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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.
Tamayura is a series that is focused around Sawatari Fuu (fondly known by her childhood friend Kao-chan as 'Potte') who moves to the country where she used to visit as a child. Her mother and grandmother run a cafe there. Potte's father had passed away several years before and after re-discovering her love for photography (which she had given up after the trauma of her father's death) Potte sets off determined to take pictures that will bring joy and happiness to others using her father's camera. Along the way Potte re-kindles her friendship with her childhood friend Kao-chan and makes two new friends Norie and Maon through her love of photography.
Yakunara Mug Cup mo is about Toyokawa Himeno who moves to her late mother's hometown after her father loses his job. Her father runs a cafe with her grandmother. Himeno meets another new girl at her school named Kukuri Mika who has a passion for pottery and after going to the pottery club with her learns that her late mother was a famous potter. She decides to join the club to learn more about pottery and perhaps learn more about the mother who passed away when she was young.
They are similar in the respect that both girls have their only surviving parent running a cafe with their grandmother, both moved to a new city, and both take up an interest in a hobby that the parent that died had a passion for. It's also looking like Yakunara Mug Cup mo will have four characters who befriend each other through that new passion just as in Tamayura.
If you enjoy one of the two series, you may very well enjoy them both.
Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she's forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it's night, in a place she's never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.
Kajiwara Sora is a shy girl who loves to draw. She's a member of the art club at school, even though one of the other members scares her sometimes. She finds drawing things like flowers or fruit easy enough, but she puzzles over how to capture more fleeting moments, like the flapping of a bird's wings or a cat that won't sit still. There are things she can draw, and things she can't draw, and with the help of her friends in the art club, she's going to experience them all to the fullest.
Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It’s an effortless performance, and, ultimately … a dull one. But he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst—and he’s about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be!
An ordinary arts club at an ordinary middle school, Tsukimori Middle School. One member, Uchimaki Subaru, wastes his abundant talent trying to draw his perfect 2D waifu. Another, Usami Mizuki, can't stop thinking about the loser that is Uchimaki-kun. Then there is the club president, who, despite being asleep all the time, seems to care for the two, and another vague, sketchy member, Colette. Today, yet again, in this art club full of mild disappointments, a problem arises.
When Setsu’s grandfather died, so did Setsu’s “sound”—his unique creative spark. Grieving, he goes to Tokyo to find himself…but manages to become totally, literally lost on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna—aka Yuka, the hostess—saves him from being robbed. At first glance their lives seem totally different, but they’re both striving for their dreams—hers, of being an actress, and his, of developing his talent with the shamisen—and it could just be that life in the raucous, unfeeling urban sprawl of Tokyo could just be what binds their fates together…
It’s time the Geijutsuka gang to take textile class, and Kisaragi is praying for a natural disaster to disrupt the lesson for good reason. They have to hand in their assessment of an innovative clothing design to the strictest teacher in school and while Miyabi, Noda and Namiko have managed to complete their creations, Kisaragi and Tomokane continue to struggle. Will either of them find a way to gain their teacher’s approval and manage to submit their work on time? Then, after cleaning yarn balls off of the school curtains, Kisaragi ends up on a series of errands that have her traversing the entire school.
It's vacation time at Yamabuki High school and the girls of the Hidamari apartment complex are about to go home for the summer. Over a bowl of noodles Yuno, Miyako, Hiro and Sae decide to head off to the pool for their last day together, before they are scattered across the country; and of course no summer night is complete without a chilled watermelon. Then, on an ordinary November school day, the girls are thrown into a frenzy when Hiro finds a love letter in her shoe locker. Who sent the letter, and just how will Hiro reply?
Sae has recently invested in a second-hand Polaroid camera and one ordinary Sunday morning she surprises the girls by unexpectedly taking their photo. Miyako decides to name the camera Polaroidon, and after snapping a shot of Hiro asleep, the girls decide to give each other a makeover. Meanwhile, the Yamabuki teachers have decided to have a karaoke competition...