Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
|Alma mater||Musashino Art University|
Ume Aoki (蒼樹 うめ Aoki Ume?, born August 3) is a female Japanese manga artist from Hyōgo Prefecture. She also illustrates under the pen-names Apply Fujimiya, for the visual novel Sanarara (Nekoneko Soft) and Apricot+ for various doujinshi she makes. She officially romanizes her name as aokiume. She also provides the voice for her 'Metapod' persona in the anime version of Hidamari Sketch. Aoki also provided the original character designs for the anime production, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, developed by Shaft.
- Hidamari Sketch (ひだまりスケッチ Hidamari Sukecchi?) (2004–present, original manga published in Manga Time Kirara Carat, voice of 'Ume-sensei' in anime adaptation)
- Sanarara (サナララ?) (2005, Character Design, Artwork)
- Tetsunagi Kooni (てつなぎこおに?, lit. Hand Holding Little Demon) (2006–present, original manga published in Dragon Age Pure)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika?) (2011, original character design)
- Mado no Mukōgawa (マドの向こう側 lit. The Other Side of the Window?) (2012–present, original manga published in Manga Time Kirara Carino)
- "TBSアニメーション「ひだまりスケッチ」公式HP". tbs.co.jp (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- "Madoka Vol.1 Collection press photo". Retrieved December 7, 2011.
- "Aoki Ume's official home page". Retrieved December 7, 2011.
- "Ume Aoki's official twitter". Retrieved December 7, 2011.
- "Madoka Magica USA Facebook". Retrieved December 19, 2011.
- "Bakemonogatari's Shinbo, Phantom's Urobuchi Launch New Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- "ひだまりスケッチ" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "もう11月ですね…orz" (in Japanese). Fujimi Shobo. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "New Shinbo/Shaft Anime to Be Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- "Houbunsha, Ume Aoki to Start Manga Time Kirara Carino Mag". Anime News Network. November 9, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- "Hidamari Sketch/Madoka Magica's Aoki Draws New Manga". Anime News Network. August 13, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.