A doctor visits Bossun at the school festival, and Bossun learns he has a blood relative after all. Find out the secret by watching Sket Dance episode 48!
"Message" by The Sketchbook
As Bossun walks in the hallways, he is stop by Takemitsu Funzou, Shinzo's father. Then, the man does a rolling grovel right out of the window. In the maid cafe, Shinzo's father orders food, and Akane and Rumi appear. They ask for food, but Akane asks Hime about what products she use to keep her skin silky smooth. Meanwhile, Rumi asks Switch about Bossun and Hime's relationship and if Bossun would go after her. Switch reassures her that Bossun would never do that. After the parents have left, Bossun orders a cola when he has nothing more to help. Outside, the mysterious man meets Bossun and explains he is the doctor who delivered him 17 years ago. On the rooftop, Dr. Tsubaki apologizes to Bossun for taking the life of his mother, but Bossun states that he should thank him for helping his mother. However, Dr. Tsubaki explains that there is another secret and that Bossun has a blood relative. He asks Bossun to think back, and Bossun remembers Ryosuke's words of "siblings" in the letter. Bossun realizes that he has a twin brother. The doctor tells him that he has sinned by keeping this as a secret and that he adopted Bossun's twin brother. When Dr. Tsubaki states that Bossun has already met him, Bossun hyperventilate a bit and figures out his twin brother is Sasuke Tsubaki. Meanwhile, the Kaimei Student Council's Sojiro wonder why Sasuke is absent, and Shinba reminds him that it's Sasuke's birthday today. Back on the rooftops, Dr. Tsubaki explains the truth.
Flashback - November 1994
Haru asks Dr. Tsubaki to take care of her babies
Dr. Tsubaki and Akane learn about Ryosuke's death; he informs Haru about the unfortunate accident. Haru starts to tear up and tells the doctor that she has twins. She begs the doctor to keep her babies alive and to take care one of them because she knows that Akane had promised to take care one of them. She asks the doctor to keep the secret of the twins, so she will not get in the way of Akane's dream of being a designer. Her last request is to name her twin boys, Sasuke and Yusuke (right and left). After the twins have been born, Dr. Tsubaki regrets not saving Haru's life and remembers the struggle of remaining childless with his wife. He tells his wife that they will take one of babies.
Dr. Tsubaki and his wife having a child
End of Flashback
The doctor informs Bossun that he try to tell the truth, but he wants to spend more time with Sasuke. Recently (about 2 years ago), the doctor learns from Akane that she had confessed to Bossun about the secrets which makes him do the same to Sasuke. He bows down to Bossun and apoligizes to him. Bossun states that he won't forgive him, but he sympatizes with the doctor. Dr. Tsubaki asks Bossun to come to his house for dinner someday. He tells Dr. Tsubaki that he did a fine job in raising Tsubaki. When the day is over, the school festival announces the next event, the bonfire. Elsewhere on school grounds, Sasuke walks past Bossun who immediately gets close to Sasuke's face. Bossun sees the resemblance. He asks Sasuke who is the oldest brother. When Sasuke states it's Bossun, Bossun asks Sasuke to bring a can of coffee, but Sasuke refuses adamantly. He asks Sasuke about his reactions. Sasuke explains that he already knew two years ago due to his blood type. Since he has a blood type, AB, he could not be the offspring of Dr. Tsubaki and his wife who were blood type O. Then, the two get into another fight again. After Sojiro's brief flashback, Bossun tells him that things will not probably change. He asks Sasuke to come to his house for dinner, so he can introduce him to his mother and sister.
After the Credits
Bossun and Sasuke yell in sync
After the credits and compilation of Bossun and Sasuke's origin stories, Hime and Switch remain shocked and impressed at Bossun's story. Hime takes Bossun to the student council room, so he can bond with Sasuke. Yet, Sasuke is walking towards Bossun. Hime and Switch force them to shake hands, but the two refuse. At Bossun's house, a video reveals Ryosuke hinting at their offsprings' names while Akane has fallen asleep.
"Birthday" by The Sketchbook
Points of Interest
Ep. 48's Eyecatch: Bossun and Sasuke
- Shinzo's father orders Moe Moe Super Spicy Omrice.
- The ending credits have a different song and plays a compilation of Ryosuke, Haru, and Akane's past along with Bossun's origin story.
- Near the end of the episode, Akane misses Ryosuke's hint about their offsprings' names (Left and Right) by falling asleep.
Manga & Anime Differences
This episode covers chapters 87 to 90 of volume 10.
- Continuity Altercations: In the manga, Akane and Rumi visit Bossun in the maid cafe after Bossun struggles to make himself useful but the other volunteers told him to go somewhere else. Compared to the anime, Akane and Rumi visit before Bossun has his cola and bumping scenes.
- 2nd Continuity Altercations: In the manga, Dr. Tsubaki explains the flashback to Bossun before the scene where Sojiro and the Kaimei Student council appear. Compared to the manga, it is after.
- Anime Only Scene: Hime and Switch try to make Tsubaki and Bossun hold hands did not occur in the manga.