Hidamari Sketch

Title: Hidamari Sketch
Based On: Hidamari Sketch (4-koma)
Production: Shaft

Hidamari Sketch is quite the charming show if I do say so myself. If you’re into slice-of-life anime/manga like Azumanga Daioh or Lucky Star, you definately should check this out. The story is about the daily life of Yuno, who dreams to be a great artist, and her friends (Miyako, Hiro and Sae) who live in the Hidamari Apartments. The characters are pretty likeable, my favorite has to be Miyako because of her childish personality, with Yuno coming in second because of her being a pretty cute protagonist. ^^

The animation for the anime is pretty unique too with it’s combination of traditional hand-drawn animation and cut-out photographs, although the animation isn’t the best it is pretty warmhearted.

The content of each episode takes place in anachronic order, but it doesn’t really confuse you à la The Melchancoly of Haruhi Suzumiya (to an extent) and Touka Gettan.

The 4-koma is pretty adorable too and a nice read, so check it out if you have a chance. If you happen to like the characters, keep reading because the very soul of a yonkoma and slice-of-life anime/manga in general is watching your favorite characters live their lives and watching them do their thing, getting to know them better. If you don’t like the characters, there’d be no point.

OP: “Sketch Switch” – Kana Asumi, Kaori Mizuhashi, Ryoko Shintani and Yuko Goto
ED: “Mebae Drive” – marble

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