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Download 2017-08 (Dropbox) – Miyako catches some critters in Hidamari’s back yard.

Speaking of yards, the yard sale is now open! Come one, come all. Yuno & Miyako figmas, anthologies, doujinshi, Japanese learning books, and more at bargain prices.

Notes

Page 3: Miyako specifically references the routine mass stocking of Ayu sweetfish in Japan’s rivers for sporting purposes.

Page 5: Originally a pun on “zemi”, which can mean both seminar and cicada.

It’s not yet known if there will be a new chapter in the issue coming out this week.

The good news: I finally got around to finishing this chapter from three months ago. The bad news: there have been no new chapters since then, and nothing in the issue that came out today in Japan. This is the first time Hidamari has skipped three months in a row. I presume Ume was busy with the Niigata Ume-ten and the Hidamari Radio reboot.

Download 2017-04 (Dropbox) – Yuno and Miyako take summer lessons at Yamabuki.

Notes

Page 6: “All right” is pronounced similarly to 往来, which means going back and forth. Had to modify it a little.

If I remember correctly, this month is actually the 5th anniversary of this blog! A big thank you to everyone who’s been reading that long, and thanks to the newcomers too. I’m sorry I don’t update as often anymore, work and real life responsibilities don’t leave me the time to refresh 2ch all day like I used to. My drafts folder is a mess of things I never properly finished… might as well rename it Sealed Past at this point!

One thing I plan to post within the next week is my report on an unofficial, relatively hard-to-access Hidamari-related pilgrimage I took when I visited Japan again last year. I lost motivation to post it right away because I found out I’d missed something huge right after leaving. Next time I fly over there I’ll be sure to finish that piece of business…!

Oh, also, the Yard Sale may be returning soon. Although there won’t be much Hidamari stuff this time around, pretty much everything will be $10 or less.

wish

Download 2017-02 (Dropbox) – The Hidamari residents plus the Landlady go meteor watching, part 2.

Thanks as always to Ooya-san for raws and cleaning!

There are several parallels between this chapter and the Game of Life chapter/episode. I recommend taking another look at it, now that we know what someone was hiding back then!

Unfortunately, there was no chapter in the Carat issue released today. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering Hidamari recently ranked #14 in a reader poll of manga with “too many hiatuses”. While the obvious winner was Hunter x Hunter, Hidamari has the distinction of being the only 4koma on the list.

Merry Christmas! Have a summer-themed chapter!

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Download 2017-01 (Dropbox) – The Hidamari residents go meteor watching, part 1.

Thanks again to Ooya-san for raws and cleaning!

This chapter marks the start of volume 10. There’s a rather interesting revelation in here, so don’t miss it!

Notes

Page 3: The right strip is referencing bosozoku.

Volume 9 was released last month. In addition to the usual extras, only the last chapter had a new page added to it.

There was no Hidamari preview in this issue, so whether there’s a new chapter this week has yet to be determined.

Happy Halloween! Here’s Nakayama in her best ghost costume:

whoa-there-nakayama

This is last month’s issue delayed to the extreme, sorry! There is no chapter in the newest issue (2016-12), but Hidamari will get the cover and color pages next issue in concurrence with its volume 9 release at the end of November. Thanks as always to Ooya-san for raws and cleaning as well as a wonderful wordplay solution on page 2!

Download 2016-11 (Dropbox) – Part 2 of the girls’ quest to find the perfect swimsuits!

No notes this time. Looks like Ume didn’t have time to draw some backgrounds on the last page, huh?

I’ve been dead because… I’m getting ready to go to Japan next week! I’ll be in Kansai (lodging close to Nakayama’s dreaded Pick-Up Bridge, no less), Kanagawa (the closest there is to a real Asagi neighborhood), and Hokkaido (within a reasonable distance to a spot Hiro and Sae visited). Unfortunately my schedule is too packed to recreate two entire school trip arcs, but there is a certain Hidamari pilgrimage spot I’ve been eyeing. If things work out I’ll be sure to post a report on what I find there!