Sket Dance 26

The three-person main cast of Gintama crosses over to Sket Dance, using a strange interdimensional device that then shorts out. As Switch works to repair it, the two casts trade barbs, pointing out the similarities in their characters and their voices. When they activate the device again, it takes the two casts back in time to the first episode of Sket Dance. Eventually, the Gintama club returns to whence it came.

Sket Dance is apparently going on another 13 episodes, if not more, but I believe I’ve had my fill; it’s time to say goodbye. Update: due to the poor debut of C³, we’ll be dropping that and continuing to watch this for the time being. I must admit, I have never watched a single episode of Gintama and know nothing about it or its characters, nor the understanding that Sket Dance is, at its core, Gintama in a school setting, what with all the gags and parody. Ah well, you learn something new everyday! And the fact the core trio was essentially doubled gave this episode an immense amount of energy.

Despite not knowing anything about Gintama, I could still appreciate virtually an entire episode of breaking the fourth wall, though I’ll admit it seemed a bit overdone at times – fourth wallbreaking is best when used sparingly, lest it get tired. I did recognize Rie Kugimiya as the voice of the red Chun Li, and the fact that Switch and Gin had the same voice, and the harking back to Teppei – the red herring for the main character in the first episode – was a nice touch. If nothing else, pointing out its blatant similarities to the obviously very popular Gintama franchise – obviously done to cash in on its success – is a nice bit of self-depricating humor.

Rating: 3

4 thoughts on “Sket Dance 26”

  1. I’ve been following your blog because and only because of Sket Dance all these weeks. Thanks for the enjoyment you’ve given me. It’s kinda sad that you won’t continue watching Sket Dance since there’s not a lot of anime blogs following it, but I suppose all good things must come to an end. Once again, thanks.

    1. You’re very welcome. Thank you so much for reading!

      You happen to be in luck: the very disappointing debut of C³ (Cube×Cursed×Curious) leaves us with one less series to watch this fall, so we’ve decided not to drop Sket Dance after all!

      It’s a proven, solid comedy, and besides, we here at RABUJOI hate not completing series…unless they’re bad, and Sket Dance is not bad.

      1. Wow, that’s great news! I mean, too bad C3 sucked, but…yeah.
        Thanks so much for telling me.

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