The Man Who was Called Laughing on The Outside, but Origami on the Inside

The Man Who was Called Laughing on The Outside, but Origami on the Inside is an anime episode of Sket Dance that was released on 04/26/2012

The Man Who was Called Laughing on The Outside, but Origami on the Inside - "Kao de waratte kokoro de origami to yobareta otoko" (顔で笑って心でおり神と呼ばれた男 )

In the first story, Bossun accidentally drinks Chuuma's drug that was in a cola bottle where it causes his emotions and facial expressions to become mismatched. Later, Bossun displays his skills in making origami.

Can Bossun get his face and emotions fix and can he win the origami contest?

Plot Summary

Opening Theme

"Reboot" by everset

Bossun "bored" to tears
Bossun "bored" to tears

The Sket Dan crew help Chuuma clean up his lab, and Remi arrives with seasonings as beverages. Then, Bossun sees a cola and drinks it. Chuuma and the others get all excited, but Bossun looks fine until Bossun shows a strange symptom. He is clearly angry, yet he has a beautiful smile. Chuuma explains that Bossun's emotions and facial expressions do not match. Bossun yells at them while smiling which makes everyone laugh at him. Chuuma tells him that he has to synthesize a cure and that he has to know which expression goes with what emotion. With Switch and Hime determined, Bossun reveals a bashful face to express his determination. In the Sket Dance room, Switch goes over what they have and thinks the expressions should be reciprocal. Bossun continues confusing Hime with his expressions. Then, Switch and Hime try to make Bossun laugh with a skit. However, Bossun's face shows he is bored to tears. Switch and Hime try it again, and Switch manages to make Bossun laugh after Hime tickles Switch. They find his expression creepy.

Switch and Hime cheer on Bossun
Switch and Hime cheer on Bossun

Suddenly, J-son appears and scares everyone. He asks them to help with his omiai. While Bossun tries to help J-son, his face remains blushed which irritates Hime. Bossun talks back at Hime with a smile on his face. J-son realizes something and reveals that he has been training his smiling face. J-son storms out of the room. The Sket Dan are at a loss, and Bossun's face expresses a surprised look. Switch proposes that Bossun uses signs to clearly communicate what he is feeling. Moments later, Hime reads a book called "Gon, the Little" where Bossun cries with a serious expression. Then, Hime and Switch start complimenting Bossun until he feels embarrassed. Bossun reveals an angry look. Now, Switch and Hime has all of Bossun's emotions and expressions mapped out. Later, Chuuma whips up an antidote, but Remi's clumsiness causes Chuuma to add more ingredient to it. Bossun is a bit worry about the antidote, but he goes for it with a bashful look. Behind the desk, Hime and Switch call Bossun names to test if his facial expressions are working. Even though Bossun is fix, it seems that his expressions has been frozen.

Origami Master

Switch's Origami (left) and Bossun's (right)
Switch's Origami (left) and Bossun's (right)

Hime hums and folds a poorly made origami crane, and Bossun shows her how to fold a proper origami crane. His team compliments Bossun, and Hime wants him to fold a origami bunny. Then, Bossun gets a call from his mother while he folds the bunny. He wows them, and Hime gets frustrated that the fact that Bossun fold the bunny with one hand. Hime compares Bossun's bunny to Switch's, and she wants Bossun's bunny, so he lets her. Hime decides to host a contest on folding a origami monkey. Moments later, Hime reveals her crumpled origami monkey. She points to a flap that is supposedly a baby monkey. Then, Switch shows his origami which has a drawn face on it. Ultimately, Bossun wins the contest easily with his origami which has a fruit as a bonus. Later, Hime shows Saaya some of Bossun's origami creations, and she gets confused between Hosuke's origami counterpart and Hosuke. Then, Hime shows Bossun's creation to Moe, Kumi, and others. Bossun blushes a lot when the others compliment him. Chuuma, Remi, and Otakura are at awed at Bossun's creations. In the Sket Dan clubroom, J-son enters and scares the Sket Dan crew again, and he tells them that he has fail an omiai again. Bossun gives an advice in Origami fashion. After J-son left with some inspiring words and a origami bouquet, Switch informs Bossun about an origami contest with a prize of one million Yen. With the school day ending, Hime finds Bossun going crazy by working too hard. She reminds him about the contest and to charge his phone. Switch gives Bossun directions to the origami contest which Bossun writes on the origami paper. Bossun enters his concentration mode and creates a origami pegasus. Yet, Bossun loses his map and realizes he has used the map as the origami material.

Closing Theme

"Colors" by The Sketchbook

Points of Interest

  • Bossun's clothes is all origami near the end of the episode.
  • Bossun enters his concentration mode to fold his masterpiece.

Manga & Anime Differences

This episode covers chapters 98 (Laughing on the Outside) of volume 11 and 107 (The Man Known as the Origami God) of volume 12.

  • For the first story, Remi did not appear in the manga.
  • For the second story, Saaya, Moe, Kumi, Chuuma, and Remi do not appear in the manga version.
  • J-son does not appear at all in both chapters.
  • In chapter 98, Switch makes a reference to Takenaka Naota which does not occur in the anime.
  • In chapter 107, Hime sings "Sarai" by Shinji Tanimura. For the anime, Hime just hums.
  • Origami Altercations: When Switch tells Bossun about the 10,000 Yen prize for the origami contest, Bossun folds Fukuzawa Yuikichi, the face of the 10,000 Yen. Compared to the anime, he folds a pack of Yen bills.
  • In the origami chapter, Bossun has five days to prepare for the contest. Whereas in the anime, no time is given.
  • Pegasus's size: The anime version had a larger origami pegasus.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Bossun ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kazuyoshi Usui ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Sugita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hime Onizuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Shiraishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tetsuji Chuuma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Remi Misora ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sakura Tange ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Saaya Agata ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Moe Yabasawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Toyoguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kumi Itou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuka Saitō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Otakura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kouzou Douzaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Junichi Son ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jurota Kosugi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hosuke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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Kenta Shinohara Original Concept The mangaka behind Sket Dance.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi Director Director for Hayate the Combat Butler and Moetan.
Manabu Nakatake Character Artist/Designer He's the staff behind character design in Sket Dance and other things like key animation editor in other franchises.
Shinichi Inotsume Series Composition He's does series composition in Sket Dance and screenplay or series composition in other franchises.
Shuhei Naruse Music He's the musician in Sket Dance and other franchises.


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