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Shinzō is a student from Kaimei High School. He has the soul and great admiration to Samurai cultures and tradition.
His story is strange when he explains to his friends, Sket Dance, during his request to find out why he has been losing in his kendo tournaments. It appears that his father has taught him about the way of the samurai and the techniques even though taking Friske (peppermint) does not exist in the old days of the samurai.
Shinzo Takemitsu, who is created by Kenta Shinohara, has no information regarding any inspiration is used to create him. He first appears in Sket Dance episode 2. His Japanese voice actor is Kenta Miyake.
Shinzo appears bowing down at the feet of Bossun when Bossun opens the door. At first, he confuses Sket Dan with his Repurika. His request for Sket Dan is to find out why he keeps losing at the kendo tournament. After he exchanges contacts with Sket Dan via cell phone, Shinzo reveals his preparation/ or ritual before starting the kendo match.
When Shinzo eats a Friske (a peppermint) to get focused, Bossun and Hime criticizes him for not being a traditional samurai. Shinzo explains that his father had told him that the samurai in the old days take Frisky much to Bossun and Hime's disbelief. They let Shinzo eat it, and he wins his match easily. The Sket Dan crew concludes that Shinzo does well in training but not during the tournament. They each train Shinzo: Hime trains him under a waterfall which causes Shinzo to get sick, Switch trains with a muscle wires which causes Shinzo to get muscle fatique, and then Bossun gives Shinzo a goggle which gets Shinzo disqualified.
Eventually, the Sket Dan crew realize during Shinzo's pep rally he gets hyper, but until his match, he appears to be unfocused. This is because of the Friske's short term effect to keep Shinzo concentrated. Bossun completes the request by firing Switch's Friske by slingshot to Shinzo's mouth. Shinzo defeats his opponent by smashing the kendo stick and scoring a hit. Due to Switch's Friske's strong "high", it also causes Shinzo to collapse to a strong crash effect.
Shinzo appears during the gibbon request as he tries to stop Moe's white gibbon. In the episode where Kibitsu and Sket Dan performs a puppet show, Shinzo, Reiko, and Roman did rehearsals for Snow White. Sadly, their play is cancel due to a renegade ex-Peter Pan character. In the Summer Sakura episode, Shinzo provides a cart for Sket Dan to use to catch up to the subway in order to spread 1,000 pink cranes for Tetsu's childhood friend, Misaki.