This is a list of characters from the anime and manga series Sket Dance by Kenta Shinohara.
The rivals of the Sket-dan, who uphold school rules and handle administrative duties, like the creation and funding of clubs. Within the Sket Dance world, there is a manga series about them, running in Shōnen Jump, and a tie-in game on Vivage City, a cellular phone game company.
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"; Transliterration: "Suketto Dan"; Translation: "Helper's Club"; included English acronym: "SKET (Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot)"). Dedicated to the 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 to 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 also often make cameos in later ones and recurring storylines, such as the Sket Dan rivalry with the school's Student Council.
An anime adaption produced by Tatsunoko Production premiered on April 7, 2011 on TV Tokyo. The anime currently uses four pieces of theme music. The first opening theme is "Kakkowarui I Love You" by French Kiss of AKB48 and the second opening theme is "Michi!" by The Sketchbook while the first ending theme to the series is "Comic Sonic" by the pillows and the second piece of ending theme music is "Clover" by The Sketchbook.