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[[caption-width-right:320:Asu & Kyou]]

Junior high school student Kyou and her sister, elementary school student Asu, live together in a cheap run-down apartment since their [[ParentalAbandonment mother died and their father ran off to hide from loan sharks]]. They are very close, [[{{Squee}} rarely missing an opportunity to let the other know how much they care for her]]. They are also mostly [[PerpetualPoverty low on cash]], but manage since Kyou holds a job delivering newspapers. Asu holds the fort by doing household chores and is also quite a good cook, which gets appreciated by Kyou a lot.

The show deals with the sisters' [[SliceOfLife ordinary daily lives]] and the people they encounter. Their relationship tends to be ''barely'' on the right side of [[TastesLikeDiabetes saccharine sweet]], since they are very clingy and hardly ever seem to quarrel. They also often respond dramatically to events, making them worry about each other too much and panic immediately over little stuff. Still, the sisters' characters are endearing enough to pull it off and some of the other characters contrast nicely with them--especially the Echigoya sisters.
The anime, based on a manga series by Izumi Kazuto, ran for 10 episodes in 2006. When you can [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief get past the not entirely realistic setting of two underage girls left to their own devices in an apartment in modern Japan]], the show is quite an enjoyable watch, with interesting characters, splendid voice acting and [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=AtLyg7I0Ops a cheery, catchy opening theme]]. And whoever isn't moved to tears by the end of the last episode is surely made of granite.
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Tropes:

* AnAesop: Life's hardships are easier to deal with when you have someone to rely on.
* BigFancyHouse: Kyou and Asu lived in one before their father sold it to pay his [[spoiler:friend's]] gambling debt.
* BigSisterInstinct: Kyou toward Asu, which is very justified, considering the circumstances.
* BrokeEpisode: Most of them.
* CannotSpitItOut: For all the love they share, Asu and Kyou surely are bad communicators.
* CheerfulChild: Asu.
* CherryBlossoms: Appearing during most intimate moments between the sisters - thus a ''lot''. Not so much in the manga, though. Also, a chapter about cherry blossoms actually has a case of dealing with the need to remove the dying cherry tree, which they are very attached to.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* EyesAlwaysShut: Kinko.
* FearOfThunder: Kyou
* FixFic: Kyou's version of [[Creator/HansChristianAndersen The Little Match Girl]]. In which, there are two match girls ([[{{Expy}} expies]] of Kyou and Asu) and their happiness despite the fact they haven't sold any matches and the weather is horrible is enough to convince two passing rich girls ([[{{Expy}} expies]] of Kinko and Ginko) that they must be magic matches. They buy the entire stock.
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:By the end of the show the girls have grown stronger through experience and just go on]].
* IllGirl: Asu temporarily assumes this role in the last episode.
* LethalChef: Kinko once makes a lunch box for her sister with "anything"
--> '''Ginko:''' She makes anything... ''[[NoodleIncident anything]]''
* LuminescentBlush: See the picture above.
* MeaningfulName:
** Kyou means "today" and Asu means "tomorrow", signifying the moments in life one should pay attention to.
** Kinko (金子) and Ginko (銀子) mean "gold child" and "silver child" respectively, indicating that the Echigoya sisters come from a rich family.
* OffToBoardingSchool: A non-villain example, when Asu and Kyou move in with their aunt she intends to send Kyou to one, but they convince her that it would be better for them to remain together.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PerpetualPoverty
* PromotionToParent: Kyou with regard to Asu. Likely also Kinko toward Ginko.
* RagsToRiches: Asu and Kyou briefly move in with their rich aunt, but choose to return to their normal lifestyle shortly afterwards.
* SliceOfLife
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist
* {{Squee}}: In massive amounts.
* SunglassesAtNight: Ms. Saegusa wears them ''all'' the time.
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