This week I’ll be reviewing the slice of life anime, Sketchbook ~full color’s~. Of course, the name is a little dumb to type out repeatedly, so I’ll just say Sketchbook. It aired from October to December of 2007, for a run of 13 episodes. It’s by HAL Filmmaker, and directed by Hiraike Yoshimasa. Among their other notable works is Aria (which I did a review for here), which is one of my favorite series ever. It’s pretty clear that there are a lot of inspirations drawn from the Aria to here (though the source material of the respective shows have nothing to do with each other), so that was enjoyable for me. Of course, this is a slice of life show, so the usual disclaimer. Don’t expect anything crazy or exciting or whatnot. Honestly, I kind of treat this show like Aria, if it took place on earth and you replaced all the water and gondola stuff with an art club. And you keep the cats. So if you enjoy that kind of stuff, you’ll find Sketchbook to be pleasantly more of the same.
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