Ume Aoki(蒼樹 うめ,Aoki Ume?, born August 3) is a 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.