Samurai and Clothes

Samurai and Clothes is an anime episode of Sket Dance that was released on 11/04/2011

Samurai and Clothes

There are 2 stories: Shinzo asks SKET Dan to help him become more fashionable, so he can please his penpal. In the second one, Hime and the others decide to try out an exercise show.

Plot Summary

Opening Theme

"Graffiti" by Gackt

Some school girl talks to the audience (Shinzo) about the Sket Dan club and how the leader is a great guy despite being clumsy and mental. Shinzo reads the text message on his phone as the girl tells him that she wants to meet him. Shinpei ask Shinzo if he had a tournament coming up, yet Shinzo laughs it off.

Shinzo's penpal, Megumi
Shinzo's penpal, Megumi

In the Sket Dance room, Shinzo informs the Sket Dan crew that he is quitting the samurai way of life and his service to Bossun's group. Bossun and Hime comment that Shinzo is never a real samurai while Switch remarks that Shinzo was not serving them. Shinzo reveals his new smart phone that he bought with the money worked at the mall. He reveals that Megumi wants to meet him. All the Sket Dan members shout that Shinzo has a beautiful friend, but Shinzo confesses that he has set Megumi's pictures as little icons for his wallpaper much to Hime's disgust. Shinzo explain to Sket Dan that he asked Megumi about what type of boy she likes; Megumi replies that she likes a tall, muscular, and manly man and in fashion. Suddenly, the Sket Dance crew realize that Shinzo cannot be fashionable due to his samurai attire.

Switch and gang have low expectations
Switch and gang have low expectations

Now, Shinzo explains that he cannot betray his beliefs because his brother has faith in him and asks Bossun should he change his ways to please his friend. A moment of silence ensues. Suddenly, Bossun yells out about how Shinzo is not a real samurai and that he should choose love since he's in high school. He grabs Shinzo's hand and tells him that he must do it with the support of Hime and Switch. Later, Shinzo asks them to change his attire; Hime takes them to TV Tokyo, Momoka's costume room. Hime tells Shinzo to pick out some clothes,so they can see what Shinzo likes. When Shinzo changes, Switch and the others have low expectations for him. Shinzo comes out with a delinquent attire which Momoka voice her approval. Hime goes out to find an attire that is manly. Minutes later, Shinzo appears with a rock style of clothes, but when Shinzo turns his head, he has a long do. Switch proposes a way to make use of Shinzo's long hair. As everyone waits, Shinzo comes out in a Vegeta costume and messing the names from the show. Bossun has Shinzo wear a furry costume.

The real Megumi
The real Megumi

Finally, Bossun gets serious and cuts Shinzo's hair. Then, Shinzo emerges as Eiji Nizuma from Bakuman. Hime is angry about the cameos; Switch proposes that they dress Shinzo in a white coat (Gin's coat). Things end when Momoka has to do her show. In the city, Shinzo is in his new clothes; he gets a message from Megumi. He spies Megumi and goes out to ask her. Megumi asks Shinzo if he is the same Shinzo, but she explains that she is waiting for his younger brother, Shinpei. While Switch explains about Shinpei, Megumi tells them that she met Shinpei after Shinpei save her from bad guys. The SKET Dan crew realize that Megumi likes Shinpei. When Shinpei leaves, Megumi runs after him and asks him about Shinzo a bit. After Shinzo suffer a loss, he spies Megumi's face. However, this Megumi is a big guy. Megumi takes Shinzo away; Bossun and others think Shinzo is too lax.

Second Story

Outside of school, Jason cuts up the tree while SKET Dan helps him. Then, Shinzo appears all sleepy and explains that Megumi had him exercising all night with an exercising show. He gives them a DVD called Biney's Mute Amp. Even though everyone look down on the DVD, Jason's words convince Hime to try it out. Back in the club room, Hime turns on the DVD and Biney talking to someone before the show starts. He introduces to Captain Biney who mumbles all the words until the director change him with the muscular man, Andre MacDonald. Hime gets frustrated with the show; Andre has everyone raise their chins up and down and then he has everyone say, "It's not like I'm enjoying this or anything" in a cute or Tsundere manner.

As the show progresses, Andre has everyone bending forward with their arms crossed behind their backs. Andre tells everyone to think like an old female childhood friend as the scene shifts to two students walking home. The boy tries to tell the girl that he promise to marry him, but the girl tells him that she doesn't remember. Then she does the same gesture and says, "I'm joking." Switch joins Himeko; the wacky show goes on with Himeko and Switch exhausted. Andre ends the show by telling them that they can change themselves if they don't give up. Switch and Hime yell glory; Bossun seems unimpressed. When Switch asks Hime about working out in the weekends, Hime declines.

Monday morning has come; Bossun greets Hime and compliments on her hair. Hime sees Bossun all muscular and tan.

Closing Theme

"Milk to Chocolate (ミルクとチョコレート)" by ChocoLe

Points of Interest

  • Shinzo remarks that his smart phone is like those medicine cases from edo.
  • Bibage avatars are referencing to Gachinko games that Sket Dan participate in.
  • Anime References: Shinzo's attire scenes reflect Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z and Eiji Nizuma from Bakuman. Switch has Gintoki's coat (from Gintama).

Manga & Anime Differences

This first half of the episode covers chapter 72 of volume 9 and second half covers chapter 96 of volume 11.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Shinzo Takemitsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kenta Miyake ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shinpei Takemitsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tatsuhisa Suzuki ( 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)
Kibitsu Momoka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Marina Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Junichi Son ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jurota Kosugi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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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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