it a go? read more
Oct 21, 2011
Sket Dance was charming when it first came out, but now that the series has turned out to be a never ending one I suddenly got less and less enthusiastic of waiting every week for a new episode. When a studio is making a parody series that has just a loose storyline they have to create some kind of a tool to hook the viewers. This is what is the ultimate downfall of Sket Dance compared to for example Gintama, it has no new or fresh ideas to hook the viewer for more than a season or two.
Basically the setting we have here is mix of Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Gintama series (which they do point out themselves in one of the episodes). Three friends have formed a club that is very similar to Odd Jobs in Gintama, they accept any kind of job to help people with their problems. There has been only few 'arcs' yet and almost every episode is individual with no or a little effect to the progress of the story. As I said before when you make a never ending parody series you have to have something to hook the viewer may it be the comedy, characters or the atmosphere.
Now this sounds pretty awful, but Sket Dance is not funny enough. The script writers repeat themselves (in a bad way), series doesn't stand out, it has not enough materials to be long-run series. How do we make a great parody series then? In the end, it's not so much about the comedy but about the setting. In Gintama it's appeal is that it doesn't respect any values what so ever, it has charismatic main lead, the story is well written: it has storyline arcs which offer a change for the crazy comedy and it (like Bleach) has multiple side characters so everyone is sure to find a character they like. One of Sket Dance's major problems is that the single episodes are not funny or interesting, and the new side characters are not interesting or special in any way.
So in the end plot wise Sket Dance should have more variations to itself. I'm not saying every long-run parody series should be Gintama, but it has a good basic structure for a long lasting and very hooking series. So for the main problem in story I think this would sum up what I just said: Sket Dance doesn't stand out enough. The score 5 (average) suits the story well, the comedy is entertaining enough, it's a parody series so the story really doesn't matter, but it has its moments.
Art style is at best nothing special. The style suits the series, but it is somewhat childish as are the character designs. At the main characters they have put some effort and it paid off, Himeko, Bossun and Switch have well planned design that suits their personality. About the side character design there are few well designed characters basically Himeko's subordinate girl and people from student council and that's about it. There really is nothing special or anything to remember about the art style, the scenery is drawn like usually in long run series so it's rushed out. There usually are no other people around or cars (unless they are crucial for the plot in the episode), but this is an usual problem for many series. I give for the art score 5 so it's about the average I'd think, scenery blends in quite well despite the fact that its not been put any effort in.
Now the sound. Actually I think in this category Sket Dance does really well. The music blends really well and in some episodes there times when they actually succeed in creating atmosphere. Then again like in art they lack witty scenario sounds such as: cicadas, birds, trains, cars, such sounds are capable of distracting the viewer from the boring scenes it is a powerful storytelling method. There are basically no other voices than music, sounds that characters create and voice acting. But as in terms of voice acting I think it is done very well and it suits the series, main characters are given variations of situations that they talk and how they talk. To be fair Sket Dance does have well done sound system which if it wants is able to create intense atmosphere. This can be noticed from episodes such as Student Council vs Sket Dance.
Characters hmm.. Well the main characters are well done. Their past has been somewhat told for each character and it makes people able to relate to them. From the three main characters the main lead who gathered the other two is the least interesting and the least extra ordinary. Switch and Himeko stand out as bit unusual they are sure to have their fans, but Bossun really has nothing special or interesting which would make him stand out from many other characters. Sket Dance hasn't really given any of the side characters possibility to stand out which is a shame because the charm of a long running series for many viewers comes from the side characters (Bleach for example). I give score 6 (fair) because all of the main characters are well done and interesting especially Switch and Himeko, but the series should give major side characters more screen time if Sket Dance plans to continue for more than 50 episodes.
This series suits pretty much everyone, but as I've stated many times before after 20 episodes it really doesn't change or bring anything new or interesting itself. Even though after 20 episodes they just only began to open up for example Switch's personal history I couldn't really get interested anymore because there are so many series better than Sket Dance going on so waiting for each episode grew more and more tiring after each week. Sket Dance really has nothing to hook the viewer for good, one thing that could be a good hook would be the relationship between Himeko and Bossun, but it really doesn't show any progress and if the series is going to continue for forever there is probably no way it will get anywhere ever.
All in all a decent series with no major flaws to complain about. Slightly above the average, but in the long run it's not a series I'd be willing to watch for 100 episodes. Sket Dance is not a total waste of time, but if you are above 16 years old and like parody and satire go and watch Gintama. read more
Nov 17, 2011
The story about SKET Dance revolves around a club that helps people with their problems of any. Led by the enthusiastic Bossun (voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino), the foxy Himeko (voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi) and the otaku Switch (voiced by teh Sugita), the go around school receiving help and solving problems.
SKET Dance has everything pre-packaged to make it a good anime. You've got not one, but two all-star openings by AKB 48's French Kiss and Gackt along with ending themes by The Pillows. You also have an all-star seiyuu cast featuring Tomokazu Sugita, Ryoko Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Hiro Shimono, Tomokazu Seki, Yuu Kobayashi, Fumiko Orikasa, Marina Inoue and cameos from Ayana Taketatsu, Saori Hayami, Satomi Sato, Kaoru Mizuhara and lots more. There is also an episode directed by Shinichi Watanabe. Hell, they even adapted the Gintama crossover chapter, bringing the cast and characters of the Yorozura Trio into the SKET Dance world.
And yet, it still didn't fulfill its potential. Why? Because it's not funny enough.
The jokes are too safe and mediocre. The reason why Gintama is awesomely hilarious is because it holds no bar to how far the humor can go. In Gintama, they can show Okita creating a Human Centipede out of Gintoki, Hijikata and Katsura on top of the Bible because that's how they roll. But Sket Dance plays safer than the combination safe at Fort Knox. Hell, the few funny moments in this series is basically when the Gintama crew do one or two dirty jokes in this, and that's about it. That's as far as it goes with the humour. Come on Shinohara-sensei. You got your lucky break and blessing from Sorachi-sensei, and this is what you gave us? You can try harder than that.
But this series can really score in drama. When it has a backstory moment with some of its characters, it can get emotional and awesome, especially Switch's backstory. If it manages to have a Benizakura-esque arc later in this series, then why not? The show might just got better like what happened to Gintama after the Benizakura arc.
And that's why i'm quite optimistic. It has room to improve, and they can nail some serious drama. And this is one of the few series that is awesome for Tomokazu Sugita himself. If you love him as Kyon, Hajime, Gintoki and Hoshi, you will definitely love him in this. He's pretty much having fun voicing Switch, and he's the one reason that kept me continuing with this series.
I suggest you watch this only if you're a harcore fan of Sugita or Ryoko Shiraishi. Unless if this series manages to be as great as Gintama in its latter years, i would not think a casual anime fan would enjoy this. read more
Aug 24, 2012
However, there isn't really a running story behind Sket Dance. A three man school club group called the "Sket Dan" includes Bossun, Himeko, and Switch. They have suffered from their past and because of it they want to help out people in need. But sometimes you might find yourself wondering where the story is going and if there is going to be a climatic ending at all. In some ways, it falls flat compared to the Gintama anime (very similar anime but with action) because a lot of their jokes usually don't try to go overboard in the silliness and inappropriateness.
The art is great and sometimes hilarious. Okay, all the time hilarious. The sound is clear, good music, and funny sound effects. The characters though, have to be the richest part of the show. There is a collection of over 20+ characters who all have a different look and hilarious personality to them. (Ex: The Creepy Occult Girl, The Genius but Lazy Science Teacher, The teacher who resembles Jason Voorhees, The Enigman and Quettion duo, The baseball captain with a huge appetite, The tsundere girl, The wannabe-samurai, and many more.)
Like most animes, the first episode may seem bland, but continue on watching and you'll quickly fall in love with the series. Overall, I give the show an 8.
Nov 13, 2011
Story: The first thing you think right off the bat from the first episode "so it's Gintama but in high school, right?" and really, that's not far off. Two guys plus one girl who is obscenely strong form a team that performs odd jobs around the school which leads them to zany adventures. Meanwhile there this student council whose leader isn't really all that responsible so he around very often for one reason or another and the uptight vice comma-...er, vice president, who is doing all the work for the Student Council doesn't really care for the SKET-dan all that much. While it certainly does sound familiar, that wouldn't matter as long as the jokes were funny and with its humor it could stand on its own two feet......
..... However SKET Dance lacks this sort of humor it so sorely needs. The attempts at comedy come off as being very uninspired, self-absorbed, or, in a few cases like it's censoring itself, the last one being very damaging if your plot and production team is so closely related to Gintama, and thus are going to be compared with it. The strength of Gintama lies within its characters and its willingness to push boundaries for its jokes; which SKET Dance either lacks the ability to do or never even considers in the first place. Whenever it makes fun of a trope in anime it’s usually in sweeping generalities and when it does name drop an actual show, they never take it any further than that. for the introductory of the shoujo-manga-loving girl instead of trying to make fun of ‘hot guy saves a puppy/kitty from the rain’ trope, which everybody and their mother has made fun of by now, they could have pointed out the fact that in shoujo manga whene there is an attractive foreign prince who has never been to Japan before, he speaks fluent Japanese by the sole power of plot contrivances! By taking something that everyone blindly accepts and poking fun at it you get relevant humor that actually makes the audience laugh. For example, in one Gintama episode they use the Metantei Conan method of showing a crime in progress without showing the perpetrator by using a dark shadowy figure. In Gintama they then reveal that that’s actually just how the person looks but the audience laughs because they can remember when they watched that show and how they never thought that much about the shadowy figure before.
There’s a saying on the internet that goes “Don’t remind the audience of the awesome movie they could be watching in the middle of your crappy one.” They pretty much beat you over the head with the fact that they are really similar to Gintama by even animating the crossover chapter. And instead of getting a enjoyable little meaningless crossover where two bands of funny people join forces for a while, all we get is the author stroking his own ego for a bit and some padding, but don’t worry, because as long as we get to the point where Gin-san recognizes What’s-his-face as a proper comedic protagonist it counts as a successful crossover. I never knew that a crossover with Gintama of all things could feel so stereotypical, and they even graze over the opportunity to make fun of that. Not to mention the fact that in the pilot episode Shinpachi’s voice hits you like a ton of bricks and then you see Usui and it’s suddenly Gintoki’s voice. It poses as a great detriment to a new show that’s just trying to find it’s identity.
Characters: Bland. Bossun, our protagonist has no real business being a protagonist because he’s nothing but a self-insert of the writer. And of course, like every Shounen protagonist, he has some sort of special ability tacked on; extreme concentration. Lord knows he has no intelligence, but if he concentrates really, really hard he can solve the puzzle, which was the crux of my strategy to pass grade 12 Calculus. Sure it worked, but it doesn’t mean I should get my own show. Also, an anime consists of moving pictures used to tell a story, if you are just going to sit around thinking as you ultimate skill, what’s the point of being animated. But my main problem with his is that he has no motivation. Why’d he even create the SKET-Dan? If it was explained back in a previous episode I sure as hell don’t remember it, so it must not have been that spectacular. For all I know he was this loser kid who thought he was really popular so he made a club as homage to himself and everyone would come to him for advice. At least Gintoki opened Yorozuya so that he could get money to, you know, pay the bills. However, to its credit the show does recognizes how useless Bossun is, but appropriately enough they don’t comment on the fact that he could be the author’s self-insert. Hime is a good character that has a lot of potential to be something more than a Kagura clone if written correctly. I always enjoy seeing a female as the manpower of the team. Usui is probably one of the most boring characters of the show, but one of the most fascinating if you read spoilers, more specifically the one surrounding his backstory and why he talks through his computer like Akihabara@Deep. It explains why he does what he does and it fits in with his awkwardly obsessive personality, other than that there nothing much to say about him. Don’t ask me about any of the other characters because I can only remember them with single-sentence descriptions or I don’t remember them at all.
Sound: The voice actors they cast for these parts have done some really fine work in the past. They are very talented but it feels like their talents are wasted on bland dialogue.
Animation: Not particularly memorable. Character models look a little odd in places but other than that it’s satisfactory.
Overall: Is this show terrible? No. Is it worth watching? No. All it does is leave you asking why this show was ever created. It doesn’t stand for anything nor does it do anything particularly different for a High School comedy, or comedy in general. It just feels like the producers wanted a safer more marketable version of the ever-salacious Gintama. It's a real shame that it seems like they don't even try to be original. read more
Nov 12, 2011
The Members of Sket- Dan are Fujisake Yusuke or Bossun- The Leader of the group.( Gin san) The strongest but straight foward person- Himeko( Kagura) and Switch- the computer Wiz expert and Anime Otaku ( Shinpachi). All of them have this close bond with one another : 0. Later on in the series- you will see a back story of the 3 main characters past. What they went through and how they met one another. They have a rival group- The Student Council Members( Shinsengummi XD ) who have some sort of quarrel as who is better. I am glad I choose to watch this when it came out.
If you love Gintama you will love Sket Dance. read more
Apr 14, 2011
My first review so, please enjoy and I hope you will find this will help you...
- Story - 7/10
Sket Dance has a pretty simple storyline, a group at school that works together to make the students every-day life a little easier, with hilarious outcomes.
Even though the story is simple, it makes it really enjoyable because of the diversity of characters that show up, with different requests and personalities we can truly say that each episode is unique and I dont feel ripped-off after seeing them, they really amused me to no end.
- Art - 7/10
I actually enjoy the art, with not too much detail the characters are well presented and the typical "Comedy" expressions goes along with them.
It is well taken care of even in some scenes were animation could have slaked off (For example, the chase scene in episode 2)
- Sound - 8/10
The opening and ending is great! It fits the upbeat mood of Sket Dance...Voice-actors, I love them! The voices fit perfectly with each characters personality and in the funny moments, they tend to make me laugh, specially Bossun´s reactions.
Hime has a really good voice that can "mold" itself to when shes...ahem, pissed, and Switchs voice fits very well because, as a computer voice system, it doesnt show much emotion
- Character - 8/10
Probably one of the things that attracted me to this anime in the 1st place...The characters! The way they looked, so different from what Im used to see, the way they act...everything!
We have cheerful people (Bossun), we have the bi-polar one (Hime) and we have the geeky-cool type (Switch), together they make a great team that makes me laugh everytime they jump into action, making any moment a hilarious one!
- Enjoyment - 8/10
Not many anime made me laugh as much as this one, it was really amusing and I cant wait for more!
I hope they keep going on and make great episodes like these 2, I certainly enjoyed them!
- Overall - 7.6 (Ill make it an 8 ;O) 8/10
I hope they keep the good quality this show has and the potential to become a great comedy anime.
- A really funny show that wont bore you, at least, it didnt bore me! - Give it a try and maybe you will find yourself counting the days until that next new episode!
Apr 1, 2012
I started watching Sket Dance almost unwillingly & thought that it will be boring but it proved that I was wrong.It started simple & I didn't have much hopes but as I watched more episodes of it,I started to like it even more.
Sket Dance is an anime that is a pure comedy & is going to make you laugh every second.It has some lovable characters & a simple but nice plot.Just make sure to not expect a really complex plot and/or many twists & turns.
Sket Dance is an anime which focuses on daily activities of a club created by main character & his 2 other friends to help others either by solving mysteries,doing small tasks or by recovering lost items.They try their best to help others since the club solely exist for the purpose of helping others.The story is also partly about a friendly rivalry between Bossun's club & The Student Council.
At first you think that the main characters are a bunch of random people who formed a random club for helping other but as you watch more you feel they are really likable.All of them have sad pasts which led them to make this club & they are shown some with a gap of some episodes.
I personally like(recommend it)Switch's arc the most,it is very sad..
This is one of best things about Sket Dance.The lead characters are unique.
Bossun is the leader of the group.He acts as dumb & gets under pressure easily but he is actually quite intelligent when he puts his mind into something.I esp. like him in his serious mode when he wears his goggles.Oh and his silly faces---are just hilarious,XD.Out of the main three characters,he may seem like the least likable but as you watch more episodes,you feel like that he is the most likable one.
Himeko is the fighter of the group who fights with a hockey stick.Although she does not seems like it but actually she is good at cooking & other household chores.Personally,I like her the most in this series:).
Usui does not talk with his mouth but instead uses computerized voice to talk.His random comments during somewhat-serious moments can easily make you laugh.He is one of most unique character.s.
Sket dance has really interesting characters(for example,moe girls) but they don't get enough screen time.They appear from time to time but overall,they should appear more often.
The art is simple but good.The movements are drawn sharply.Bossun makes a lot of silly faces which are drawn nicely & one can laugh a lot by seeing them.The backgrounds are clean & drawn neatly.The animation is also smooth & fluid so nothing bad about it,sir:)
The opening & ending songs are really nice.The BGM music is great & brings out the atmosphere.Sket dance has succeeded in this department.The voice acting is solid.Himeko's voice actor has also done a good job~I really enjoy the kansai dialect of hers.
I absolutely enjoy this show & will continue to enjoy it.It has episode which are really funny makes you laugh out loud,while it has other episodes which are really sad & may make you teary-eyed overall the studio has handled both of these moment well.
As I base my overall score on enjoyment:).
Sket dance has some extremely funny episode that will make you laugh really hard,has characters which are awesome,has music which is nice awesome & has art which is very good,nothing is bad.So give it a chance & hopefully you will not be disappointed. read more
May 10, 2011
Sket Dance is a funny, school-based shounen anime. If you are looking for random laughs, strange characters and censored pukes, this is the right anime for you.
Story-wise, there's no real plot to speak of and I don't think that's really necessary but remember this is based on a manga which is long running so things may start to develop soon.
Art is also good in terms of the character designs and the animation is standard.
I haven't noticed the soundtrack so much, so commenting about only the OP/ED, they are lively enjoyable songs but nothing that gets stuck in your head.
I will not say that it is an extremely hilarious anime, but its loud, wacky and fun. Its meant to be a bit childish.
If you're watching without high expectations and looking for an anime that doesn't try too hard, this is it. The exaggerated drama, the weird gags, the outrageous characters all add to the humor of the anime.
Also, there are fun characters like Bossun and the samurai dude and things happen for no reason really, but I'd say that's one of the plus points.
It may not be one of the best anime you'll ever see and I can't talk about the manga, but the plot is next to zero and things just happen and that's the way it is, episode after episode.
The humor isn't witty or anything, the jokes pop out of nowhere and are usually directed towards the characters and their antics, but I would definitely recommend this anime to anyone who's looking for a laid back, fun anime which makes no promises and just lets you feel like you don't have to be serious about everything in life.
Give it a try and see if it suits your taste. As for me, I love the anime, I love the Sket Dan and I look forward to having a good laugh every week :) read more
Jan 6, 2013
The series follows three teenagers: Bossun, Switch and Himeko; who run a school club. The club, called SKET Dan, is for helping people with any problems. Whatever it is, the SKET Dan will be there to help!
Each episode follows the SKET Dan helping a different person, whether student or teacher. Sometimes there are special episodes, usually at the end of each season, showing more about the main characters' backgrounds.
The art in SKET Dance is a simple shounen style. Nothing flowery, but all the same very well drawn. The style perfectly fits with the series.
One thing I like is how Bossun pulls a hilarious embarrassed face! If anything you should watch the show just for that!
There have been a lot of episodes of SKET Dance, and therefore, a lot of opening and ending songs. So far my favourites have been, 'Comic Sonic,' by 'The Pillows,' which was ending song 1; and, 'Graffiti,' by, 'GACKT,' which was opening song 3.
Another good thing for fans of Japanese music is that J-Rock singer GACKT voice acts for a guest character!
The other music in the show is quite catchy, but can become annoying after a while.
The characters in this show are amazing! From otaku geek Switch, to Samurai obsessed Shinzou, all the characters are wacky and fun.
One of the things I love about this show is the utter craziness of the characters. I also like how some seem to represent stereotypes!
There's a lot of sadness behind the main characters, as you find in the episodes about their pasts.
This series is mostly a comedy, and it's very easy to get into! The plotline isn't serious, so I'd watch it maybe when you need a break from a deep series. If you're an otaku, you'll notice a lot of references to anime and games!
I love this show! I think you should definately watch it! The stories and charcters are hilarious, and it's great fun to watch. If you feel down, this is a great anime!
Again, I hope you enjoyed my review. I tried to keep it short and sweet! If you have any comments, please feel free to tell me your views!
Thanks for reading!!!!
Oct 18, 2012
The story of SKET Dance is what made it especially appealing for everyone to watch. It does not just stick to one genres all the way, but instead switch to others such as, horror, romance, action ( maybe a little ), drama, etc. Although it doesn't really switch up that much, since most of the time it sticks with school, and comedy ( in fact, i got really bored in some episode until i reach the 2nd half of the anime where romance started to come up, and I'm a sucker for romance). the comedy, however, was half of the time not That funny, or maybe not as funny as other comedy mainstream. In my opinion, Gintama has much better jokes and more funny moments than this, but what this anime have that Gintama doesn't is A REAL PLOT. You can't really skip much episode, since one episode connects to the other, and there's no sudden change of feelings ( ex. in Gintama the scene gotten completely sad in an episode but just when the tears almost escape from the viewers eyes, they ruin it with something funny or happier things, which really ruin the mood). In SKET Dance, if an episode was i intended to be sad, they keep it that way or they might bring in livelier mood shake down on excitement. This anime, especially the sad part, really bring out the emotion that the character feels in the anime.
Not much to really say here since I think that all the art are nice. The best part in the art of SKET Dance is how they made the character and background really match the mood in the plot.
No complain on the sound. Every object and people in SKET Dance sounds much like how they should be. The voice really match the face, the sounds of moving object, etc. really give off details and shake things up in this anime.
I really like the Characters in SKET Dance, for every characters ( or most of the characters) have their own unique personality. This means that most of the characters that keeps appearing in the anime will make things more exciting and not so boring.
I have quite a few episodes that I personally didn't like, but most of them were "extra" episode that wasn't really in the main plot of the story, so I don't mine it that much. Like I said, the actual part of this anime that i truly like are episodes in the 2nd half of the anime.
This is a really unique anime with mixes of many genres. I think most people could really enjoy this if they put in a little time on it, but those who doesn't like comedy probably shouldn't watch this, because it's mostly intended to be funny. I'm not going to give any spoilers, but I really have to say that the ending really makes me angry in how they could continue so much from their, which i really hope they do, since I am dying here to see what would happen next. read more
Jun 7, 2012
I just found this anime so funny! A younger version of Gintama definitely -- which i found hilarious too (for most of the episodes anyway).
For Sket - i found the characters interesting all throughout the 60 episodes i've watched so far. I have a huge crush on Bossun! I feel that the characters are very relatable - friends that i could have if they were real so to speak. =)
So that's my 2 cents! For those that are thinking of watching a light humored comedy (and some touching episodes - loved them too - made me cry) -- go for Sket! read more
Sep 16, 2011
Since some of the episode tend to be a little boring sometimes.
I can't stop helping but love every character in this anime, since almost all of them have unique personality's that only make you laugh so hard sometimes.
While I would like the creators show more of Bossun's good side than idiot side. I didn't know what awesome person Bossun was before I began reading the manga and what kind of trouble he went through, and what is it what makes Onihime and Switch want to follow him.
If your watchin Gintama I'm sure you will love this anime, because it has some of that random humor Gintama has and some other random factors to it as well. read more
Jul 11, 2011
SKET Dance isn't the type of anime I usually watch, however, I have come to actually enjoy this series so far. This review is based upon the first 13 episodes. I have not read the manga, so this is entirely on the anime.
The story is pretty basic - a group of friends who take on tasks to help others. Each substory is what makes up the larger story, I suppose. Each episode provides laughs and entertainment, and the story flows, so it's isn't too random. I give this 8/10 because there isn't too much depth in the stories. Then again, SKET Dance isn't an anime that promises much depth (so far) - though that's not necessarily a bad thing. When I watch a new episode of SKET Dance, I see it as a breather from all my other anime, I just watch it to laugh a bit to myself and relax.
The art is good for the anime's intentions of entertaining viewers. There isn't too much to say about it - it's not particularly special nor is it beyond viewable.
No complaints, really. The OP/ED are all "meh". There's nothing too special about them, like the art, but it's not bad either.
I guess this is what keeps me watching this series. The characters are very enjoyable. Bossun, Hime, and Switch (especially!) make the anime laughable and their lines keep the anime light-hearted.
It's not the most hilarious anime I've seen, but it is fun to watch. I would recommend this anime to people as kind of a... "just for fun" anime. Whenever you're waiting for another anime to air its new episode or when you need a break, this is the anime I'd recommend you go for. read more
May 26, 2013
Since I'm not allowed to write something as short as that I'll just write non related stuff just like what I'm doing right now...
May 6, 2012
So with introductions aside, let's begin.
I will be completely honest, Sket dance suffered from the same thing that Stein's Gate did that in the beginning, I wasn't completely hooked and put off watching it for quite a long time. So I pottered along watching silly episodes and laughing when appropriate, until the Usui Kazuyoshi (Switch) background arc began. After watching this arc, I realized that this show can pull of what makes Gintama so great - It can jump from silly straight into serious melodrama and make it tear-jerkingly believable. It was this, the same with Gintama, that made me fall in love with the show.
The story, for those who know Gintama, is usually quite sporadic and involves a huge cast of characters (Some you obviously want too see more than others). Arcs range from 3 - 4 episodes to half an episode and usually balance the funny with the emotional with the serious quite well. In all, I quite enjoy the story and the characters that inhabit it.
The art is superb, backgrounds are very detailed and pretty to look at. The characters are well drawn and movements make sense. Bossun's facial expressions are just fantastic to watch. I really have nothing to complain about with the art.
Sound is also superb with a fantastic cast of voice actors, including fan favourite Sugita Tomokazu, whom plays the voice of Sakata Gintoki in Gintama and Switch in Sket Dance; and both in the crossover episode!
Character development in this show is fantastic. Throughout the episodes you will see subtle changes in the way characters behave or approach a certain situation, and then when background story arc for each of the main characters come you find out why they are the way that they are in the first place. Every character in this huge ensemble has something to offer and love. Again I really can't complain about the characters as I have found something to enjoy in each of them.
Overall for those who are looking to find whether or not this show is for you, I will honestly tell you that this show is not for everyone. It is a long running series and a lot of it will seem random and pointless to those who don't appreciate random and pointless. But if you enjoy Gintama, and you enjoy a good balance of comedy and emotion, then I will implore you to just give it a shot, watch up until episode 30 (roughly half of what has aired) and then judge it for yourself. And when you do, let me know what you thought of it!
I hope this helps some people to make that leap and watch a few episodes.
Until then, enjoy your anime! read more
Oct 18, 2012
one word: awesome.
i've read some of the reviews of this series, and a lot points out that this series is a highschool-setting gintama (or something like that) that lacks humor.
i haven't watched gintama yet so i wouldn't know for sure, but there is one thing that i know. sket dance isn't all about the comedy.
the story is all about three interesting highschool protagonists. our main hero, fujisaki yuusuke (let's just call him "bossun"), is an ordinary protagonist (like most shounen heroes). his special skills includes drawing and total concentration (which activates everytime he puts his goggles on). then we have onizuka hime (or "himeko"), the tough female protagonist who has a weird taste for lollipops. and last but not the least, my favorite character from this series, usui kazuyoshi or "switch", the smart-ass otaku who speaks using his laptop. together, they form a club in kaimei high called "sket dan", and their goal is to help anyone who needs them.
well yeah, almost all of the themes are quite the same with gintama. two guys and one girl team, inhumanely strong female protagonist, nerdy megane-kun and stuff. indeed, a lot might say that sket dance is a "copy" of gintama, but.. oh come on. get over it. sket dance has OTHER things to brag about.
there are different other casts that completes this series, and believe me, all of them are unique in their own ways. a samurai, creepy teachers, a manga-ka, a fast eater, otakus, sadako-like ghost(ehem), a seiyuu/singer and a lot more! all of them can be found here.
what's more is that this series can give you laughs. sure, the comedy isn't as hardcore as gintama, but.. well, it still manages to give the audience good vibes. there are also episodes which are definitely hilarious (the ep wherein they were mascots for a live show but then they were locked in a storage room), some give off a few smiles, and the others end in a satisfying way.
but the main reason why i LOVE this series is because of it's drama content, and when i say drama, it includes the 'kizuna' (bond). the backstory of every protagonist is dramatic, and for some reason - in my opinion, really tragic. i got really close to the characters after their pasts were revealed, especially switch's. i love him the most. his feelings of the past (and the present) reached me. i was actually shocked to find myself shedding tears at a simple dramatic backstory. it just isn't me to cry. bossun's backstory also made me shed a tear, but not for him, but for his dad(haha) (when he was so excited and happy then he got in a car accident.. it's so.. UGH.). as for this "kizuna" .. i've seen series that tackles friendship, but sket dance is just so different. (e.g. kimi ni todoke, lovecom, anohana, hanasaku iroha etc.) these three characters give this feeling of "inseparable friendship" and "irreplaceable bond". these three are more than just best friends, but they're not a threesome (hahaha). if you watch closely, their bond is REALLY more than a family. while watching it, you'll feel that it's real. it doesn't look like they're just acting it up. i cannot explain it very well, but if you just watch carefully, i'm sure you'll understand what i mean.
sket dance isn't all about making it's viewers laugh. it also wants to show the audience the beautiful bond that was created. the realistic feel of friendship of these three unique smiling human beings.