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SUNSHINE SKETCH by Ume Aoki

SUNSHINE_1 Accepted to a high school specializing in the arts, Yuno moves into a nearby apartment complex to make her commute easier. Just a few days into her new routine, she quickly discovers that creativity doesn’t end with the art school bell! Her neighbors — Sae, Hiro, and Miya — are all fellow students, and each has her own hilarious quirks. And eccentricity clearly rules this school; Yuno’s homeroom teach is a cosplay otaku and the principal is just…weird. Will the quiet Yuno be able to handle this creatively kooky cast of characters?
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SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 1
by Ume Aoki 

June 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2899-4 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Accepted to a high school specializing in the arts, Yuno moves into a nearby apartment complex to make her commute easier. Just a few days into her new routine, she quickly discovers that creativity doesn’t end with the art school bell! Her neighbors — Sae, Hiro, and Miya — are all fellow students, and each has her own hilarious quirks. And eccentricity clearly rules this school; Yuno’s homeroom teach is a cosplay otaku and the principal is just…weird. Will the quiet Yuno be able to handle this creatively kooky cast of characters?

Sunshine Sketch volume 1
SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 2
by Ume Aoki 

November 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2902-1 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Daily life at the Hidamari Apartments goes on as the girls continue their art studies. Trips to the zoo, onsen excursions, and school projects fill their days as Yuno, Miya, Sae, and Hiro’s friendships deepen. Take another peek into the lives of these memorable art students in the second installment of Sunshine Sketch!

Sunshine Sketch volume 2
SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 3
by Ume Aoki 

April 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3069-0 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Hidamari Apartments is really starting to feel like home as Yuno, Miyako, Hiro, and Sae grow closer and closer through their daily adventures at art school. Though they’re now well into the school year, there’s still plenty of fun to be had! Join them as they go on sketching excursions, celebrate the holidays, and explore the Seven Mysteries of Yamabuki High as Yuno continues to search for the confidence within herself to become a great artist.

Sunshine Sketch volume 3
SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 4
by Ume Aoki 

January 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-316-08112-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Nothing much has changed at the Hidamari Apartments for some time: Miyako’s her usual, wacky self; Sae’s still writing novels; Hiro’s worrying about her weight; and Yuno’s still as thoughtful and adorable as ever! But believe it or not, time has been passing, and Yuno starts thinking about what the future holds for her, her friends, and her art as graduation looms ever closer. The immediate future of the Hidamari residents, however, involves two new first-year neighbors — the shy, polite Nazuna, and outspoken computer whiz Nori! Do these newbies have any idea what they’re in for?!

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SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 5
by Ume Aoki 

June 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-17802-0 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

With the innocent first-years Nazuna-chan and Nori-chan rounding out the quirky cast of residents at the Hidamari Apartments, every day is shaping up to be quite…erm, interesting! When Yuno manages to lose a battle with a toilet for her house key, her clumsiness leads to, among other things, a sleepover, which in turn becomes something of a habit. But with homesickness making the rounds through Hidamari, school trips for some residents resulting in others being left to their own wacky devices, and the pressures of college entrance exams looming, a girl like Yuno can use all the dedicated friends and fun sleepovers she can get! Grab a pillow and settle in for another sunny, heartwarming romp through Hidamari!

SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 6
by Ume Aoki 

June 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-21035-5 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Real life and growing up are bearing down fast upon the residents of the Hidamari Apartments, but they’re going to make time for one last summer together, full of fun in the sun! Amidst Yuno deciding on the topic of her self-assigned summer project and Sae and Hiro attending summer sessions to help focus their goals for life after high school, the girls will really have to go all out to make sure it’s a summer they’ll never forget!

SUNSHINE SKETCH Volume 7
by Ume Aoki 

December 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24312-4 | $17.00 ($19.00) | 112 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

With Sae and Hiro staring their college entrance exams straight in the face, the underclassmen of Hidamari Apartments are reminded that their own graduation is just a short time away…but there’s still plenty of time for the girls to make fun memories in the meanwhile!

Sunshin Sketch volume 7
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