Bashful Girl

Bashful Girl is an anime episode of Sket Dance that was released on 02/02/2012

Bashful Girl - "Hazukashi gaaru" (ハズカシガール)

Hime saves Jin from thugs, and Jin, who is smitten by Hime, believes that Hime is his dream girl (from a fortuneteller). Hime tries to tell Jin to back off, but she has to prove that she has a boyfriend by taking Bossun out to a date. Will Hime survive her date with Bossun?

Plot Summary

Opening Theme

Jin: Marry me!
Jin: Marry me!

"Message" by The Sketchbook

Jin gets beat down by some thugs, and Jin explains that girl over there fit the fortune teller's description of his dream girl, blonde hair and blue object. Before Jin could leave, Hime swoops in and thrashes the guy with her hockey stick. Jin introduces himself to Hime and gets smitten by Hime. He asks Hime to marry him much to Hime's confusion. At school, Hime kicks Jin down, and she tells Jin to go away and do something else. Jin describes Hime's looks and yells out that she's cute. Hime rejects Jin's request for a date by explaining Jin that she has a boyfriend. After Hime punches Jin, Jin tells Hime that she's lying. Hime twiddles her fingers and states it's Bossun. Jin asks Hime to prove that she and Bossun are a couple. Later, Hime goes to Switch for guidance. Switch proposes to Hime to tell Bossun the truth. When Hime refuses, Switch tells her to take Bossun to the movie and make it look like a date with Jin following them.

In the Sket Dan clubroom, Hime struggles to ask Bossun to go with her to a movie while Bossun folds a paper crane. Hime dodges the bullet and asks him it's tea time. While they drink tea, Hime tries to say the words but she mumbles. Bossun gets scared that Hime is uttering a curse on him. Unfortunately, Hime's words offends Bossun. Then, Hime makes some progress by asking Bossun what types of movies he like. Yet, Bossun gives Hime some strange answers which causes her to freak out more. Suddenly, Hime asks Bossun to say something gross. When Bossun replies, Hime slaps him and asks him to go the movies with her. After Bossun learns what movie Hime wants to see with him, Bossun texts Switch to ask him out. Somehow, Switch replies quickly with a long text message and declines Bossun's offer. Bossun gets a bit suspicious and thinks Switch must have prepared this text earlier. Later that night, Hime struggles to sleep, but she wonders why she can't ask Bossun to a date. Somehow, she reassures herself.

Bossun & Hime go out shopping
Bossun & Hime go out shopping

The following day, Hime notices the couples in the city, and Bossun arrives and talks about crap and such. Hime notices she and Bossun are wearing matching Sket T-shirts which makes look like a couple. While they walk, Bossun asks her about the movie. Switch and Jin spy on Hime, and Jin notices that Hime is not enjoying her date. Switch communicates to Hime via his device (Psst-Psst Earphone) and tells her to relax. At the diner, Hime and Bossun talk about the movie while Jin and Switch spy on them. Jin asks Switch why hasn't Hime feed Bossun. Then, Switch messages to Hime about feeding Bossun. Hime gets a rude awakening. Hime forces Bossun to open his mouth, so she can read his fortune. She forces Bossun to eat. At the mall, Bossun and Hime bump into Yagi and Ayumi. When Ayumi asks Hime if she is shopping with Bossun. Hime does a long and fast speech, and Bossun compliments on Yagi and Ayumi's outfits. After Yagi points to a store, Bossun asks Hime to check it out. Yet, Bossun feels frustrated. Hidden in the clothes rack, Switch explains to Jin that any man can feel uncomfortable shopping in a woman's store. Switch almost messes up when he mentions giving orders to Bossun. Then, Bossun finds a skirt and asks a sales clerk. The clerk makes Hime blush about the skirt being good for his girlfriend.

Bossun and Hime hold hands
Bossun and Hime hold hands

As the day nears an end, Jin wonders why Hime hasn't hold hands with Bossun. Switch tells Hime to hold hands. Hime struggles a bit, but Bossun notices and gives Hime, a handshake. She tells Bossun to use his other hand. However, Hime could not take it anymore and throws Bossun at Switch and Jin. Later, Bossun tells Jin that there's nothing special between him and her and gives Jin the permission to take Hime out. Furthermore, Bossun insults Hime which enrages Hime. She beats Bossun up. Next time, Bossun invites Hime to go with him and Switch to amusement park. Though, Hime refuses at first until Bossun mentions Switch is going, too. (after the credits) Bossun and the gang share Pocky on the train.

Closing Theme

"Party! Hallelujah! (パーリー!ハレルヤ!)" by SKET ROCK

Points of Interest

  • Jin Kakiuchi makes his first debut in the anime.
  • References: Indies and Jaws is a reference to the movies, Indiana Jones and Jaws.
  • Switch's invention: Psst-Psst Earphone - Switch communicates through his laptop by typing.
  • The diner is called Anny's. Sounds like Denny's with a gender swap.
  • Characters mentioned but not shown: Otakura (Switch's message), Shinzo (Bossun at the diner), Chuuma..
  • Switch can type with his feet.

Music

  • The first opening song is heard during the diner scene.

Manga & Anime Differences

This episode covers chapters 79 and 80 of volume 9.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Jin Kakiuchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hime Onizuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Shiraishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kazuyoshi Usui ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Sugita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bossun ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kaoru Yagi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kaori Nazuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
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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