History Manga / SketDance

25th Oct '17 4:42:14 PM Polisi25
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The Sket Dan are constantly getting Jougasaki's name wrong.



* BadassAndBaby: When the rest of the Sket Dan got sick, Switch had to be pulled out from his sidelines comfort zone, and is asked by the Principal to take care of his grandson while also having to do other clients' tasks with help of his gadgets.
* BareFistedMonk: Tsubaki prefers a hands-on approach to most problems. He isn't often pushed to use force, but practices amateur boxing, karate and judo for just such an occasion. He also literally becomes one in the Quest Dance stories, where he becomes a monk and learns to fight with his fists.



* BellyDancer: Saaya is made to look like a dancer in the "Quest Dance" bonus story in Episode 64, obviously parodying Maya from ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.



* BigEater: Oh, good lord, Captain. She can eat 7 kilos of ramen in a sit, on top of a large box of chocolates and even a WHOLE plate of biscuits. As per the trope she does not show any ill effects or weight gain. However, do not count on her eating something that has eggs.



* BlindWithoutEm: Tsubaki can only see silhouettes if he is not using glasses or contact lenses. In chapter 125, for example, he walks into the Sket Dan room instead of the Student Council's and has a meeting with them thinking they were the Council's members when they just are limited to imitate their voices and other certain characteristics.



* BookDumb: It's stated that Bossun is way too smart than he looks as, but he isn't good at math, and it becomes a problem in his Second Year's finals. This is the guy who can calculate the trajectory of a slingshot projectile ''in seconds''. It's somehow justified because he just needs to be under his concentration mode to study harder. At the end of his finals, he [[SubvertedTrope got the highest mark]]. He's BrilliantButLazy.



* BratsWithSlingshots: Though most fights consist of Himeko doing the heavy lifting while the others stand in the background and pose, Bossun does have a slingshot that he can use to shoot pachinko balls with remarkable precision. During "Trouble Travel", he outright states that he has to use rather ''soft'' pachinko balls because it would otherwise be a potentially lethal weapon!



* {{Calvinball}}: Any time geography teacher Kunio Yamanobe shows up, he's bound to have some utterly nonsensical game in tow.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Tsubaki could give Mr. T or [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur]] a run for their money saying "FOOL!" in almost every chapter he appears. Apparently [[Creator/HiroShimono he]] got annoyed at being called one [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts all the time]].



* ChivalrousPervert: Cherry and the rest of the Gesu-ling group (according to them). They will verbally sexual harass any girls they meet, but never physically, and will pridefully receive any punishment from the girls (even from [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Koma-chan]]). There is also the chapter when Cherry receives a confession from a girl, and gets really troubled because he doesn't want to disappoint her with his pervert tendencies.



* CornerOfWoe: Bossun sometimes curls up in the corner all depressed, particularly when he's being ignored.



* CutenessProximity: Himeko tends to melt down at the sight of small and cute things, up until the point where aforementioned small thing acts like a [[CuteIsEvil complete jerk]].



* DecoyProtagonist: The first episode is about [[NewTransferStudent Teppei]]'s first days at Kaimei Academy, who eventually meets the Sket Dan and finds out what they do.



* FeminineWomenCanCook: Despite her appearance and her strange taste in flavored candy, Himeko is a very good cook. She still can't match up to Michiru Shinba, apparently proof that [[{{Bishonen}} Feminine Men]] can Cook as well.
* {{Fiction500}}: Mimori, who has been set up as a [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense super rich character]] since the beginning, has a ''self-sufficient underground city with an artificial sun'' as a house.



* ForceFeeding: Bossun has been forced to drink a bottle of Cola in one go twice, mostly thanks to Chuuma's experiment failures.



* GadgeteerGenius: Switch's inventions are either useful or AwesomeButImpractical. There are some chapters that show the effectiveness of those if they are combined together, one in which Bossun creatively combined some of them to rescue a boy who is falling from a building, and another where it proves that Switch can be a BadassBookworm if neither Himeko nor Bossun are with him all the time.



* HeroesWantRedHeads: Averted with Bossun, to a T. Just ask Saaya. In fact, if any of the ShipTease in later chapters are to be taken to their logical conclusion, it's pretty clear that Bossun prefers ''blondes''. [[ObliviousToLove He's just not fully aware of it]], yet.



* HypocriticalHumor: At one point, the ever so stoic Switch calls Yagi "expressionless", and gets called out by his peers for it.
--> "Like you're one to talk"



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Himeko usually lays the law with a field hockey stick.



* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: Poor Himeko. She almost confesses her feelings to Bossun in a couple of opportunities... just to be interrupted at the moment she's going to do so.
** After what she went through in chapter 232, [[spoiler:she decides to confess to Bossun when she already accepted that she saw him more than just a friend. She gets interrupted by Switch, who was previously knocked out]].
** When she realizes that there is not much time left from High School, [[spoiler:Switch convinces her that she should confess her feelings. And when it was the moment, Bossun tells her that he finally decided to go to the same University as her, making her to postpone the confession... until it backfires badly before their graduation.]]



* KamehameHadoken: The Koma cannon, which [[HugeSchoolgirl Koma-chan]] unleashes when she's feeling embarrassed. Although it was initially only a slam to the face.



* MediumAwareness: Roman can tear through pages to travel through space and time, wield speech bubbles and tone as weapons, and manipulate narration boxes. It goes UpToEleven in the "Back Then" chapter when she is clearly manipulating her 1st-year-student flashback with everything the page appears with. The {{narrator}} gives up at the end of her segment.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Bossun's "Concentration Mode" is usually heralded by dramatic techno music and swirly space imagery, since a minute-long shot of Bossun sitting very still while wearing goggles would admittedly be boring. He screams "Concentration Mode" before putting his thoughts and details he perceived with attention, because he wanted to have a cool {{catchphrase}} as well.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Soujiro Agata, who is really a MagnificentBastard when he proposes it into mind, however... he is a bit of a DitzyGenius, and quite a case of BrilliantButLazy.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Himeko refers to Bossun as "the number one in Japan when it comes in finding a way of breaking out of a warehouse with long arms" during the first part of "Costume Break".



* ReedRichardsIsUseless: [[AbsentMindedProfessor Chuuma-sensei]] has, on his way to inventing an effective hair restoration topical (which alone would [[CutLexLuthorACheck net him billions]]), a freaking [[FountainOfYouth de-aging potion]]! Its only flaw? That it might be permanent! It's strictly PlayedForLaughs.



* StalkerWithACrush: Played with in the worst way possible during "Switch Off", since it reveals that Sawa's stalker [[spoiler:was actually her ''best friend'', Yukino, who was jealous of her popularity]].



* TeamMom: Himeko cooks, cleans and fawns over small adorable things. Also doubles as the [[MamaBear Team Momma Bear]].



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Himeko loves Pelollipop Candy, a lollipop candy brand (similar to Chupa Chups) that has a gallery of weird flavors such as: Sea Cucumber, Soft-Roe, and Liver. Anyone else who eats them usually vomits.



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In addition to being a talented artist, impressionist, and savant at riddles, Bossun has "the power of incredible concentration". Although it isn't a particularly heroic skill (Kenta Shinohara's AuthorAvatar lampshades this when Bossun tries to demonstrate this as an idea for his manga and the former is left unimpressed), his "Concentration Mode" is actually [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower extremely helpful]], especially in a school environment; among others, it grants Bossun near photographic memory, extremely fast calculations, and ability to create an elaborate plan in minutes.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Kendo club captain Shinzou Takemitsu dresses and acts like a samurai from a period piece (for the most part), while Roman Saotome loves old-school shojo to the point where she can mentally filter the world to match the tropes.
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* BellyDancer: Saaya is made to look like a dancer in the "Quest Dance" bonus story in Episode 64, obviously parodying Maya from ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.
5th Feb '17 12:57:59 PM creader
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* MetaCasting:
** Momoka shares some similarities with her voice actress, Creator/MarinaInoue, since Inoue started at a young age (20 years old compared to 17-year-old Momoka) in the voice acting/singing industry, too.
** Dante shares some similarities and musical influences with Music/{{Gackt}}.
5th Feb '17 12:55:35 PM creader
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** Coming to terms that the Sket Dan is going to retire and graduate, Tact tries to invoke this when the Pocket Dan do a trial run as their potential successors by attempting to copy their personalities instead of acting like themselves. This becomes an issue when Cherry does his usual sexual harrassment schtick towards Silk and instead of helping her Tact just plays along and expects Silk to defend herself (like Bossun and Himeko respectively), which upsets her.

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** Coming to terms that the Sket Dan is going to retire and graduate, Tact tries to invoke this when the Pocket Dan do a trial run as their potential successors by attempting to copy their personalities instead of acting like themselves. This becomes an issue when Cherry does his usual sexual harrassment schtick harassment shtick towards Silk and instead of helping her Tact just plays along and expects Silk to defend herself (like Bossun and Himeko respectively), which upsets her.her.
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27th Dec '16 6:54:39 AM kirara19
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** The series manages a noticeable one during its 6 years of serialization, although it's more explicit in the character designs, as almost everyone (with Switch's being a constant exception) develops a more consistent and rounded design with larger eyes. This becomes more noticeable in the girls' designs, with Himeko's being the most prominent example, as she looked more mature during her earlier appearances ([[http://imgur.com/a/iT4bD from the Jump one-shot pilot]], in 2006) compared to her youthful appearance she ended up adopting later (as shown in [[http://imgur.com/a/tVddf chapter 257]]).

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** The series manages a noticeable one during its 6 years of serialization, although it's more explicit in the character designs, as almost everyone (with Switch's being a constant exception) develops a more consistent and rounded design with larger eyes. This becomes more noticeable evident in the girls' designs, with Himeko's being the most prominent example, as she looked more mature during her earlier appearances ([[http://imgur.com/a/iT4bD from the Jump one-shot pilot]], in 2006) compared to her youthful appearance she ended up adopting later (as shown in [[http://imgur.com/a/tVddf chapter 257]]).



** The anime takes it UpToEleven from the very start -- The second OP is set on a beach, featuring all the female characters while wearing either bikinis or swimming suits... [[FanDisservice including Yabasawa]]), while the third ED features the girls in their nightwear, with a bubbling scenery reminiscent of "bubbling censorship", with Himeko almost stripping off her nightgown at the end of the sequence. The second season takes it beyond as the staff takes advantage of [[AscendedExtra Kura]], Saaya, and [[BreastExpansion Usami]]. And the merchandise isn't left behind, either, as there were "oppai mousepads" of Mimori ''and'' Himeko!

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** The anime takes it UpToEleven from the very start -- The second OP is set on a beach, featuring all the female characters while wearing either bikinis or swimming suits... [[FanDisservice including Yabasawa]]), while the third ED features the girls in their nightwear, with nightwear (with a bubbling scenery reminiscent of "bubbling censorship", with censorship"), and Himeko almost stripping off her nightgown at the end of the sequence. The second season takes it beyond as the staff takes advantage of [[AscendedExtra Kura]], Saaya, and [[BreastExpansion Usami]]. Usami]]'s appearances. And the merchandise isn't left behind, either, as there were is also ''official'' merchandise, like "oppai mousepads" of featuring both Mimori ''and'' Himeko!Himeko.
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* ArtEvolution: The series managed a noticeable one in its 6 years of serialization, more explicit in the character designs, as everyone (with Switch being an exception) started to get a more consistent and rounded design with larger eyes (this is especially more present with the girls).
** Compare Himeko [[http://imgur.com/a/tVddf from chapter 257]] to her earlier design from the [[http://imgur.com/a/iT4bD Jump one-shot pilot]]. Or Bossun, who looked like [[http://imgur.com/a/sVnez this]] in the original ''Akamaru Jump'' pilot, compared to how he looked in the color cover of [[http://imgur.com/a/kMbXt chapter 223]].
** It gets lampshaded with Teppei, who was oddly one of the few guys that changed drastically from his original appearance until his next reappearance in the manga. In-universe, Bossun even asked him if he got taller (as he joined the Basketball club, too).

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The series managed manages a noticeable one in during its 6 years of serialization, although it's more explicit in the character designs, as almost everyone (with Switch Switch's being an a constant exception) started to get develops a more consistent and rounded design with larger eyes (this is especially eyes. This becomes more present noticeable in the girls' designs, with Himeko's being the girls).
** Compare Himeko
most prominent example, as she looked more mature during her earlier appearances ([[http://imgur.com/a/iT4bD from the Jump one-shot pilot]], in 2006) compared to her youthful appearance she ended up adopting later (as shown in [[http://imgur.com/a/tVddf from chapter 257]] to her earlier design from the [[http://imgur.com/a/iT4bD Jump one-shot pilot]]. Or Bossun, who looked like [[http://imgur.com/a/sVnez this]] in the original ''Akamaru Jump'' pilot, compared to how he looked in the color cover of [[http://imgur.com/a/kMbXt chapter 223]].
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** It gets lampshaded with Teppei, who was is oddly one of the few guys that changed drastically from his original appearance until his next reappearance in the manga. manga, which is set months after he was transferred to Kaimei Academy. In-universe, Bossun even asked asks him if he got taller (as taller, as he joined was now part of the Basketball club, too).club.



** While not being "backstories" per se, the aftermath of "Switch On" brings up what many of the students at Kaimei were doing when the Sket Dan was just being formed, such as the origin of Switch and Reiko's rivalry.

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** While not being "backstories" per se, the aftermath of "Switch On" brings up what many of the students at Kaimei were doing when the Sket Dan was just being recently formed, such as the origin of Switch and Reiko's rivalry.



** Ryosuke and Haru Kirishima were orphans and met each other when they were kids in the same OrphanageOfLove. They eventually got together (with help of their friend, Akane Fujisaki), married each other, and wanted to form a family. However, the Kirishima marriage tragically died in separate tragic circumstances, and Haru was actually pregnant... [[spoiler: and before she died, she gave birth to twins -- Yusuke and Sasuke.]]

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** Ryosuke and Haru Kirishima were orphans and met each other when they were kids in the same OrphanageOfLove. They eventually got together (with help of their friend, Akane Fujisaki), married each other, and wanted to form a family. However, the Kirishima marriage tragically died in separate tragic circumstances, and Haru was actually pregnant... pregnant. [[spoiler: and before Before she died, she gave birth to twins -- Yusuke and Sasuke.]]



** The anime takes it UpToEleven from the very start, as the second OP is set on a beach so all the female characters are wearing either bikinis or swimming costumes... [[FanDisservice including Yabasawa]]), while the third ED features the girls in their underwear, bubbling and Himeko is even stripping off her nightgown. The second season takes it beyond as the anime staff takes advantage of [[AscendedExtra Kura]], Saaya, and [[BreastExpansion Usami]]. And the merchandise wasn't left behind, either! There were "oppai mousepads" of Mimori ''and'' Himeko!
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Despite her appearance and her strange taste in candy, Himeko is a pretty good cook. She still can't match up to Michiru Shinba, apparently proof that [[{{Bishonen}} Feminine Men]] can Cook as well.

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** The anime takes it UpToEleven from the very start, as the start -- The second OP is set on a beach so beach, featuring all the female characters are while wearing either bikinis or swimming costumes... suits... [[FanDisservice including Yabasawa]]), while the third ED features the girls in their underwear, nightwear, with a bubbling and scenery reminiscent of "bubbling censorship", with Himeko is even almost stripping off her nightgown. nightgown at the end of the sequence. The second season takes it beyond as the anime staff takes advantage of [[AscendedExtra Kura]], Saaya, and [[BreastExpansion Usami]]. And the merchandise wasn't isn't left behind, either! There either, as there were "oppai mousepads" of Mimori ''and'' Himeko!
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Despite her appearance and her strange taste in flavored candy, Himeko is a pretty very good cook. She still can't match up to Michiru Shinba, apparently proof that [[{{Bishonen}} Feminine Men]] can Cook as well.



* TheSevenMysteries: Kaimei Academy (like any other Japanese school) counts with their own "Seven Mysteries of Kaimei". It is a relevant topic in one of the light novels, and it was referred once again in the Fanbook as a section of trivial data hosted by the resident Occult specialist, Reiko Yuuki.

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* TheSevenMysteries: Kaimei Academy (like any other Japanese school) counts with their own "Seven Mysteries of Kaimei". It is a relevant topic in one of the light novels, and it was gets referred once again in the Fanbook as a section of trivial data hosted by the resident Occult specialist, Reiko Yuuki.Yuuki, about "strange" and "unexplained" events that [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in context]] of the series, but not to the rest of the student body.
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* AttractiveBentGender: With the purpose of helping Usami feeling comfortable with the rest of the Student Council and Sket Dan's male members, they all decide to reverse-gender dress-up. It works succesfully with Switch, Bossun, and Tsubaki (with Kiri in the anime, too) dressed as cute girls and the other girls agree that they can pull it off ''perfectly''... but no one did it more epically perfect than [[spoiler:Tsubaki]].

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* AttractiveBentGender: With the purpose of helping Usami feeling comfortable with the rest of the Student Council and Sket Dan's male members, they all decide to reverse-gender dress-up. It works succesfully successfully with Switch, Bossun, and Tsubaki (with Kiri in the anime, too) dressed as cute girls and the other girls agree that they can pull it off ''perfectly''... but no one did it more epically perfect than [[spoiler:Tsubaki]].Tsubaki.



* BeachEpisode: Chapter 266 is [[{{Fanservice}} appropiately]] named "Beach Girls Collection" in which things get [[TemptingFate bad]] when Bossun drinks Chuuma's Invisibility Potion Mark II and the Gesu club gets involved in it as well.

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* BeachEpisode: Chapter 266 is [[{{Fanservice}} appropiately]] appropriately]] named "Beach Girls Collection" in which things get [[TemptingFate bad]] when Bossun drinks Chuuma's Invisibility Potion Mark II and the Gesu club gets involved in it as well.



** One of the chapters in the manga takes advantage of this, as the high school is in need of "pretty" people to promote their institution for new students in a TV ad. Kaoru Yagi casts Switch, Daimon, Kiri, and... Bossun, from all people (thanks to one of many of Chuuma's experiments, which transforms him into an "ikemen"), with Tsubaki. They are called "Kaimei 5", as a reference to ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''[='=]s own F4.

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** One of the chapters in the manga takes advantage of this, as the high school is in need of "pretty" people to promote their institution for new students in a TV ad. Kaoru Yagi casts Switch, Daimon, Kiri, and... Bossun, from all people (thanks to one of many of Chuuma's experiments, which transforms him into an "ikemen"), with Tsubaki. They are called "Kaimei 5", as a reference to ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''[='=]s ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'''s own F4.



** Special mentions go to both crossover chapters of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' and ''Sket Dance''. More notoriously in the ''Sket Dance'''s crossover manga chapter, where Bossun breaks into an AuthorAvatar moment for Shinohara himself being grateful to Hideaki Sorachi in Gintoki's place (this was left out from the anime, though).

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** Special mentions go to both crossover chapters of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' and ''Sket Dance''.Dance'', where the cast is perfectly aware that they are two series randomly getting sucked into each others' worlds. More notoriously in the ''Sket Dance'''s crossover manga chapter, where Bossun breaks into an AuthorAvatar moment for Shinohara himself being grateful to Hideaki Sorachi in Gintoki's place (this was left out from the anime, though).



* ChivalrousPervert: Cherry and the rest of the Gesu-ling group (according to them). They will verbally sexual harass any girls they meet, but never physically, and will pridefully receive any punishment from the girls (even from [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Koma-chan]]). There is also the chapter when Cherry received a confession from a girl, and got really troubled because he didn't want to disappoint her with his pervert tendencies.

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* ChivalrousPervert: Cherry and the rest of the Gesu-ling group (according to them). They will verbally sexual harass any girls they meet, but never physically, and will pridefully receive any punishment from the girls (even from [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Koma-chan]]). There is also the chapter when Cherry received receives a confession from a girl, and got gets really troubled because he didn't doesn't want to disappoint her with his pervert tendencies.



* CornerOfWoe: Bossun sometimes, particularly when he's being ignored.

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* CornerOfWoe: Bossun sometimes, sometimes curls up in the corner all depressed, particularly when he's being ignored.



** ''Sket Dance'' has two different crossovers with ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' (each one has its own version, and both [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] in their own style). The crossover chapter in the manga, however, is featured a long way after "Switch Off", as [[TeamPet Housuke]] is shown in the background of their club room.

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** ''Sket Dance'' has two different crossovers with ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' (each one has its own version, and both [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] in their own style). The crossover chapter It occurs in both manga and is later adapted by both anime too, although the manga, however, is featured a long way ''Sket Dance'' anime does it earlier in their timeline (right after "Switch Off", as [[TeamPet Housuke]] is shown in Off" instead of Kiri's arc, hence the background absence of their club room.Housuke who's yet to debut).



* DecoyProtagonist: The first episode is about [[NewTransferStudent Teppei]]'s first days at Kaimei Academy.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: A few of the culprits from the Sket Dan's cases eventually become their friends, and would even assist them on occasion.

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* DecoyProtagonist: The first episode is about [[NewTransferStudent Teppei]]'s first days at Kaimei Academy.
Academy, who eventually meets the Sket Dan and finds out what they do.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: A few of the culprits from the Sket Dan's cases eventually become their friends, and would even assist them on occasion.



** The Sketchbook, the name of the band the Sket Dan formed, is a now-disbanded real life band made specifically for the anime, with the members recruited via made to represent the Sket Dan members. They provide the music for their Kaimei Rock Festival performances (both instrumental and Bossun's vocals), and also performed for Openings 2, 4 and 6, and many of the endings (both main and one-episode ones).

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** The Sketchbook, the name of the band the Sket Dan formed, is a now-disbanded real life band made specifically for the anime, with the members recruited via made to represent the Sket Dan members. They provide the music for their Kaimei Rock Festival performances (both instrumental and Bossun's vocals), and also performed for Openings 2, 4 and 6, and many of the endings (both main and one-episode ones).



* FirstNameBasis: Himeko considers it is a big step [[spoiler: for Bossun and Tsubaki to refer to each other as "Yusuke" and "Sasuke", respectively, even a year after they found out that they are siblings.]] With [[spoiler:Bossun's]] initiative, they eventually do, during the events of "Inherit The Twin Stars".

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* FirstNameBasis: FirstNameBasis:
** Due to their friendly and easy-going nature, the Sket Dan refer to some customers/friends by their first names, such as Saaya and Shinzou. In return they are referred by their nicknames (which is what they prefer).
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Himeko considers it is a big step [[spoiler: for Bossun and Tsubaki to refer to each other as "Yusuke" and "Sasuke", respectively, [[spoiler: even a year after they found out that they are siblings.]] siblings]]. With [[spoiler:Bossun's]] Bossun's initiative, they eventually do, during the events of "Inherit The Twin Stars".



** The first one takes place in a winners' announcement rally, and what makes it hilarious is the fact that not only the ''actual'' characters, but even the (in-universe) ''imaginary'' characters and character ''variants'' (e.g. the toddler Bossun after he drank the [[FountainOfYouth youth serum]]) were eligible, so many react with dissapointment and anger of these "joke" votes, while others (of course) call out how is that even possible.
** The second one is a guess game hosted by Enigman and Quecchon, with the Sket Dan as contestants. Each one of them have to guess which positions they (and the rest of the series' characters) got. But, this becomes hard for two reasons -- one is that the position results are ''different'' from those of the first fan poll, and two is that there were also featured one-shot characters and joke votes of characters from other series! The punishment for the loser was that they would be drawn as a [[ArtShift stickman]] for the next chapter.

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** The first one takes place in a winners' announcement rally, and what makes it hilarious is the fact that not only the ''actual'' characters, but even the (in-universe) ''imaginary'' characters and character ''variants'' (e.g. the toddler Bossun after he drank the [[FountainOfYouth youth serum]]) were eligible, so many react with dissapointment and anger of these "joke" votes, while others (of course) call out lampshade how is that is even possible.
** The second one is a guess game hosted by Enigman and Quecchon, with the Sket Dan as contestants. Each one of them have has to guess which positions they (and the rest of the series' characters) got. But, this becomes hard for two reasons -- one is that the position results are ''different'' from those of the first fan poll, and two is that there were they also featured feature one-shot characters and joke votes of characters from other series! The punishment for the loser was is that they would be drawn as a [[ArtShift stickman]] for the next chapter.



* HappilyMarried: In a series where unrequited love or mutual love being cockblocked is present, there are a few couples that are/were in a genuinely happy marriage: [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki's biological parents, Ryosuke and Haru, who were in a good marriage up until their deaths and were super excited to start a family]]; and Chuuma and Remi, who become engaged after some contemplating (Remi at first has the choice of tricking Chuuma into a relationship with the Love Potion but decides she'd rather it be genuine, and Chuuma is encouraged by his daughter to remarry for love) and eventually marry towards the end of the series. [[spoiler:They appear to also have a child together in the epilogue]]

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* HappilyMarried: In a series where unrequited love or mutual love being cockblocked is present, there are a few couples that are/were in a genuinely happy marriage: marriage:
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[[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki's biological parents, Ryosuke and Haru, who were in a good marriage up until their deaths and were super excited to start a family]]; and family.]]
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Chuuma and Remi, who Remi. They become engaged after some contemplating (Remi at first has the choice of tricking Chuuma into a relationship with the Love Potion but decides she'd rather it be genuine, and Chuuma is encouraged by his daughter to remarry for love) and eventually marry towards the end of the series. [[spoiler:They appear to also have a child together in the epilogue]]epilogue.]]



** Bossun usually cries loudly and it becomes a mess with his speech (also often ends up blubbering "dummy, dummy, dummy!"). Such as when he was worried about [[spoiler:Himeko and Captain arriving just in time to save them in "Ogress"]], or when Captain told the Sket Dan about her MissingMom.
** Shinba was crying as such when he was expressing his grateful wishes to the Sket Dan [[spoiler:during the Seniors' graduation, in February 2010]]. Bossun even mentions that he couldn't understand whatever he was trying to tell them.
** In Chapter 286 when Switch [[spoiler:finally speaks to his friends, the three of them became so emotional affected that they started laughing about this event (with snot and saliva) until it finally weighs down on them about what just happened]].
* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: Poor Himeko. She almost confessed her feelings to Bossun in a couple of opportunities... just to be interrupted at the moment she was going to do so.

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** Bossun usually cries loudly and it becomes a mess with his speech (also often ends up blubbering "dummy, dummy, dummy!"). Such as when he was worried about [[spoiler:Himeko and Captain arriving just in time to save them in "Ogress"]], or when Captain told tells the Sket Dan about her MissingMom.
** Shinba was Shinba's crying as such when he was expressing expresses his grateful wishes to the Sket Dan [[spoiler:during the Seniors' graduation, in February 2010]]. Bossun even mentions that he couldn't can't understand whatever he was trying to tell them.
** In Chapter 286 when Switch [[spoiler:finally speaks to his friends, the three of them became become so emotional affected that they started start laughing about this event (with snot and saliva) until it finally weighs down on them about what just happened]].
* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: Poor Himeko. She almost confessed confesses her feelings to Bossun in a couple of opportunities... just to be interrupted at the moment she was she's going to do so.



** As we find out from the flashbacks, the pre-Sket Dan days were miserable for Himeko and Switch before Bossun lent them a hand.

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** As we find out from the flashbacks, the pre-Sket Dan days were miserable for Himeko and Switch before Bossun lent them a hand.hand and they are thankful to him.



* LettingHerHairDown: During the student council orientation camp, Tsubaki starts freaking out when he believes he's getting hit on by random girls from another school... only to then find out the three girls are in fact Usami (without her hair band), Daisy (with her hair down, her bangs not swept to the side like usual and without her glasses), and Mimori (with her bangs down). They had all been fresh out of the baths.



* NobodyPoops: Averted. There's even a full chapter dedicated to [[ButtMonkey Bossun]]'s PottyEmergency.
* NonuniformUniform: Quite a few students make variations to the school uniform, such as the Sket Dan trio (which includes but isn't limited to Switch's green vest, Himeko's collar and Bossun's red hat). This is averted in the school assemblies, as everyone including the Sket Dan forgoes the accessories and wear the proper uniform such as the blazer, tie/ribbon and pants (for guys).

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* NobodyPoops: Averted. There's even a full chapter dedicated to [[ButtMonkey Bossun]]'s PottyEmergency.
PottyEmergency where he keeps fluctuating over wanting and not wanting to poop and is cockblocked in some way when he does want to.
* NonuniformUniform: Quite a few students make variations to the school uniform, such as the Sket Dan trio (which includes but isn't limited to Switch's green vest, vest/jumper, Himeko's collar and Bossun's red hat). This is averted in the school assemblies, graduation ceremonies for the third years, as everyone including the Sket Dan forgoes the accessories and wear the proper uniform such as the blazer, tie/ribbon and pants (for guys).



* OffModel: It happens often, from off modeling the ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' characters in the crossover episode (justified since ''Gintama'' is produced by Creator/{{Sunrise}} and ''Sket Dance'' by Tatsunoko), depending on who is directing the episodes... and who is also animating. Try to not cringe in the first episodes when they start to use the 3rd opening animation. Hopefully, this was corrected later in the airings and subsequent DVD releases.

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* OffModel: It happens often, from off modeling the ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' characters in the crossover episode (justified since ''Gintama'' is produced by Creator/{{Sunrise}} and ''Sket Dance'' by Tatsunoko), depending on who is directing the episodes... and who is also animating. Try to not cringe in the first episodes when they start to use the 3rd opening animation. Hopefully, this was corrected later in the airings and subsequent DVD releases.



* OneSteveLimit: Inverted in one chapter (full of Japanese writing/pronunciation puns) and taken to its logical conclusion.

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* OneSteveLimit: Inverted in one chapter (full of Japanese writing/pronunciation puns) and taken to its logical conclusion. The jokes about this begin when the Sket Dan meet several girls with very similar kanji in their names and/or different kanji with the same pronunciation (Hagiwara Midori 萩原緑, Hagihara Midori 萩原翠 and Ogiwara Yukari 荻原翠)... and things escalate from there as more girls with similar names come up and the confusion thickens.



* SadistTeacher: Daijirou Kutsuwa. Especially when he was tranferred to Kaimei Academy, imposing rules to anyone, and mostly threatening Himeko because she was formerly known as a delinquent. [[spoiler: He was a teacher from the middle school where Kiri was one of its students. He was the main reason on why Kiri didn't trust in anyone, as a result of bullying some of the students, such as Kiri's friend, Kihara. Of course, he was very shocked when Kutsuwa was transferred to Kaimei. And then ''he'' threatened him with his life as revenge.]]

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** Coming to terms that the Sket Dan is going to retire and graduate, Tact tries to invoke this when the Pocket Dan do a trial run as their potential successors by attempting to copy their personalities instead of acting like themselves. This becomes an issue when Cherry does his usual sexual harrassment schtick towards Silk and instead of helping her Tact just plays along and expects Silk to defend herself (like Bossun and Himeko respectively), which upsets her.
* SadistTeacher: Daijirou Kutsuwa. Especially Kutsuwa, especially when he was tranferred transfers to Kaimei Academy, imposing imposes rules to anyone, and mostly threatening threatens Himeko because she was formerly known as a delinquent. [[spoiler: He was a teacher from the middle school where Kiri was one of its students. He was the main reason on why Kiri didn't trust in anyone, as a result of bullying some of the students, such as Kiri's friend, Kihara. Of course, he was he's very shocked when Kutsuwa was transferred to Kaimei. And then ''he'' threatened threatens him with his life as revenge.]]



** There's plenty of teasing towards Bossun and Himeko through the entire series. It doesn't help that both are ObliviousToLove in some ways or another, ever since Bossun helped Himeko in their first year of high school. As a friendship gift, Himeko gave him her [[NiceHat red horned hat]], and eventually Bossun returned the gesture with a "necklace" (which was actually a wrestling armband). He admitted once that she would be a "great wife", they had the entire incident of "Samurai" and "Purin", and the list goes on and on. She even tried to confess to him... but she was interrupted many times, [[spoiler:and the final attempt backfires badly]].

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** There's plenty of teasing towards Bossun and Himeko through the entire series. It doesn't help that both are ObliviousToLove in some ways or another, ever since Bossun helped Himeko in their first year of high school. As a friendship gift, Himeko gave him her [[NiceHat red horned hat]], and eventually Bossun returned the gesture with a "necklace" "choker" (which was actually a wrestling armband). He admitted admits once that she would be a "great wife", they had have the entire incident of "Samurai" and "Purin", and the list goes on and on. She even tried tries to confess to him... but she was she's interrupted many times, [[spoiler:and the final attempt backfires badly]].



** Kiri and Usami share some moments between the two, [[spoiler:especially since they have to start communicating to each other if they are going to stay in the Student Council, when Tsubaki and the others get graduated]].

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** Kiri and Usami share some moments between the two, [[spoiler:especially especially since they have to start communicating to each other if they are going to stay in the Student Council, when Tsubaki and the others get graduated]].graduate.



* ShowWithinAShow: Quite a lot of them, and, more often than not, completely uncomprehensible.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Quite a A lot of them, and, shows are seen within the series, such as various anime Switch is interested in and Popman (the one who wears Bossun's hat). They are, more often than not, completely uncomprehensible.



* {{Troll}}: "Trolling" seems to be one of Switch's favorite hobbies. In one chapter, Bossun and Himeko has an [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine anti-tsukkomi competition]]. What did a [[SarcasmMode nice, good friend]] like Switch do? Invite [[NoFourthWall Roman]] and [[ChivalrousPervert Cherry]] to the clubroom, of course!
* {{Tsundere}}: Parodied and exemplified by Saaya ever since her introduction, which started with the discussion of the trope itself due to a dating sim's character. However, Himeko fits as a ''tsundere'' as well, especially with Bossun, amplified during their awkward moments.

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* {{Troll}}: "Trolling" seems to be one of Switch's favorite hobbies. In one chapter, Bossun and Himeko has an [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine anti-tsukkomi competition]]. What did does a [[SarcasmMode nice, good friend]] like Switch do? Invite [[NoFourthWall Roman]] and [[ChivalrousPervert Cherry]] to the clubroom, of course!
* {{Tsundere}}: Parodied and exemplified by Saaya ever since her introduction, which started starts with the discussion of the trope itself due to a dating sim's character. However, Himeko fits as a ''tsundere'' as well, especially with Bossun, amplified during their awkward moments.



* UndyingLoyalty: Himeko and Switch [[IOweYouMyLife have unwavering faith in Bossun]]. Also, [[{{Ninja}} Kiri]] pronounced Tsubaki his master at the end of "Solitude".
* UnflinchingWalk: The Sket Dan invokes this after many difficulties they had to pass when they were trapped inside a warehouse (and trapped inside full-body ''costumes'') during "Costume Break" (chapters 76-77), as they burned it down.

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* UndyingLoyalty: Himeko and Switch [[IOweYouMyLife have unwavering faith in Bossun]]. Also, [[{{Ninja}} Kiri]] pronounced pronounces Tsubaki his master at the end of "Solitude".
* UnflinchingWalk: The Sket Dan invokes invoke this after many difficulties they had have to pass when they were are trapped inside a warehouse (and trapped inside full-body ''costumes'') during "Costume Break" (chapters 76-77), as they burned burn it down.



* TheVoiceless: Switch, who communicates via text-to-speech with a laptop. In the last arc, the gang is also introduced to the new board director's son Yuuki who refuses to talk due to bullying [[spoiler:or so his father thinks -- it turns out he's afraid to speak up and reveal his voice, as he's biologically female but doesn't identify as such]].

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* TheVoiceless: Switch, who communicates via text-to-speech with a laptop. In the last arc, the gang is also introduced to the new board director's son Yuuki who refuses to talk due to bullying [[spoiler:or so his father thinks claims -- it turns out he's afraid to speak up and reveal his voice, as he's biologically female but doesn't identify as such]].



** "Solitude", in a similar aspect as "Ogress" does to Himeko, reveals why Kiri Katou is very distant to his peers (especially the Student Council), when a SadistTeacher he knew in Middle School got transferred to Kaimei Academy.

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** "Solitude", in a similar aspect as "Ogress" does to Himeko, reveals why Kiri Katou is very distant to his peers (especially the Student Council), when a SadistTeacher he knew in Middle School got gets transferred to Kaimei Academy.



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In addition to being a talented artist, impressionist, and savant at riddles, Bossun has "the power of incredible concentration". Although it isn't a particularly heroic skill, his "Concentration Mode" is actually [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower extremely helpful]], especially in a school environment; among others, it grants Bossun near photographic memory, extremely fast calculations, and ability to create an elaborate plan in minutes.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In addition to being a talented artist, impressionist, and savant at riddles, Bossun has "the power of incredible concentration". Although it isn't a particularly heroic skill, skill (Kenta Shinohara's AuthorAvatar lampshades this when Bossun tries to demonstrate this as an idea for his manga and the former is left unimpressed), his "Concentration Mode" is actually [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower extremely helpful]], especially in a school environment; among others, it grants Bossun near photographic memory, extremely fast calculations, and ability to create an elaborate plan in minutes.
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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Kenta Shinohara's AuthorAvatar shows up at the school looking for inspiration for a new manga series. Bossun thinks that it would be perfect to make the Sket Dan incredibly popular. Unfortunately, "Enta Hinohara" decides that Bossun is too boring to be a shonen lead character and makes a manga about the Student Council instead.

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Kenta Shinohara's AuthorAvatar shows up at the school looking for inspiration for a new manga series. Bossun thinks that it this opportunity would be perfect to make the Sket Dan incredibly popular. Unfortunately, "Enta Hinohara" decides that Bossun is too boring to be a shonen lead character and makes a manga about the Student Council instead.



* XMustNotWin: Telling the Student Council or the Sket Dan that the other group is involved in something is a perfect way get to them to join in. This is especially pronounced with Tsubaki and Bossun, due to their rivalry ([[spoiler:especially after it's revelead that they are siblings]]).

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* XMustNotWin: Telling the Student Council or the Sket Dan that the other group is involved in something is a perfect way get to them to join in. This is especially pronounced with Tsubaki and Bossun, due to their rivalry ([[spoiler:especially after it's revelead revealed that they are siblings]]).
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* StalkerWithACrush: Played with in the worst way possible during "Switch Off", since it reveals that Sawa's stalker [[spoiler:was actually her ''best friend'', [[{{Yandere}} Yukino]], who was jealous of her popularity]].

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* StalkerWithACrush: Played with in the worst way possible during "Switch Off", since it reveals that Sawa's stalker [[spoiler:was actually her ''best friend'', [[{{Yandere}} Yukino]], Yukino, who was jealous of her popularity]].



* XMustNotWin: Telling the Student Council or the Sket Dan that the other group is involved in something is a perfect way get to them to join in. This is especially pronounced with Tsubaki and Bossun, due to their [[spoiler: actual SiblingRivalry]].

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* XMustNotWin: Telling the Student Council or the Sket Dan that the other group is involved in something is a perfect way get to them to join in. This is especially pronounced with Tsubaki and Bossun, due to their [[spoiler: actual SiblingRivalry]].rivalry ([[spoiler:especially after it's revelead that they are siblings]]).
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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: A few characters are actually voiced by actual idols/musicians who contributed music for the openings/endings. There are also a few specifically sung by the characters.
** Rumi is voiced by a member of Music/{{AKB48}} subunit French Kiss who sing the first opening.
** The Sketchbook, the name of the band the Sket Dan formed, is a now-disbanded real life band made specifically for the anime, with the members recruited via made to represent the Sket Dan members. They provide the music for their Kaimei Rock Festival performances (both instrumental and Bossun's vocals), and also performed for Openings 2, 4 and 6, and many of the endings (both main and one-episode ones).
** Dante is voiced by Music/{{Gackt}} who provides the music for the third opening.
** The fourth ending is sung by Bossun, Switch, Tsubaki and Agata's voice actors (together they're called SKET ROCK).
** Ending 6 is not only performed by The Sketchbook but also by the Sket Dan voice actors (together they're called Sket+Sketch).



* GogglesDoNothing: Bossun's goggles help him concentrate, though how much of it is all in his head (no pun intended) remains to be seen. He also uses them to focus on a target when he uses his slingshot and pachinko balls.
** His old Poppman goggles really ''didn't'' do anything, either. The lenses were so old that Bossun could barely see out of them, but they helped him block out distractions when he tried to think.

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* GogglesDoNothing: GogglesDoNothing:
** Zig-zagged with
Bossun's goggles current goggles; they do help him concentrate, though how much of it is all in his head (no pun intended) remains to be seen. He also uses them to concentrate and focus on a target when he uses his slingshot and pachinko balls.
balls, but how much of it is all in his head (no pun intended) is sometimes questioned and remains to be seen.
** His Bossun's old Poppman goggles really ''didn't'' do anything, either.also zig-zags this trope. The lenses were so old that Bossun could barely see out of them, but they helped him block out distractions when he tried to think.



%%* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki's biological parents, Ryosuke and Haru. And there are also Chuuma and Remi, at the end of the series]].

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%%* * HappilyMarried: In a series where unrequited love or mutual love being cockblocked is present, there are a few couples that are/were in a genuinely happy marriage: [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki's biological parents, Ryosuke and Haru. And there are also Haru, who were in a good marriage up until their deaths and were super excited to start a family]]; and Chuuma and Remi, who become engaged after some contemplating (Remi at first has the choice of tricking Chuuma into a relationship with the Love Potion but decides she'd rather it be genuine, and Chuuma is encouraged by his daughter to remarry for love) and eventually marry towards the end of the series]].series. [[spoiler:They appear to also have a child together in the epilogue]]



* HypocriticalHumor: At one point, Switch calls Yagi "expressionless", and gets called out by his peers for it.

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* HypocriticalHumor: At one point, the ever so stoic Switch calls Yagi "expressionless", and gets called out by his peers for it.
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