Romance is a funny thing: you hear about it, read about, and dream about it, but it always seems to elude you… until it actually happens, in a way you never imagined it, and knocks you off your feet! At least, that’s how it seems to feel to young Ayumi and her friends, all just entering the eighth grade. One by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi’s torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue, and budding theatrical impresario Sumire seems ready to do anything to land her leading man.
Then there’s tom-boy Rika, aspiring artist Nao, Kei, who’s very “mature” for her age, and older girl Misaki who really is more mature. Oh, and the guys? They’re just as clueless and entangled in the complex web of relationships that’s called growing up!
A series relating the intertwined stories about the “first loves” of several middle-schoolers and high-schoolers. Each episode tends to focus on a different character, however the developments established during previous episodes continue to play smaller roles in those following. As the series progresses, an array of unusual and unexpected love webs begin to blossom.
Ayumi, Kei, Koyoi, Rika and Nao are five middle school friends whose hot topic of conversation is, as always, love. Ayumi dreams of having a boy confess to her and can’t understand the idea that receiving unwanted confessions can be troublesome. She even believes that she will happily accept any guy who approaches her – that is, until she receives a love letter from Misao, a large, delinquent high school boy whose very presence makes small children cry! Not wanting to date him but too scared to reject him, Ayumi has no idea what to do, especially when Misao, now nicknamed Beast-kun by the girls, begins following her to and from school. To make matters worse, Ayumi then falls for Mamoru, a boy in her class who is Beast-kun’s brother! With plenty of experiences in life and love left ahead, will the girls retain their naive beliefs, or is it time to shake off that brother complex and realize that appearances aren’t everything?