All Your Monies: January 28th

Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew (and Aquagaze) will run down the last week’s new preorders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. This week we have a really cool Yoko and Nia set and uhhhh some other things!

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 10: The G-Word

Summary: In the first half, Yuno and Miyako enjoy the first snow of the year, despite having to study for their exams. Miyako also fails horribly at becoming a poet. In the second half, Sae’s little sister Chika makes her obligatory, one-per-season return to Hidamari Apartments to adress some enormous elephants in the room.

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 8: Yuno The Friendly Ghost

Summary: The Yamabuki cultural festival is nearing, and much to Yoshinoya’s dismay, Yuno’s class decides to turn their classroom into a haunted house. Wow, never heard that before. These art students sure are creative. During preparations, Miyako sprains her hand, so it’s up to Yuno and the others to help her out. In the second…

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 7 – In 3D!

Summary: In the first half, Yuno and Miyako recieve the assignment to design a poster for Yamabuki’s annual cultural festival. In case you couldn’t guess already, Yuno considers this to be a Very Big Deal, whereas Miyako mostly just goofs off. In the second half, Yuno meets up with her old senior Arisawa, which gives…

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 6 – Gestaltzerfall

Summary: In the completely irrelevant first half, Yuno and Miyako have to draw themselves in class. The lesbian subtext flies through the roof, launches itself into the moon’s orbit, and crash lands somewhere in Russia. In the surprisingly grim second half, Hiro sinks into a depression and runs to Miss Yoshinoya and — of course…

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 5: Hell’s Kitchen

Summary: In the first half, Nazuna stresses out over her parents visiting and wanting to taste her cooking. Hiro and Yuno help her out in the most detailed cooking sequence in anime this side of Fate/Stay Night. In the second half, Nori wakes up from a nightmare and ends up hanging out with Sae at…

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 3: No Rain, No Gain

Yuno and Miyako want to do something fun on their last day of summer vacation, but the weather puts the kibosh on their plans. The next day, Yamabuki High holds its annual emergency training, Nazuna needs to go to the toilet while the school is imaginarily on fire, and Yuno meets her newest worst enemy.

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb Episode 2

Yuno goes full creeper in her relentless quest for helping her underclassman while Sae and Hiro continue their honeymoon school trip to Hokkaido. It’s time for the hot springs episode of the season and Shinbo probably gets arrested. Again. Eventually, everyone eats Genghis Khan and Nori and Nazuna conclude that Yuno is a complete idiot. Euphemistically, of course.

A Rough Sketch Of Happiness

Next thursday will see the return of Hidamari Sketch (also known in the USA as Sunshine Sketch) to the small screen. After 3 seasons, 2 OVAs and over a dozen DVD-exclusive episodes, the audience does not seem to be quite done with this adorable franchise just yet. No other show within the moe genre has ever…