Download 2017-12 (Dropbox) – Matsuri procrastinates on her summer homework, part 2.


Page 3: “Festa” has caught on with Mami too, it seems!

Page 5: Matsuri’s full name is indeed out in the open, but to no reader’s surprise, it’s intentionally illegible. This time, however, the smudged writing is just large enough that we can tell it’s exactly two kanji long. Of course, we may never know more than that.

That’s it for the backlog. There was no new chapter in the issue from last week.


メリークリスマス&ハッピーホリデー!It seems once again we’ll celebrate by releasing a very decidedly non-wintery chapter.

Download 2017-11 (Dropbox) – Matsuri procrastinates on her summer homework, part 1.

Part 2 coming shortly.

Happy Halloween! Sorry it’s so late, but there are two more color page chapters to look forward to after this one!

Download 2017-10 (Dropbox) – A school art competition, much like the one from volume 3/Hoshimittsu episode 8. You may also remember it as the episode where Yoshinoya commented on Yuno’s bottom. I strongly recommend reviewing that chapter before reading this one so you can recognize some familiar panels!


Page 7: Nikujaga. Back in volume 5, Nori made this (with beef) for Nazuna to help cure her homesickness, but forgot that it’s more commonly prepared with pork outside of Kansai.


Bugs crawling up your walls? Ants raiding your pantry? Sounds like you need an exterminator. Call Hidamari Apartments!


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.


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.

Update 7/27: Unfortunately, the answer is no. We’ll have to wait until August 28th to find out if there will be anything new published.


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.


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.