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
Manga author and Madoka Magica original character designer Ume Aoki offered up a cute bit of new art work to be featured in merchandise at a March 3rd Hidamari Sketch Nippon Budokan Festival. Get a look at this and other other adorable and odd merch after the jump.
The Animate Akihabara store is now holding "Hidamari Sketch x History Exhibition" at their event space on the seventh floor. The exhibition features the six years history of the anime series from the first Hidamari Sketch (2007) to the latest/fourth Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb (2012). Check the photo report after the jump!
Music label Lantis has posted the ad for the December 26th release of Marble's Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb image CD, featuring their theme for the latest incarnation of the moe art student anime, different characters' version of "Open ☆ Canvas," image song "Desire of White Clover" and "Infinite Cloud" with manga artist Ume Aoki in the chorus. Get a look after the jump.
Anime Network Online has lined up two fall series to debut this weekend, with the first three episode of both action figure action anime Busou Shinki and Madoka Magica director Akiyuki Shinbo's latest adaptation of that series' original character designer Ume Aoki's art school manga, Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb, running Saturday, Sunday and Monday. More after the jump.
A bit of trivia, Madoka Magica's Gen Urobuchi says that he wrote the title character as if Madoka Kaname were Yuno from character designer Aoki Ume's Hidamari Sketch. Now, with Yuno and her art school apartment mates returning to anime in Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb, Yuno's face is now emblazoned on a Kyoto based tram. More after the jump.