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Makoto Okano and his sister Hinata return to their hometown, a mysterious, remote place where everyone except him seems to have a magical power. They settle in for lessons with their smooth-tongued classmate Tsutomu and Makoto's childhood friend Kasumi, until the day that the sound of a harmonica draws Makoto to the roof of the school. There, he finds Minamo, his childhood sweetheart, in a romantic anime seemingly designed to marry the teen troubles of Love Hina to the muggle-headed adventures of Alice Academy and Cromartie High, which similarly featured "mundane" attendees in a place where everyone else was gifted. In such a glorification of the merely average, we can see elements of Japanese media's perennial obsession with klutzy ugly ducklings such as Sailor Moon. This anime exists in two versions, which inexplicably appear to have entered production simultaneously. Since both are based on a gaming franchise created by "minori," the authors assume that different incarnations of the game were licensed separately-compare to similar simultaneous creation problems that have led to confusion with Night Shift Nurses. The differing versions take their origins from different branches of the game's potential endings. One rendition, given away free with one of the games, presents the story from the point of view of one character. The video version condenses the entire plot, while the longest incarnation, the TV version, concentrates on just two endings available from the story. The original game featured a sequence of animation by Makoto Shinkai, creator of Voices of a Distant Star.