One Broken, Special... New Year's - "Kowarete shimatta tokubetsu-na ...shōgatsu" (壊れてしまった特別な…正月)
SKET Dan plays another game with Yamanobe, and this time, they are playing Special Mariko Broken, a video game about the main heroine and her romantic relationship with her boss. This episode has a bonus clip or montage of events that happened in the anime with some comedic twists.
"Graffiti" by Gackt
The SKET Dan, Roman, Shinzo, and Reiko welcome the viewers, Happy New Year. Chuuma complains, but Hime sends him back to do his job. He asks Roman about her thoughts on Sket Dance. Roman replies that both Sket Dance and the manga creator, Kenta Shinohara, are Kouhyou (a pun that means both well received and criticized. Please see Points of Interest). Everyone drop dead at her pun. After a pan hits everyone, Roman and SKET Dan cue for the opening. With the opening done, Shinzo, Reiko, and Roman eat together and talk about autumn in their own words. In the SKET Dan clubroom, Hime cries and vows to beat Bossun after losing to him in a video game while Switch fixes a console at the request of Yamanobe. Bossun and Hime compliment Switch by calling names, but Bossun's nickname is calling Switch a pervert. Switch explains that Yamanobe got it from Master Wong. Yamanobe appears and asks Switch about the status. Switch explains to him that the console has poor cooling systems and that in only four hours, it will overheat.
Special Mariko Broken
When Bossun and Hime point out that the game looks fishy, Yamanobe's answers further conclude the game is a ripoff of real games. He goes on about how Yunpyou, the name of the console, is based on the martial artist who was trained by Master Wong. Hime and Bossun refuses to believe Yamanobe's story as it has some inconsistencies. Switch asks Yamanobe if he brought the game, and Yamanobe asks them to help him beat the game, so he can see the ending. The game is called Broken Special Mariko which is a scrolling action game. Yamanobe states the game is about Mariko who is in a romantic love affair with her boss. Now, they finally give the game a try. Before they could do that, Yamanobe blows on the cartridge. When the game title screen comes on, Bossun and Hime point out that the game is a total ripoff with the name, Wotendo, which could be Master Wong's doing. Yamanobe denies all accusations with excuses. Bossun is the first one to play, and the game's music sounds like Super Mario Bros as the main character dies upon landing. Yamanobe tells him to flap the arms to avoid death by pointing to the G button among the many buttons on the controller. He even points out that the controller's direction pad has no down button, so it's actually a tetromino.
During the game play, Yamanobe explains about the different types of "eringi" which are colored mushrooms (similar to Super Mario Bros).
- Red Eringi = promotes Mariko
- Blue Eringi = career up
- Green Eringi = 1cup which makes Mariko drunk
- Yellow Eringi = makes Mariko get more dizzy
- Pink Eringi = Give Up or Mariko lose a live
It's Hime's turn to play. She encounters a Eringi monster in an RPG like game, and she struggles to go through the command list because there's too many useless commands and the no down button is problematic. It's up to Switch to beat the game. Along the way, Bossun questions how Switch enters a pipe. Yamanobe replies with a complicated sequence of buttons, S+J+up+right. In the underground, Switch meets a moe character, Moeko, who sells sweets. When Switch fusses with the controller, Yamanobe points to the small hole on the controller which the uirou comes bursting out. He tells them to eat it, but Switch punches buttons to keep the thing back inside. Finally, they get to the last fight in the game, and the boss is the manager Kaimei. Bossun finds the answer by using the talk command to Luigiana. The two girls share two 1cup, and the two work together to beat the manager with Unison Attack. Before the last boss dies, he shouts that he loves Mariko. As everyone cheer for victory, Hime reminds Switch about how they played for 4 hours straight.
"Milk to Chocolate (ミルクとチョコレート)" by ChocoLe
After the Credits
Sket Dan and Roman play a board game for the New Year that brings montages of Sket Dance episodes such as Remi Misora's debut, Shinba's cooking show, and Bakuman collaboration. Shinzo appears, and he gets a montage of him in the episode with other scenes from Glassman and Roman's craptastic manga.
Reiko Yuki's Fake Cameos
Fake scenes appear when Reiko appears in Hime's origin story and during the burning of Remi's show's mascots. The show ends with a tier doll set (Hinamatsuri) and Sket Dan bidding everyone, Happy New Year.
Points of Interest
- Roman's pun: Kouhyou has two Kanji which means "Well Received" and Well Criticized."
- Hime's nickname for Switch: Sasuga Switch or Saswitch for short. Later, she calls Switch the king of shitty games.
- Bossun's nickname for Switch: Eraize Switch or Eroecchi. It means pervert. Later, he calls Switch, the shit king.
- Fancy Yunpyouter is a parody of the original Nintendo system, Famicon. Famicon stands for family computer in Japan.
- Special Mariko Broken is an abbreviation for Super Mario Bros which has the similar music. The name Wotendo is a reference to Nintendo.
- The Kanji for Mariko, マリコ, can be changed to the Kanji Mario, マリオ, by changing one Kanji.
- Red Eringi is like the Red Mushroom in Super Mario Bros because it makes Mariko grow bigger. Yet, the red eringi promotes the character to manager.
- Green Eringi is like a 1up mushroom but it only does career promotions. No lives are gain.
- Pink Eringi is like the poison mushroom.
- Manager Kaimei is the same name as the school in Sket Dance anime.
- Lucky Symbols for New Year's Day = A hawk, Mt. Fuji, and an eggplant.
Sket Dance Logos
- Hinamatsuri has characters that only appear after the credits: Tsubaki and the student council, Json, Momoka and her friends, and ... Their seiyuu is optional.