Monday, January 02, 2012

Sket Dance (2011)

Sket Dance

Sket Dance was Kaimei High School's campus support club, devoted to solve any problems submitted by staffs or students. but due to its lack of meaningful assignments, the Sket Dance only had 3 members. problems big or small were submitted, such as chasing down a pet monkey, or solving the mystery of why a samurai failed to win any of his kendo (剣道) tournaments. at some point, the Sket Dance was considered threatening to the Student Council, thus they were challenged and forced to disband.

it may appeared to be just another school-based anime, but Sket Dance (2011) was more than what meets the eye. the story was smart and fun, had a refreshing sense of humor while involving some action. the humor in particular, was what made the anime stood out. it was so random that the very next scene might just be the one that had us laughing so hard. which also explained the exact reason that its manga (漫画) won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award (小学館漫画賞) in 2009 for being the best shounen manga (少年漫画).

some background on the anime:
- episodes: 39
- director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (川口敬一郎)
- released: 2011
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Mystery

- SKET Dance (2011)
- SKET Dance OVA (2013)

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