Ume Aoki

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Ume Aoki
Native name
蒼樹 うめ
Born (1981-08-03) August 3, 1981 (age 41)
Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
OccupationManga artist, illustrator
Alma materMusashino Art University

Ume Aoki (Japanese: 蒼樹 うめ, Hepburn: Aoki Ume, born August 3, 1981) is a Japanese manga artist, illustrator and dōjin artist from Hyōgo Prefecture. She officially romanizes her name as aokiume.[1][2][3] She illustrates under the pennames apricot+ for many of her dōjinshi,[4] and Apply Fujimiya (藤宮 アプリ, Fujimiya Apuri) for the visual novel Sanarara.

Aoki provided the voice for her Metapod persona in the Shaft anime adaptation of her four-panel comic strip Hidamari Sketch.[5] She later created the original character designs for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a Shaft anime production.[6]



  1. ^ "Madoka Vol.1 Collection press photo". Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ume Aoki's official twitter". Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Madoka Magica USA Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Aoki Ume's official home page". Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "TBSアニメーション「ひだまりスケッチ」公式HP". (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
  6. ^ "Bakemonogatari's Shinbo, Phantom's Urobuchi Launch New Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  7. ^ ひだまりスケッチ (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "もう11月ですね…orz" (in Japanese). Fujimi Shobo. Archived from the original on August 8, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "New Shinbo/Shaft Anime to Be Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  10. ^ "Houbunsha, Ume Aoki to Start Manga Time Kirara Carino Mag". Anime News Network. November 9, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
  11. ^ "Hidamari Sketch/Madoka Magica's Aoki Draws New Manga". Anime News Network. August 13, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  12. ^ "Hidamari Sketch's Ume Aoki to Launch New Series". Anime News Network . Retrieved September 27, 2017.

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