The full lineup of the new Hobonichi covers are out here! I had been looking forward for this since they’ve announced that they’ll be releasing a whole new set of covers last month. I even followed their daily sneak peeks on their website just to satisfy my curiosity.
I scrolled through the website yesterday just to immediately fall in love with these two new A6 covers: Sherbet and Polar Bear.
One of my friends said that the Polar Bear looks ghastly from afar… I must admit that he’s right. Lol. However that doesn’t erase the definition of cute from the cover. The Sherbet version is just my favorite combination of colors, baby blue and coral pink. Hobonichi even set the Sherbet cover as their website’s favicon!
The other cover designs didn’t really suit my taste that well so I think I won’t be purchasing any of the Weeks or Cousin covers for the 2017 edition. That’s a shame, to be honest. I was really hoping that they’ll release more of a gorgeous colored or cute designed cover this year, but nope. I’ve also looked at the Mother 2 covers for 2017 and I still think that 2016 versions are way more better as well.
Price wise, it’s quite obvious that Sherbet is cheaper than Polar Bear. And since I’ll be purchasing the Avec version of the journal for next year (yes I’ll be trying the original A6), Sherbet costs JPY 3,996 while it’s JPY 4,968 for Polar Bear. It’s really pricey for a future university student and that doesn’t even include the shipping fee yet! 😥
I hope I could save some money up to buy Polar Bear, otherwise I’ll have to stick with Sherbet. But that’s OK, I guess?
Whether I’ll be purchasing the Cousin journal will be decided based on how much I use the journal for university. I suspect there’ll be a lot of things to write and schedule down but hopefully I can still switch off to A6 so I can save a bit for money for other expenses. That being said, I think I’ll have to be a little more grateful to Hobonichi for not releasing cute covers and killing me instantly inside for not being able to buy all of them. Haha. 😛