Shounen Sket Dance by Shinohara Kenta

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This is a new series of comedy-school life genre that debuted in WSJ this week, by Shinohara Kenta. Story is about a group of couple of high-schoolers from the club 'Sket Dance' who help out people as part of their club activity.
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To find out more, read Chap 1 from the R/T/S sections!

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Now, you can talk about what you think about this series, and do you think is the story going to head towards which direction? :amuse
 
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Re: Sket Dance Discussion

I think it'll be cases of, at most, a few chapters. The first chapter was very detective-like, so I'm thinking a laid back, fun version of Neuro. I hope this manga doesn't get the need to go all "epic" on us. I've had enough manga like that, and would like to read something more mellowed out once in a while.

Funny first chapter btw, Switch and his net-speak/Jump references.
We'll see how creative the author is, and if he manages to keep churning out enjoyable scenarios.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

Yeah I really liked Switch and his Jump references. I haven't see much of that in manga nowadays.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

the first chap is quite enjoyable, i wonder if a plot will develop
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

I'm not sure waht t osay about it. outside of HELLS YEAH! How awesome is this? I see this having lifespan to it if it maintains this level of quality, without a tsukai style cockup of seriousish arcs.
 

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i like the art style. i will check this out and see if the story grabs me or not. it's not my usual kind of series to read though.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

This is new territory for me, too... I've never really even read a series like this before, never mind translated one ^^; Probably the closest I've come to anything like this was watching the Suzumiya Haruhi anime... or the school-life sections of things like Code Geass.

For that reason, I'm not entirely sure my translation skills will be up to the job; I'm unsure whether to keep translating this one. However, I certainly enjoyed the first chapter, so I'm hoping to have a good go at it!

And yes, Switch is clearly the ultimate awesome.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

oh please keep going cnet128! this series is too good to be untranslated :D

i like bossun! he's so funny, but somehow warmhearted
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

yes this serie seems cool cnet. But I can't disagree with cnet that he must like the serie to translate it. I owned a scan group, and to scan you need a translator that's interested in the manga. So let's wait and see what the serie will give, but sket dance got a good start like belmonde le visiteur
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

well by no means would i suggest ANYONE to translate or even scanlate something they don't like themselves, as that's unwise. but i have a level of faith that sket dance should be able to keep people interested. i hope
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

I did expect more from this new series, but I have to say it's funny. Atm I prefer reading Sket Dance than Belomde :P

We'll have to give them more time to see how their stories grow.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

i really enjoy the comedies from this manga XD
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

Chapter two was way better than 1. I laughed a lot, the face of monkey when takes that breast. The bunjee jump, the end where the teacher throws as a pussy but the bomb goes off,... everything was so good!!!
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

lol switch is jokes XD

btw is that pedobear on page 9 from ch3? LOL
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

I daresay it's Kuma, the character from 2ch that Pedobear was modelled on.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

brilliant 3rd chapter. my love for sket just keeps growing.

and i have a feeling that switch may find some sort of twisted comedic love with the occult gal
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

brilliant 3rd chapter. my love for sket just keeps growing.

and i have a feeling that switch may find some sort of twisted comedic love with the occult gal
yes it's good and I think there'll come long running arcs later on.

Wouldn't be suprised if sket dance will get new members later on too

Really looking forward to more
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

AGREED! but character development doesn't hurt, so i encourage more!
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

well i just want there to be some more development of the sket dan, there supervisor and occult lady for the next three to five chapters. thatll be good before anyone permanently new. outside of some sorta negative character to screw them over.
 

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Re: Sket Dance Discussion - new WSJ series

I like this manga how it is, screw arcs. :P
 
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