Ranked #228

SKET Dance (Manga)

SKET Dance

Alternative Titles

Japanese: SKET DANCE


Type: Manga
Volumes: 32
Chapters: 288
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 28, 2006 to Jul 8, 2013
Authors: Shinohara, Kenta (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.391 (scored by 4953 users)
Ranked: #2282
Popularity: #355
Members: 11,568
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The manga focuses on the misadventures of the "Campus Support Group" or "Sket-Dan," of Kaimei Gakuen, a club devoted to solving any and all problems brought to it by the staff or student body for the general improvement of campus life. Due to its general lack of meaningful assignments and unglamorous "group of handymen" reputation, the organization is treated with widespread contempt and it is composed of only three members.

(Source: Wikipedia)


SKET Dance won the 55th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 2009.

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Jul 26, 2009
This review is by me as of chapter 97, so its actually up to date...

The manga is essentially comedy based; its shounen after all. However, the characters themselves are what truly make the manga.

In the series you'll find several characters each with their own trials and tribulations they are trying to overcome. And in between the AMAZING comedy (I laugh out loud IRL like every chapter) which includes many inside jokes from the series itself, and gets more funny as it goes on, there is a level of drama that is unexpected at all for a series like this.

The way the characters and stories are read more
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Dec 9, 2007

Reviewing the Cases
by radiantfire

For this review, I will be analysing Sket Dance by Shinohara Kenta. I have read 18 chapters at the time of this writing.

Sket Dance revolves around 'Sket Dan' - a campus support group established to help students and staff with their problems. The chapters are generally episodic, in which they are simply referred to as a "Case." One-off cases are simply that. Some cases, however, span 2 to 3 chapters. These are often my favourite to read.

The art is decent. It's nothing special but it isn't bad either. I have no qualms about it. In fact, I'm quite impressed by the number read more
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Mar 23, 2015
Note: More than a review, this is more like a short, personal reflection after reading the entire manga, so if you are looking for a very specific or detailed review, you won`t find it here.

Nonetheless, it would make me happy if you still decide to give it a try after reading this ^^

Having said that, on to the actual review:

It`s always sad when a story that you like a lot eventually comes to an end. I must say that chapter 286 made me tear up a bit, which is something that i rarely do whenever i`m reading/watching something, even if i like it an read more
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Mar 25, 2012
( Sorry english isn't my first language (; 3 ;) )

With endless sequel of comedy, sket dance is one of the best gag manga I've ever seen. This manga is a great choice if you want to relax from your busy time or when you want to read together with your friends. This is the manga that can make you laught as hard as you can, bwahaha....

Story 8 :
Sket dance's story tells about an activity of highschool club that accept all the request of the other students. But, the request is not an average request. Every chapter have their read more
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Recent News

Sket Dance Manga Ends This July

Manganewsjapon has reported that Sket Dance will end its run in the July 8th issue of Shonen Jump at chapter 288. Source: Crunchyroll, Manganewsjapon

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: SKET Dance Chapter 288 Discussion
InstantNoodles96 - Jul 6, 2013
36 replies by Defcon11 »»
Jan 2, 6:46 AM
chapters that are not in anime
aina-kun - Jul 19, 2014
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Dec 17, 2015 4:30 PM

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