In Japan, March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, or Doll Festival, a tradition in which dolls are dressed up in the attire of the Heian period imperial court and displayed on a tiered, red carpeted platform. Among the anime and manga folks having some fun with the occasion was Shaft, who recollected the Hidarami Sketch Chou Hidamatsuri in Nippon Budokan and CLAMP's Tsubaki (formerly Mick) Nekoi who presented her Empress.
The official website for the upcoming first solo exhibition of popular manga artist Ume Aoki, best known as the author of the Hidamari Sketch manga series and the original character designer for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, today updated with a main visual newly drawn by her. Check the latest information after the jump.
It was officially announced yesterday that the first solo exhibition of popular manga artist Ume Aoki, who is known as the author of Hidamari Sketch and the original character designer of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series, will be held at The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo on October 3-12. Hit the jump for more.
The official website for the two-member musical unit marble yesterday announced that they will stop their activities as a unit for an uncertain period of time. The unit is best known for their theme songs for the Hidamari Sketch anime series. Hit the jump for more details.
Produced at Shaft, there's plenty of staff crossover between this season's adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi and Ume Aoki's art school manga Hidamari Sketch. Nobuhiro Sugiyama worked on 2009's third Suketchi anime, and is back as the character designer and chief animation director in Nisekoi. Ahead of this weekend's Nisekoi, the series' Twitter annount posted a Sugiyama illustrated crossover. Get a look after the jump.
Hidamari Sketch manga author, and Madoka Magica original character designer Ume Aoki has been struggling with computer problems, particularly related to Windows 8, so she's just getting to update her blog for the first time this year. First order of business was posting a wedding sketch for Hidamari Sketch anime lead voice actress Kana Asumi. Get a look after the jump.
Following up on last fall's Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, the fourth anime adaptation of Madoka Magica original character designer Ume Aoki's comedy of art students living in the titular apartment complex, a graduation special marks the end of school life for older characters Sae and Hiro. Get a look at the latest preview after the jump.
A mini album "Hidama Loop x Everyday♪" featuring the character songs from Hidamari Sketch x Honeycom will be released in Japan on November 27, the same day with the anime series' latest OVA Hiro Sae Sotsugyou-Hen (Hiro&Sae's Graduation Arc). Check the CD cover and audio preview after the jump.
Following up on fall's Hidarami Sketch x Honeycomb, the fourth anime adaptation of Ume Aoki's comedy of art students living in the titular apartment complex, an upcoming graduation special will mark the end of school life for older characters Sae and Hiro. Get an early look after the jump