Kate (Sketchbook)
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Kate (Sketchbook)

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Sketchbook (スケッチブック, Suketchibukku?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Totan Kobako. First serialized in the April 2002 issue of Comic Blade, the individual chapters are collected and published by Mag Garden. Chapters have also appeared in Comic Blade Masamune. An anime adaptation, under the title Sketchbook ~full color's~, aired in Japan between October 2 and December 25, 2007. The story revolves around a group of high school students, mostly female, in the art club at their high school. The main character is a young, shy and quiet girl named Sora Kajiwara who goes through life at her own pace.

Sketchbook begins with Sora Kajiwara joining the art club of her unnamed Fukuoka high school, and goes on to chronicle her subsequent experiences and those of her fellow club members.

Written and illustrated by Totan Kobako, Sketchbook is a four-panel comic strip manga series first serialized in Mag Garden's Comic Blade magazine starting with the April 2002 issue. The manga has made additional appearances in another manga magazine published by Mag Garden named Comic Blade Masamune. An additional volume, Sketchbook Shucchōban, was published on January 10, 2006 as a collection of bonus material which initially appeared in Comic Blade Masamune. The manga is published in Taiwan in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing.

An anime series adaptation, under the title Sketchbook ~full color's~, is produced by the animation studio Hal Film Maker and directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike. The series aired 13 episodes in Japan between October 2 and December 25, 2007 on TV Tokyo. Four pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; two opening themes and two ending themes. The first opening theme is "Kaze Sagashi" (風さがし?) by Natsumi Kiyoura which is used for most of the episodes, and the second opening theme used only for episode 12 is "Natsu no Kioku" (夏の記憶?) by Natsumi Kiyoura. The first ending theme is "Sketchbook o Motta mama" (スケッチブックを持ったまま?) by Yui Makino which is used for the first 12 episodes, and the second ending theme used for episode 13 is "Tanpopo Suisha" (たんぽぽ水車?) by Kana Hanazawa, Asuka Nakase, and Yui Makino.

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