Weekly Sket Dance Ep. 76 - To Build a Better Academy

Topic started by takashichea on Sept. 21, 2012. Last post by takashichea 1 year, 11 months ago.
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Plot

Welcome to the Weekly Sket Dance report! Last week's episode was a serious one where we learned about Kiri's origin story. Though, the anime did not go along with the manga's storyline. We missed some precious details. This week's episode is a funny one, and I find it predictable that Sket Dan would go from serious to comic relief.

Katou Kiri has become Tsubaki's loyal retainer, but will the young ninja learn to work together with his other Student Council colleagues in order to build a better academy? Then, the Sket-dan teams up with the Student Council to cure Usami of her hatred for all men... and it involves more than one kind of cross-dressing...

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Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

  • Kiri and Hani have another episode dedicated to them since episode 72. Though, Kiri had more spotlight than Hani. If you're a fan of either of these characters, you'll enjoy the episode.
  • Kiri Kato's quirkyness is his sheer devotion in protecting Tsubaki and following his orders. Scenes of him wanting to punish the girls and serving them makes him an amusing character.
  • The cross dressing scene is entertaining. With Kiri and Sasuke adding random words, Bossun and Switch's acting is great. I just like how it complements Himeko's group and beating them.

Bad

  • For you folks, one story will be better than the other in these types of episodes. I find Kiri's story more boring than Hani's story.
  • Manga Differences: For fans want the show to be faithful, they will be disappointed since the anime skips the Falken Incident where the Sket Dan have to occupy the same room with the student council due to the burned down Sket Dan clubroom.
  • Fan Service: It's not that good that Mimori is just an eye candy character. Shows like Binbogami Ga! makes fan service amusing, but Sket Dance cannot make the fan service entertaining. The show does not need it since it feels out of place.

Plus, if this show gets dub in America, the show will get in trouble with the younger audience. The animation is pretty strange in this episode. Some scenes have faces look distorted a bit. I can't blame the series since they're working hard to provide a new episode each week.

Overall, it's a decent episode since its humor falls short due to an intense episode last week. For those who want more Kiri and Hani, this episode is good for you.

Thanks

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Wiki Progress: Finished Ep. 76. For Sket Dance Wikia, check their progress once I published a report over there.

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Post by Hypeathon (19 posts) See mini bio Level 6

"Plus, if this show gets dub in America, the show will get in trouble with the younger audience."

Are you assuming this show can be on TV if it had a dub? Because I highly doubt a show like this could go anywhere on TV. If anything, it'll go straight to DVD or Blu-ray and it'll only attract the audience that had already seen the show and would buy it on home video.

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@Hypeathon:

Even though anime on tv is declining, there is still a possibility. Yeah, I forgot about the DVD and Blu-Ray part. It will be awkward to watch this show with a younger audience after season 1 since I usually watch this show with family.

Post by Hypeathon (19 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Well can you imagine ANY other family in America taking the time on a certain day of the week between their schedules like work, school, chores, errands, meetings, etc., to watch something like Sket Dance over say, Wheel of Fortune, Dancing with the Stars, or Wipeout?

Also, you would need to ask yourself how exactly it would be possible? It's not just a matter of anime on TV is declining. It's also a matter of the fact the networks that still air any anime have made up their mind of what kind of anime they intend to air. The only anime shows that could fit anywhere on TV as is would be toyetic anime on saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, DBZ and... I guess Monsuno on Nicktoons if that counts, and adult action-oriented content that would fit the new Toonami block old or new (and even then, that's according to what Jason DeMarco would approve). From what I understand about the nature of a show like Sket Dance, can you honestly imagine that fitting to one of those options?

Post by takashichea (11,836 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Hypeathon:

Even though Toonami, Vortex, or Nicktoons don't show slice of life or gag anime, I still believe Sket Dance and like any good anime series has a chance to be aired in America.

Call me naive if you want, I'm a big optimistic guy.

Post by takashichea (11,836 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Hypeathon:

Forgive me. I always had this assumption that when an anime is dubbed, it airs in America. I won't bring it up again.

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