The girls of the Hidamari apartments return to Japanese television next week in the fourth Hidamari Sketch series, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, and Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisition of the series today. The show will debut on select digital outlets soon, with a home video release to follow in 2013.
Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb features direction by Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), series composition by Nahoko Hasegawa (Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo), and character design by Yoshiaki Ito (Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World). A new 30-second promo recently debuted online:
Here's Sentai's synopsis from the press release:
Studying at the Yamabuki Arts High School has been a dream-come-true for Yuno, and she’s learned so much already! And not just from her instructors, but from her friends and neighbors who’ve become her second family and made the Hidemari Apartments such a safe and nurturing home. But as the day of her “big sisters” Sae and Hiro’s graduation draws slowly closer, it’s time for Yuno to start seriously taking on the same role for Nazuna, Nori and the other budding young artists who’ve entered Hidemari’s protective cocoon. And it’s also time to tackle some really challenging artistic assignments. That doesn’t mean there won’t still be time for fun with Miyako and all the others, but it’s definitely time to pencil in her plans for the future. And sometimes that means you have to put the art before the course! Prepare to be drawn in once again as the magic that surrounds Hidemari continues in HIDAMARI SKETCH X HONEYCOMB!