The sequels to Hidamari Sketch all have "taglines" of one sort or the other. They are:

  • Hidamari Sketch x 365
  • Hidamari Sketch x Hoshimittsu
  • Hidamari Sketch x SP
  • Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb

What do 365, hoshimittsu, SP, and honeycomb signify and/or why were they chosen in particular?

  • SP stands for special, which makes sense because it's a special. 365 is probably signifying the number of days in a year, and Hoshimittsu literally means three stars, but I have no idea why they chose those names.
    – Logan M
    Jan 8 '13 at 19:55
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    The Hoshimittsu series was literally written: できるかなって☆☆☆
    – Jon Lin
    Jan 9 '13 at 0:21

This answer is purely speculation so if somebody else posts an answer that has an official source, please feel free to accept that answer instead.

  • 365 (Season 2): Some of these events take place before, during, and after season 1 if I remember correctly. So basically they're saying something like "we're going back to then and showing you all 365 days of their year!" (except they aren't literally showing you all 365, just more of what you saw in season 1)
  • Hoshimittsu/☆☆☆ (Season 3): Three stars for season three
  • Honeycomb (Season 4): There are six sides on a typical honeycomb, and there are six girls living at Hidamarisou. If this is the reasoning, they could've used this title for season 3 as well though.

As Logan M said in the comments, SP just stands for "special" (as opposed to a TV series). I don't think there is any significant meaning beyond that.

  • The hexagonal idea is interesting. Thank you :) Jan 9 '13 at 16:40
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    Hidamari Sketch x SP is a two-part television special so thus the SP.
    – кяαzєя
    Jan 9 '13 at 16:47
  • As for Season 4, the Japanese verb はにかむ (hanikamu) may also have something to do with it.
    – yibe
    Jan 18 '13 at 11:37
  • @yibe I can't really see a connection between the other はにかむ and Hidamari (or even that season in particular)
    – atlantiza
    Jan 18 '13 at 16:51
  • The word はにかむ is likely to be used to describe the cuteness of a girl acting bashfully, so I thought it might fit this anime featuring cute girls. (FWIW, the title banner says "hanikamu" rather than "honeycomb.")
    – yibe
    Jan 19 '13 at 14:35

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