History Manga / SketDance

16th May '16 4:52:07 AM kirara19
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* AdaptationExpansion: Creator/TatsunokoProductions added fanservice not included in the manga (as mentioned below), [[EarlyBirdCameo introduced some characters earlier]] than its original source, it {{ascended extra}}s and added characters that, sometimes, little to nothing were needed to be in some episodes (blaming the {{fanservice}} in some cases), and they expanded some single chapter plots as half hour episodes. Since the manga series continued some time more after the anime ended[[note]]The anime series ended in September 2012 with an OVA released in February 2013, the manga ended in July 2013[[/note]], it was forced to have a GeckoEnding, without too much resolution to some character plots just like [[spoiler:adapting the rest of Switch's past and if he was actually going to move on to speak again]].

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* AdaptationExpansion: Creator/TatsunokoProductions Creator/TatsunokoProduction added fanservice not that wasn't originally included in the manga (as mentioned below), manga, [[EarlyBirdCameo introduced some characters earlier]] than its original source, it {{ascended extra}}s and added characters that, sometimes, little to nothing were needed to be in some episodes (blaming the {{fanservice}} in some cases), and they cases). They also expanded some single chapter plots as half hour episodes. Since the manga series continued some time more after the anime ended[[note]]The anime series ended in September 2012 with an OVA released in February 2013, the manga ended in July 2013[[/note]], it was forced to have a GeckoEnding, without too much resolution to some character plots just like [[spoiler:adapting the rest of Switch's past and if he was actually going to move on to speak again]].
11th Oct '15 11:05:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{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/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu all the time]].

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* {{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/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts all the time]].
30th Jul '15 1:12:52 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Usami Hani, implying her double personality problem ("Hani" is how ''Honey'' is pronounced in Japanese (like, say, ''Manga/CuteyHoney''), "Usa" comes from ''bunny'', mostly referring to the MsFanservice ones).

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** Usami Hani, implying her double personality problem ("Hani" is how ''Honey'' is pronounced in Japanese (like, say, ''Manga/CuteyHoney''), ''Anime/CuteyHoney''), "Usa" comes from ''bunny'', mostly referring to the MsFanservice ones).
7th Jul '15 10:07:06 PM Adept
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* AccidentalTruth: An inversion occurs in chapter 185, when Quecchon was looking for a missing item, but refuses to tell the Sket Dan what it exactly is. She does give some vague descriptions of the item, which Bossun tried to dechiper using his Facial Composite skills. He came up with a weird butterfly/bat/alien object that ''somehow'' really exist in the show's universe, but when he tried to give it to Quecchon, she recoiled in disgust.

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* AccidentalTruth: An inversion occurs in chapter 185, when Quecchon was looking for a missing item, but refuses to tell the Sket Dan what it exactly is. She does give some vague descriptions of the item, which Bossun tried to dechiper using his Facial Composite skills. He came up with a weird butterfly/bat/alien object that ''somehow'' really exist in the show's universe, universe (surprising everyone, including Bossun himself), but when he tried to give it to Quecchon, she recoiled in disgust.
7th Jul '15 10:05:59 PM Adept
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* AccidentalTruth: An inversion occurs in chapter 185, when Quecchon was looking for a missing item, but refuses to tell the Sket Dan what it exactly is. She does give some vague descriptions of the item, which Bossun tried to dechiper using his Facial Composite skills. He came up with a weird butterfly/bat/alien object that ''somehow'' really exist in the show's universe, but when he tried to give it to Quecchon, she recoiled in disgust.
19th Mar '15 4:55:37 AM kirara19
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** Used whenever Roman Saotome activates her "Otome Vision", mentally filtering the world to align with shojo manga (LoveBubbles and BishieSparkle abound). Or when her art gets featured in the series.

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** Used whenever Roman Saotome activates her "Otome Vision", mentally filtering the world to align with shojo manga (LoveBubbles and BishieSparkle abound). Or when her art gets featured in the series.



* AuthorAvatar:
** Enta Hinohara is Shinohara's manga counterpart. An author that went to Kaimei to look inspiration for his new manga series.

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* AuthorAvatar:
AuthorAvatar:
** Enta Hinohara is Shinohara's manga counterpart. An author During the first Popularity Poll chapter, Kenta Shinohara realizes that went things are getting out of control when he is mentioned to Kaimei to look inspiration for his new manga series.be voted as the 17th place "character" in the already BreakingTheFourthWall chapter. Roman even claims she is hearing a "voice from the heavens".



** There is also Kiri's backstory, which details about his attitude and his lack of trust towards people.

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** There is also Kiri's backstory, which details about his attitude and his lack of trust towards people.people, and how he isolated himself from his other classmates.



* BareFistedMonk: Tsubaki of the Student Council 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.

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* BareFistedMonk: Tsubaki of the Student Council 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.



* {{Bishonen}}: The reason Switch is so popular with the ladies despite being a somewhat unpleasant otaku who speaks with a computer. Also Shinba Michiru, Daimon Akitoshi (when he takes his mask off), Kiri Katou, and thanks to one of Chuuma's experiments, [[spoiler: Bossun ends up as one. The chapter focuses on the fact that the Academy needs a group of reliable and ''pretty'' people to promote it. The people in this group: Bossun, Switch, Daimon, Katou, and Tsubaki who is added because he is the ''little brother'' of Bossun..]]

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* {{Bishonen}}: The reason Switch is so popular with the ladies despite being a somewhat unpleasant otaku who speaks with a computer. Also Shinba Michiru, Daimon Akitoshi (when he takes his mask off), Kiri Katou, and thanks to one of Chuuma's experiments, [[spoiler: Bossun ends up as one. The chapter focuses on the fact that the Academy needs a group of reliable and ''pretty'' people to promote it. The people in this group: Bossun, Switch, Daimon, Katou, Kiri, and Tsubaki who is added because he is the ''little brother'' of Bossun..]]



** The student council president, Agata Soujiro, is portrayed as this.

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** The student council Soujiro Agata, as the Student Council president, Agata Soujiro, is portrayed as this.very smart and brilliant, it's just that... he just likes to laze around.



* CerebusRollercoaster: The series fully consists on this when the situation calls it in some arcs. There are chapters and arcs that are tearjerking at their worst, and heartwarming at their best, followed or preceded mostly by its usual slice of life comedy chapters or episodes. "Switch Off" is the first breakpoint in the serial where it presents events that would (or already have been) affect the characters and their surroundings, until it is later pointed again for its consequences.

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* CerebusRollercoaster: The series fully consists on this when the situation calls it in some arcs. There are chapters and arcs that are tearjerking at their worst, and heartwarming at their best, followed or preceded mostly by its usual slice of life comedy chapters or episodes. "Switch Off" is the first breakpoint in the serial where it presents events that would (or already have been) affect the characters and their surroundings, until it is later pointed out again for its consequences.



** In a dramatical turn, Sawa and Kazuyoshi. [[spoiler:Kazuyoshi had feelings for Sawa, and Sawa did as well since they grew up together as ChildhoodFriends. They both loved each other... without the other one knowing, and sadly, this gets downplayed in the "Switch Off" arc. Heck, the jealousy Kazuyoshi felt for Masafumi over Sawa (whom he felt she looked at their relationship such as LikeBrotherAndSister) mostly was what detonated the plot of it.]]

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** In a dramatical turn, Sawa and Kazuyoshi. [[spoiler:Kazuyoshi Kazuyoshi's friendship got a dramatic turn. Kazuyoshi had feelings for Sawa, and Sawa did have some as well since they grew up together as ChildhoodFriends. They [[spoiler:And they both loved each other... without the other one knowing, and sadly, this gets downplayed in the "Switch Off" arc. Heck, the jealousy Kazuyoshi felt for Masafumi over Sawa (whom he felt she looked at their relationship such as if it was LikeBrotherAndSister) mostly was what detonated the plot of it.]]



** In chapter 208, Tsubaki, absolutely [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not influenced by the Sket-Dan]], tried to create a matching T-shirt for the Student Council.

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** In chapter 208, Tsubaki, absolutely [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not influenced by the Sket-Dan]], Sket Dan]], tried to create a matching T-shirt for the Student Council.



* CreatorCameo: During the first Popularity Poll chapter, Shinohara realizes that things are getting out of control when he is mentioned to be voted as the 17th place "character" in the already BreakingTheFourthWall chapter. Roman even claims she is hearing a "voice from the heavens".

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* CreatorCameo: During the first Popularity Poll chapter, Shinohara realizes Enta Hinohara is Shinohara's manga counterpart. An author that things are getting out of control when he is mentioned went to be voted as the 17th place "character" in the already BreakingTheFourthWall chapter. Roman even claims she is hearing a "voice from the heavens".Kaimei to look inspiration for his new manga series.



** "Last Dance" [[spoiler: is not only the name of the final arc of the series, but also the last job of the Sket Dan as well, before retiring and graduating.]]

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** "Last Dance" [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is not only the name of the final arc of the series, but also the last job of the Sket Dan as well, before retiring and graduating.]]



* TheFaceless: Himeko has a friend who is named Nakatani-san, but even though some of the characters know her (and it proves that she exists), Bossun doesn't know who is she or how she looks like, and goes a whole chapter looking for her to finally meet her. However, it remains as a mystery.

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* TheFaceless: Himeko has a friend who is named Nakatani-san, Nakatani, but even though some of the characters know her (and it proves that she exists), Bossun doesn't know who is she or how she looks like, and goes a whole chapter looking for her to finally meet her. However, it her appearance remains as a mystery.



** The anime takes it UpToEleven, ever since they start using the second opening (set on a beach so all the female characters are wearing either bikini's or swimming costumes... [[FanDisservice including]] [[BilingualBonus Yabasawa]]). The third ending features the girls in their underwear, bubbling and Himeko is even stripping off her nightgown. But it gets featured much more in the second season, featuring [[AscendedExtra poor Kura-chan]] and taking advantage of Saaya, as well. Heck, there is official merchandise that used this as well. There were "oppai mousepads" featuring not only Mimorin ''but'' Himeko, too!

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** The anime takes it UpToEleven, ever since they start using the second opening (set on a beach so all the female characters are wearing either bikini's or swimming costumes... [[FanDisservice including]] [[BilingualBonus Yabasawa]]). The third ending features the girls in their underwear, bubbling and Himeko is even stripping off her nightgown. But it gets featured much more in the second season, featuring [[AscendedExtra poor Kura-chan]] and taking advantage of Saaya, as well. Heck, And there is was official merchandise that used this as well. There were "oppai mousepads" featuring not only Mimorin ''but'' Himeko, too!



* {{Fiction500}}: Mimorin, oh so much. Already set up as a [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense super rich character]] since the beginning, when we get to see her house, it's a ''self-sufficient underground city with an artificial sun''.
* FirstNameBasis: Himeko considers it is a big step [[spoiler:for Bossun and Tsubaki to refer to each other as Yusuke and Sasuke, respectively, but they strangely have never addressed each other as such, even a year after they found out they were siblings. They eventually do, with Bossun's initiative to do so, in "Inherit The Twin Stars"]].

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* {{Fiction500}}: Mimorin, oh so much. Already Mimori, who has been set up as a [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense super rich character]] since the beginning, when we get to see her house, it's has a ''self-sufficient underground city with an artificial sun''.
sun'' as a house.
* FirstNameBasis: Himeko considers it is a big step [[spoiler:for Bossun and Tsubaki to refer to each other as Yusuke and Sasuke, respectively, but respectively. But they strangely have never addressed each other as such, even a year after they found out they were siblings. They eventually do, with Bossun's initiative to do so, in during "Inherit The Twin Stars"]].



** [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki met a few years ago in their birthday. Due to Tsubaki looking different back then, and Tsubaki also [[BlindWithoutEm using his glasses]], they shouldn't have recognized each other]].
** Bossun does not remember that he bumped into Switch once... [[spoiler:before he turned into a hikikomori]].

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** [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki met a few years ago in their birthday. Due to Tsubaki looking different back then, and Tsubaki also [[BlindWithoutEm using his glasses]], glasses]]]], they shouldn't have recognized each other]].other.
** Bossun does not remember that he bumped into Switch once... [[spoiler:before Switch, before he turned into a hikikomori]].shut-in.



* FreakyFridayFlip: The School Trip Rhapsody arc has Bossun and Himeko do this.

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* FreakyFridayFlip: The School Trip Rhapsody arc has starts ''badly'' when Bossun and Himeko do this.have this... thanks to Chuuma's experiments.



* {{Hikikomori}}: While Switch used to be one (due to the unfortunate circumstances), the Sket Dan has to deal with another one, Fumi's classmate and friend Morino during the [[ChristmasEpisode "Christmas Card"]] mini arc.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Koma-chan, where her shyness is a rather often problem that just does not mix well with her already being too tall.

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* {{Hikikomori}}: While Switch used to be one (due to the unfortunate circumstances), the Sket Dan has to deal with another one, this time being Fumi's classmate and friend Morino friend, Morino, during the [[ChristmasEpisode "Christmas Card"]] mini arc.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Koma-chan, where her shyness is a rather often problem that just does not mix well with her her, when she is already being too tall.



** Tsubaki wanted to cut his hair as a meaning of [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange wanting to be stronger and manlier]]. [[spoiler: During his first encounter with Bossun, he was inspired by his courage to be able to stand and face others.]]
** Himeko zigzags it because it's also a ExpositoryHairstyleChange. She had a shorter black natural colored haircut when she was a kid, but later she grew it up and dyied it to be blonde to go with the delinquent image she already was going with in middle school. After the Sket Dan was officially formed, she cut it out (but decides to keep herself as a blonde) to start fresh and forget her "Onihime" past.

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** Tsubaki wanted to cut his hair as a meaning of [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange wanting to be stronger and manlier]]. [[spoiler: During [[spoiler:During his first encounter with Bossun, he was inspired by his courage to be able to stand and face others.]]
** Himeko zigzags it because it's also a ExpositoryHairstyleChange. She had a shorter black natural colored haircut when she was a kid, but later she grew it up and dyied dyed it to be blonde to go with the delinquent image she already was going with having in middle school. After the Sket Dan was officially formed, she cut it out (but decides to keep herself as a blonde) to start fresh and forget her "Onihime" past.



** As we find out from the flashbacks, the pre-Sket-Dan days were miserable for [[spoiler: Himeko and Switch]].
** Kiri thinks it is like this towards Tsubaki [[spoiler:after the events of "Solitude"]], who doesn't quite enjoy it and finds it incredibly irritating.

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** As we find out from the flashbacks, the pre-Sket-Dan pre-Sket Dan days were miserable for [[spoiler: Himeko and Switch]].
Switch.
** Kiri thinks it is like this towards Tsubaki [[spoiler:after the events of "Solitude"]], who doesn't quite enjoy it and finds it incredibly irritating.irritating at first, but he gets used to it.



* LikeBrotherAndSister: Bossun and Himeko usually see their relationship this way. However, they act much more similar to an [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple old married couple]].
* LongLostRelative: As it turns out, [[spoiler:Bossun has a twin brother, Sasuke Tsubaki]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Regarding Saaya's feelings... at least in her brother [[DitzyGenius Soujirou]]'s mind.

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: LikeBrotherAndSister:
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Bossun and Himeko usually see their relationship this way. However, they act much more similar to an [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple old married couple]].
* LongLostRelative: As it turns out, [[spoiler:Bossun has a twin brother, Sasuke Tsubaki]]
Tsubaki]].
* LoveDodecahedron: Regarding Saaya's feelings... at least in her brother [[DitzyGenius Soujirou]]'s Soujiro]]'s mind.



* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Part way through the series, the Sket Dan gets Remi Misora, a former host of a children TV show (similar in the veins of ''Series/SesameStreet'' as as their assistant homeroom teacher.

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* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Part way through the series, the Sket Dan gets Remi Misora, a former host of a children TV show (similar in the veins of ''Series/SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'') as as their assistant homeroom teacher.



* NiceHat: Bossun's Poppman red hat, Roman's ShoutOut to Creator/OsamuTezuka, Silk's & Smile's.

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* %%* NiceHat: Bossun's Poppman red hat, Roman's ShoutOut to Creator/OsamuTezuka, Silk's & Smile's.



* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (referring even to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, for lord's sake...]]). The academy's principal is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the high school.

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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (referring even to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, SEELE]], for lord's sake...]]).). The academy's principal is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the high school.



* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki.]]

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* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler:Bossun and Tsubaki.]]Tsubaki]]



** There's some teasing for Tsubaki and Daisy, in one episode when he goes to save her from being blackmailed.
** Kiri and Usami shared some moments [[spoiler:especially since they had to communicate with each other if they were going to stay in the Student Council]].

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** There's some teasing for Tsubaki and Daisy, in one episode chapter when he goes to save her from being blackmailed.
** Kiri and Usami shared some moments [[spoiler:especially since they had to communicate with start communicating to each other if they were going to stay in the Student Council]].Council, when Tsubaki and the others got graduated]].



** In episode 28 of the anime, there are some scenes with Soujiro and Michiru that are invoking this, but they aren't present [[AdaptationDistillation at all]] in the manga, besides the fact that Michiru do worry about his friend, ''a lot''.

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** In episode 28 of the anime, there are some scenes with Soujiro Agata and Michiru Shinba that are invoking this, but they aren't present [[AdaptationDistillation at all]] in the manga, besides the fact that Michiru do worry about his friend, ''a lot''.



** Chuuma's daughter wants him and Remi to be together. [[spoiler:And she succeeds in making them into a couple. Chapters later, they get married.]]

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** Suzu, Chuuma's daughter daughter, wants him and Remi to be together. [[spoiler:And she succeeds in making them into a couple. Chapters later, they get married.]]



* TomatoSurprise: Who would have ever thought that [[spoiler: "An-chan" was Kazuyoshi Usui all along, who was narrating "Switch Off"? Or that the guy who stars "One Guy's Quiet Day Off" was actually, Ryosuke, Bossun and Tsubaki's dad? TheReveal was well too played in both sides of the manga and the anime, since Masafumi and Kazuyoshi are brothers who share similar characteristics, and Bossun is actually a GenerationXerox of his dad in his youth. The anime disguised this as well, especially regarding their voice actors. Neither Kazuyoshi nor Masafumi are fully credited in the first part of the arc, and Creator/HiroyukiYoshino HAD to act for Ryosuke and Bossun, as well)]].

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* TomatoSurprise: Who would have ever thought that [[spoiler: "An-chan" was Kazuyoshi Usui all along, who was narrating "Switch Off"? Or that the guy who stars "One Guy's Quiet Day Off" was actually, Ryosuke, Bossun and Tsubaki's dad? TheReveal was well too played in both sides of the manga and the anime, since Masafumi and Kazuyoshi are brothers who share similar physical characteristics, and Bossun is actually a GenerationXerox of his dad in his youth. The anime disguised this as well, especially regarding their voice actors. Neither Kazuyoshi nor Masafumi are fully credited in the first part of the arc, and Creator/HiroyukiYoshino HAD to act for Ryosuke and Bossun, as well)]].



** Shinba approaches this to put an end to the LoveDodecahedron around Saaya in Agata's mind to let him concentrate for the second shance of the Tokyo U entrance exams. However, [[spoiler:Tsubaki doesn't know he is part of this plan.]]

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** Shinba approaches this to put an end to the LoveDodecahedron around Saaya in Agata's mind to let him concentrate for the second shance chance of the Tokyo U entrance exams. However, [[spoiler:Tsubaki doesn't know he is part of this plan.]]
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** Shinohara appears on the First Popularity Poll chapter, in which he was voted as one of the popular ''no-characters'' of the series.
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* BeachEpisode: Chapter 266 is [[{{Fanservice}} appropiately]] named ''Beach Girls Collection'' in which things got [[TemptingFate worse]] 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]] named ''Beach "Beach Girls Collection'' Collection" in which things got [[TemptingFate worse]] when Bossun drinks Chuuma's Invisibility Potion Mark II and the Gesu club gets involved in it as well.



** There will be times that either Bossun, Himeko and/or Switch will do this. But the one that takes the honor in its plenty glory, is Saotome Roman, even when she does not appear on scene, remarking on how long we, the readers/viewers, haven't seen a certain character in the series. Heck, there were the chapters of the 2 popularity polls where the Fourth Wall didn't survived at all (and even the author was dragged into it as well!).
** 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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** There will be times that either Bossun, Himeko and/or Switch will do this. But the one that takes the honor in its plenty glory, is Saotome Roman, Roman Saotome, even when she does not appear on scene, remarking on how long we, the readers/viewers, haven't seen a certain character in the series. Heck, there were the chapters of the 2 popularity polls where the Fourth Wall didn't survived at all (and even the author was dragged into it as well!).
** 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 place (this was left out from the anime, though.) though).



* CantHoldHisLiquor: Shinba Michiru can get drunk just by smelling cooking sake.

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Shinba Michiru Shinba can get drunk just by smelling cooking sake.



** Himeko. They don't call her ''Onihime'' for nothing (that roughly translates to Ogre Princess, "Ogress" or Demon Princess).

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** Himeko. They don't call her ''Onihime'' for nothing (that roughly translates to Ogre Princess, "Ogre Princess", "Ogress" or Demon Princess)."Demon Princess").



* CallBack: The puppet show in episode 6 (chapters 10-12) has parallels to Himeko (the original Onihime) meeting her imposter in episode 3 (chapters 5 & 6).
* CensorSteam: And it actually gets lampshaded by the narration!
* CerebusRollercoaster: The series fully consist on this when the situation calls it in some arcs. There are chapters and arcs that are tearjerking at their worst, and heartwarming at their best, followed or predated mostly by the usual slice of life comedy chapters or episodes the series lives on. "Switch Off" is the first breakpoint in the serial where it presents events that would (or already have been) affect the characters and their surroundings, until it is later pointed again for its consequences.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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The puppet show in episode 6 (chapters 10-12) has parallels to Himeko (the original Onihime) meeting her imposter in episode 3 (chapters 5 & 6).
* CensorSteam: Used to avoid [[DoesThisRemindsYouOfAnything more]] {{fanservice}} scenes during the School Trip Rhapsody arc. And it actually gets lampshaded by the narration!
* CerebusRollercoaster: The series fully consist consists on this when the situation calls it in some arcs. There are chapters and arcs that are tearjerking at their worst, and heartwarming at their best, followed or predated preceded mostly by the its usual slice of life comedy chapters or episodes the series lives on.episodes. "Switch Off" is the first breakpoint in the serial where it presents events that would (or already have been) affect the characters and their surroundings, until it is later pointed again for its consequences.



** The Sket-Dan trio has custom-made T-shirts for each of its members.

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** The Sket-Dan Sket Dan trio has custom-made T-shirts for each of its members.



** In chapter 208, [[TheRival Tsubaki]], absolutely [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not influenced by the Sket-Dan]], tried to create a matching T-shirt for the Student Council.
** Suzu, the daughter of Chuuma-sensei (their club advisor), apparently owns one of these, as well.

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** In chapter 208, [[TheRival Tsubaki]], Tsubaki, absolutely [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not influenced by the Sket-Dan]], tried to create a matching T-shirt for the Student Council.
** Suzu, the daughter of Chuuma-sensei (their club advisor), professor Chuuma, apparently owns one of these, as well.



** "Last Dance" [[spoiler: is not only the final arc of the series, but also the last job of the Sket Dan as well, before retiring and graduating.]]

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** "Last Dance" [[spoiler: is not only the name of the final arc of the series, but also the last job of the Sket Dan as well, before retiring and graduating.]]



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Seems that the whole Kaimei Academy suspects that there is much of Himeko into Bossun than what it seems like being just VitriolicBestBuds...
* TheFaceless: Himeko has a friend who is named Nakatani-san, but even though some of the characters know about her, Bossun (and the reader/viewer by extension) does not know how she looks like. It's remained as a mystery.

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Seems that the The whole Kaimei Academy suspects that there is much more of Himeko into Bossun and Bossun's relationship rather than what it seems like just being just VitriolicBestBuds...
* TheFaceless: Himeko has a friend who is named Nakatani-san, but even though some of the characters know about her, her (and it proves that she exists), Bossun (and the reader/viewer by extension) does not doesn't know who is she or how she looks like. It's remained like, and goes a whole chapter looking for her to finally meet her. However, it remains as a mystery.



** Despite the cast's insistence to avoid it, there is plenty of it in the School Trip Rhapsody chapters.
** The anime takes it UptoEleven, ever since they start using the second opening (set on a beach so all the female characters are wearing either bikini's or swimming costumes... [[FanDisservice including]] [[BilingualBonus Yabasawa]]). The third ending features the girls in their underwear, bubbling and Himeko is even stripping off her nightgown. But it gets featured much more in the second season, featuring [[AscendedExtra poor Kura-chan]] and taking advantage of Saaya, as well. Heck, there is official merchandise that used this as well. There were "oppai mousepads" featuring not only Mimorin ''but'' Himeko, too!

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** Despite the cast's insistence to avoid it, there is plenty of it in the School "School Trip Rhapsody Rhapsody" chapters.
** The anime takes it UptoEleven, UpToEleven, ever since they start using the second opening (set on a beach so all the female characters are wearing either bikini's or swimming costumes... [[FanDisservice including]] [[BilingualBonus Yabasawa]]). The third ending features the girls in their underwear, bubbling and Himeko is even stripping off her nightgown. But it gets featured much more in the second season, featuring [[AscendedExtra poor Kura-chan]] and taking advantage of Saaya, as well. Heck, there is official merchandise that used this as well. There were "oppai mousepads" featuring not only Mimorin ''but'' Himeko, too!



* FirstNameBasis: Himeko considers it is a big step [[spoiler:for Bossun and Tsubaki to refer to each other as Yusuke and Sasuke, respectively, but they strangely have never adressed each other as such, even a year after they found out they were siblings. They eventually do, with Bossun's initiative to do so, in "Inherit The Twin Stars"]].

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* FirstNameBasis: Himeko considers it is a big step [[spoiler:for Bossun and Tsubaki to refer to each other as Yusuke and Sasuke, respectively, but they strangely have never adressed addressed each other as such, even a year after they found out they were siblings. They eventually do, with Bossun's initiative to do so, in "Inherit The Twin Stars"]].



** The Pocket Dan, formed by Tact, Silk and Smile. They originally wanted to take over the Sket Dan when they met, and wanted to robe their "clients" (as there couldn't be two simultaneous groups with the similar interests, approved by the Student Council). However, [[spoiler:they start realizing that next year when Bossun and the others got graduated, there wouldn't be another Sket Dan, so they dissolve their group and formally become part of the Sket Dan.]]

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** The Pocket Dan, formed by Tact, Silk and Smile. They originally wanted to take over the Sket Dan when they met, and wanted to robe rob their "clients" (as there couldn't be two simultaneous groups with the similar interests, approved by the Student Council). However, [[spoiler:they start realizing that next year when Bossun and the others got graduated, there wouldn't be another Sket Dan, so they dissolve their group and formally become part of the Sket Dan.]]



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:As it turns out, Bossun has a twin brother, Sasuke Tsubaki]]

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* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:As As it turns out, Bossun [[spoiler:Bossun has a twin brother, Sasuke Tsubaki]]



** It's actually more of a LoveTriangle for Saaya, since she has confessed already her feelings [[spoiler:to Bossun (and it was hinted to Himeko when she was in Bossun's body during the School Trip Rhapsody arc when she told him (her) about it), but he's still somewhat unaware of what Himeko truly feels for him]].

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** It's And it's actually more of a LoveTriangle for Saaya, since she has confessed already her feelings [[spoiler:to Bossun (and it was hinted to Himeko when she was in Bossun's body during the School Trip Rhapsody arc when she told him (her) about it), but he's still somewhat unaware of what Himeko truly feels for him]].



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

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



* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Part of the way through the manga, the Sket Dan gets Remi Misora as their assistant homeroom teacher. She used to be the host of a pre-schooler show, like ''Series/SesameStreet'' or ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]'' apparently.
* MoodWhiplash: Along with ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the series run with it in Magazine/ShonenJump by mix-and-matching comedy and drama. The series is usually comedy-themed, and could suddenly be stroke with a dramatic arc that could affect permanently the series, in contrast to some of slapstick that invokes the StatusQuoIsGod.

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* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Part of the way through the manga, series, the Sket Dan gets Remi Misora as their assistant homeroom teacher. She used to be the Misora, a former host of a pre-schooler show, like children TV show (similar in the veins of ''Series/SesameStreet'' or ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]'' apparently.
as as their assistant homeroom teacher.
* MoodWhiplash: Along with ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the series run with it in Magazine/ShonenJump ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' by mix-and-matching comedy and drama. The series is usually comedy-themed, and but it could suddenly be stroke with a dramatic arc that could affect permanently the series, in contrast to some of slapstick that invokes the StatusQuoIsGod.



* NonActionGuy: Switch, who is always at the sidelines.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Agata Soujirou. The [[spoiler:former]] Student Council President. He's really a MagnificentBastard when he proposes it into, however... he is a bit of a DitzyGenius, and quite a case of BrilliantButLazy.

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* NonActionGuy: Switch, who is always at the sidelines.
sidelines, since force is not actually his strength.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Agata Soujirou. The [[spoiler:former]] Student Council President. He's Soujiro Agata, who is really a MagnificentBastard when he proposes it into, into mind, however... he is a bit of a DitzyGenius, and quite a case of BrilliantButLazy.



* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, for lord's sake...]]). The academy's director is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council, of course]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the academy.

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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (to (referring even to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, for lord's sake...]]). The academy's director principal is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council, of course]], council]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the academy.high school.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Himeko calls Bossun "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".
* PaperThinDisguise: The [[FunnyAfro notorious afro costume]]. And of course: Deer Man and the Sket Squad Kyeunja. Cue BigDamnHeroes moment.
* ThePilot: As many other series of the ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', ''Sket Dance'' counts with two one-shots: one that was published in ''Akamaru Jump'' in 2006, and another one in the WSJ. The first one, is still something darker than the series was going to be. The one published in the WSJ before the serialization is more closer to what the series was going to be later.
* PottyEmergency: A full chapter dedicated to Bossun with a touch of ToiletHumour... really, poor Bossun... And in the School Trip Rhapsody arc this also happens again, to Bossun... [[FreakyFridayFlip while in Himeko's body]] and Himeko in Bossun's body as well.

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Himeko calls Bossun "the 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".
* PaperThinDisguise: The notoriously obvious [[FunnyAfro notorious afro costume]]. And costume]] (which is only a wig), and, of course: course, Deer Man and the Sket Squad Kyeunja. Cue BigDamnHeroes moment.
* ThePilot: As many other series of the ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', Jump'' magazine, ''Sket Dance'' counts with two one-shots: one that was published in ''Akamaru Jump'' in 2006, and another one in the WSJ. The first one, is still something darker than the series was going to be. The one published in the WSJ before the serialization is more closer to what the series was going to be later.
Shonen Jump magazine.
* PottyEmergency: A There's a full chapter dedicated to Bossun with a touch of ToiletHumour... really, poor Bossun... And in the School Trip Rhapsody arc this also happens again, to Bossun... [[FreakyFridayFlip while in Himeko's body]] and Himeko in Bossun's body as well.



** ''Yuu''ki ''Rei''ko. The kanji is different, but Yuurei means ghost in Japanese. In fact, using differnt kanji, you can interpret "Yuuki Reiko" as something like "Dark willed, spirit child." Perfect for our resident occult-freak.

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** ''Yuu''ki ''Rei''ko. The kanji is different, but Yuurei "Yuurei" means ghost "ghost" in Japanese. In fact, using differnt kanji, you can interpret "Yuuki Reiko" as something like "Dark willed, spirit child." Perfect for our resident occult-freak.



** [[spoiler:Kazuyoshi to his little brother, Masafumi. Or so, it was implied to be his original intention after Masafumi died. A year before the actual start of the series, he copied his image, and took his original nickname "Switch". Kazuyoshi used to be laid back and fairly normal, until he was guilt tripped due to the circumstances that led to his little brother's death. He knew that he would never replace him but he only wanted to preserve Masafumi's image just for a little longer more]]. The whole story is a massive tearjerker, giving the public a good idea of why he is such a weird guy.
** In the pre-serialization pilot chapter, it was Deconstructed and Invoked. [[spoiler:Ichiro's girlfriend Nanako died in an accident. Her twin sister, Namiko invoked this trope in order to help him cope.]]
* SadistTeacher: Kutsuwa Daijirou. Especially when he was tranferred to Kaimei, 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 pretty shocked when Kutsuwa was transferred in Kaimei. And then ''he'' threatened him with his life as revenge.]]

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** Initially invoked, but eventually deconstructed with [[spoiler:Kazuyoshi to his little brother, Masafumi. Or so, it was implied to be his original intention after Masafumi died. A year before the actual start of the series, he copied his image, and took his original nickname nickname, "Switch". Kazuyoshi used to be laid back and fairly normal, until he was guilt tripped due to the circumstances that led to his little brother's death. He knew that he would never replace him but but, at the end, he only wanted to preserve Masafumi's image in himself just for a little longer more]]. The whole story is a massive tearjerker, giving the public a good idea of why he is such a weird guy.
longer.]]
** In the pre-serialization pilot chapter, it was Deconstructed deconstructed and Invoked.invoked, as well. [[spoiler:Ichiro's girlfriend Nanako died in an accident. Her twin sister, Namiko invoked this trope intended to replace her in order to help him cope.]]
* SadistTeacher: Kutsuwa Daijirou.Daijirou Kutsuwa. Especially when he was tranferred to Kaimei, 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 pretty shocked when Kutsuwa was transferred in Kaimei. And then ''he'' threatened him with his life as revenge.]]



* TheSevenMysteries: As any Japanese school, the academy has its own "The Seven Mysteries of Kaimei"... it was a relevant topic in one of the novels, and it was referred again in the Fanbook.

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* TheSevenMysteries: As any Japanese school, the academy has its own "The Seven Mysteries of Kaimei"... it Kaimei". It was a relevant topic in one of the novels, and it was referred again in the Fanbook.Fanbook... hosted by the resident Occult specialist, Reiko Yuuki.



** In episode 28 of the anime, there are some scenes with Agata and Michiru that contain this. There weren't such scenes in the manga because of the AdaptationDistillation the anime suffered.
** There's plenty ShipTease towards Bossun and Himeko through all of the series. It doesn't help that both of them are pretty ObliviousToLove in some ways or another, since Bossun helped her in the first place (and then he gave to her her necklace, he once repleid she would be such a great wife, the incident of Samurai and Purin, to mention some examples). Same goes with Saaya and Bossun, which lead to her confession some chapters after.
** This is also played in some ways with Tsubaki and Daisy in one chapter/episode where he wants to help/save her from being blackmailed.
* ShoutOut: Has its own [[ShoutOut/SketDance page]].

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** There's plenty towards Bossun and Himeko through all the series. Be it in the manga or in the anime. It doesn't help both are ObliviousToLove in some ways or another, ever since Bossun helped her in the first place ([[spoiler:she gave her [[NiceHat red hat]] and some time later, he gave her a "necklace"]]). He even admitted that she would be a "great wife", they had the entire incident of Samurai and Purin... the list goes on and on. [[spoiler:She even tried to confess... but she was interrupted and the final attempt backfires badly]].
** There's some teasing for Tsubaki and Daisy, in one episode when he goes to save her from being blackmailed.
** Kiri and Usami shared some moments [[spoiler:especially since they had to communicate with each other if they were going to stay in the Student Council]].
** Switch and Momoka also have some teasing, and it plays some important factors here and there for later arcs when it is revealed that she has a crush on him.
** Switch and Reiko, perhaps, would be a little ''too'' involved in their usual argumental debates and fights, and it is shown that Switch and Reiko ''do'' care and respect each other, even if they [[BlatantLies do not think of themselves]] as "friends".
** In episode 28 of the anime, there are some scenes with Agata Soujiro and Michiru that contain this. There weren't such scenes are invoking this, but they aren't present [[AdaptationDistillation at all]] in the manga because of manga, besides the AdaptationDistillation the anime suffered.
** There's plenty ShipTease towards Bossun and Himeko through all of the series. It doesn't help
fact that both of them are pretty ObliviousToLove in some ways or another, since Bossun helped her in the first place (and then he gave to her her necklace, he once repleid she would be such a great wife, the incident of Samurai and Purin, to mention some examples). Same goes with Saaya and Bossun, which lead to her confession some chapters after.
** This is also played in some ways with Tsubaki and Daisy in one chapter/episode where he wants to help/save her from being blackmailed.
Michiru do worry about his friend, ''a lot''.
* ShoutOut: Has its own [[ShoutOut/SketDance page]].page]]!



** Chuuma-sensei's daughter ships him and Misora Remi. [[spoiler:And she succeeds in making them into a couple. Chapter later, they get married.]]

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** Chuuma-sensei's Chuuma's daughter ships wants him and Misora Remi.Remi to be together. [[spoiler:And she succeeds in making them into a couple. Chapter Chapters later, they get married.]]



* ShrinkingViolet: [[KnightTemplar Tsubaki]] of all people is revealed to be this in the past.
** Also, HugeSchoolgirl Koma-chan. Combined with CharlesAtlasSuperpower, making her embarrassed is a terrible idea.
* SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness: Most of the time it stays at LampshadeHanging, with occasional slipping into MediumAwareness. Then [[NoFourthWall Roman]] shows up and completely shatter the fourth wall to pieces.

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* ShrinkingViolet: ShrinkingViolet:
** In the past,
[[KnightTemplar Tsubaki]] of was pretty shy and often couldn't stand up for others. [[spoiler: He gets inspired by Bossun, who saved him from some bullies from his middle school]].
** [[HugeSchoolgirl Koma-chan]] from
all people people, is revealed shy and often to be this in the past.
** Also, HugeSchoolgirl Koma-chan.
not speaks up louder than her classmates. Combined with CharlesAtlasSuperpower, making her embarrassed is a terrible idea.
** Hani Usami, who has a fear of men (and being touched by one, makes [[MsFanservice "Bunny"]] to come out) and does not speak directly to them... [[spoiler:however, this changes as soon as she realizes that her friends at the Student Council, the Sket Dan and their other classmates are rooting for her]].
* SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness: Most of the time it stays at LampshadeHanging, with occasional slipping into MediumAwareness. Then Then, [[NoFourthWall Roman]] shows up and completely shatter the fourth wall shatters it to pieces.



* TheSpeechless: Smile from the Pocket Dan is mute. Tact and Silk have to interpret what he is trying to say to other people.
* SplitPersonality: Usami Hani, is a quiet girl who [[DoesNotLikeMen does not like boys]]. When she touches one, she turns into her alter-ego, Bunny, who flirts with every boy she sees. She will revert back to Usami when touched by a girl.

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* TheSpeechless: Smile from the Pocket Dan is mute. Tact and Silk have to interpret what he is trying to say to other people.
people, or he would use a board to speak.
* SplitPersonality: Usami Hani, Hani Usami, is a quiet girl who [[DoesNotLikeMen does not like boys]]. When she touches one, she turns into her alter-ego, Bunny, who flirts with every boy she sees. She will revert back to Usami when touched by a girl.



* StylisticSuck: Used pretty frequently, most often with Roman or Himeko.
** Also used with Sainon and Magarfunkle of the Shonen Manga Club and their completely incoherent story, "Space Cosmos Universe" from the manga battle chapter. Much to Himeko's disdain.
** Any time where we got to see any character's manga, or any ShowWithinAShow, it's almost certain this trope is in effect.

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* StylisticSuck: Used pretty frequently, most often with Any time where we got to see any character's manga, or any ShowWithinAShow, it's almost certain this trope is in effect.
**
Roman or Himeko.
and Himeko are terrible, ''terrible'' artists, but Roman has its own merit.
** Also used with The Sainon and Magarfunkle duo of the Shonen Manga Club and their completely incoherent story, "Space Cosmos Universe" Universe", from the manga battle chapter. Much to Himeko's disdain. \n** Any time where we got to see any character's manga, or any ShowWithinAShow, it's almost certain this trope is in effect.



** In episode 4 whenever Roman does an ArtShift into Manga style panels her dialogue appears in speech bubbles, even though it can still be heard.

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** In episode 4 4, whenever Roman does an ArtShift into Manga style panels her dialogue appears in speech bubbles, even though it can still be heard.



* TheThingThatGoesDoink
* TomatoSurprise: And it works so well in the manga and the anime. [[spoiler:The last chapter of "Switch Off", when we realize that "An-chan" is Usui Kazuyoshi, the current Switch (it was indeed also well disguised in the credits of the anime adaptation) "One Guy's Quiet Day Off" makes it seem that the guy is a hatless Bossun up until TheReveal (blame the GenerationXerox that exists with Bossun and his dad... to an extent where Creator/HiroyukiYoshino, did BOTH voices).]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Roman and Yuuki turn from a DamselInDistress and a ghost, respectively, into highly trained ninjas less than a page in the ninja AlternateUniverse.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Himeko loves Pelolipop Candy, and it has weird flavors such as: Sea Cucumber, Soft-Roe and Liver. Anyone else who eats them usually vomits.

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* %%* TheThingThatGoesDoink
* TomatoSurprise: And it works so well in the manga and the anime. [[spoiler:The last chapter of "Switch Off", when we realize Who would have ever thought that [[spoiler: "An-chan" is was Kazuyoshi Usui Kazuyoshi, all along, who was narrating "Switch Off"? Or that the current Switch (it was indeed also well disguised in the credits of the anime adaptation) guy who stars "One Guy's Quiet Day Off" makes it seem that the guy is a hatless was actually, Ryosuke, Bossun up until and Tsubaki's dad? TheReveal (blame was well too played in both sides of the manga and the anime, since Masafumi and Kazuyoshi are brothers who share similar characteristics, and Bossun is actually a GenerationXerox that exists with Bossun of his dad in his youth. The anime disguised this as well, especially regarding their voice actors. Neither Kazuyoshi nor Masafumi are fully credited in the first part of the arc, and his dad... Creator/HiroyukiYoshino HAD to an extent where Creator/HiroyukiYoshino, did BOTH voices).]]
act for Ryosuke and Bossun, as well)]].
* TookALevelInBadass: During the Ninja AU, Roman and Yuuki Reiko turn from a DamselInDistress and a ghost, respectively, into highly trained ninjas less than a page in the ninja AlternateUniverse.
in.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Himeko loves Pelolipop Pelollipop Candy, and it a candy brand that has a gallery of weird flavors such as: Sea Cucumber, Soft-Roe and Liver. Anyone else who eats them usually vomits.



** In chapter 217, [[spoiler:Bossun exploits this to trick the Student Council]], and unexpectedly, they fell for it. Obviously, afterwards, [[spoiler:Tsubaki finds out and it's not amused of it.]]
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Not so much with the Sket Trio as it is with [[spoiler: Ryosuke, Haru, and Akane]].

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** In chapter 217, [[spoiler:Bossun exploits this to trick the Student Council]], and unexpectedly, they fell for it. Obviously, afterwards, [[spoiler:Tsubaki [[spoiler:Tsubaki]] finds out and it's [[spoiler:he]]'s not amused of it.]]
at all by it.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Not so much with the Sket Trio Dan as it is with [[spoiler: Ryosuke, Haru, and Akane]].



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Bossun and Himeko, in spades, especially after the "Ogress" arc, with quite a few ShipTease moments sprinkled every few chapters or so. In-universe nods to these make the pairing canon.
** A few guest characters will comment on their complicated relationship from time to time, most notably by Jin and Saaya, who have crushes on Himeko and Bossun, respectively.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Bossun and Himeko, in spades, especially after the "Ogress" Ogress arc, with quite a few ShipTease moments sprinkled every few chapters or so. In-universe nods to these make the pairing canon.
**
canon. A few guest characters will comment on their complicated relationship from time to time, most notably by Jin and Saaya, who have crushes on Himeko and Bossun, respectively.



* WeaponOfChoice: Himeko is basically a [[{{Delinquents}} street brawler]] (although a retired and reformed one), so she uses a field hockey stick as a weapon. Bossun and Switch are non-combative types, but Bossun, as a bratty type, can be very skillful with a slingshot if necessary.

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* WeaponOfChoice: WeaponOfChoice:
**
Himeko is basically a [[{{Delinquents}} street brawler]] (although a retired and reformed one), so she uses a field hockey stick as a weapon. Bossun and Switch are non-combative types, but Bossun, as a bratty type, can be very skillful with a slingshot if necessary.



** "Ogress", where it reveals the backstory of Himeko.

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** "Ogress", where it reveals the backstory of Himeko.Himeko's backstory.
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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, for lord's sake...). The academy's director is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council, of course]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the academy.

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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, for lord's sake...).]]). The academy's director is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council, of course]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the academy.
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* {{Calvinball}}: Any time geography teacher Yamanobe Kunio shows up, he's bound to have some utterly nonsensical game in tow.

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* {{Calvinball}}: Any time geography teacher Kunio Yamanobe Kunio shows up, he's bound to have some utterly nonsensical game in tow.



* DecoyProtagonist: The first episode is about [[NewTransferStudent Teppei]] first days at Kaimei Academy.

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* DecoyProtagonist: The first episode is about [[NewTransferStudent Teppei]] Teppei]]'s first days at Kaimei Academy.



** Switch in his BackStory, for his own reasons. Tsubaki also makes such a decision when appearing as a minor character in Bossun's backstory ([[spoiler:his hair, though, was a bit more longer during his First Year in Kaimei; and then in the ''Back Then'' chapter, he appears with a shorter haircut, ressembling his present self]]).
** Himeko is an inversion and a straight example of this. Her hair was shorter when younger and was definitely not blonde, but later she grew it up to go as the image of the yanki she became. Later, after the events of "Switch On", Himeko cuts it, just to start fresh when [[spoiler:the Sket Dan officially formed]].

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** Switch had to go through one in his BackStory, for BackStory: [[spoiler:He wanted to keep his own reasons. brother's image in his presence.]]
**
Tsubaki wanted to cut his hair as a meaning of [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange wanting to be stronger and manlier]]. [[spoiler: During his first encounter with Bossun, he was inspired by his courage to be able to stand and face others.]]
** Himeko zigzags it because it's
also makes such a decision when appearing as a minor character in Bossun's backstory ([[spoiler:his hair, though, was a bit more longer during his First Year in Kaimei; and then in the ''Back Then'' chapter, he appears with ExpositoryHairstyleChange. She had a shorter haircut, ressembling his present self]]).
** Himeko is an inversion and a straight example of this. Her hair was shorter
black natural colored haircut when younger and she was definitely not blonde, a kid, but later she grew it up and dyied it to be blonde to go as with the delinquent image of she already was going with in middle school. After the yanki Sket Dan was officially formed, she became. Later, after the events of "Switch On", Himeko cuts it, just cut it out (but decides to keep herself as a blonde) to start fresh when [[spoiler:the Sket Dan officially formed]].and forget her "Onihime" past.
** Kiri decided to dye his hair after not longing trusting people [[spoiler:when his friend from middle school, Kihara, transferred because he was being bullied by other classmates and the teachers. As a result, Kiri decided to isolate himself.]]



* InelegantBlubbering: Bossun does this after the softball captain tells her story in episode 4.
** ManlyTears: Meanwhile, Switch gets something like this.
** It seems that when the Seniors graduated in February 2010, [[spoiler:Michiru ended like this when expressing his 'greetings' to the Sket Dan. Bossun didn't even understand his words in between the tears.]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: [[spoiler:The new student council member]] Kiri Katou.
* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: In chapter 232 [[spoiler: Himeko almost confessed her feelings to Bossun, but Switch interrupted. Cue 55 chapters later and Bossun does this towards her second try.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: As we find out from the flashbacks, the pre-Sket-Dan days were miserable for [[spoiler: Himeko and Switch]].
** Kiri thinks it is like this towards Tsubaki [[spoiler:after the events of Solitude]], who doesn't quite enjoy it and finds it incredibly irritating.
* [[ItsAlwaysSpring It's Always Autumn]]: Chapters 15 through 138 all take place in the autumn.

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* InelegantBlubbering: InelegantBlubbering:
**
Bossun does this after the softball captain tells her story in episode 4.
** ManlyTears: Meanwhile, Switch gets something like this.
** It seems that
usually cries loudly and it becomes a mess with his speech (also often ends up blubbering "dummy, dummy, dummy!"). Such as when the Seniors graduated he was worried about [[spoiler:Himeko and Captain Takahashi arriving just in February 2010, [[spoiler:Michiru ended like this 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 'greetings' grateful wishes to the Sket Dan. Dan [[spoiler:during the Seniors graduation in February 2010]]. Bossun didn't even mentions that he doesn't understand his words in en between the tears.tears.
** [[spoiler:When Switch 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.
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: [[spoiler:The new student council member]] Kiri Katou.
Katou could even have the title of the "last living ninja" with his entire family.
* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: In chapter 232 Poor Himeko. [[spoiler: Himeko She almost confessed her feelings to Bossun, but Switch interrupted. Cue 55 chapters later and Bossun does this towards her second try.just to be interrupted in time.]]
** 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, already. 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.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: IOweYouMyLife:
**
As we find out from the flashbacks, the pre-Sket-Dan days were miserable for [[spoiler: Himeko and Switch]].
** Kiri thinks it is like this towards Tsubaki [[spoiler:after the events of Solitude]], "Solitude"]], who doesn't quite enjoy it and finds it incredibly irritating.
* [[ItsAlwaysSpring It's Always Autumn]]: ItsAlwaysSpring:
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Chapters 15 through 138 all take place in the autumn.



** The series averts it in its totality after the events of ''School Trip Rhapsody'', indicating that the characters start to grow (Michiru and Agata got graduated, for example) indicating the series goes towards ''almost'' all of their high school life until [[spoiler:their eventual graduation]].
* ItRunsInTheFamily: The Misora family are mostly insanely clumsy and the Morishita family are all very tall (and strong, too).
* IWasJustPassingThrough

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** The As a slice of life, the series averts it in its totality entirety after the events of ''School from "School Trip Rhapsody'', Rhapsody", indicating that the characters start would have the opportunity to grow (Michiru up and Agata got graduated, for example) indicating the series goes towards ''almost'' all of their high school life until [[spoiler:their eventual graduation]].
graduate from High School.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: The Misora family are mostly insanely clumsy clumsy, and the Morishita family are all very tall (and and very strong, too).
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too.
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IWasJustPassingThrough



* LegacyCharacter:
** [[spoiler: Introduced in chapter 212, Tact, Silk and Smile, the later known Pocket Dan, to their senpai, the Sket Dan. Though it was a bit more of 'taking over the Sket Dan' when they met, since there shouldn't be two similar clubs in Kaimei High, they will be the next 'helping others' club as soon as Bossun, Switch and Himeko graduate.]]
** Technically speaking, the Sket Dan is also a sort of legacy group (without knowing it), [[spoiler: to the Otasuke-Gumi... which the Director of the Discipline Commitee was a memeber when he was attending Kaimei High in his young years]].
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: A certain incident that happened during the School Trip Rhapsody arc. Really, just don't.

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* LegacyCharacter:
LegacyCharacter: There has been at least three different generations of a group or club of helping other people.
** [[spoiler: Introduced in chapter 212, The Sket Dan was this (without they knowing about it) to the Otasuke-gumi (which leader was no one but [[spoiler:the Director of the Disciplinary Commitee]] when he was a high school student).
** The Pocket Dan, formed by
Tact, Silk and Smile, the later known Pocket Dan, Smile. They originally wanted to their senpai, the Sket Dan. Though it was a bit more of 'taking take over the Sket Dan' Dan when they met, since and wanted to robe their "clients" (as there shouldn't couldn't be two simultaneous groups with the similar clubs in Kaimei High, interests, approved by the Student Council). However, [[spoiler:they start realizing that next year when Bossun and the others got graduated, there wouldn't be another Sket Dan, so they will be dissolve their group and formally become part of the next 'helping others' club as soon as Bossun, Switch and Himeko graduate.Sket Dan.]]
** Technically speaking, the Sket Dan is also a sort of legacy group (without knowing it), [[spoiler: to the Otasuke-Gumi... which the Director of the Discipline Commitee was a memeber when he was attending Kaimei High in his young years]].
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: A certain incident [[FreakyFridayFlip incident]] that happened during the School Trip Rhapsody arc. Really, just don't.don't mention it at all.



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:As it turns out, Bossun has a twin brother.]]

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* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:As it turns out, Bossun has a twin brother.]]brother, Sasuke Tsubaki]]



* MagicVersusScience: Convoked in the supernatural/occult vs technology/science debates which Reiko and Switch engage into.

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* MagicVersusScience: Convoked in the supernatural/occult vs technology/science debates which Reiko and Switch usually engage into.



* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Part of the way through the manga, the Sket Dan gets Remi as their assistant homeroom teacher. She used to be the host of pre-schooler show, like ''Series/SesameStreet'' or ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]'' apparently.
* MoodWhiplash: Along with ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the series run with it in Magazine/ShonenJump by mix-and-matching comedy and drama; a series that is mostly comedy themed, suddenly could be strike with a serious arc that will certainly invoke drama, and its effects will be permanent in contrast to some of slapstick that invokes the StatusQuoIsGod.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: "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.
** At the beginning Bossun wanted to come with a cool {{catchphrase}}, too, as an anime character.
* NewTransferStudent: Sugihara Teppei is introduced as such at the very beginning of the series.

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* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Part of the way through the manga, the Sket Dan gets Remi Misora as their assistant homeroom teacher. She used to be the host of a pre-schooler show, like ''Series/SesameStreet'' or ''[[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]'' apparently.
* MoodWhiplash: Along with ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the series run with it in Magazine/ShonenJump by mix-and-matching comedy and drama; a drama. The series that is mostly comedy themed, usually comedy-themed, and could suddenly could be strike stroke with a serious dramatic arc that will certainly invoke drama, and its effects will be permanent could affect permanently the series, in contrast to some of slapstick that invokes the StatusQuoIsGod.
* 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.
** At the beginning Bossun
boring. He screams "Concentration Mode" before putting his thoughts and details he perceived with attention, because he wanted to come with have a cool {{catchphrase}}, too, {{catchphrase}} as an anime character.
well.
* NewTransferStudent: Teppei Sugihara Teppei is introduced as such at the very beginning of the series.



* 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), and also 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), and also 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.releases.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Parodied with the Kaimei Academy Disciplinary Commitee (to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion SEELE, for lord's sake...). The academy's director is [[BlatantLies not part]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial of this council, of course]], and it's also implied that Prof. Yamanobe belongs in it as well, as many other teachers from the academy.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Himeko calls Bossun "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.

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Himeko calls Bossun "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."Costume Break".



** ''Yuu''ki ''Rei''ko. The kanji is different, but Yuurei means ghost in Japanese. In fact, using differnt kanji, you can interpret Yuuki Reiko as something like "Dark willed, spirit child." Perfect for our resident occult-freak.
** Usami Hani, implying her double personality problem ("Hani" is how ''Honey'' is pronounced in Japanese (like, say, ''Manga/CuteyHoney''), Usa comes from ''bunny'', mostly referring to the MsFanservice ones).

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** ''Yuu''ki ''Rei''ko. The kanji is different, but Yuurei means ghost in Japanese. In fact, using differnt kanji, you can interpret Yuuki Reiko "Yuuki Reiko" as something like "Dark willed, spirit child." Perfect for our resident occult-freak.
** Usami Hani, implying her double personality problem ("Hani" is how ''Honey'' is pronounced in Japanese (like, say, ''Manga/CuteyHoney''), Usa "Usa" comes from ''bunny'', mostly referring to the MsFanservice ones).ones).
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Sket Dan, the Student Council... though, almost the entire Kaimei student body have their quirks and individual characteristics.



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

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* SadistTeacher: Kutsuwa Daijirou. Especially when he was tranferred to Kaimei, 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 going. 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, even such as Kiri's friend friend, Kihara. Of course, he wasn't that amused was pretty shocked when Kutsuwa was transferred in Kaimei. And then ''he'' threatened him with his life as revenge.]]



* SenseiChan: Misora Remi and Yamanobe Kunio (being himself a male example).

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* SenseiChan: Remi Misora Remi and Kunio Yamanobe Kunio (being himself a male example).
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