Diamond dust: when the moisture in the air freezes on a chilly day, the air seems to sparkle and shimmer. It is said that to see the diamond dust in its glory means that lovers will stay together forever, friendships will flourish, and dreams will be realized. Kita-he ~Diamond Dust Drops~ tells the stories of several groups of friends and lovers as they struggle to stay together, accomplish their dreams, and anything in between, all revolving around the tale of the diamond dust.
Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!
While both plots are completely different this is more a gut recommendation for the feeling you will get while watching either of these anime. They take simple things and turn them into bonding experiences among the cast members. In Kita e ~Diamond Dust Drops~ it tells episodic tales of a legend about Diamond Dust where in Sora no Manimani it takes the stars and constellations club at school. All characters show great interest in either of the tales and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside as the viewer. Check out one if you liked the other
A photograph is a mysterious force that creates magical moments the instant the shutter closes and allows people’s hearts to connect. For the new girl in town, Fuu Sawatari, this is more than a saying but a way of life as she spends her days quietly attempting to capture those special instances on film and use them to bring others joy. Along with her friends – and her beloved camera – Fuu reminisces about her father, begins to contemplate where her future lies and wonders whether she can capture more of the mysterious Tamayura light bubbles in her photos filled with warmth and friendship.
Kita e and Tamayura are both touching and slow-paced titles. Both employ allegorical phenomena to carry the themes of the shows - the titled "Diamond Dust" and "Tamayura". Kita e is heavier on the drama, with the characters experiencing their own personal struggles, whereas Tamayura is about the hope that lies beyond the struggle as Fuu contemplates her past grief in each episode - both are uplifting in their own way. Tamayura is very focused on Fuu's passion for photography, whereas Kita e deals with lots of different girls and their lifestyles.