Hidamari Sketch

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Hidamari Sketch
Sunshine Sketch manga volume 1.png
English cover of first manga volume, released by Yen Press in North America under the name Sunshine Sketch
ひだまりスケッチ
(Hidamari Suketchi)
Genre Comedy, Slice of life
Manga
Sunshine Sketch
Written by Ume Aoki
Published by Houbunsha
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat
Original run April 2004 – ongoing
Volumes 7
Anime television series
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Ryouki Kamitsubo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Network BS-i
English network
Original run January 11, 2007March 29, 2007
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Hidamari Sketch Novel
Written by Chabō Higurashi
Illustrated by Ume Aoki
Published by Houbunsha
Original run March 31, 2007September 30, 2007
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch (special)
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Ryouki Kamitsubo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
English network
Anime Network
Original run October 18, 2007
Episodes 3 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch × 365
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
English network
Anime Network
Original run July 3, 2008September 25, 2008
Episodes 13 + 1 OVA (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch × 365 (special)
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
English network
Anime Network
Original run October 17, 2009October 24, 2009
Episodes 2 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
English network
Anime Network
Original run January 8, 2010March 26, 2010
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu (special)
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
English network
Anime Network
Original run October 23, 2010October 30, 2010
Episodes 2 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch × SP
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
Original run October 19, 2011November 5, 2011
Episodes 2 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Licensed by
Sentai Filmworks
Network BS-i
English network
Anime Network
Original run October 5, 2012December 21, 2012
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Hidamari Sketch: Sae & Hiro's Graduation Arc
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Studio Shaft
Released November 27, 2013
Episodes 2 (List of episodes)
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Hidamari Sketch (ひだまりスケッチ Hidamari Sukecchi?) is a Japanese four-panel comic strip by Ume Aoki, which revolves around the daily lives of a group of young girls, all living in the same apartment where artists gather.[1] It was first serialized in the seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat in April 2004, published by Houbunsha. Yen Press licensed the manga for distribution in North America under the title Sunshine Sketch and released the first volume on May 27, 2008.[1]

A 12-episode anime adaptation, produced by Shaft, aired in Japan between January and March 2007. Two more special episodes were aired on October 18, 2007. A 13-episode second season entitled Hidamari Sketch × 365 aired in Japan between July and September 2008.[2] An original video animation (OVA) episode for 365 was released in March 2009. Two special episodes for the second season were aired in October 2009. A third season, titled Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu, aired between January and March 2010. Two special episodes for the third season aired in October 2010. Two additional episodes titled Hidamari Sketch × SP aired in October and November 2011. A fourth anime season, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, aired between October and December 2012. An additional OVA was be released on November 27, 2013. The anime series, as well as their specials, are licensed and distributed in North America by Sentai Filmworks with English subtitles. Two light novels based on the series, written by Chabō Higurashi with illustrations by Aoki, were released in 2007.

Plot[edit]

Hidamari Sketch centers around a young girl named Yuno who finally is able to get accepted into Yamabuki Art High School, which she has longed for. To attend the school, Yuno moves and starts to live in a small apartment building named the Hidamari Apartments (ひだまり荘 Hidamari-sō?) located across the street from the school. Once there, she quickly becomes friends with three other occupants at the apartments, including her classmate Miyako and two second-year students: Hiro and Sae. The events of the characters' everyday lives are shown as they attend the school together and get to know each other better. After a year has passed, the girls move up a year and two freshmen, Nazuna and Nori, arrive at Hidamari Apartments. After another year passes, Hiro and Sae graduate while another freshman, Matsuri, joins the apartments.

Characters[edit]

Hidamari Sketch main characters: Hiro (left), Yuno (center), Sae (right), and Miyako (bottom-right).

Hidamari Apartments[edit]

Yuno (ゆの?)
Voiced by: Kana Asumi
Yuno, sometimes called "Yuno-tchi" by Miyako, is the main character in the story and it is mainly through her viewpoint that the story is told, each episode of the anime ending with her pondering her feelings about what has gone on while taking a bath with her rubber duck. She is rather short with a somewhat childish appearance, a feature that is often commented on, has fairly short, light-brown hair and almost always wears a pair of black, cross-shaped hairpins. She lives in room 201, next to her best friend and classmate, Miyako. She is a skilled artist overall but considers painting and drawing her specialties.
She is a very nice and conscientious person but suffers from low self confidence and constantly struggles and seeks advice on how to be a skilled artist, a self-sufficient person, more goal oriented, and eventually how to be a commendable and reliable senior to the younger residents in the apartment building and other junior students. She has shown more skill and interest in cooking over the course of the story, in part to emulate Hiro, support Miyako, and to be a good mentor to Nazuna and Nori. She is also an only child in her family.
Miyako (宮子?)
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi
Miyako, Miya-chan to her best friend and next door neighbor, Yuno, lives in room 202. She has very blonde, shoulder length hair and similarly light colored eyes. She comes from a large family who can't afford to support her like the other parents of the apartment residents can and, for that reason, lives in the slightly unfinished and correspondingly more affordable apartment in the complex, the main issue being a very leaky roof. This also means she lives frugally and often relies on eating with her friends to satisfy her voracious appetite. She is a very spontaneous person and has an active and exuberant personality which borders on childlike, is always trying to have fun with her friends and claims the word "plan" does not exist in her dictionary. She likes to playfully tease her friends as well, prime targets being Hiro's weight and Yuno's child-like appearance. She is an undeniably creative and versatile artist though and often masters new skills quickly. She is also very physically talented, her senses are unusually strong and she can be very athletic, having learned to ride a bicycle at a very young age and being an extremely good (if unconventional) swimmer, among other talents.
Hiro (ヒロ?)
Voiced by: Yūko Gotō
Hiro is a year older than Yuno and Miyako, living directly under Yuno's apartment in room 101. She has curly, salmon colored hair that reacts strongly to humidity. She wears it in a double bun, odango style, and it seems to move on its own in the anime. She moved from room 203 when she started her second year in order to be next to her best friend, Sae, and is one of her principal sources of support when she is involved with a deadline or other crisis. She strives to be a supportive senior to the girls, and due mainly to her desire to support and properly feed Sae she became a great cook in her first year. Beginning in her second year the girls frequently get together at her apartment where she will cook for all of them.
She tends to worry excessively about her weight, causing her to go on periodic diets but occasionally binging on sweets. A violent side of her will come out whenever Miyako teases her about her weight, diet, or eating habits, which always result in Miyako receiving a good beating. Hiro is not a morning person; it is very difficult to wake her up in the morning and, when she does, she will be in a dazed state and utter nonsensical gibberish to the other girls before becoming fully awake. She is left handed. She eventually develops the personal goal of becoming an art teacher and claims that Yoshinoya is her inspiration for that choice.
Sae (沙英?)
Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani
Sae is a year above Yuno and Miyako, and lives in room 102, next to her best friend, Hiro. She has a younger sister (initially only featured in the anime), Chika. She is tall, athletic, has short dark hair and a generally tomboyish appearance, accentuated by her plain squarish eyeglasses. She tends to get upset when Miyako refers to her as having masculine qualities. She is a published author and writes fiction professionally under the pseudonym "Aya Tachibana" (橘 文 Tachibana Aya?) and enrolled at the school specifically so she could learn how to illustrate her own work. She also has an interest in photography. Sae sometime writes romantic stories but gets very uncomfortable when asked about her own, actually non-existent, love life, frequently inventing an absurd romantic history for herself, while blushing furiously. She has a similar reaction when she sees Hiro (but not the others) in compromising positions, when Hiro expresses her obvious affection for her in public or around the other girls, and when it appears other people are romantically interested in Hiro.
Sae is very reserved about expressing her feelings towards any of her friends and especially for her sister, Chika, who she frequently scolds despite holding obvious sisterly affection for. She has a playful side that can be at the same time enigmatic and cunning; she has a habit of giving Yuno just enough warning about potential problems for the younger girl to fail to avoid them. She also has a fondness for playing detective when faced with such anomalies as Miyako's apartment. She is often referred to as the "father" in the Hidamari Aapartments "family", with Hiro as the "mother". The first student from her year that she met, even before Hiro, was Natsume, but due to being placed in a separate class and her life in the apartment, she was never able to become close friends with her, a fact that she occasionally seems to regret.
Nazuna (なずな?)
Voiced by: Chiaki Omigawa
Nazuna was introduced as a new freshman student in the July 2008 issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat and the third series of the anime after a year has passed in the story. She lives in room 203. She has sandy blonde hair, braids, and long side bangs. Just months before starting high school her family's house had been in the neighborhood and it was her decision to stay close to home that led her to chose Yamabuki Art High School and enroll as a "general" (non-art) student, but when her father was transferred elsewhere for work and her mother followed with him, she ended up needing to board in Hidamari to attend school. She appears very quiet, reserved, and has an inferiority complex. It has been noted that Nazuna is very popular among the male student body because of her timid personality and that she can be quite a klutz, which makes others feel like they can't leave her alone. Nazuna is closest to Nori, since they are both first year students living at the apartments, and admires Yuno, whom she sees as an older sister. Although not in the art department, she shows interest in it.
Nori (乃莉?)
Voiced by: Hitomi Harada
Nori is another student introduced as a freshman with Nazuna. She is called "Norippe" by Miyako. She lives in room 103. She has lighter blue hair with pigtails. She is in the art department and likes to play with computers. Nori has said that her hobbies are Computer Graphics, HTML, and Adobe Flash. She is honest and straightforward. She is generally the most level-headed one out of the main characters and is usually pointing out the others' weird ways. She frequently has some sort of outburst if Nazuna is being too timid, and has been known to lecture and even vigorously shake Nazuna when Nazuna refuses to speak what is on her mind. She can speak in a Kansai dialect.
Matsuri (茉里?)
Introduced in the April 2014 issue of Kirara Carat. A freshman in the art department who becomes a resident of the Hidamari Apartments at the start of Yuno's third year, after Hiro and Sae graduate. She is nicknamed "Festa-san" by Miyako as her name means 'festival'.

Yamabuki High School teachers[edit]

Yoshinoya (吉野屋?)
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki
Yoshinoya is Yuno and Miyako's homeroom teacher and art instructor. She is buxom, exuberant, and a cosplay maniac. She will frequently wear incredibly complicated costumes that are at times truly inappropriate and will often attempt to model them for her class, usually leading her to be scolded by the principal. Some of the things she says also tend to make her students uncomfortable. She still resides with her parents and is often criticized by them for not being mature. She is an extremely skilled artist and cares about her students very much but will go to any lengths to avoid doing the school's required paperwork. Otherwise she is shown to be a good teacher who can offer practical advice about their studies and future ambitions. When asked her age, she will answer "eternally seventeen". She has an younger brother who is already married and has a child.
The Principal (校長 Kōchō?)
Voiced by: Chō
The Principal is a thin, aging and balding man who appears frail, as he constantly shakes, but occasionally exhibits great feats of athleticism. He appears most often to chastise Yoshinoya over her inappropriate behavior and inability to finish class paperwork. His name is unknown, but in one episode of the anime, Yuno was writing the names of people on pictures as part of an exam. When she got to the Principal, the whole class thought his name was "Moai".
Kuwahara (桑原?)
Voiced by: Naoko Suzuki (first season), Eriko Kigawa (first season specials, ×365) and Natsuko Kuwatani (×Hoshimittsu, ×Honeycomb)
Kuwahara is the school nurse at Yamabuki High. She generally acts as a comic foil to Yoshinoya, who is almost always using her nurse's office to nap in.
Mashiko (益子?)
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima
A male teacher who wears glasses and is the teacher of Class 2-B. He shares an office/workroom with Yoshinoya but she has basically taken over the space to store, construct, and try on her cosplay outfits and he is summarily scolded if he tries to enter without her permission.
Ikezawa (池澤?)
Voiced by: Kobayashi Yamaguchi
A female teacher with glasses.

Yamabuki High School students[edit]

Natsume (夏目?)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen
Natsume is a student from class B who acts like a tsundere character toward Sae, masking her strong affection for her by maintaining a generally antagonistic attitude. During her first day at Yamabuki, she faced a lot of troubles and was helped by Sae and touched by her kind nature, developing feelings for her. To her dismay she was separated into another class and quickly became jealous and envious of Hiro's burgeoning relationship with Sae. Ever since, she has been trying to hide her feelings in Sae's presence by acting nonchalant, initially declaring herself to be her rival. Eventually though she becomes less confrontational around her and occasionally visits Sae and the others at the apartment, when invited. She is also one of the few people who knows of Sae's pen name and is an admirer of her books. After graduating, she goes to the same university as Hiro.
Mami (真実?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
Yuno and Miyako's classmate.
Nakayama (中山?)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen
Yuno and Miyako's classmate.
Arisawa (有沢?)
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara
An upperclassman two years above Yuno who she meets and becomes friends with one day. After she graduates, she stays in contact with Yuno. Later on, she suggests to Yuno that she call her 'Arisa', as her fellow college friends call her that.

Other characters[edit]

Landlady (大家 Ōya?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
The Landlady is the female owner of Hidamari Apartments. She has quite a few masculine characteristics as she often wears a baseball cap, goes out for a fishing in her spare time, and is a heavy smoker. Although she has a very laid-back personality, she is often seen very busy doing various part-time jobs such as delivering pizza on her moped. Despite this, she is highly devoted to her tenants and sincerely believes she is doing them a great service, and in the graduation arc reveals the existence of a mutual-assistance society for former Hidamari Apartments tenants that she asks Hiro and Sae to join.
Chika (智花?)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
Chika is Sae's 13-year-old younger sister. She is more spontaneous and energetic than her older sister. She enjoys cooking and has an infatuation with a kabuki actor. She has no artistic talent and prefers music and home economics to art. Initially only appearing in the anime adaptation, she made her first appearance in the manga in the June 2012 issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat.
Yuno's father (ゆののお父さん Yuno no Odo-san?) and Yuno's mother (ゆののお母さん Yuno no Oka-san?)
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima and Michiko Neya
Yuno's overprotective parents who are particularly weird in their own right.
Misato (みさと?)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu
The former occupant of room 201 prior to the arrival of Yuno. She was an eccentric upperclassman, 2 years senior of Hiro and Sae, who likes to pull various pranks on the tenants. She was very talented in art, which won her many competitions, and wished to travel the world during college despite the lack of funds.
Lily (リリ?)
Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi
The former occupant of room 101 prior to Hiro moving into it from room 203. She was an mature upperclassman who was in the same year as Misato. She was shown to be a very diligent and reliable person, who was always smiling and was respected very much by Hiro. In many occasions, she acted as the voice of reason for Misato.
Ume-sensei (うめ先生?)
Voiced by: Aoki Ume
The metapod persona of the series author, Aoki Ume, who appears at various points in the anime without directly interacting with the other characters.

Media[edit]

An example yonkoma strip from the manga.

Manga[edit]

The four-panel comic strip manga is written and illustrated by Ume Aoki, and was first serialized in the seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat in April 2004, published by Houbunsha. As of December 19, 2012, seven tankōbon volumes of the manga have been published in Japan by Houbunsha under their Manga Time KR Comics imprint. The second volume was released in a regular edition, and a limited edition which included a calendar. The manga is licensed in English by Yen Press under the title Sunshine Sketch, and the first six volumes have been released as of June 2012.[1]

Anime[edit]

A 12-episode anime was produced by the animation studio Shaft and aired in Japan between January 11 and March 29, 2007. A two-episode addition aired on television on October 18, 2007. The first 12 episodes were released on six DVD compilation volumes containing two episodes each between March 28 and August 22, 2007. A DVD containing the two special episodes was released on October 24, 2007. The anime is not presented in a chronological sequence though episodes do build upon each other thematically, with details shown in earlier episodes becoming important in later ones. The first season of Hidamari Sketch was licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and distributed by Section23 Films; the first season collection was released on DVD with English subtitles on January 12, 2010.[3]

A second season entitled Hidamari Sketch × 365 aired in Japan between July 3 and September 25, 2008 and contained 13 episodes with the 14th episode being bundled with the final DVD volume.[2][4] Two special episodes for the second season were broadcast on October 17 and October 24, 2009.[5] The second season has also been picked up by Sentai Filmworks, with Section23 Films as distributor. The complete collection was released on DVD, April 6, 2010.[6] A third season, titled Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu (ひだまりスケッチ×☆☆☆?), aired between January 8 and March 26, 2010 and contained 12 episodes.[7] Two special episodes for the third season aired in October 2010.[8] This season was also picked up by Section23 Films and was released in North America on July 19, 2011.[9]

Two special episodes titled Hidamari Sketch × SP (ひだまりスケッチ×SP Hidamari Suketchi Supesharu?) aired on October 29 and November 5, 2011, respectively,[10] and were released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 23, 2011 and has yet again been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.[11] A fourth anime season titled Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb (ひだまりスケッチ×ハニカム Hidamari Suketchi x Hanikamu?) aired on TBS and BS-TBS between October 5 and December 21, 2012 and has also been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.[12][13][14] The series was simulcast by The Anime Network in North America and Anime on Demand in the United Kingdom.[15][16] An original video animation, titled Hidamari Sketch: Sae & Hiro's Graduation Arc (ひだまりスケッチ 沙英・ヒロ 卒業編 Hidamari Suketchi: Sae Hiro Sotsugyō-hen?), was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 27, 2013[17][18] and aired on BS-TBS on November 29, 2013.[19] In addition to the DVD and Blu-ray releases, all four seasons (excluding the Graduation arc) are streamed on Sentai's Anime Network website.

Music[edit]

The first season anime, along with the two-episode addition, used two pieces of theme music, one opening theme, and one ending theme. The opening theme is "Sketch Switch" (スケッチスイッチ Suketchi Suitchi?) by Kana Asumi, Kaori Mizuhashi, Ryoko Shintani, and Yuko Goto; the single containing the opening theme was released on January 24, 2007.[20] The ending theme is "Mebae Drive" (芽生えドライブ Mebae Doraibu?, Seedling Drive) by Marble; the single containing the ending theme was released on February 21, 2007.[21] The first season's original soundtrack was released on April 25, 2007. A character song mini-album named Hida Chara was released on September 5, 2007 containing songs sung by voice actors from the anime.[22] A maxi single entitled "Yume Delivery" (ゆめデリバリー Yume Deribarī?) was released on June 4, 2008, featuring the opening theme to the Hidamari web radio show sung by Kana Asumi.[23]

For the second season, the opening theme is "Hatena de Wasshoi" (?でわっしょい Hooray for Something?) by Asumi, Mizuhashi, Shintani, and Goto; the ending theme is "Ryūsei Record" (流星レコード Ryūsei Rekōdo?, Meteor Record) by Marble. The opening theme single was released on July 23, 2008, and the ending theme was released on August 6, 2008.[24] The second season's original soundtrack was released on October 8, 2008. Four character song singles were released on September 10, 2008 for the four main female characters. An image song collection by Marble entitled Hidamarble was released on September 26, 2008. Two more character songs for the character Yoshinoya (voiced by Miyu Matsuki) and The Principal (voiced by Yūichi Nagashima) was released on November 5, 2008, and the character song single for Ume (voiced by Ume Aoki) was released on January 21, 2009. All albums were released by Lantis.

In the third season, the opening theme is "Dekiru Kanatte Hoshimittsu" (できるかなって☆☆☆ You Can Do It, Three Stars?) by Asumi, Mizuhashi, Shintani and Goto; the ending theme is "Sakura Sakura Saku: Ano Hi Kimi o Matsu, Sora to Onaji de" (さくらさくら咲く ~あの日君を待つ 空と同じで~ The Cherry Blossoms Bloom: The Day I Waited For You, Under the Same Sky?) by Marble. For Hidamari Sketch x SP, the opening theme is "Kimagure, Jan Ken Pon!" (気まぐれ、じゃんけんポンっ! Whimsical, Rock Paper Scissors!?) by Asumi, Mizuhashi, Shintani and Goto; the ending theme is "Nora" by Marble. For Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, the opening theme is "Open Canvas" (おーぷん☆きゃんばす Ōpun Kyanbasu?) by Asumi, Mizuhashi, Shintani, Goto, Chiaki Omigawa, and Hitomi Harada; the ending theme is "Yume Gumo" (夢ぐも Dream Cloud?) by Marble.[25] The ending theme for the graduation episode is "Mata ne, Yōkoso, Hidamari-sō" (またね、ようこそ、ひだまり荘 See you again, Welcome, Hidamari Apartments?) by Asumi and Mizuhashi.

Light novels[edit]

Two light novels written by Chabō Higurashi and illustrated by Ume Aoki were released by Houbunsha under their Houbunsha KR Bunko label. The first novel was released on March 31, 2007 entitled Hidamari Sketch Novel: Yōkoso Hidamari-sō e (ひだまりスケッチノベル ようこそひだまり荘へ?),[26] and the second followed on September 30, 2007 with the title Hidamari Sketch Novel: Hidamari School Life (ひだまりスケッチノベル ひだまりSchool Life?).[27] The novels are not a new adaptation of the manga series, but instead draw directly from the manga's material.

Video game[edit]

A Nintendo DS video game entitled Hidamari Sketch Dokodemo Sugoroku × 365 (ひだまりスケッチ どこでもすごろく×365?) was released on February 12, 2009.[28] The game primarily plays like a normal board game (sugoroku) with consecutive boards, each representing a month during Yuno's first school year. Depending on the square landed upon, characters may play one of numerous mini-games, experience mini-events—dialogue and sometimes imagery relating to minor occurrences around Hidamari apartments or the school, or encounter major events which play out similarly to the episode of the anime on which they are based. Points are accrued throughout the year to determine a winning character, and the points can then be used to unlock items in the extras menu.

References[edit]

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