Operation Love Potion

Operation Love Potion is an anime episode of Sket Dance that was released on 07/26/2012

Suzu asks Sket Dan to help her and Remi make Chuma take the love potion because Remi is in love with Chuma, and Suzu wants Remi to be her mother.

Can Suzu and the gang carry out the Love Operation mission successfully?

Plot Summary

The Love Potion
The Love Potion

At the movies, Remi and Suzu watches the movie, and Chuma falls asleep. In the Sket Dance clubroom, Bossun and Himeko are surprised when they hear that Remi is in love with Chuma. Bossun asks her how Chuma feels about her, but Remi does not know the answers. Suzu states that there is a chance that her father loves Remi since Chuma usually allows Remi to go with them when they go out. When Remi thinks she cannot do it, Suzu reveals a love potion that can convince her father to love Remi. Bossun reads the instructions and freaks out. Himeko comments how Suzu is like her father, and Bossun thinks it's going to be hard to get Chuma to take the drugs. He asks Remi if she wants Chuma to fall in love with him and if she truly loves him. Remi thinks back and states she wishes to become Chuma's wife. Bossun enters his concentration mode and has a plan. In his plan, he talks about a restaurant where they can apply the drugs and fulfill their requirements. The first drug is to be ingested in the rice without being chewed. The second drug is in the spicy soup while the the third drug would be in cola. Though, Himeko and Switch finds some flaws such as who would drink hot soup to wash the rice. Regardless, Suzu and Remi goes with Bossun's plan. At Chuma's home, Suzu asks her father to go to a restaurant and that they should invite Remi. In Chuma's lab, Chuma asks Remi if she wants to go, and Remi agrees to go.

Suzu offers her daddy some cola
Suzu offers her daddy some cola

During the luncheon, Suzu and Remi lead Chuma to the restaurant, and the two inform Chuma that they are hungry. Remi demands Thai thom yum soup that is spicy while Suzu wants a hard-boiled flounder set that has lots of bone. To add on, Suzu wants cola. Suzu asks her father to switch the flounder with his hamburger. Remi tries to distract Chuma, and when Chuma looks back, the girls put the drugs into their respective food, and Suzu drinks all the water. Remi distracts Chuma again, so Suzu can stick the bone on the flounder. When Chuma gets a bone stuck in his throat, Suzu suggests to her daddy eating rice. Chuma finds all of his rice gone. When Suzu tells Chuma that she drank all the water, Remi makes Chuma drink the hot soup because Suzu would not let him drink his cola. After Chuma drinks the hot soup, Suzu hands her father, cola. Chuma suspects a drug in the cola, but he drinks it. With Chuma passing out, Suzu tells Remi to touch Chuma and say her name. Remi refuses.

Remi shoots down Chuma's marriage proposal
Remi shoots down Chuma's marriage proposal

At the lab, Chuma finds the Love Potion in his bag, and he realizes that Suzu wanted him to asks Remi for her hand in marriage. On the rooftop, Remi apologizes and explains that it's wrong to make Chuma fall in love. She wants to do things by herself. Chuma arrives to hear everything, and he apologizes to Remi. Bossun tells Chuma that Remi truly loves him and that she will not resort to using the love potion. Finally, Chuma asks Remi for her hand in marriage because of what Suzu said to him. Remi explains that people don't marry before dating. Bossun wonders how Chuma and Remi's married life would be. Himeko talks contently about her future marriage life and having a pet cat.

Points of Interest

  • Chuma is 33 while Remi is 27 years old.
  • When Bossun tells Chuma about Remi's love for him, he thinks back to event where Himeko and Bossun shared a futon.

Love Potion

  • One drug needs to be ingested without chewing.
  • The second drug must be dissolved in hot water.
  • The third drug must be dissolved in cold water.

All of these must taken within 10 seconds. Then, the person must touch the the user who took the drug and say their name. Viola, the user will fall in love with the person.

Manga & Anime Differences

  • Scenes from the School Trip Rhapsody and other episodes are extra scenes that the anime has added. The manga only included the Bossun and Himeko bed scene from the School Trip Rhapsody.
  • Location: In the manga, Chūma finds his love drug set in Suzu's bag on the rooftop. Compared to the anime, he finds it (in his bag) at the lab.
  • Anime Only: Near the end of the episode, Himeko shares her perfect marriage with Bossun.

Miscellaneous

  • Japanese Name: "Operēshon rabu pōshon " オペレーション・ラブポーション
  • Manga Chapter: 149 and 150
  • Opening Theme: "Clear" by The Sketchbook
  • Ending Theme: "Sekai wa Okujō de Miwataseta" by Sket+Sketch

Characters & Voice Actors

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Suzu Chuma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yui Ogura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Remi Misora ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sakura Tange ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tetsuji Chuuma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( 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)
Hosuke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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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.
Kenta Shinohara Original Concept The mangaka behind Sket Dance.
Shuhei Naruse Music He's the musician in Sket Dance and other franchises.

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