Why I Can't Stop Replaying This Episode

Topic started by KuroNekoXIII on Oct. 8, 2011. Last post by KuroNekoXIII 2 years, 9 months ago.
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Have you ever obsessed over an anime episode? I mean, the type of obsession when you watch the episode over and over and over again without getting sick of it? Heck, Japanese might not even be a language you speak, yet you can understand what the characters are saying without even reading the subs 'cause you watched it so much. You might even reach the point when you actually memorized the script .... in Japanese!

What I'm getting at here is that I go through these "episode obsessions" all the time. Really. You wouldn't believe how many episodes out there I have memorized inside out. So this edition of "Why I Can't Stop Replaying This Episode", I'll actually be referring to my current obsession - Part 1 of Sket Dance Episode 19: 100 Hairstyles and Panic in the Clubroom.

So I decided that rather than just watching it, I'd explain why it's the type of episode that wouldn't bore you. That being said, if you haven't watched the episode, watch out because this blog might spoil what happens during that episode.

The Horrors That Accompany Messing Up Someone's Hair

The only difference between this episode and "real-life" is that if you actually mess up someone's hair while cutting it, there isn't any "Tocolotion 10" that would regrow the hair and return everything back to normal. I speak from experience.

I'm the eldest of two brothers and a sister. I'm a pretty weird older sibling, and I can come up with really weird ideas. This summer, one of those ideas were to cut my youngest brother's hair. I'd like to let you know I have ZERO hair cutting experience. I got his consent first, of course, and I got started.

Half-way through, I noticed that the head I was using on our electric razor wasn't making a difference with his hair. It looked the same to me; so I decided to get rid of the head and use the razor by itself. Big mistake. Let's just say, his head looked something like this; but without the arrow:

How my brother kinda looked half-bald.
How my brother kinda looked half-bald.

I freaked out...but I secretly enjoyed it since I wondered how he would look like as a bald kid. But as I said before, there is no turning back when you mess up someone's hair, so we were stuck shaving it all off. My other brother, who was watching the entire time, made my little bald guinea pig brother feel better, telling him that it looked good. It actually did, and I was happy that I did shave it. The only problem is that he doesn't want me to ever cut his hair again. He doesn't even want me remotely near him while holding a razor. I think I might even be the reason why he now wants to grow a fro. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

I watched this episode after cutting....I mean shaving....my brother's head; and I totally know how Himeko felt. That "Ohhhh crap. I'm in deep *bleep* now" feeling; it ain't a good feeling, trust me. I also happened to run into a bald spot while shaving his head; I thought I was the one who made it, but it turns out he already had it (it was very small though....barely noticeable; but when you're cutting someone's hair, every little mistake pops out like a sore thumb). It reminded me of Himeko when she turned Bossun's head into a savannah, although my mistakes weren't as dramatic.

Voice Talents

First and foremost, I would like to applaud Hiroyuki Yoshino for doing an amazing job voicing Bossun, the main character of Sket Dance. For a voice actor to be able to actually sound like they are going through what the character is going through in the episode makes watching it even more enjoyable. Hiroyuki does just that; not only for this episode, but for all of the Sket Dance episodes. This episode is full of Bossun's "spazz" moments; from the very start when he utterly refuses Himeko's request to stand in the middle during their picture pose, to when he's furious with the outcome of his haircuts. Its very funny, and I can't get over watching it.

Himeko's voice is also very vibrant. Her being from Osaka just makes her voice even more enjoyable. I also believe Ryoko Shiraishi has done and is still doing an amazing job at voicing Himeko. Her ability to capture both Himeko's cool and short-tempered attitude, as well as her inner scaredy-cat is well-demonstrated during this episode.

Tomokazu Sugita has always been one of my favorite Japanese voice actors. He too has a dramatic and humorous voice, which makes him perfect for Switch's character.

Anime Reference - DBZ

SketBallZ
SketBallZ
I'm Bosu
I'm Bosu

Now one of the highlights of this episode was Bossun's "Goku" impersonation. Now I totally didn't see that one coming, which made it even funnier. All I saw was a dragonball with the Sket Dance logo on it, but my brain was still trying to figure out what was going on (yes....my brain doesn't process things that fast). Just when I began to realize that it was from the DBZ opening, all I see is Goku's head pop up, claiming to be "Bosu". And that was it. That was the punch line that made the humour possible. I couldn't get over it, and I still can't.

Conclusion

Well, I pretty much summed up the reasons why I love this episode and can't get over it. If you haven't already, I strongly suggest you watch it - you wont regret it. Hope you enjoyed this blog.

Thanks for reading!

-KuroNekoXIII (Neko)

Member of Team W.I.K.I Nation

Post by takashichea (11,117 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@KuroNekoXIII:

This is a good stuff. I had a bad hair day, too. Those were the good and embarrassing days.

I love your Anime References section. I should do that. These are good ideas to put on a weekly blog. Love your captions by the way.

I been going through ideas such as Trivia and New Character sections. Then again, I did not want to cover everything because an article is supposed to generate comment. There won't be anything to comment which is the main thing I struggled with in the weekly reports.

Good job, KuroNekoXIII! I will link this to the weekly reports for Sket Dance.

Thanks man!

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Thanks dude! :D

Lol yea, bad hair days come with their ups and downs :P

Thanks! Yea, Sket Dance has lots of those anime references, some episodes more than others. I thought that Bossun's Goku imitation was one of the episode highlights, so I had to include it :D

Trivia and New Character sections sounds like a really good idea, especially the new character section. It'll spice up the article in my opinion.

I understand what you mean about the comments; it gets tough to decide what to include or exclude while writing the articles in order to start up a discussion with the readers.

Thanks again Takashichea! :D

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@KuroNekoXIII:

Oh, KuroNekoXIII. I forgot to ask you to link your blog to the Weekly Sket Dance ep. 27 and to have you say,

KuroNekoXIII (Neko)

Member of Team W.I.K.I Nation.

Or something cool.

It sounds cool and cohesive with our team's weekly reports. If you have more time, I look forward to your blogs for Sket Dance or other projects. If you want to do a report on the new Sket Dance's report, I'll let you. We need variety.

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

I think you already linked my blog on your "Thanks" section in Weekly Sket Dance ep. 27 :D I edited my ending, I forgot to mention I was part of the team.

Thanks for the offer! I'll let you know when I'm ready to write a report on a new Sket Dance episode. I probably wont be able to for this week's episode since I'll be busy this weekend and upcoming week. But I'm thinking of blogging on the next episode, episode 28 of Sket Dance, and talking about what I liked and what not (kinda like how I did for this blog).

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

I gave it more thought, and I think I can write up a Sket Dance Weekly Report on episode 28 (the one that came out this week). Is that ok with you Taka?

Edit: I could have it up later on today if its alright with you.

Post by takashichea (11,117 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@KuroNekoXIII:

Go ahead. That gives me more time to work on Weekly Beelzebub report and the Sket Dance characters. Plus, I have another weekly report on a different series in mind with a collaboration with another Sket Dance fan on Anime Vice. I will send you links for the Sket Dance character's trivia.

Thanks man! Looking forward to your report. :)

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Sweet!

If there are any other links/team activities that you want me to include, just PM me with them and I'll include them in the report.

No prob! Thanks! :D I'm looking forward to your reports and other works as well :)

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