On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
Two very heart-warming series featuring a group of charming young girls which happen to have some sort of power. Both series have a slight touch of fantasy in them, despite the fact that the characters are very human and down-to-earth. Kamichu and Natsuiro will please to any fan of slice-of-life who would like to see if the genre can have anything special to offer. Hint: it has! And those two series proves it.
At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?
Both of these anime are about a series of strange events (bodyswitching, etc) that occur in a group of close friends. While Natsuiro Kiseki is lighter/more comedic and Kokoro Connect is darker/more dramatic, both amount to testing the strength of friendships through events that should be impossible.
Nao and Miki are the sole members of their school's photography club, and have discovered the hidden secret of the wind. With the help of Mr. Taiki (a member of the ancient clan of the "wind-handlers" and one of their teachers) the duo soon pick up the secrets of controlling the wind and seeing it in its perfect beauty. With flying cats, lost tree squirrels and photography contests to boot, there's wind to be seen in any situation...
Two stories about a group of friends who discover a mysterious power, both Windy Tales and Natsuiro Sekai are slow-moving slice-of-life stories. Ultimately, both are light and interesting. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.