I became interested in Sket Dance when it made a list I found of recommended manga. I REALLY liked the list and added all the series I hadn’t yet read to my “to read” list (Gokusen, Ping Pong, etc..). I REALLY wish I could remember where I saw this list, I believe it was made by multiple manga bloggers and I’m kicking myself that I can’t find it again to link it. Well the last few series were listed under a category of favorite series that aren’t licensed yet…Sket Dance in particular caught my eye. The fact that it was a long running Shonen Jump series with three characters that looked so normal and cheerful…I wanted to try it out. Anything that’s over 100 chapters in Shonen Jump is worth trying for me, not to mention it won the 55th annual Shogakukan Manga Award in 2009 for best shōnen manga. So I started reading the manga online, and after a while I started the anime as well. Sket Dance has opened my eyes to Shonen gag/comedy manga, usually my Shonen series have a battle or mystery focus.

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