Apr 14, 2013
For one last time, our beloved Living Assistance Club (the Sket Brigade) is back to bring us forth some entertainment. Thus let the special edition of this OVA start!
This episode of the Sket Dance franchise is based on the popular manga that has been adapted into animation form that come with the 29th volume. For lucky fans and those who followed the original series, this is gift to embrace for one last time to see the Sket Brigade do their best: entertain you.
The episode itself seems to start out with a conflict. Like some of the other episodes from the original series, the
club tries to solve it. Unfortunately, the seemingly lack of real basis on the case puts a popular girl to unrest. It's a case of conflict but Sket Dance portrays it as comedy. As a matter of fact, this show is all about comedy and Sket Dance once again pulls it off quite well by having fun. It tries to make the viewers have fun as well and I find that to be enjoyable.
For this OVA, the strength of the episode lies in its many comedic sequences. Not surprisingly, the supporting characters gets a lot of highlights through these sequences. The “monotone” scenes, the personality transformation, Himeko's acting, and played out scenes with the case makes the episode worthwhile for some great laughter. Additionally, the characters remain their usual personalities without any real change. Its cast of characters ranges in a variety of different ranges and gives that diversity for viewers to enjoy.
Considering the premise of this episode, it is one that focuses on a supporting character and her concerns. Kana Hanawaza plays the role of her character quite well with the voice of a concerned girl. It shows that she is worried about the situation regarding her brother. At the same time, we can clearly see that the Sket Brigade wants to help her along with another member of the Student Council who...unfortunately makes the case go South from the beginning. As far as the mood goes though, the episode retains that comedy atmosphere. However later on, it brings out a more serious mood. Though it does balances somewhat well, I find it to be a bit cheesy with the resolution that seems to lack a sort of dramatic tone. The skies clears with the conclusion but seemingly ends in a weak finish. It's not too surprising though by the basis on how the original Sket Dance series goes. As like the original series, most episodes lacks a cliffhanger. In this episode, it follows the same pattern.
Ultimately, this episode still bought a smile to my face. Seeing the club back one last time is nostologic Although the main characters seems to lack any sort of strong highlights, it brings another case of fun and entertainment to fans. The artwork and soundtrack still remains consistent without significant changes. Even without intelligence, this episode achieved entertainment and as a Sket Dance fan, this was worth my time.
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