YMMV / Sket Dance

  • Awesome Music:
    • "Concentration" is a piece from the soundtrack that is absolutely wonderful and it's used whenever Bossun is in "Concentration Mode". That is partially due to the fact that the animation wouldn't work if Bossun was just sitting in there thinking and connecting points he missed at simple sight. In-Universe, it would be seen as boring and uninteresting, too.
    • "Cool & Crazy", when stuff is going in favor of the Sket Dan.
    • Any song sung by The Sketchbook that was used in the anime. Especially "Clear" (the last opening of the anime), since it's made to pump you out.
  • Die for Our Ship: Initial reaction from the fandom towards Saaya Agata was bad (she is a parody to the Tsundere character archetype, for starters), but it got worse when she developed a crush in Bossun, the Oblivious to Love hero who wouldn't notice that Himeko also had a crush on him (whose relationship was beyond "Like an Old Married Couple" status). She later confesses her feelings to Bossun (and she hinted it to Himeko as well, due to the School Trip Rhapsody arc's circumstances), and eventually gives up when she finds out that he gives a "special" attention to Himeko that he doesn't notice besides their friendship.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Surprisingly, Switch's Bossun drawing, a non-character that has its own popularity inside the series, made up to have a place in the Top TEN of the first Popularity Poll.
    • The series has a lot of non-characters that are popular with the readers, as the second popularity poll revealed. Among the other notable ones are Anthony (an action figure from "Slender", a tokusatsu-parody show) and Tanabe-kun (a "character" that was created by Bossun and Tsubaki in their attempt at fixing the writings in a banner).
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Gintama (although they also borderline into Fandom Rivalry). Both series have been constantly compared on and off from time to time ever since Sket Dance was first published, due to their similar premises (resolving problems through an Odd-Jobs Shop) and comedy (Boke and Tsukkomi Routine, Breaking the Fourth Wall, etc.), especially since Kenta Shinohara may have been inspired by Gintama, at the time he was working as an assistant to Hideaki Sorachi. However, they also both play off their respective weaknesses and strengths in their own styles, according to their narrative storylines and characters' relationships.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Chiaki, "Captain", in episode 4 wants to win the Pelollipop contest because her little brother said the doll looks like his deceased mothernote .
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Switch's Large Ham personality is a way to show off his emotions to his friends and other strangers as well, and to make him look normal even though he speaks through his laptop. Until it is showed in "Switch On" that he developed it (and his pop culture references' knowledge) when he was a shut-in, as a way to maintain his mind busy at the time he was still mourning the loss of his younger brother.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Soujirou Agata and Michiru Shinba's relationship. They have been best friends since they started High School, and Michiru often worries about Soujirou, even more when he gets obsessed into something and doesn't work like his usual self, such as that time he thought there was a Love Dodecahedron involving his little sister, Saaya. The anime, in fact, plays a lot more into Ship Tease with them as they use scenes that weren't in the original manga.
    • The Undying Loyalty that Kiri develops towards Tsubaki sometimes goes into exaggerated extremes, where he is agreeing with him in anything, saving his own butt, and he stands too close to him. Eventually, even Tsubaki gets used to it.
    • Switch's loyalty towards Bossun can be interpreted as such, especially when he initially romanticized how Bossun "reached his hand" towards his room's window to save/help him in the past.
  • Moe: Obaanyan, a character created for the Sket Dan's reimagined version of Momotaro, thanks to Switch's suggestion of changing the old foster mother of the protagonist to someone younger, who happens to be half cat.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: A chapter in the series, "Brother and Sister", explores the ambiguous ties between Bossun's not-blood sister, Rumi, and his biological twin brother (who had been separated at birth), Tsubaki. They were supposed to see each other as brother and sister, but the way their relationship develop is almost exactly like a romantic set-up of romance mangas (i.e. they have a movie "date", hung out together the whole day, and it ends with Tsubaki saving Rumi from falling off a bunch of stairs).
  • Ugly Cute:
    • The mascots from "Can Mommy Come Too?", a show where Remi Onee-san was its host, have their charm. In-Universe, kids simply adore them despite their appeareances.
    • Roman's failing attempts of "drawings".
    • Bossun whenever he makes his "nervous face".

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