An anime character that plays field hockey? Yes!


By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net

Hockey Anime? Are you a fan of hockey and Japanese comic? Sket Dance is the first hockey anime series, and a big hit (pun intented) in Japan.

Anime-Manga is a s Japanese hand-drawn or computer animation, basically a cartoon. We did a search about Anime and Field Hockey and we came to something called Sket Dance. This cartoon features a character that plays field hockey and uses the stick as the weapon of choice. If you have more information, please feel free to share with us!

Sket Dance is a manga series written and illustrated by Kenta Shinohara and serialized, beginning in July 2007, in Shueisha’s manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. The manga focuses on the adventures of Kaimei High School’s campus support club, the Sket Dan . 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.

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