Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2011 to Sep 27, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisAt Kaimei High School, the Living Assistance Club (aka the Sket Brigade) was organized to help students with problems big or small. Most of the time, though, they hang out in their club room, bored, with only a few trivial problems floating in every once in a while. In spite of this, they still throw all their energy into solving these worries.
Related AnimeAdaptation: SKET Dance
Summary: SKET Dance: Demystifying Special
Side story: SKET Dance OVA
Other: SKET Dance: SD Character Flash Anime
Characters & Voice Actors
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
There are some stories that end up having a lot more to them than was initially expected. They aren’t perfect, they might not even be completely logical – but they’re something that managed to catch you off guard in the best ways possible. Take a look; there’s a chance that SKET Dance might blossom into such a series for you…
The core plot is just a simple, mainly episodic story about a quirky trio of friends that solve problems and help people out. But there are also some very tightly written and amazingly powerful (multi-episode) storylines within it that I can’t say much about – for fear of spoilers. Just know that they don’t come off as abrupt, but rather fit smoothly into the ‘narrative’ and add a lot to it. Don’t let the comedy-oriented episodes fool you into thinking that that’s all the show has in store for you.
On another note - being perfectly blunt and honest - this series is a best classified as a ‘dramedy’. The overall tone you are first introduced to is that of a school-life comedy. The drama picks up slightly near the beginning, but truly picks up a little farther in. After that point, both exist within the show almost equally (with a few exceptions). The balance struck between the two is well-done, as neither overwhelms the other. They work together to create a fantastic atmosphere.
One thing should be noted though. When the show ends, there’s no solid culmination for the characters. It just kind of... ends. So be prepared for that.
The art is very high-quality. Frenetic motion (due to the fast-paced comedy within the series), facial expressions, backgrounds and lighting are all above par. Character designs have had a lot of thought put into them – almost everyone is unique. And the best part is that the quality stays consistent through all seventy seven episodes.
SKET Dance utilizes music in a very effective way. It plays songs that match the current scene. If it’s comedic, the music will be bombastic and crazy. If it’s serious and dramatic, the music will fit that. It helps enhance the presentation. But it also does one thing that is greatly appreciated: it shuts up when it needs to and lets what’s happening play out with no influence from the music at all.
On the voice-acting side of things, this anime also excels. The seiyū gave their all in every episode. Everyone was well-voiced and sounded natural.
The main three characters are pretty unique and unconventional, having a lot of depth and personality. Switch, the genius otaku, who talks through his computer… Himeko, the occasionally violent Okinawan “Yankee” with a soft-spot for cute things… And finally the leader of the SKET club, Bossun. He's a rather interesting choice for a main character, as at times he’s almost completely inept and useless - but at other times he really shines. It’s actually quite refreshing.
Interestingly, these aren’t the main character’s real names, but rather their nicknames. They go almost entirely by those nicknames - each of which has a story behind it.
There are also almost too many side characters to mention (which can be a good thing or bad thing depending on your tastes). Most of them are great, having something of worthwhile value to contribute. A few serve almost no purpose – but they don’t overstay their welcome.
The characters are the true heart and soul of this anime.
This was, honestly, one the funniest anime series I’ve had the pleasure of watching. It was also very emotionally powerful at times.
It’s not perfect. There are plenty of flaws. But they never detracted from the true experience of the anime. That experience being the character interactions, and also the lessons the show teaches.
This is a fantastic series in the areas of character development and comedy. Most everyone can find something of value in this anime. If the comedy doesn’t do it for you, the serious bits of the show probably will, or vice-versa.
Just the title itself say's alot about the anime.
SKET stands for Support, Kindness, Encouragement, Troubleshoot. The second (助団), which instead uses kanji, derives from the verb tasukeru (助ける), meaning to help or save.
So just from the title you can in some sorts understand that this series is about, well.. Helping.
Judged by many as Gintama set in a school life setting, the series have had a tendency of being flooded by "hate war" comments. I agree with the Gintama fans that the series is very similar. But at the same time it really shines on it's own at times.
But if you think about the fact that author Kenta Shinohara worked as the assistant of Hideaki Sorachi (creator of Gintama), it's really not that weird for him to be influenced.
--- Story ---- 8/10
Story wise I have to deduct some points due to it being too heavily influenced by Gintama. So if you can picture a scene where Gintama didn't exist, I would have given it a 10/10.
Basically the story is as simple as 3 people, get to know them, see them interact with other people. Easy huh? But it doesn't have to be more complicated.
What I really enjoyed about Sket Dance, is how the story progresses. You get introduced to many supporting characters, but not so fast that you feel that it affects the relationship with the main cast. And this way you get to know the characters in a perfect pace. Both past, present and "future" gets depicted in a decent way.But as said, even if it's really well made, it's kinda too similar too Gintama to give it a full score.
Sket Dance is just a really good looking anime. It's very typical shounen art. They have a very tyipcal shounen trait in the fact that they give the main cast something special, like an item, special hair color or something similar to recognize them by. In this case, you have Bossun's hat for example. What I love about the art in SKET Dance, is how they play with different ways of drawing. Take for example one of the characters, called Saotome Roman, who turns everything around her into a manga. This playfulness really got to me, and I loved it so much.
I really, really, really, enjoyed the music in SKET Dance. I have a tendency of skipping openings and/or endings, but SKET Dance, really just got me hooked on both how well made the openings were made to fit the music, and how good the music was. The Sketchbook really fits the anime, and I struggle to decide which opening of 2 and 4 I love most. The youtube part in opening 4 was absolutely awesome.
The maincast is made up off: Yuusuke Fujisaki (Bossun) , Hime Onizuka (Himeko) and Kazuyoshi Usui (Switch). Mostly all of the fun about the series is based on interactions between the main cast themselves, or between the main cast and supporting characters. Like how Bossun and Himeko make the perfect boke and tsukommi pair for example. Or how you have Switch and a girl called Yuuki Reiko have epic arguments about science vs occult.
But what I find most fascinating about the character maincast, is how the protagonist is in terms, the weakest character, which is very uncharacteristic for a shounen anime. He gets picked on alot for having this kinda role, and I love it.
But I can't withold the fact that the main cast, do have kinda, sad backstories, but this is what I enjoyed most of this anime. There is two different types of characters (in some sense). The ones you look up to, and the ones you wanna support, give a hug and so on. The main cast have tendencies of both. Very nice.
The supporting characters are hilarious and extremely well made. Almost all of them are super weird, like overly tsundere girl, a fatty thinkining she is really hot, student council sadist and so on. My favorite supporting character is probably Dante, who only speaks in Visual Kei mode. It's just so funny.
This is probably one of the anime's I've enjoyed most in quite sometime. It's not as funny in the start, but just takes off after a little while. My favorite epsiode probably has to be an episode, where the protagonist Bossun, drinks a fluid which mixes up all his facial expressions, or the episode where they play Hyperion. Just watch it ok? Come on. Go go.
Overall. It's just great. I really hope it will return like Gintama has done so many times. If you have seen Gintama, give it a chance. If you wanna watch a series that just makes you laugh and laugh, but can also hit that soft spot inside, check out SKET Dance. You won't be dissapointed.
Both shows bring out the best humor anime has to give. Both shows are very funny but also tell a story. All things done have a deeper meaning behind them and lots of emotion.
Odd jobs trio takes care of your problem, sometimes through laughing and fun and other times by tugging at your heartstrings. SKET Dance creator (Shirohara) is a former assistant of Gintama's creator (Sorachi). It's therefore not surprising to see Sorachi-sensei's influence in SKET Dance. Comedy styles are similar.
SKET Dance and Gintama' also have crossover episodes.
both have same comedy and have a group of ppl helping those in need !!! also Shinohara-sensei was Sorachi-Sensei's Assistant for a while so u can expect the same style from him.also both of them are from Shounen Weekly Jump...
Trio of odd jobs, characters that are very unique and gags that surely make you laugh! Plus, numerous parodies of other anime!
Both are hilarious in their own way and the proof is the genius script (and lines) which are not a total waste. If you love one of them, try watching the other~
In the SKET Dance there is an organization which is similar to Yorozuya in Gintama Series and it has the same crazy atmosphere and few seiyu, who's working in Gintama.
Sarcastic, Parodies that breaks the 4th wall, High detailed animation.
Some costumers are usually a plot device to the story.
Themes (School & Feudal Japan), settings.
More drama no or less action.
very funny, the main characters are also doing odd jobs
Kazuyoshi's VA is the same with Gintama's main character (Gintoki)
if you want something random, I recommend you watch this anime.
The three main characters are very similar, and they do almost the same job, help people with whatever they request. Also both series are focused on comedy, but Gintama is way better than Sket Dance.
Both shows are about a 3-man group who'd do anything asked to them.
Plus Kenta Shinohara, mangaka of Sket Dance, is the assistant of Hideaki Sorachi, the author of Gintama.
If you love odd jobbers, you will definitely love SKET Dance! Basically, SKET Dance is Gintama in school format and not perverted as Gintama. I recommend this to all Gintama fans and school-related anime fans out there!
Although sket has a different setting than gintama both are gag animes with tons of fun and 4th wall breaking scenes!
A lot of people say sket dance is the school version of gintama, and that's kinda true.
Both have 3 main characters, 2 guys and 1 girl. In both of them a guy started their odd jobber group and the others joined later.
The envirement is a bit different, because in sket dance they are in a school and help studens with odd jobs and things like that. In gintama they are in a city were there are different orginizations and people they help ( Shinsengumi, Joi and aliens).
SKET Dance creator (Shirohara) is a former assistant of Gintama's creator (Sorachi-sensei). It's therefore not surprising to see Sorachi-sensei's influence in SKET Dance, also the comedy styles are similar.
They are pretty much the same show in different settings.
SKET- 3 club members (2 guys and 1 girl) that do anything to help the student body
Gintama- 3 yorozuya (2 guys and 1 girl) who do any job for money
Both are HILARIOUS and will have you laughing every episode. They both parody other animes and sometimes have a sentimental side.
They have the same feel. Maybe because the mangaka of Sket Dance was once an assistant by Gintama's mangaka. Both are very funny. Some characters in Gintama are voiced by the same seiyuus in Sket Dance (For example: Gintoki - Switch, Jugem - Himeko, Takaya Hachibei - Bossun). Sket Dance is like the school version of Yorozuya.
Both animes are funny and have 3 protagonists.
Is similar because both are three mean characters.
Both do parodies.
both have a completly history.
Both have a trio that takes odd jobs, with plenty of laughter and memorable stories along the way.
The creator of SKET Dance used to work under Hideaki Sorachi who created Gintama. That was what prompted me to take a look at SD.
This is similar to Gintama because of the "helping" part. Its like a school version of Gintama. And it also has the Manzai type of jokes. It is also really enjoyable.
well both of Sket Dance and Gintama have a trio that helps people which are usually odd jobs.
and they rely on parodies of other franchises such as Shounen series for their humor.
and finally they're both hillarious and fun to watch.
Both anime are comical and there is a group that works to help the others, but in different situations. The style of Joes is similar. Beyond being comedic, both also have a lot of action and sad stories. They both make you "laugh and cry at the same time."
These two anime are similar anime because they are obviously both made by Shonen Jump, but also they are both comedies. They both have the same concept of having a group of 3 people helping other except their storylines and timelines are completely different.
SKET Dance's author is something like the student of Gintama's author, so you know what kind of things to expect. SKET Dance follows a similar concept, but in a High-school and with three incredibly funny characters. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry! Every character is different from one another, and most of the situations they're messed in are completely unpredictable.
If you really did enjoy Gintama then Sket dance would give you the same feeling as well known Sket dance is inspired after Gintama if you enjoy comedy episodic animes then those series are for you give it a try!!!
Its like Gintama but in a School Setting. Really funny and has some deep moments too.
In Sket Dance, each character is so unique they wont seem like just background characters.
Similar characteristics and humour used.
When you have seen both similarities are there but no joy is lost. Gintama has three main characters same as SKET Dance. If you enjoyed SKET then Gintama is the right kind of humour!
There is so many similarities in many sense between Gintama and Sket Dance, probably because Shinohara Kenta (The author of Sket Dance) is former assistant of Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama), Though Shinohara adds Sket Dance with some fanservice. Both episode's structure are mostly episodic; whether it is helping people or there's some stupid topics between the trio. Also at the end(or middle) of the episodes there's always moral lesson for viewer to take notice wheter it sad or happy ending. For the credit, both animes consist character development at the starting episodes, before establish its strength; the comedy.
This anime is like Gintama's little brother
SKET Dance is basically a modern day Gintama.
Gintama and SKET Dance are both focused on 3 characters that help people in their world. Both shows also have lots of comedy.
both don't really have a plot, but its filled with tons of humor, while there is a tough main heroine while the other two have their own characteristics. also, the two animes have had a few crossovers.
Both these anime series are extremely high level comedy that will make you laugh out loud. There are many times when both of these turn serious and they even have a cross-over
they are both comedies and they both have crossovers about each other. they make you laugh really hard and at times have really serious arcs. definitely a must watch
They both are fun, alike. Some say, SKET Dance is school version Gintama. They both are willing to help people. SKET Dance mangaka also used to be Gintama Mangaka assistant. There is a lot concept taken from each other. They both also come from Jump. The Anime Airing time is Also almost same.
Both stories teach you value of friendship and helping.
Both involve a group of students including a tough female who solves other students' problems and fights delinquents. However in SKET Dance the group is a club and Medaka Box is about the Student Council.
Both tells about a group of high-school students helping people around them.
Both somewhat has certain connections to Student Council.
Both are comedic animes.
Both often deals with their school's extracurricular clubs problems.
Both are school-focused.
Medaka Box to me is like a poor man's SKET Dance,
and both are popular Shounen Jump manga turned into anime.
Same pointless *helping out* other students and club members, though I prefer medaka box for the action.
Both anime involves a club or organization helping out students who asks them for help. They're very comedic.
Medaka Box and Sket Dance go hand in hand. These two series involves around a group of kids helping the helpless in a school life setting. There is a lot of comedy present that deals with the various events around the school especially involving the main characters.
Both series follows through an episodic theme with arcs added in throughout some episodes.
Both series also has "antagonists" that opposes the ideologies of the main characters later on.
They both are groups of students that solve problems for the school.
SKET Dnce is more of gag-comedy that has funny situations per episode while Medaka box has more of an advancing storyline
Opening Theme#01: "Kakko Warui I love you! (カッコ悪いI love you!)" by French Kiss (eps 2-17)
#02: "Michi (道)" by The Sketchbook (eps 18-26)
#03: "Graffiti" by Gackt (eps 27-39)
#04: "Message" by The Sketchbook (eps 40-46, 48-51)
#05: "Reboot" by everset (eps 53-63)
#06: "Clear" by The Sketchbook (eps 65-76)more
Ending Theme#01: "Kakko Warui I love you! (カッコ悪いI love you!)" by French Kiss (ep 1, 51)
#02: "Comic Sonic" by The Pillows (eps 2-16)
#03: "Funny Bunny (Rock Stock Version)" by The Pillows (ep 17)
#04: "Clover (クローバー)" by The Sketchbook (eps 18-24, 26)
#05: "Kioku (キヲク)" by The Sketchbook (eps 25)
#06: "Milk to Chocolate (ミルクとチョコレート)" by ChocoLe (eps 27-36, 38-39)more
#07: "HERO" by The Sketchbook (ep 37)
#08: "Party! Hallelujah! (パーリー!ハレルヤ!)" by SKET ROCK (Yusuke Fujisaki [CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino], Sasuke Tsubaki [CV: Hiro Shimono], Kazuyoshi Usui [CV: Tomokazu Sugita], Soujirou Agata [CV: Tomokazu Seki]) (eps 40-46, 49-50)
#09: "Message" by The Sketchbook (ep 47)
#10: "Birthday" by The Sketchbook (ep 48)
#11: "Colors" by The Sketchbook (ep 52-61, 63)
#12: "Sekai wa Okujou de Miwataseta (世界は屋上で見渡せた)" by SKET x Sketch (eps 65-69, 71-72, 74-75)
#13: "Sekai wa Okujou de Miwataseta: Gasshou Ver. (世界は屋上で見渡せた ~合唱 Ver.~)" by Kaimei Gakuen Seitokai Shikko-bu (開盟学園生徒会執行部) (ep 70)
#14: "Startup" by The Sketchbook (ep 77)
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