In a novel kind of announcement spotted
today at the 2012 Anime Contents Expo (ACE), the production company Aniplex was displaying a T-shirt
with the title of the fourth TV anime series in the Hidamari Sketch franchise, along with its release timeframe: it will be called Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
, and it's planned for an October 2012 debut in Japan.
Like the previous three TV series
and last year's TV special
, this latest Hidamari Sketch anime is again based on Ume Aoki's popular 4-koma manga. Studio Shaft animated all the previous adaptations, so presumably they will return for this fourth season.