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''Natsuyuki Rendezvous'' ("[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerastium_tomentosum Snow-in-Summer]] Rendezvous") is a manga series by Haruka Kawachi.

Hazuki Ryousuke is a young man completely smitten with Shimao Rokka, a widow who owns and operates a small florist shop. He goes so far as to take a part-time job at her store just to be with her more. But just when things seem to be progressing romantically, the ghost of Rokka's husband Atsushi starts interfering. If Hazuki wants to be with Rokka, then both she and Atsushi will have to overcome their lingering attachment issues...

An anime adaptation aired as part of the Summer2012Anime season in the {{noitaminA}} block. It is available on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/natsuyuki-rendezvous Crunchyroll]] and [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Natsuyuki-Rendezvous/Watch The Anime Network]].

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!This series contains the following tropes:
* BadassBoast: May also be taken as a {{Jerkass}} one-liner--
--> "One of these days, I'm gonna steal your wife."
%%* BabiesEverAfter
* BittersweetEnding: While Rokka and Hazuki [[spoiler: get a happy end, Shimao is still aimlessly floating around town]].
* CrazyJealousGuy: Shimao Atsushi, to a point that he causes a [[RageBreakingPoint poltergeist to occur]].
* GrandTheftMe: Atsushi continually asks Hazuki to borrow his body, and [[spoiler:in episode 4, Atsushi actually succeeds as a drunken Hazuki less-than-consciously gives consent.]]
** Although, this case may be more DemonicPossession without the Demon element, as Atsushi was a body-less spirit at the time.
* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: Atsushi Shimao.
* INeedAFreakingDrink
* InvisibleToNormals: Shimao Atsushi is only visible to Hazuki and no-one else so they can't talk (read: Hazuki can't tell Shimao off) when other people are around. [[spoiler:Causes problems when Hazuki tries to call Shimao pathetic whilst Rokka is there and she slaps him not realizing Shimao has been interloping on their romance]]. It also means as much as he wants to Shimao can't touch his wife [[spoiler:or get her into bed when she passes out from fever.]]
** The two exceptions to this are Hazuki and [[spoiler: Hazuki's grandson]].
* JustifiedTitle: The "natsuyuki" (snow-in-summer) in the title apparently refers to the [[spoiler: potted plant that Shimao spirits away from his house as he runs away still in Hazuki's body.]]
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Rokka, thanks to her haircut.
* LoveTriangle: The whole premise of the series focuses on Hazuki trying to woo Rokka while her dead husband tries to drive his rival away and win her over again.
* MagicLand: [[spoiler: After Atsushi possesses Hazuki's body, his ousted soul is transported into another realm and is guided by a miniaturized version of a young Rokka.]]
* NiceHat: Rokka, sweetheart, are you wearing [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7sartz05U1qhwbzco1_1280.jpg a basket]] on your head?
** There's also Hazuki's dragon pattern hat. Rokka specifically mentions liking the pattern.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Uttered by a grief-stricken Rokka when Atsushi has passed on his deathbed. His ghost complied to her request and stayed beside her ever since. This served as a catalyst for the entire story.
* ResurrectedRomance
* RomancingTheWidow: Hazuki spends the entire series developing a relationship with Rokka, whose husband passed away three years prior to the main story.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Hazuki, as it seems.
* TriangRelations: Type 7a.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: [[spoiler: This is what bothers Atsushi (while in Hazuki's body) when Rokka reciprocated Hazuki's feelings for her.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Atsushi Shimao for Rokka. He loves his widowed wife, even from beyond the grave, and hasn't left her side since he passed away. However, when Hazuki enters the picture, he becomes jealous of him and does everything he can to keep his wife to himself. He's even willing to possess his body so that he can woo her again and get rid of Hazuki. [[spoiler:However, this behavior diminishes over time and Atsushi allows Hazuki to be with Rokka.]]
* YouCanSeeMe: Shimao had heard of people who can see ghosts before, but in the three years since his death, Hazuki is the first one he's encountered.