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Sket Dance  
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The hilarious misadventures of the "Sket Dan"; a couple of high schoolers who help out people as part of their club activity: Himeko, the hot-headed ex-delinquent with a soft spot for cute things and a taste for strange food; Switch, the brainy otaku who only talks via a computerized speech-application; and Bossun, the atypical leader of this looney bunch, with the amazing power to... concentrate very hard!

Sket Dance won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award in 2009 for best shounen manga.


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Associated Names
สเก็ต ดานซ์ (Thai)

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Latest Release(s)
v.32 c.288 (end) by Soldier Hero (195d ago)
v.32 c.287 by Soldier Hero (226d ago)
v.32 c.286 by Soldier Hero (229d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 21, Chap 182

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (459 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.38 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 22nd 2015, 10:21am PST



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Monthly Pos #1365 increased(+24)
3 Month Pos #1454 decreased(-118)
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On 1768 reading lists
On 1178 wish lists
On 395 completed lists
On 115 unfinished lists
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Sket Dance Enters Climax in 32nd Volume 835 days, 17 hours, 3 minutes ago
Is there a flashback/prologue type chapter? 867 days, 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
What chapter does the anime end on 1095 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes ago
Funny part. 1212 days, 10 hours, 44 minutes ago
Do you like the romance? 1426 days, 11 hours, 1 minutes ago

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Worth Your Time   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aimichan
April 14th, 2015, 8:04pm
This is one manga that is definitely worth your time. To call it a simple gag manga is not a worthy label for Sket Dance. It will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. It's a slice of life manga that'll show you another perspective of overcoming daily struggles that anyone goes through.

Yes, the first ten or so chapters are mediocre, but as you get past it, at some point, you'll be drawn into the characters and their struggles, and you'll get to see how they overcome, and not only that, but how they change afterwards. It's a great story of growth and development, and if this all sounds too serious, just remember that it is a 'gag' manga, and the laughs are pretty amazing too! ^^
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High School Life   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Green Mylle
November 29th, 2014, 11:04pm
The perfect way to describe this manga.

I'll make it short:
This series is very dear to me, I was still in high school when I first read this and that was a very long time ago. It's a comedy manga with the drama with friends and family but kept it simple and not heavily dramatic which is good.

I didn't cry on my HS Graduation but SERIUOSLY cried on the last chapter of Sket Dance. It really felt like I graduate from HS. While others may seems to take the ending as Open ended, it make sense for me, because it's another beginning.

I guess my opinion is rather very personal.

Sket Dance is Awesome.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2014, 6:32pm
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Definitely Worth it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kirabook
September 9th, 2014, 9:37pm
It took me a while to get into it. I started to read it a few times over the years but could never get into it. Recently I had to deal with an internet outtage so I decided to finally just pick it up and read through. For some reason, the beginning didn't really catch my interest, but when I started to learn more about the characters and their dynamics, how they ended up in such a weird trio, AND A SUPER SECRET ABOUT THE MAIN CHARACTER THAT MADE MY HEART ACHE AND FAMILY FEELS HIT THE TOP OF THE METER, I got really into it.

Right now, after blasting through this over the last few days, I'm loving it. I'd definitely give it an 8 or 9 rating.

Gintama is similar to Sket Dance in which I started to read it but I haven't gotten deep into it yet. It's next on my list I suppose. But from what I can see, the humor of Sket Dance is different from Gintama, it's more attuned to my tastes. But I won't give up on Gintama!
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Don't compare this to Gintama!   
Rating: N/A
by silverblueroses
July 2nd, 2013, 4:43pm
Like the subject, don't compare this manga/anime to Gintama. Yes, there are a significant amount of similarities, but if you read this, you should judge it as it's own individual piece of work. The only reason why I started reading this was because
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I wanted to read about Bossun and Tsubaki... I have this obsession with twins. After finding out that they were this pair of long-lost twin brothers, I just HAD to check this out!!!

I remember stumbling upon this a few months ago because the art caught my eye. I don't really like realistic/school life mangas/animes so I decided to skip it. When I did pick this up, I only skimmed most of the beginning to get to the parts I wanted to read about so I'm kinda iffy on chapters 1-140. Then I started seriously reading it, it's really good! I think I might even start reading comedies/humor mangas from now on. I don't think there's a plot in here at all, but somehow it all fit together. Stories from 10 chapters ago might somehow randomly pop back up again so it's always interesting to keep reading smile
again, if you're simply reading this to compare it to Gintama, then you might be severely disappointed. It's a fun read, the backstories to all 3 main characters are mostly (esp switch) dark, so there are serious and plotful moments.
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the Plot was good however recently it just LAME   
Rating: N/A
by Omnisword
November 14th, 2012, 4:03pm
the manga is good i was caught interest to read it when first time discovered however after sometime i found it began boring,the jokes is too repetetitive for me,all character just uninteresting anymore
the author apparently used the jokes too much and eventually became "forced" where we found all any jokes actually is not funny and you just stare blinkly see what the heck are they doing? seriously i need read another more funny gag manga,this manga is lame!
yup lame but actually can to expand to more interesting.the Plot!
yes this manga has plot but just used for every certain arc only and it not gripped anymore
if the author can pull a plot which able to a draw great change in this manga universe it might will make the manga interesting anymore
what's that?
an actual plot not temporary story because in the own arc,story moving stand alone in own storyline permanently where characters actually has goal
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dont trust those negative comments   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SnowVallen
October 19th, 2012, 7:13am
it's a gag manga, well honestly i found it boring in chapter 1-10 but when i caould finally get a grip from the characters i found it truly funny..
it's a light reading, but sometimes you will find drama from every character's past back those past make a back up for more gag in future (example: the twins lol)
i dont understand why pebble hate it so much, i found it funny and hilarous, good enough for entertainment.. especially for those who enjoys comedy genre, i'd love to recommend this.. the chemistry between main characters is well balance too, even though the story is to cliche (like the idealistic friendship, a touching story about high school, etc) at least it doesnt too much (which sometimes make me sick in some other mangas) and the comedy, just like i said before.. is hilarious!!
what i really hope is this series wont drop because the senpais has gone now lol, and in the arc (in their third year) will be more fun than before
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dissapoint. lol.   
Rating: N/A
by irelia
August 30th, 2012, 10:26am
start reading it because the curiousity about what people says about this manga, stop reading it after i try to get interested and reach around to chapters 100 or so. lol. i failed to find the funny or the cool things in this manga. agreed with Pebble, the characters makes me feel its being forced to be a somewhat unique or entertaining. although the art is nice, but the story is not interesting, and the gag is not make me laugh or simply entertained. It's just like a fail copy of Gintama..

... Last updated on January 13th, 2013, 2:11am
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A good story   
Rating: N/A
by LockONN
June 27th, 2012, 7:51pm
A good manga or any type of story by no means wheather it be the plot is simple or a three year old can understand it makes no difference. For instance Dr. suess, one can't say that his storys arent one of a kind along with being interesting to all ages for it's uses of things kids unerstand as well as the level of literary inventiveness it achieves. As a manga asuming that the artwork is good, as is the case that's already say.. worth half it's rating. to make it nearly a 9, which is what i say it is. seeing that even if the plot is fairly simple yet none the less interesting as well as emotionally enthralling, able to evoke empathy from it's readers as well as other emotions that are definably apparent. conveying an emotion you can reach through diferent aspects of a story one becomes attatched drawn in. Being able to to do so at a level readers can relate to, Sket Dance doesn't fall short in any sense of a good story. Being able to win an award if you havn't come to be able to understand atleast the level of work it is credited despite a diference in taste and preference it's quality you can still appreciate as a manga or story, if you failed to recognize all these things then you failed to either read enough of this work or you simply lack the means to understand Manga or perhaps all literature and the depth reachable. unable to grasp past the shallow.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2012, 8:20pm
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boring no depth   
Rating: N/A
by jokerbeast
June 8th, 2012, 9:34pm
seriously how can u find this funny its one of the worst manga i have ever read and is on my top of dot recommend people to read list (gintama right bellow). its plot is so simplistic the it would only take my 3 year old cuz to understand the only reason it got a 4 out of me is its artwork is good well thats all...
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Uuuuh... NOT funny.   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
May 31st, 2012, 5:23pm
Am I seriously the only one who doesn't find this manga funny? O_o

I've read all released chapters (with a lot of dropping it then picking it up), watched most episodes of the anime, I really tried to enjoy this series, since so many people seem to deem it 'one of the best', BUT I'm sorry I really really don't find it funny...

It lacks depth, authenticity. A lot of characters tend to irritate me and they seem somewhat 'forced'. As if the author made characters whose 'unique' personality should have been hilarious, but failed to give them a soul, to make them 'work'. So instead they're irritating and shallow... And boring. -_-

Bossun especially can be really annoying (not good for the protagonist! )
Himiko is steadily becoming a typical cliché shounen heroine -> tough ex-delinquent but really sweet deep down-blah-blah-crap! Of course she is only really happy when Bossun tells her that she cooks well, that she would be a great bride, or when she is doing the friggin cleaning! (give me a break!)
Switch is more interesting, but his persona is a bit inconsistent and appears sometimes involuntarily awkward-awkward instead of deliberately funny-awkward. The whole arc about his brother particularly was a huge WTF. The idea is not bad, but it really came out of the blue and the execution was, again, forced. The result was a really sudden tragedy arc, so sudden in fact, and so incoherent with the atmosphere of the manga, that I had a real hard time taking it seriously.
I'm not gonna list everything I dislike, but still. This manga felt lifeless to me. It felt like a huge pile of shounen clichés. (which can be good if well-executed, with some personal touch but which, in this case, failed to come alive)

Of course it's not all bad. There were some funny chapters/episodes, and I really like the chemistry teacher for instance, or that other teacher with all the weird games.
My review probably looks unnecessarily harsh, but that's because all the other comments are extremely flattering. I wanted to balance that, somehow. Of course Sket dance is doubtlessly mildly entertaining, if you're looking for a light read.

But on the whole I find this series mediocre, and since I have a hard time getting interested in comedies that I don't find 'awesome' (and there are a lot of these, I'm not that hard to please >_<), it's not for me.

I was disappointed. Sket dance is probably gonna go in my 'dropped list' very soon. -_-


... Last updated on May 31st, 2012, 7:46pm
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