Weekly Sket Dance: Ep. 36 & 37 - Hime's Origin Story "Ogress"

Topic started by takashichea on Dec. 29, 2011. Last post by KuroNekoXIII 2 years, 7 months ago.
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Overview

Welcome to the 14th Weekly Sket Dance report! I'm Taka, and my teammates are Annabanana, KuroNekoXIII, MohsinMan99, HalberdierV2, Hibaru, and Piface314. It's has been a long week, but my team, Sophronimos, and I finished the wiki pages for Sket Dance ep. 36 and 37. I prefer doing weekly reports after the wiki pages are done or images have been uploaded.

Now, Hime's origin story is about to be unfolded. Be prepared to witness the character evolution of Hime and find out where the name Onihime originated. We'll talk about which is better, anime and manga, at portraying Hime's story in the open floor section. It's a big section just to let you know. Also, we got a cool videos to share later in this report and a cool GIF.

Please see Image gallery for 36 and 37.

Plot

Ep. 36: Ogress

Hime & SKET Dan
Hime & SKET Dan

After Hime beats a thief and breaks her hockey stick in the process, Hime and gang take a trip to the hockey store. When Hime and the SKET Dance crew look at the playground near the hockey store, it brings back memories. Hime begins explaining her origin story.

Ep. 37: Summer Breeze

Hime's old looks
Hime's old looks

Hime transfers to a new school to get away from the Onihime rumors, yet she can't run away from her past. When Chiaki gets in trouble, Hime goes out to protect despite what happen between her and Arisa. Will Hime accept her Onihime identity, and can she, Bossun, and Chiaki be friends?

Verdict

Beware of Spoilers!

New Characters

Arisa Kanou (A-chan)
Arisa Kanou (A-chan)
Arisa Kanou is Hime's first friend who loves field hockey like Hime.
Nanba Kyoko
Nanba Kyoko
Nanba Kyoko is the leader of a group of delinquent girls.
Unknown Girl
Unknown Girl
She's a manga only character, but I felt she had a prominent role despite her minor role. We talk about her in the Which is Better Manga and Anime Section.

Good/Points of Interest

Find out the origin of Bossun's hat!
Find out the origin of Bossun's hat!
  • Like Switch, Hime's origin story is full of surprises and tragedy. She is a pretty girl with a tough, tomboy personality, but deep down, she's a normal girl who wants to belong somewhere with people who like her for what she is. It's up to Bossun and Chiaki to guide her.
  • It's funny that Hime taking the serious roles while Bossun and Switch take the funny roles.
  • You will learn where Bossun's hat and Sket Dance logo come from.
  • The meaning of Hime's hockey stick's names are interesting.
  • Bizarre: The manga states that Hime's going to an all girl school, but the anime did not specify what type of school. I did looked at her class, and they were all girls. A goof in the anime, perhaps?

Bad

Hime cries on Bossun's shoulder
Hime cries on Bossun's shoulder
  • At first, I thought the ending to Hime's story was great. When I first watch the episodes twice and read the manga for the anime/manga differences, I realized that the manga ending had a better feeling. The ending to Hime's story in the anime isn't that great when you compared to the manga. (I will give specific answers why under the open floor section)
  • Also, I felt Bossun was too stoic, and he didn't hug Hime or do anything. That's me.

Sket Dance Videos

Sket Dance MMV

This is what KuroNekoXIII found. It's a video made by Sarja20. Here's the link to the video because I have difficulty making it play.

Romanji / English Lyrics

Honno sukoshi mae ni.......Te ni ireta you na mirai wo / Not so long ago, I thought I held this future in my hands

Omoide to issho ni........Marumete nagesuteta / But then I crumpled it up along with my memories and threw it away

Mada saki wa nagai yo.......Nimotsu wa mou ii yo / It's still a long way, but I don't need any baggage

I am dreaming of a girl rocked my world

Nanboku e tsuzuku koukasen.....Kono saki ni wa kitto aru to......Sasayaiteru / The elevated railway that runs from north to south....Whispers.... That she's surely up ahead

Kuro researched this info for the video.

Sketch Dance Animation Musical Clip

I found this one to make this report's mood happier. It uploaded by SketDancevideos, and the source is Sket Dance's website.

I hope you fans enjoy these videos, and you can share any videos or anything with the team and the community.

Open Floor Section

Heavy Spoilers! This section is for people who watched the two episodes.

I took this feature from Kuro's weekly reports on Guilty Crown to make some discussion. I'll put down the questions, and my answers are white out, so I don't want my answers to influence your choices. I will un-white the answers within a week.

  • Which is better? Anime or Manga

Normally, I keep weekly reports short and that the wiki page serves for anime/manga differences information. The execution of Hime's story was different in both manga and anime format.

My answers:

Even though the manga and anime had Hime doing different things, I felt that the ending in the manga really made the story better than the anime. In the manga, Arisa actually explain her apology, and Hime talked to Arisa and forgives her. You got Bossun and Switch cheering on the sidelines. That's the feeling of triumph. What a good way to end a story. Compared to the anime, Arisa didn't really explain her apology. She just bow in apology, and for Hime, she just smiles and tells Arisa to call her Hime. That is a poor way to end the story.

I don't know about the whole Hime following Arisa and seeing the envelope of money or how the anime did not show Hime's parents. It'll be a lot to cram in two episodes.

  • What common things you find between Switch and Hime's origin stories?

Sket Dance - Beyond The Pain

The title was inspired by Fairy Tail Wikia's concept of pain for Fairy Tail guild. I looked at Switch and Hime's stories and pull some of their anguishes.

My answers: It's pain, and the people you trust have a secret. For Switch, it was Yukino Hirai, and for Hime, it was Arisa Kanou. The pain for both Hime and Switch is the loss of friends.

I connect more to Switch's story than Hime. See Switch and Suicide Awareness Blog.

  • What was the best moment in this story?

Best Moment
Best Moment

For me, it was Hime crying. If I was talking about manga, it would Hime hugging Arisa.

**The manga only character is a strange difference. She had more role than her anime counterparts, the two girls. Hime is more aggressive in her manga form. I have no idea why they change it unless they want Hime's image to be more positive.

Animated GIF

Hime POV GIF
Hime POV GIF

Click to make it animate!

Memorable Quotes

  • Hime: "I'm a demon (oni), but my hero came to rescue me..."
  • Hime: My pop gave me my name, Hime. It means devoted love. It's a bit too cute for a tomboy like me... But I kinda like it.

Thanks

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

I thank you guys for reading my team's report, and I thank my team for doing a fabulous job on Sket Dance and helping Anime Vice community this year. Plus, I wanted to thank Sophronimos for uploading some Sket Dance images. I didn't know we had another wiki editor who love Sket Dance (outside of my team). I can't believe the year is ending already. Sometimes, time goes too fast. For you guys, if you really love something, go out there and get active. Make some comments, blogs, reviews, wiki edits, or more because it'll make our community better.

Wiki Work

  • Arisa Kanou - Taka added origin, creation, and story arcs.

Have a happy New Year (3 days from now) everyone!

Related Sket Dance Character Origin Story: Switch (Ep. 24 and 25)

This Report's Blogs

Last's Report's Blogs

Takashichea

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

Ah, I was waiting for this. These two episodes are probably my favorite after the Switch origins story. Also, I noticed that you changed your format somewhat.

Post by takashichea (11,835 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@MohsinMan99:

Yeah, it was an origin story, so I thought I could make this report special by taking Kuro's open floor discussion to get a deeper discussion. I had problems with spoilers.

So... what you think about Hime's story? Did you read the manga by any chance. About Gintama, I'll get the weekly reports soon. I haven't watch Gintama since that end of the Elizabeth invasion story.

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

@takashichea: The origin stories are the best part of the anime IMO. How hard was this to make anyway considering the posting tools are more time-consuming than the actual post itself?

I'm actually working on the invasion arc. Which one were you working on?

Post by takashichea (11,835 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@MohsinMan99:

I was going to work on Gintama ep. 236 and up.

Updates

  • Added Memorable Quotes
Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: I think I can cover the invasion arc. Much appreciate it if you can do the Ep 237-238 arc.

Also,

MAKE SURE TO HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR. OK?
MAKE SURE TO HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR. OK?
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@MohsinMan99:

Okay, I'll do that.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Have a Happy New Year team!

I found this cute image at the end of Sket Dance's ep. 38.

Edit:

I'll add a short synopsis for those episodes as well. At least to make them less empty.

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

Sweet report Taka! I really liked these two episodes, and since Hime is my favorite female character in Sket Dance, it made it all the better!

I think Nanbe Kyoko is the first anime character that I've seen wearing braces, that was a point of interest for me..lol

For your open floor section, I cannot answer your first question since I havent read the manga, so i cant really compare both anime and manga.

Things in Common

It's as you said, both Switch and Hime's origin stories, both characters experienced a lot of pain. I think through that pain, both characters became the characters we see today (Switch being the computer user, and Hime being the talented fighter). But now that I'm comparing both, I find Switch's origin story a bit lacking. It hasnt been shown how Switch joined Sket Dan, whereas in Hime's story, Bossun suggests creating the club and invites Hime. I hope they include how Switch joins Sket dance later on in the series; it'll fill a lot of gaps.

Favorite Parts

My all-time favorite part was when Hime first meets Bossun. I love how harsh she was, and when Bossun started to cry. ROFL that made my day. I also liked the part when Bossun finds Hime at the playground and he yelled at her, saying "Baka! Baka! Baka!" while crying. It reminded me of that Biscuit Dance clip where kid Bossun was calling Daisey "Baka" since she kept calling him "DOS".

My third favorite part was when Hime cried. She finally let it out, and the fact she cried in front of Bossun and Chiaki means that she really does trust them and is comfortable to cry in front of them.

Also, I felt Bossun was too stoic, and he didn't hug Hime or do anything. That's me.

I noticed that too, and I didnt like it either. Now that I think of it, maybe if he did hug her, it may spark up a lot of Bossun X Hime couple pairings, which perhaps goes against what the mangaka wants for the time being. But still, I think he should've hugged her.

Take-Home Message

The take-home message that I found in these episodes is that there are always people out there that you can trust, despite the fact that there are people out there that are not trustworthy friends. You just gotta choose your friends wisely

Side note:

I really liked Hime's look with her long hair up in a pony-tail. It looks good on her.

Another Look to Hime
Another Look to Hime
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@KuroNekoXIII:

For me, I don't normally read the manga, but ever since Anna does those anime/manga difference sections for Fairy Tail, I only read manga after watching the episodes to help her out. (If I say this already, sorry about that. I tend to forget.) Take your time to read the manga. You'll see a big difference and what things they have censored. Knifes, Guns, and even scene where a child was endangered by fire was really changed to a kid chasing a butterfly and falling out of the window.

I dig Hime's ponytail. I remember that Biscuit Dance scene. Good times.

Everyone knows that Bossun and Hime have something in common. Then again, Kenta Shinohara didn't want to ruin other fan's interpretations. I'm thinking of doing a Switch's relationship blog because I noticed something about Switch's relationship between Reiko, Sawa, Hime, and even Momoka.

Kuro and , I'm thinking of making every report biweekly with two episodes. It'll give the team more time to focus on school. Plus, both weekly reports and biweekly reports take about the same amount of time. It's more time saving if we bunch them into twos and for special arcs, group them together.

I'll shoot a PM to the entire team.

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

@takashichea:

I'll start checking out the manga then :P

Merging weekly reports sounds like a good plan; its as you said, it saves time.

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

I think the biweekly part is a good idea. :)

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

Guess what made the front page? Drum roll......

Tada!!!!!!! Hime's updo is rockin' the Vice's front page :P
Tada!!!!!!! Hime's updo is rockin' the Vice's front page :P

Congrats partner! :D

Post by takashichea (11,835 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@KuroNekoXIII:

I just asked Perry Vandell to pick the best Sket Dance report to put it on the front news. Yeah, it feels good that the team's report is on the front news. We'll get your Guilty Crown on the front page, too. :)

I love how he chose Hime's pic for the report, too.

Edit:

These Trivia Questions were on Ep. 40's blog and were about Hime's story.

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

@takashichea:

Sweet! Yea, I love the pic, it was a good choice :)

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Updates

Added two videos.

Link to the first one.

@KuroNekoXIII:

Thanks for finding the AMV, Kuro.

Edit:

Sket Dance's band's album covers

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

@takashichea:

No prob! Chibi Himeeeee! Awesome video dude! Nice update on the album covers as well.

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