Wide thread. A thread for Aoki Ume's creations, mainly Hidamari Sketch. Discussion is also welcome!
>using the image I cropped to start
I always wondered what was up with that dude's sneakers. There's no way no rational human would buy shoes that color, but the brown is too consistent to be dirt.
>There's no way no rational human would buy shoes that color
On Hidamari they would.
How can she be so pure and impure at the same time?
How can she be 17 and a high school teacher at the same time?
Eh, it's a little weird, but they don't actually look that bad in real life. They could give a bit of contrast if everything else you're wearing is darker.
That's art. Totally pure
Has anyone found any scans of the Natsume fanbooks?
It's too stunning to be protected by mere mortals.
I see the Natsume crew has finally arrived. About time, I say.
The text in the image is from page 65 of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary".
Truly a bizarre choice for placeholder text.
I've never left.
It's not long until Ume's exhibition and the probable reveal of season 5. Who do you think will voice Matsuri?
No way, she's not energetic enough. I'm thinking someone like Touyama Nao.
I've been through /a/'s waifu threads for the past few weeks. What happened to !YUNOcchiS2?
But it doesn't matter. Hidamari goes on.
I guess it got out of hand, but at least it feels like I can actually post Yuno here now.
That's right. I can say that Yuno did 9/11 and not have anyone get upset over it.
I was ready to get upset but then I realized that wide can melt steel beams.
I want to brush Yuno's hair.
No bullies allowed.
Merely once a month, at most, I see you
Too scarce are those times, no?
Think not of the scarcity of visits, but of the joy they bring you.
There's a way to stay with them forever
You're right. Wouldn't want to show up in front of Hidamarisou with shit in my pants.
I guess. At least there's a new chapter around the corner.
I-is there more?
No. The only other Natsume picture they did is... not worth posting.
I even looked and I only have 3 pictures that could possibly be considered dominate Natsume. It just isn't her style.
This is good as well.
I want Natsume to tackle me to the ground and draw on me
Hidamari Sketch 2015-11 raws.
That must sting coming from... whoever the hell that is.
Homura is not amused
Fingers touching, huh?
Any chance on getting a S5 announcement ?
Right after the announcement of the spin-off "Sae to Hiro"
Calm down there's still plenty of the exhibition days left. Save the best for last, right?
>last christmas feels like it was just a few months ago
Well, there's a sign saying that you shouldn't do it, so maybe that's for the best.
Lots of neat merchandise at the exhibition. I think this is Matsuri's first bit of official stuff, right?
She was on a shower curtain they released in Comiket, but I'm not sure if it counts since she wasn't alone.
I know those are from the exhibition poster, but I just realized that they're sort of similar to those wides in x365's OP.
I wonder what it smells like
I don't think there's any point in making a thing like that that's "almost" right. Of course her head is really big so maybe her body shouldn't be quite that small, but I guess that can't be helped.
I have a Yuno and a Miya wide strap, I hope there's plenty of these to go around online because I want those too.
Your best best is probably right after the exhibition. Hidamari event stuff is difficult to track down.
Jesus Christ what happened to her arm?
I don't know, but it must have been extremely painful.
>holds multiple part time jobs
At least she isn't stupid like you, eh?
Where would they first show up that can deliver abroad without messing around with a forwarding service?
Mandarake, maybe. I think your best bet is still Yahoo Auctions so if you really want something then I wouldn't wait for them to show up elsewhere.
Mandarake is probably a stretch. They haven't had any Hidamari keychains in a long time. Last time I saw the full set on Yahoo Auctions was back in March, and Surugaya had a set about a week ago.
I guess it's a slim chance, but Mandarake is pretty much the only place where you could even find that sort of stuff without a forwarding service. I bought >>2505638 from there, but I suppose they have Comiket stuff more often than other event only things.
But really, if you want something, you should get it soon instead of waiting for it to appear somewhere else.
Aoki Ume Exhibition starts 3rd of October (sponsored by Sankei Shimbun et al.). The unique cuteness of Aoki Ume.
An exhibition featuring the illustrations, drafts, and other works of Aoki Ume, the mangaka responsible for the manga "Hidamari Sketch" and the original character designs for "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika" is starting October 3rd in the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. The characteristic of her art is cute girls with big, round eyes and soft faces. "Our goal was to make somewhere you could visit and forget your worries", Aoki-san says.
Aoki-san's debut as a mangaka was in 2004 with "Hidamari Sketch". The story is about Yuno and her group of friends living in an apartment building called "Hidamari-sou" while attending an art program in a nearby high school. The story of the daily lives of Yuno and her friends is still being serialized, and an anime spanning four seasons has been produced.
On the other hand, Aoki Ume has also worked as the original character designer for "Madoka Magika", where her cute art was contrasted by the serious story. It's because of this gap that Madoka Magika has become the representative for late night anime in the past few years. "Combining my drawings with a darker writing style was really interesting", she says, looking back.
Even if cuteness is her main feature, her character designs are instantly recognizable thanks to a unique flair. She has made a conscious effort toward it while drawing, and she says "I have been aiming to draw something unique. Something where you can tell that Yuno is Yuno and Madoka is Madoka even if you only saw a glimpse."
In elementary school she wanted to be a mangaka, and in middle school she started to draw her own doujinshi. Her memories from the time when she was in a prep school for an art college are unforgettable. In the prep school they graded the sketches by hanging them on a wall. The best ones were lined at the top, while Aoki-san's works ended up near the floor. "I used this story in Hidamari where it happens to Yuno. I'm not naturally talented like Miyako, so I'm quite like Yuno (whose talent is build on hard work). I was really shocked back then, but I learned how hard and straightforward the world of art is. I'm not really sure if the honesty of that world really shows in my manga though." she says and laughs.
At first the plan was to end Hidamari when Yuno's upperclassmen Sae and Hiro graduated. "But when I continued drawing, I realized that something wasn't right about that. I don't know about the future, but currently the plan is to continue the manga until Yuno and Miyako graduate."
When discussing the future, Aoki-san eyes start to gleam. "I want to keep drawing, with manga being the biggest part of it all. There are so many interesting things I want to do!"
(Honma Eiji, Sankei Shimbun. September 29, 2015)
In any case, I would just wait until the full set of straps shows up before buying them anywhere. It looks like the only ones left to reveal are Yuno and Madoka, so it should be soon.
Are you actually using >>2505638 as a shower curtain, or just displaying it?
Just displaying it. It's hanging on my wall right next to my Yuno towel, so I'm prepared if I ever need to wash myself.
I'm here just in time for the party!
But not in time to stop Nazuna from stealing the last image.