May I Come Backstage?

May I Come Backstage? is an anime episode of Sket Dance that was released on 05/03/2012

May I Come Backstage? - "Gakuya ni itte ii kai?" (楽屋に行っていいかい?)

When Switch gets a ticket to Momoka's concert and a request from Reiko to get her autograph, his laptop breaks leaving him speechless.

Plot Summary

Biscuit Dance

While Mimori plays the piano, the kindergarteners sing. Agata notices that Sasuke is not singing, and Bossun states that Sasuke will not sing unless he say so. Agata punishes Bossun by telling him no jelly for today. Meanwhile, Moe looks at Agata with an enamored look from the window.

May I Come BackStage?

Momoka's Billboard
Momoka's Billboard

Momoka sings at her concert with hundreds of fans, and Otakura and Switch are having the time of their life (Not Switch). Later, Otakura talks to Switch about Momoka's dance moves, and Switch states he is only interested in Momoka's skills as a singer. Otakura is estatic about how Momoka's acting and singing persona are well done. As they walk home, Otakura asks him about the contest where fans send postcards for the Miss Momoka fan appreciation event. Otakura brags that he has sent over 100 post cards. They see a line of fans waiting to meet her. Then, Momoka sees Switch walking home before she boards her car with her manager. On the following day and in the Sket Dance room, Switch is happy that he won a ticket to her concert while Otakura sends a message regarding the contest. He bets that Switch did not win. Then, Switch's desktop computer blows a fuse. Moments later, Bossun and Hime finds Switch's note that states that he goes to Akihabara. Over there, Switch is looking for replacement parts to buy for his computer. Back to Hime and Bossun, Momoka drops by and looks around for Switch. Meanwhile, Reiko peeks in the Sket Dan room and finds Momoka which piques her interest. Momoka informs them about her show. In the city, Switch struggles to find a replacement part, and at night, Switch looks at Momoka's billboard, and someone bumps into him causing him drop the laptop on the sidewalk. Unfortunately, the laptop breaks leaving Switch speechless.

Switch: Now, Now
Switch: Now, Now

On the following day, Switch reveals a ticket to Bossun and Hime who got mad at Switch for not getting them tickets. Switch reveals that he cannot speak via sketchbook. Hime asks him why he is going to Momoka's concert, and Switch replies he is a fan. Then, he reveals a drawing that agitates his friends in forcing Switch to talk. Suddenly, Reiko appears and scares them. She asks Switch about his relationship to Momoka; Switch replies that he is just an acquaintance. Reiko demands them to get an autograph from Momoka for the movie, Fainted Tremor. After Reiko leaves via the window, Hime and Bossun asks if Switch can get backstage, and Switch writes that he cannot and that he sent 500 postcards to get the ticket. He tells them that they should get tickets by the proper channel. Bossun asks why Switch goes to their concert, and Switch writes that he is supporting her.

Momoka singing
Momoka singing

At Momoka's concert, Momoka sings about marshmallows and other things in a very cutesy fashion. After the concert, Switch gets a text message from Momoka who allows him to enter backstage. Later, a crazy fan tries to get an autograph from her. When he got through the police officer, Switch stops him. Momoka stops the police and tells them that Switch is her precious friend. Her words enraged the fan who attacks Switch, but Switch trips the guy with a leg sweep. With that incident over, Momoka thanks Switch and notices him communicating through his sketchbook. She asks him why he come to her concert. When Switch replies that it just happens, Momoka states that she knows that Switch has come to all of her concerts. Switch reveals he is a fan and goes through his sketchbook to find a page that states he wants to show his support. Before Momoka leaves, Switch grabs his shoulder and borrows her marker to write "Gimme your autograph" much to Momoka's surprise. In exchange, she requests Switch's sketchbook.

On the following day, Reiko thanks Switch by shaking him repeatedly. In Momoka's changing room, Momoka glances at Switch's sketchbook with admiration.

Biscuit Dance

#1 Story: The kindergarteners have a play based on the Wizard of Oz, and Agata finds Bossun complaining about Switch being a robot and wanting to fill the tin man's role. Michiru and Daisy wants to change their roles with Michiru wanting to give up the lion role. Bossun smiles and wants to do the lion part.

#2 Story: Bossun plays on the playground and wants Sasuke to play with him. Sasuke refuses. Bossun tells him that he will jump off the jungle gym, and when Sasuke gets scare a bit, Bossun jumps off and wows his brother. According to Hime, Bossun has broke his leg.

Lil Sasuke as the lion
Lil Sasuke as the lion

After the credits, Agata asks Michiru to fill in the lion's role since Bossun has injured his leg. Then, he notices Sasuke and asks him to take on the lion's role. During the play, Sasuke executes his lines perfectly. Later, Agata tells Mimori that Sasuke can do things himself without Bossun, and Mimori suggests to that the two are always together. On the next day, Agata has Sasuke separated by Bossun by placing him at the end of the line. As a result, he sings the Biscuit song with the other children.

Points of Interest

  • Biscuit Dance plays before the opening and after the ending of this episode.
  • Momoka wears glasses?
  • According to Reiko, Momoka stars in a horror movie called Faint Tremor.
  • Reiko: "Oh my Satan" is a new quote.
  • Switch sent 500 postcards.
  • Bossun calls Sasuke an Akabeko, a bobble-cow toy.

Biscuit Dance's Only Appearances

  • Mimori
  • Agata
  • Moe
  • Dante
  • Shinba
  • Daisy
  • Chiaki

Manga & Anime Differences

This episode covers chapter 124 (May I Come Backstage?) of volume 14.

  • The manga did not explain why Switch's laptop break.
  • Also, the manga did not explain how Switch got a ticket to Momoka's concert.
  • Dialogue Altercations: In the anime, Otakura and Switch talk about Momoka's qualities. Otakura talks about her looks while Switch talks about her singing voice. In the manga, these dialogues are done by fans at Momoka's concert.
  • Altercations: In the manga, the crazed otaku grasps Momoka's shoulders. Whereas in the anime, Switch stops him before he could touch Momoka.
  • Otakura does not appear in the manga.

Anime Only Scenes

  • In the anime, Otakura and Switch attend Momoka's concert in the beginning of the story where they talk about the fan appreciation contest for Momoka.
  • Momoka visit Sket Dan prior the concert, and Reiko notices Momoka in the Sket Dan room before popping in with her request.
  • The anime had expanded the ending where Momoka has Switch's Sketchbook in her dressing room as inspiration.
  • Switch gets shaken by Reiko who is happy that Switch got the autograph.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Mimori Unyu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Takamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hime Onizuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Shiraishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kibitsu Momoka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Marina Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kazuyoshi Usui ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Sugita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Chiaki Takahashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satomi Satō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shinba Michiru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kenji Nojima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kikuno Asahina ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yū Kobayashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kiyoshi Date ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Gackt ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bossun ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sōjiro Agata ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sasuke Tsubaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiro Shimono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Moe Yabasawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Toyoguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hosuke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

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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