Sket Dance

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Sket Dance
Sket Dance vol 1.jpg
Japanese cover of Sket Dance volume 1
スケット・ダンス
(Suketto Dansu)
Genre Slice of life, Comedy, Drama, Parody, Romance
Manga
Sket Dance (pilot chapter)
Written by Kenta Shinohara
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump Comics
Magazine Akamaru Jump
Published January 16, 2006
Manga
Sket Dance (pilot chapter)
Written by Kenta Shinohara
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Published August 28, 2006
Manga
Written by Kenta Shinohara
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run July 14, 2007July 8, 2013
Volumes 32 (List of volumes)
Light novel
Sket Dance Extra Dance 1: A True Theory! The Seven School Wonders
Written by Sawako Hirabayashi
Illustrated by Kenta Shinohara
Published by Shueisha
Published November 4, 2009
Anime television series
Directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Produced by Ken Yoda
Music by Shuhei Naruse
Studio Tatsunoko Production
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 7, 2011September 27, 2012
Episodes 77 (List of episodes)
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Sket Dance (スケット・ダンス Suketto Dansu?, romanized as SKET DANCE in Japan) is a manga series written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara and serialized, beginning in July 2007, in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. Sket Dance won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award in 2009 for best shōnen manga. An anime adaptation, produced by Tatsunoko, premiered on April 7, 2011 on TV Tokyo.[1]

Plot[edit]

The manga focuses on the (mis)adventures of Kaimei High School's campus support club, the Sket Dan (Katakana: "スケット・ダン"; Kanji: "助人団"; Transliteration: "Suketto Dan"; Translation: "Helper's Club"; included English acronym: "SKET (Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot)"). Dedicated to the general improvement of campus life, the Sket Dan is devoted to solving any & all problems submitted by the staff or student body. However, due to its general lack of meaningful assignments & the unglamorous reputation of being just a 'group of handymen', the Sket Dan is treated with widespread contempt and it is composed of only three members.

The story is told through a series of short, self-contained stories focusing on cases undertaken by the Sket Dan and is usually told in the space of one or two chapters. Cases to date focus on a variety of issues from more humorous cases (like chasing monkeys around the school or helping a wanna-be samurai find out why he cannot win kendo tournaments) to more serious cases (like those hinting at Himeko's violent past or those concerning near-terminal illness).

Characters from previous cases often make cameos in later cases and recurring story lines, such as the Sket Dan rivalry with the school's Student Council.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Sket Dance is written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara and has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2007.[2] The chapters have been published into tankōbon volumes published by Shueisha with the first being released on November 2, 2007.[3] As of December 2012, 260 chapters and 28 tankōbon volumes have been released.[4]

Outside Japan, the series is licensed by Tong Li Publishing in Taiwan.[5]

Drama CDs[edit]

Shueisha released one drama CD Sket Dance ドラマCD (ISBN 978-4-08-901169-0) on October 30, 2009,[6][7] and a second Sket Dance 2 ドラマCD (ISBN 978-4-08-901171-3) was released on April 28, 2010.[8]

Light novels[edit]

  • SKET DANCE extra dance1: Theory true? Seven wonders of school
  • SKET DANCE extra dance2: Student Council Case Report ~The Cook Shell Incident~

Anime[edit]

An anime adaption produced by Tatsunoko Production of the Manga Sket Dance premiered on April 7, 2011 on TV Tokyo. It contains six openings and endings with 77 episodes as of September 26, 2012.[9]

Video games[edit]

Bossun, Himeko, and Switch appear together as a single support character in the Jump crossover fighting game J-Stars Victory Vs.

Reception[edit]

From volume 6 onward, Sket Dance has consistently debuted on the weekly best sellers list for manga in Japan. Volume 6 debuted at number 9.[10] Volumes 7, 9, and 10 debuted at number 11.[11][12][13] Volume 8 debuted at number 13[14] while volume 11 debuted at number 12.[15] In January 2010, Sket Dance was announced as the winner of the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen manga.[16]

In September 2009, Japanese publisher Shueisha issued an apology in the 42nd weekly issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump over a depiction of main characters, Bossun and Himeko, inhaling helium to raise the pitch of their voices. The scene drew criticism from online forums and blogs over the danger of suffocation from breathing helium.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sket Dance Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. October 19, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.shonenjump.com/e/rensai/
  3. ^ name="jp-vol01">"SKET DANCE / 1" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://books.shueisha.co.jp/CGI/search/syousai_put.cgi?isbn_cd=978-4-08-870599-6
  5. ^ "SKET DANCE 學園救援團" (in Chinese). Tong Li Publishing. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "SKET DANCE ドラマCD" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "集英社ドラマCD SKET DANCE" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ "集英社ドラマCD SKET DANCE2" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Crunchyroll". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 6–12". Anime News Network. January 14, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, March 3–9". Anime News Network. March 18, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 3–9". Anime News Network. August 12, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 2–8". Anime News Network. November 11, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, June 15–21 (Updated)". Anime News Network. June 24, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 28-January 10". Anime News Network. January 13, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  16. ^ "55th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. January 21, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Shueisha Apologizes for Sket Dance's Helium-Inhaling Scene (Updated)". Anime News Network. September 16, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 

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