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Natsumi, Saki, Yuka, and Ringo are best friends. They've grown up in an old agricultural town, experiencing everything together, both happy and sad. But one summer, they are visited by a miracle.
Naru is a high school girl who is average in every way. She loves fairy tale heroines, though she’s never had the courage to escape her ordinary life. One day, she sees Hannah, a transfer student, dancing in the moonlit and becomes inspired to learn Yosakoi dancing.
Shy female lead and her energetic friend doing some sort of hobby that's uncommon in an anime. The friend is more experienced in the hobby than the beginner lead. Both are very cute shows that act sort of as a how-to guide for getting into either hiking or yosakoi. They take the characters and the viewer through all the steps of starting their new hobby, from the first shopping trip to actually hiking/dancing. Both shows also show a progression of the girls' friendship. If you likee Yama no Susume but find the 5 minute episodes aren't enough, definitely try Hanayamata. If you like Hanayamata and want more like it, Yama no Susume is a great starting point.
Minami is an air-headed girl who is starting high school and who loves eating bread for breakfast. Baked goods bring happiness everyday to her and her classmates —the reliable Yuu, the pastry-baking Fuyumi, and the independent Noa.
Both of these anime are about young, sweet girls brought together by their shared passions. Neither have much action, and tend to focus on the interactions between the girls and teaching viewers about the subjects (mountain climbing and bread). While it may seem silly to compare a love for mountain climbing to a love of bread, these shows are actually pretty similar! If you enjoyed one, you'd probably enjoy the other.