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 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, covering Sae and Hiro's graduation)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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