A Graceful Melody for Koma-chan

A Graceful Melody for Koma-chan is an anime episode of Sket Dance that was released on 04/12/2012

A Graceful Melody for Koma-chan

It starts with Fumi bringing Koma to the Sket Dan to help her. Koma's request is about a boy named Urehara who confessed to her. She asks the Sket Dan to give her advise on how to handle the situation. In the second story, Dante asks the Sket Dan about a certain girl, and Koma comes to them about a certain boy later. The two have a crush on each other?

Can Sket Dance help Koma and Dante with their love problems?

Plot Summary

Opening Theme

"Reboot" by everset

Koma-chan's Problem

Saaya is hesitant on entering the Sket Dan's homeroom, and at the same time, Roman tells Fumi that her main character's behavior is inconsistent. She advises her to let the character become free. Before Saaya can enter the room, Koma walks by, and Saaya runs away. Moments later, Fumi introduces Koma to Hime and Bossun who are shocked at how giant Koma is. (Saaya decides not to drop by after Koma went inside the room.) In the Sket Dance homeroom, Koma whispers her request, and Bossun and Hime could not figure out what she said until Switch uses his new invention, Surprise Remote Control Light. Koma tells the Sket Dan that she is good at making impressions of Sengoku commanders via the flashlight. Koma breaks the teacup easily, and when Hime delivers another one, she breaks it again. Koma apologizes that she has uncontrollable strength which Switch realizes that is related to her request.

Over some tea, Bossun and the others learn that a boy Urehara has confessed to Koma, but Koma has no confidence in returning her feelings due to her strength. Bossun tries to reassure her that the guy will not freak out, and Switch and Hime thinks he insensitive. Bossun unknowingly makes a comment that makes Koma sends Bossun flying against the wall. In the next room, Roman and Fumi notices the noise. After the others figure out that Koma's strength is terrifying, Switch proposes to simulate scenarios, so Koma can get rid of her nervousness. Hime asks Bossun to do it, but when Bossun refuses and wants Switch to do it, Hime threatens the guy and shows a mother's overprotective side for Switch. Bossun starts it off with a confession and how he likes her body, bust, and butt are big. Koma slams Bossun through the window. Moments later, Bossun tells Koma to be truthful to the man, and Koma thank him for his advice and goes off to seek Urehara. Switch tells Bossun and Hime that Urehara's background is fishy.

Outside of school, Koma explains the truth to Urehara who tells her it does not matter. Urehara comments that many guys like her for her volume, and Koma is about to push the guy but stops. He compliments her for her funny impressions of Sengoku commanders. Suddenly, Koma is about hit him, and Bossun jumps in to protect the guy. As the sun sets, the two tell Koma that the guy is not right for her.

The ArchAngel's Ballad

Ayumi brings Dante to the Sket Dance so they can hear his request. She tells Hime that she is going to shop with Yagi. Before Hime can go with her, Bossun grabs her. Saaya is seen hiding in a box. When Dante states fall in love, the Sket Dan pat him congratulations. They ask him who is it. Dante tells them Michael, and the gang decipher his message. He says massive angel, so Switch thinks someone big. Words follow,

  • Sweet Scent
  • Elegant features
  • Voluptuous body

The Sket Dan realizes it is Koma when Koma appears and says that there is a boy with a visual-kei look who she likes. A scene shows Koma and Dante passing by and the two are smitten by each other. Just when Hime and Bossun is about to leave, Dante grabs Hime; Koma grabs Bossun and crushes a bit. The "omiai" begins, and Hime asks Dante to introduce himself. Dante talks about Adam and Eve. Bossun and Switch decipher his message which turns out to be what type of guy you like. Koma responds by whispering. Bossun struggles to hear, and the words turn out to be someone who is cool and has a kind spirit. Suddenly, Koma attacks Bossun. Meanwhile, Roman teaches Fumi on how to erase by placing a small paper with a new drawing. (tacky...) Koma launches Bossun to the wall making a "fossil" imprint. Later, Hime asks Dante who says fukuyokana kaori which means full bodied scent. (see points of interest). Hime mistakenly hears it as chubby face; Bossun gets attacked again. Dante tells them it is a mistake, and Hime makes the situation worse. She asks Koma (for her impressions) who says she does not like boys with dirty minds and that she wants someone to not pay attention to her body. Dante states graceful melody which Koma likes his compliment until she picks up a paper. It has a Kanji that reads either "Graceful melody" or "Massive figure." Switch translates it as "Graceful Giant." Koma is about to attack Dante, but Bossun protects him only to get launch through the wall. Roman greets Bossun without worries about the wall and she miraculously draws the wall. Koma and Dante exits the Sket Dan's room. He looks down and says mistaken angel which Switch translates to "It was just a passing fancy." At an hot springs, Ayumi narrates about Dante a bit.

Closing Theme

"Colors" by The Sketchbook

Points of Interest

  • Switch's new invention is a flashlight (Surprise Remote Control Light) that acts like a microphone, but it amplifies all noises in the area.
  • Koma is good at doing impressions of Sengoku commanders.
  • Koma is 181 centimeters high.
  • Dante says "Fukuyokana kaori" which means full bodied scent. However, Hime thinks he said "fukuyokana kao" which means chubby (full-bodied) face.
  • Koma: "I'd prefer someone who doesn't pay undue attention to my big body."

Manga & Anime Differences

This episode covers chapters 95 (Koma-chan's Problem) of volume 11 and 146 (The Archangel's Ballad) of volume 17.

  • Different Intro: The manga starts off immediately with Fumi asking the Sket Dan to help her friend Koma.
  • Saaya and Roman's scenes did not appear in the manga version of Koma's story.
  • Methods to hear Koma's voice: In the manga, Switch breaks the 4th wall by magnifying her speech bubble. Compared to the anime, Switch uses his invention.
  • Only in the manga, Bossun gets pushed by Koma into a wall while shielding Urehara. Whereas in the anime, Bossun is sent flying the sky.

2nd story

  • Ayumi did not appear in the manga.
  • In the manga, Hime comes to the Sket Dan room with Koma after Dante tells Switch and Bossun, the description of the girl he likes.
  • Manga only: Bossun tells Dante that Koma likes doing impressions of Sengoku commanders.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Saaya Agata ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Roman Saotome ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ai Kayano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Fumi Segawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Azumi Yamamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bossun ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hime Onizuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Shiraishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kazuyoshi Usui ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Sugita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Koma Morishita ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mamiko Noto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kiyoshi Date ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Gackt ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hosuke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayumi Kuramoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mai Aizawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

Credits

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Kenta Shinohara Original Concept The mangaka behind Sket Dance.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi Director Director for Hayate the Combat Butler and Moetan.
Manabu Nakatake Character Artist/Designer He's the staff behind character design in Sket Dance and other things like key animation editor in other franchises.
Shinichi Inotsume Series Composition He's does series composition in Sket Dance and screenplay or series composition in other franchises.
Shuhei Naruse Music He's the musician in Sket Dance and other franchises.

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