If you've been reading Sunshine sketch up to this point then you should have a rough idea of whats going to happen – Yuno will be shy but cute, Miyako will be tomboyish and slightly spacy, Hiro will be worrying about her weight and Sae will be maybe/maybe not wanting to be more than friends with Hiro – so nothing's changed in this volume, right?
Wrong! With volume 4 of this ongoing series by Ume Aoki life in Hidamari residence, after the drama of exams, is turned upside down with the addition of two new 1st years – the shy Nazuna, and her outspoken, computer savvy opposite number Nori – who add an all new set of personalities to the series.
We are also given an extra treat in the form of a special episode, set around Sae's maybe nemisis/stalker Natsume (an episode which in an unusable twist is told in its entirety in a more standard comic format, rather than in the more normal four panel comic that we have come to know).
What more can i say more about it? the artwork and writing is the same mix of introspective and comedy (note: MORE WIDEFACES) that makes this series such a fun read for me.
Yen Press has yet again done a sterling job with their translation and, as always, have included an appendix of some of the more obscure jokes.
At the end of the day if your a fan of Sunshine sketch then you should be already clutching a copy of this already! If you dont think much of it (HERESY) then this volume won't do much to change your mind, as its more of the same.