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Japanese: スケッチブック


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 219
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 28, 2002 to Jun 5, 2019
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: CGDCT CGDCT, Iyashikei Iyashikei, Visual Arts Visual Arts
Serialization: Comic Garden
Authors: Kobako, Totan (Story & Art)


Score: 7.691 (scored by 757757 users)
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Ranked: #17302
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Popularity: #5445
Members: 3,472
Favorites: 91

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Sora is a quiet girl who finds her niche in the high school art club. When she isn't out capturing images of the neighbourhood in her trusty sketchbook, she can almost certainly be found befriending the local cats.


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Dec 12, 2008
Preliminary (28/219 eps)
Meditating on what, in this world, has most affected me and my ways of perceiving, it seems that nothing has been so influential as Bill Watterson's comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes. Being very young when first confronted with it (a few of our household's earlier collections may have actually predated me) and subsequently rereading it at intervals of perhaps 6 months or a year - never once failing to find new wisdom and humor, jokes I had missed, profundities beyond my previous understanding - the series not only directed my intellectual growth but served as a kind of gauge, measuring it. For several ...
Sep 11, 2009
Preliminary (68/219 eps)
After enjoying Sketchbook ~full color'S~ immensely, I quickly decided to jump onto its source manga, written and illustrated by Totan Kobako, expecting similar things to the laid-back, easy-going, yet intriguing and most of all humorous adaptation the anime was. Well, the manga was all of those things alright, but also a completely different affair from the anime.

Sketchbook, a 4koma comedy manga by Totan Kobako, is indeed just as laid back as its anime adaptation. The soft art style, its lack of a continuing plotline, and of course the head-in-the-clouds main character Sora all contribute to create the relaxing atmosphere the anime is known for. And ...

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4-Koma Manga 'Sketchbook' Ends

4-Koma Manga 'Sketchbook' Ends

Mag Garden's MAGCOMI June issue announced that Totan Kobako's 4-koma slice of life manga Sketchbook will end in the magazine's July issue, which will more

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