Special Weekly Sket Dance X Gintama Report: Spirit Dance & 227

Topic started by takashichea on Sept. 30, 2011. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 9 months ago.
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Overview

Welcome to a special edition of the Sket Dance reports. This is the 4th report for the Sket Dance project on Anime Vice, and episode 26 of Sket Dance is the second crossover episode from another series, Gintama, that started the Crossover in its episode, 227. There will be tons of references to other animes and lots of 4th walls broken.

Team Members

For those of you who don't know my team, my teammates are Annabanana, KuroNekoXIII, Hibaru, HalberdierV2, and Piface314.

From the Sket Dance and Gintama Similarites and Differences blog, Halberdierv2 and Mohsinman99 had told me about a crossover coming to Sket Dance this week. It's thanks to them, Anna and my team are prepared to tackle it.

Plot

Gintama 227

In this episode, Gintoki tells his team that they are doing a crossover with Sket Dance, but Gintoki thinks that Sket Dance is going into their territory and stealing the spotlight. When Sket Dance comes in, Bossun and Gintoki have a challenge on Treasure Island where the winner is the first team to find the Pizazz Pizazz fruit. The Devil fruit has a strange effect on the user.

Who will win the challenge and become the best odd jobs trio anime? What is the Devil fruit's effect?

Sket Dance - Episode 26: Spirit Dance

In this second crossover episode, Bossun and his team meet Gintoki's team again due to a machine error. They have a nice conversation that has some jokes and discoveries while Sket Dance and Gintoki time travel through a montage of Sket Dance episode clips.

Will Sket Dan and Gintoki's team gain closure and ever lasting relationship or will they have bad blood with each other?

Verdict

Beware of Mild Spoilers!

Good

GintamaSket Dance
  • Love how the Sket Dance characters make a troll face at the beginning of the show before the opening.
  • As Gintoki and Bossun race, their team members gossip about their leaders and make a lot of references to other animes.
  • During the credits, Sket Dance characters look good in the Gintama team's clothes.
  • During the credits, Gintoki and Kagura do a gender swap with their Sket Dance counterparts
  • Kagura and Gintoki find out that Switch's voice actor is the same as Gintoki's voice actor. Switch wears Gintoki's attire and looks good in it. Wish I could see his past self wearing it.
  • The Sket Dance crossover episode has more minor characters in it than the Gintama crossover episode.
  • Shinpachi and Teppei discover that they have something in common besides that they both wear glasses.
  • Shinpachi and Hime moment was too hysterical.
  • Time Travel and Montage is a padding technique. Switch is just too blunt and funny.
  • During the credits, Gintoki and his pals take the Sket Dan's role of basking in the clover fields.

Bad

GintamaSket Dance
Runny Diarrhea?
Runny Diarrhea?
  • Hime's rant scene about the Runny Diarrhea is too long and dragged out. (Though, I didn't get the joke since it's a cultural thing)
  • Another dragged out scene is when Bossun and Gintoki try to get their team to follow them by acting weak or disheartened.
No Badminton? :(
No Badminton? :(
  • I feel like half of the episode is not that great when you compare it to the second half where they did most of the action with the time travel.
  • Too bad, they did not do the badminton match between Hime and Kagura.
  • I feel that the conversation part of the episode has too little action despite its great comedic scenes.

Bizarre

GintamaSket Dance
  • Gintoki's analysis of Sket Dance was brilliant and a bit strange.
  • Gintoki explains what happens to his goggles in the anime version because he wears goggles in the manga version.
  • The episode had many references to the One Piece X Toriko crossover.
  • The montage of crossover images with Gintoki being the main attraction in them is awesome and strange.
Switch's Gintoki wig
Switch's Gintoki wig
  • During the opening theme song, Switch puts on a Gintoki wig instead of a moe girl's mask.
  • In the manga, Bossun had a bad relationship with Gintoki compared to the anime version of this episode.
  • The manga story has a lot of differences such as how the story starts and the extra things that anime has put in. Be sure to check out our wiki page on episode 26.

Overall

Despite the fact that my first Gintama episode is the crossover one, I feel that Gintama has a better crossover episode than Sket Dance. The reasons are that Gintama has more action, some innuendos, and the flow of the episode is not too dragged out compared to the Sket Dance version.

Both crossovers are strange and funny. Originally, I am excited to watch these episodes a week ago, and when I get to watch the episodes, my expectations are almost fulfilled. I just wish the Sket Dance episode has more of a plot or some kind of challenge to make it more interesting.

Anime References

Thanks to MohsinMan99 and Mezmero for telling me.

The Gintama episode is making a parody on the One Piece X Toriko crossover. See these images.

There are tons of references to other animes, but I won't list them. You have to look them on our wiki page for episode 227 of Gintama and episode 26 of Sket Dance. I'm already giving too much spoilers.

* As of Oct. 22, 2011, MohsinMan99 is our new teammate for Team W.I.K.I Nation. He's the Gintama expert.

Interactive GIF

I found these recently on this website: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sket-dance?before=1317305507

Please click on them and enjoy!

*I don't know who made them but thank them for these cool GIFs.

Thanks

I thank you guys for reading this. You guys are awesome! This is for my community and my team W.I.K.I Nation who are working hard. I'm sorry that I couldn't get good images, but I will post more and Anna will post the Sket Dance's images.

This week, it is Anna's turn to do Sket Dance 26 and the two other anime episodes, so I figured I should work Gintama 227 just for the crossover event and the characters from Switch Off: Sawa Yamauchi, Masafumi Usui, and Yukino Hirai. It will take some time.

Halberdierv2 is working Chuuma's page while KuroNekoXIII did a splendid job on The SketchBook page. Please see our team's work. Thank you.

Let's get involved and make a big team!
Let's get involved and make a big team!

Give my team a round of applause.

Edit: As of 9/30, I finished Gintama 227.

Other Weekly Reports This Week

Last Week's Reports

Takashichea, Member of Team W.I.K.I Nation, Team Beelzebub, and Fairy Tail Guild.

Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,319 posts) See mini bio Level 19
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Great feature, Takashichea. I look forward to the upcoming Beelzebub #35 feature that you will have out later today.

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@ShadowKnight508:

Thanks! I hope this blog is an exciting one to read because there were so many references to pick out. It took me a while to get the images for the little odd things.

Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

The "Runny Diarrhea" part is actually the name of that monkey character who appeared IN Gintama 221-222 and not any significant cultural reference. Yes, the name is that ridiculously long and Himeko was chosen to play the part of calling it's name. The BG song that plays is using all the words in the monkey's name as lyrics. The other characters seemed annoyed because everytime someone wants to call the monkey by its name, they go on calling it by its full name and end up taking a lot of episode time.

Here, are the links for the episodes (videos are from Crunchyroll):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkjqmq_gintama-season-5-episode-221-the-name-reveals-the-person_shortfilms

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xknqm0_gintama-season-5-episode-222-the-name-reveals-the-person_shortfilms

I too felt that the Gintama version of this crossover was better. There wasn't much bickering over as to which is the better series compared to the Sket Dance version. The Sket Dance version seemed like Shinohara and his team were trying their best to respect Sorachi and his series and so the whole episode was littered with Gin saying Sket Dance sucks/copied us and Bossun and the others quietly enduring it. A crossover is best when both series are respected. Also, the drawing/art style used for the Gintama characters varied heavily and didn't gel well with the rest of the characters.

Shinohara must learn to have some confidence in his work. I can't say much about the SD anime as Gintama's anime version is far better but the manga Sket Dance is IMO better than the anime SD and almost on par with the Gintama manga on many fronts.

I thank you bringing in this report. As always. :D

Post by Halberdierv2 (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 17

I've watched the Gintama version so far. it seems the typical nonsense (nonsense meaning crazy awesomeness that makes no sense but is still hilarious) you'd expect from gintama just with 4 new characters thrown in. Haven't watched the sket dance version yet, but the preview of it certainly is inticing.

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

I haven't watched Gintama 227 yet, but I did watch the Sket Dance crossover episode. It was pretty funny XD Although a bit slow in the first half. I really liked Gintoki's "fatherly-advice moments"; how in the middle of being all silly, he'd start giving Bossun really deep advice on being a leader and such.

@takashichea:

Nice blog Takashichea! Although I haven't wastched episode 227 of Gintama yet, I like how you compared both episodes. Keep up the good work! :D

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@MohsinMan99:

I see.

I too felt that the Gintama version of this crossover was better. There wasn't much bickering over as to which is the better series compared to the Sket Dance version. The Sket Dance version seemed like Shinohara and his team were trying their best to respect Sorachi and his series and so the whole episode was littered with Gin saying Sket Dance sucks/copied us and Bossun and the others quietly enduring it. A crossover is best when both series are respected. Also, the drawing/art style used for the Gintama characters varied heavily and didn't gel well with the rest of the characters.

I agree. I find it awkward to see thick black outlines underneath Hime, Bossun, and Switch (his eyes are narrow, so it's not that noticeable).

For Gintama characters' art in the Sket Dance episode, I remember a fan comment about how Gintoki's eyes are a different color and a bit small.

@Halberdierv2: @KuroNekoXIII:

Hopefully I didn't spoil you guys. I was pointing out to the cameos in the opening and closing themes and the images are clean. Dang watermarks.

Be sure to check out their counterparts' episodes.

I think I fell in love with Gintama.

Gintama and Sket Dance for the win!
Gintama and Sket Dance for the win!

I'll get some images for you guys on Gintama's part. Sorry about the delay.

To the fans, you may have noticed my female popularity poll is gone. It's because of a glitch last night when I was adding more rows and images for the female characters.

Here's the poll.

Female votes 9-28-11 on Anime Vice
Female votes 9-28-11 on Anime Vice

Yeah, I know it's useless to publish a poll when you got one vote. That vote was mine.

I will repost the popularity poll. Sorry about that.

Post by Halberdierv2 (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@takashichea: Momoka getting all the votes? awesome!

Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Make 1 vote for Roman. That's my vote!

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Halberdierv2: @MohsinMan99: @KuroNekoXIII:

I got the thread back online from scratch.

Here's the link. I will post up the guys after writing up Beelzebub's weekly blog. Thanks for the votes!

Post by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (8,779 posts) See mini bio Level 18

Damn... I SERIOUSLY need to get back into Gintama. I'm- like- 100+ episodes behind this!

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto:

Hey, another Gintama fan! This was my first episode of Gintama, so I'm way behind you.

Post by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (8,779 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@takashichea: You honestly don't know what you're missing out on... or what you're getting yourself into.

Post by Mezmero (69 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I really despised the Toriko/ One Piece crossover so this episode had me laughing my ass off when I saw it. Hell I didn't even know that Sket Dance was an actual show until I looked it up afterwards. I still don't plan on watching it but I at least I'm aware of its existence now. It's always funny to hear the voice actors break the fourth wall as much as possible. The Jugem joke is extremely irritating. I hope they leave Kyubei out of the next few arcs because she's starting to become a character that exists solely to fill time. I love Gintama because it's one of the few shows that can still make me laugh. People should really start doing some work on the wiki or at least more write ups like this..

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Mezmero:

Thanks! I should find out more about the Toriko/ One Piece Crossover.

It was a team effort by Team W.I.K.I Nation for the Sket Dance project. I believe there are two independent wiki editors working on Gintama while there are five wiki editors and I working on Sket Dance.

I'll try to form a team with the Gintama wiki editors if possible, and pose write ups for Gintama, but I haven't watch Gintama much. I can't really spread myself thin because I work on Fairy Tail, Beelzebub, Shaman King, and Blue Exorcist. Plus, I'm a college student. I know that the Gintama pages are empty.

Please see our team blog for more information about the Team W.I.K.I Nation. We are making great progress.

Updates

I have finished Gintama 227, but I haven't got more images yet. Anna is busy, so ep. 26 of Sket Dance is empty for now. I can't jump in because I must show respect and trust for her.

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@MohsinMan99: @Mezmero: @Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto: @Halberdierv2: @KuroNekoXIII:

Updates

I uploaded more images to the two crossover episodes and finished Sket Dance 26 with permission. Feel free to use them. Sorry for the delay.

I will post the weekly reports tomorrow for Beelzebub 36 and Sket Dance 27.

Thank you. You guys are awesome.

Here's the link to the Blue Exorcist's report on episode 25.

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

@takashichea:

Good job man! :D Lol I barely noticed Gintoki's eye color change XD Good eye, good eye!

Post by takashichea (10,935 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I'm always updating my weekly reports if possible.

I'll bump this one because it has a big update.

  • Anime References
  • Interactive GIFs
  • Added two images in the bad section.
  • Added all captions to images except for the main one in plot
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