Yamabuki High School's arts program attracts students from all around the country. The Hidamari Apartments is a small apartment block across from Yamabuki High School, infamous for housing weirdos from the arts program.Hidamari Sketch is a Slice of Life manga and anime series centering on a young girl named Yuno who is accepted into the Yamabuki High art school and moves into a small apartment building nearby. She makes friends with other girls living in the building, and cute things happen.Animated in early 2007 by Studio Shaft, based on a 4koma in Manga Time Kirara Carat by Ume Aoki, this series is best known for its slow pacing, focus on artistically inclined characters, and diabetes-inducing levels of cuteness. A second season, Hidamari Sketch x 365, aired about a year after the first, and a third, Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆ ("Hoshimittsu"), was aired in the Winter 2010 season. A fourth season, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, began airing in October 2012. Each season (except Honeycomb) has two extra Original Video Animation episodes, and there are two independent OVAs as well, Hidamari Sketch x SP (released in Fall 2011) and Hidamari Sketch Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen (released in Fall 2013).The manga is licensed by Yen Press under the title Sunshine Sketch, and the anime is licensed by Sentai Filmworks under the original name in a subtitled-only release.
But they've all graduated! We're normal now!
—customary introduction to the Hidamari Apartments at every year's welcoming party
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