Sket Dance (スケット・ダンス , romanized as SKET DANCE in Japan) is a manga series written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara and serialized, beginning in July 2007, in Shueisha’s manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. Sket Dance won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award in 2009 for best shōnen manga. An anime adaptation, produced by Tatsunoko Production, premiered on April 7, 2011 on TV Tokyo.
The manga focuses on the (mis)adventures of Kaimei High School’s campus support club, the Sket Dan (Katakana: “スケット・ダン”; Kanji: “助人団”; Transliteration: “Suketto Dan”; Translation: “Helper’s Club”; included English acronym: “SKET (Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot)”). Dedicated to the general improvement of campus life, the Sket Dan is devoted to solving any & all problems submitted by the staff or student body. However, due to its general lack of meaningful assignments & the unglamorous reputation of being just a ‘group of handymen’, the Sket Dan is treated with widespread contempt and it is composed of only three members.
The story is told through a series of short, self-contained stories focusing on cases undertaken by the Sket Dan and is usually told in the space of one or two chapters. Cases to date focus on a variety of issues from more humorous cases (like chasing monkeys around the school or helping a wanna-be samurai find out why he cannot win kendo tournaments) to more serious cases (like those hinting at Himeko’s violent past or those concerning near-terminal illness). Characters from previous cases often make cameos in later cases and recurring story lines, such as the Sket Dan rivalry with the school’s Student Council.
[Sep 28, 2011] Sket Dance Kaimei Rock Festival (Insert Song)
[Nov 30, 2011] SKET DANCE” Original Soundtrack BEST HIT KAIMEI! (OST 1)
[Dec 12, 2011] Sket Dance Charat Dance Boy’s Side (Character Song)
[Aug 29, 2012] Sket Dance Character Song & Original Soundtrack -Saya to Yukai na Ongaku Shu- (OST 2)
[Dec 19, 2012] SKET DANCE: THE BEST DANCE (Theme Song Collection)
[Jan 30, 2013] Insert Song OVA: Spilt Milk / REFLECT