Hidamari Sketch

“I don’t want to graduate!”

Wow, has this photo been sitting around forever waiting to go up!  (Like, January of last year!)  I haven’t watched the anime of Hidamari Sketch, just read the manga, which was given the translated title of Sunshine Sketch.  This photo was taken in response to what was at that time the latest volume (there’s been one more since then; not sure if the manga’s over, or if Yen Press decided to give up on translating it) in which two of the cast were about to graduate from the high school they’d all been attending.  Which is a big deal, because the primary cast is all living in a little apartment building right across the street from campus, a sort of unofficial dorm for high school students from out of town.  Hiro (the one with the buns) was especially broken up about it, hence the photo.  (They’re in a candy shop largely because I still had the MiWorld Sweet Factory set up, and it’s the right scale.  But Hiro does love sweets, so it’s easy to imagine them going there to try to distract her from her sorrow at their impending graduation.)

Anyway, these two aren’t officially a couple, but it’s one of those things where they’re a couple in all but name.  And probably the only reason they haven’t figured it out is because they’re both girls.  But after graduation they move into the same apartment, so they’ll probably figure it out long before they finish with college. 🙂  The manga (and likely the anime as well) definitely encourages the audience to ship them. 😉

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miWorld Sweet Factory

This is the last of my big April purchases to post about, at last.  (Though I’ve got some stuff from May to post about already, surprisingly enough.  Argh, I need to stop spending money!  Someone take away my credit cards!  And my PayPal!)

Ahem.

Anyway, so this one isn’t so much a big purchase as a lot of photos of a mid-level purchase.  As is typical of me, I came in a little bit late on the miWorld line; by the time I decided I wanted to get one, some of the ones I really wanted were getting hard to find.  I eventually managed the find the Sweet Factory, and I loved it, so I went ahead and bought the Karaoke Parlor (because Figma fits the scale perfectly, and I have Figma from two different anime that actually features the characters going out for karaoke after school) but it’s a three-size, so I need a one-size if I’m going to set them up on top of each other, only now I can’t find the pizza parlor, which is the one I wanted.  So I haven’t actually opened the Karaoke Parlor yet.  And, actually, there are still lots more photos I want to take in this set, but…yeah, I’ll just post ’em later.

Of course, the first thing I had to do was to assemble the set, which took some doing, because the walls didn’t want to plug into the floor at first, and a lot of the stickers didn’t like me.  More importantly, one of the bags inside the box had popped a seam, and little plastic pieces of candy went flying everywhere when I opened the box.  There’s still at least one lollipop missing. 😦

Then, of course, I had to test to see how many different dolls and figures that would fit the scale!  There were a surprising number of them.  (Probably because it’s actually the standard dollhouse scale.)  But I had other stuff I needed to be doing, so at that time I only took pictures of one figure/set combo:

Eliabeth's gift thumb
Elizabeth has a gift for you….and you’d better accept it!

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