Young Misha the bear has just moved to a new town with his loving parents, eager to start a new life in the countryside. With town bullies and suspicious adults to cope with, fitting in for the family won't be a piece of cake. However, with the help of new friends such as the Mayor and his daughter Natasha, Misha will soon have plenty of fun adventures in his new home!
Young Ai has decided to move away from home and start a new life on her own, and her travels take her to the colorful and friendly Animal Village! Upon her arrival, Ai is pushed into a job at the local shop (under the watchful eyes of Tanukichi); and in no time at all, she becomes friends with a variety of friendly and odd characters such as Bouquet the cat and Sally the elephant. As the seasons pass, Ai’s life remains a fun adventure – and one evening, she finds a mysterious message in a bottle telling her that if she plants a tree, on the night of the Winter Festival something mysterious will happen… what will it be?