Natsume acting like a tsundere again...
|Initial Year||Year 2, High School (Hidamari Sketch)|
|Height||Approx. 162cm (5'4")|
|Anime Debut||Stormy Drying Agent|
|Manga Debut||Vol. 2, p. 70, "Pretty Serious"|
|Voice Actor||Misato Fukuen|
Natsume is a secondary character who attends Yamabuki High School as an art student. She is in the same year as Sae and Hiro, but is in class B, not A. As a result, she has few opportunities to interact with them within school.
She lives at home with her mother and commutes to school every morning: 10 minutes by bicycle to the nearest station, then 42 minutes by train.
Natsume wears her teal hair in a braid that rests on her right shoulder. Like every other character, her eyes match the color of her hair.
Not much is known about Natsume's skills and interests regarding art. She attended club activities while at Yamabuki but the exact club was never specified. She plans to attend Ama Art University, which coincidentally is also the same art college as Hiro.
She is a natural tutor and enjoys helping her juniors with their academic work. This became apparent when she was finally invited to visit the Hidamari Apartments in the manga continuity, where she proved adept at explaining homework to the underclassmen.
Natsume's most (and only) astounding qualities are of her social traits: She is presented as a rival-type character to Sae with a deeper motive of having an unrequited crush on Sae. She is a tsundere without the emphasis on the tsun halve of the phrase.
Provided Sae is not around, Natsume is ordinarily a polite and pleasant person to be around. She has friends in her class that she often eats lunch and studies with. They are aware of Natsume's feelings for Sae and encourage her to approach her.
Interactions with SaeEdit
Her relationship with Sae is the sole reason for Natsume's appeal. Due to her history with Sae and due to Sae's relationship with Hiro, Natsume acts like an obvious tsundere in the presence of Sae (who in turn is oblivious to Natsume's feelings). She usually presents herself as a rival to Sae, who is prompted to act similarly back to Natsume.
Any sense of growing "intimate" interactions with Sae will cause Natsume to fluster uncontrollably and will cause her to act nervously. However, any kind social interaction from Sae (for example, receiving a leftover sandwich) will often give Natsume ecstatic feelings after the former leaves Natsume to herself (or just leaves the general area).
- Natsume knows of Sae's pen-name for the romance magazine the latter works in, and is the one who first wrote a very passionate letter to Sae regarding her literature.
- Natsume is her surname. Her given name is unknown as of now.