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[[caption-width-right:240: It's like the [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair colors of the rainbow]]...]]

Kazuma Hoshino and his little brother Ayumu are moving to the countryside, to the small town of Yamabiko. Ayumu is sickly, and some country air will do him good. As they try to reach the Yoruzuyo Inn, the place where they'll be staying, Ayumu's hat is stolen by a monkey, leading to Kazuma to chase it down. In the process, he runs into Ui Nakatsugawa, and the two accidentally kiss. The next day, Kazuma discovers that Ui in his class, signaling the start of an exciting new life.

Originally a VisualNovel by Feng (creators of ''VisualNovel/AkaneIroNiSomaruSaka''), '''''Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi''''' ("''A Bridge to the Starry Skies''") was adapted into an anime in the [[Spring2011Anime spring of 2011]].

US viewers may watch the anime legally at [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/a-bridge-to-the-starry-skies-hoshizora-e-kakaru-hashi Crunchyroll.]]

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Madoka's kimono manages to loosen in the ping pong match.
* AccidentalKiss: Kazuma and Ui at the riverbank.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Daigo gets the center of attention in the OVA, and his various attempts to hook up with the girls...and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Ayumu]]...
* AmusingInjuries: After Ibuki kicks Kazuma in the face in the first episode, he has a boot print on his face for the next few moments.
* [[spoiler: AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: When Kazuma and Ui eventually express their feelings for each other in the [[{{Tanabata}} Futogoyama]] festival at the end of the anime. [[TheyDo They end up together.]]]]
* ACupAngst: Ibuki Hinata pats her chest in episode 6 after seeing the other girl's bosoms.
** Then there's her rather violent reactions to when Kazuma implies or hints it (eg see ThanksForTheMammary below for a hilarious example). More blatant is during [[spoiler: Kazuma and Ibuki's date in episode 11, when at the shopping mall Ibuki tries on several outfits for Kazuma to see. One is a bikini. Kazuma looks at her chest and expresses disappointment. Cue [[LittleGirlsKickShins kick to the shin]].]]
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents:
** Hina lampshades this with regards to her OverProtectiveDad when he yells at her from the crowd to win the Hikonan Race.
** Subverted: [[spoiler: just before the Tug-of-War match between Kazuma and Hina's dad, three of the mothers (those of Hina, Ui, and Madoka) gossip out loud about how good looking Kazuma is, and Hina's mom even wonders out loud if he's a good candidate to be Hina's husband. Naturally, Kazuma is not amused.]]
* AmusingInjuries: Due to Hina's [[HugeSchoolgirl height]], she hits her head on the ceiling of Kazuma's bedroom off camera with a very loud thud that gets his attention (right after [[HypocriticalHumor he warned her of the low ceiling]]). A moment later she's seen squatting and clutching her head.
** [[spoiler:During the OVA when Ibuki invites Daigo to "go out" with her and he only ends up being her [[WilliamTelling target practice victim]], he sports a small bandage on both the front and back of his head!]]
* AnimeHair
** ShounenHair: Bad enough to parody. [[spoiler: Kazuma's "hair" sticks up sometimes in the morning and Ayumu has to "handle" it. [[LiteralMetaphor Literally, of course.]]]]
*** Daigo fits the trope better.
* AntennaHair: Hina.
* AnticlimaxCut: See the DeathGlare example below.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 8, with corollary [[SmashingWatermelons Watermelon Smashing]].
* BearsAreBadNews: The first episode title (and Ui) make note of such. Kazuma was lucky he only ran into a monkey.
* BerserkButton: Senka Yorozu feels greatly offended when Kazuma calls her ObaSan.
** Similarly, the three mothers [[spoiler:don't take it well when Daigo absenmindedly calls them "old hags"]].
* BigBrotherAttraction: Ui is very infatuated with her older brother, Hajime. [[spoiler:Hence, when Hajime got married, she didn't take it very well.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Kazuma. [[JustifiedTrope Consider the fact]] that his younger brother, Ayumu, is [[IllBoy rather sickly]].
* BigEater: Ui.
** Later on, Hina, justified that she hadn't eaten a single morsel ever since she ran away from home.
* BishieSparkle:
** Used frequently on Hina, but also in a hilarious case with PuppyDogEyes (see below). Also a few times on Ui when she's in a really good mood (like when she's about to [[BigEater eat]]).
** Daigo uses it as an excuse to take pictures of Tsumugi in the OVA. Due to how sincere he seemed to be to have suddenly discovered an interest in photography, she buys it. Unfortunately for him, three older ladies also pass by, and when he accidentally calls them [[MaamShock old ladies]], they beat him up while Tsumugi goes home.
* {{Bishounen}}: Kazuma, if comments from the mothers are anything to go by.
* BridalCarry: [[spoiler:Kazuma carries Koyori to the finishing line in the Hikonan race. Bonus points for both of them wearing wedding costumes.]]
* BromanticFoil: Daigo.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Kazuma voluntarily argues the resident OverprotectiveDad, Mr. Sakai, in Hina's stead to the point that he accepts the man's challenge to a duel in a tug-of-war match.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Minato Nagase and Yocchan from ''VisualNovel/AkaneIroNiSomaruSaka'' make a cameo appearance in the ''Hoshizora'' Visual Novel, going on a summer training camp for their tennis club.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: Several of the girls are asked by the others what their relationship/feelings towards Kazuma are. They always give an ambiguous answer.
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Daigo's mom.
** In the anime Hina mentions that she can't even handle the ''smell'' of alcoholic beverages. In the Visual Novel, [[spoiler: at a party at the Yoruzuyo Inn during the summer festival she's persuaded by the guests to have some liquor, and downs at least a whole glass, and subsequently gets [[HilarityEnsues completely wasted]].]]
* CaptainObvious: The following exchange.
--> '''Kazuma''': So, [Hina] senpai, how did you end up this way?
--> '''Hina''': I ran away from home.
--> '''Kazuma''': [[BigWhat Ran away?!]]
--> '''Hina''': Running away from home means leaving without permission from parents or guardians, with no intention of returning.
--> '''Kazuma''': Yes, I know!
* TheCaretaker: Ibuki for Ui, despite those two not being related.
* CensorSteam: Literally, once, see NakedFirstImpression.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Madoka is one of the available options in the game.
* ClassRepresentative: Ibuki, though she usually doesn't act like one.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Ui towards her brother's fiance in a FlashBack.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Although they have vastly different personalities and looks, as evidenced by the trope picture, all the girls are easy to tell apart based on their hair color.
* CoolBigSis: Tsumugi.
* CovertPervert: Kazuma's imagination goes [[DoubleEntendre wild]] while playing an arcade RaisingSim with Tsumugi. Tsumugi isn't aware of that.
* CrashIntoHello: How Kazuma met Hina.
* CryIntoChest: Visual Novel, [[spoiler: a plot point in Ibuki's path. When she starts [[HeroicBSOD breaking down and crying]] from not winning the archery tournament, Kazuma can choose to let her do this (in order to progress with her) or just let her cry on her own.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Koyori.
* CutenessProximity: Hina really has a penchant for cute little things in general.
** Gets brought up to [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] levels during the Hikonan Race, when at the final stage where all the participants must wear a costume, she sees Ui dressed in a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin suit]], and enters a sort of entranced[=/=]zombified state (and completely forgetting about her embarassment of wearing a skimpy {{Qipao}}) and pursues the latter at full speed (who gets really spooked by her pursuer and runs away).
** Hina has started to show more varied reactions to the cute object[=/=]person depending on who or what it is. She acts like the CoolBigSis towards Ayumu (and already [[PetTheDog patting him on the head]] at their first meeting), while she has a more suggestive reaction to when Kasane dresses up in a cute bear pajama suit (resulting in some bizzare sleep experience for the former when they spend the night in Kazuma's house).
** Perhaps most amusingly, [[spoiler: after her OverprotectiveDad lost a tug-of-war match against Kazuma, he ended up sulking, and somehow, Hina actually found it cute that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she gave him a big bearhug]].]]
** Happens to Ibuki, Daigo, and Ui when they first meet Ayumu in episode 2. They all immediately assume Kazuma isn't really blood-related.
** [[spoiler: Koyori]] ends up as Hina's latest victim in the main series when she dons [[CatGirl cat ears]].
** [[spoiler: Ui's, Madoka's, and Hina's moms towards Ayumu at the end of the anime.]]
** [[spoiler:Daigo disguises him in a cat costume and she totally buys it. And before that, her reaction to a sleeping kitten has her [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything breathing heavily in a certain way]].]]
** [[spoiler: Ui is targeted again by Hina, when the former is dressed in a supposed-to-be-scary-but-actually-cute cat demon costume.]]
* DatePeepers: Daigo, Koyori, and Kasane... [[spoiler: during Kazuma and Madoka's date]].
* DeathGlare: Kazuma gives one to Daigo after finding out that it was the latter who made Ayumu wear a cheerleader's costume. You'd think Kazuma's gonna beat him up. [[spoiler: But all Daigo gets is a thumbs-up and and a [[GratuitousEnglish "Good]] [[JapaneseRanguage job"]].]]
** [[spoiler: Daigo gets another one from Kazuma in the OVA for being "[[NotWhatItLooksLike on top]]" of Ayumu who's in a girl's swimsuit. This time Kazuma apparently doesn't spare Daigo.]]
* TheDitz: Ui, so much that Ibuki feels the need to [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder look after her]].
* DoesNotLikeMen: Madoka is very fearful of guys, due to her strict upbringing (courtesy of her grandfather).
* [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Does This Remind You Of Anything?]]: Ayumu and Kazuma during episode 3.
* {{Dojikko}}: Despite her many idealistic traits, [[spoiler: Tsumugi somehow becomes this during the obstacle course much to the embarrassment of her sisters. Her troubles already begin at the very start of the race where as soon as it starts she immediately trips and falls flat on her face]].
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Happens to Kazuma, such as Ibuki kicking him in the face after she spots him on top of Ui when he accidentally tripped and fell on her.
* {{Dull Eyes of Unhappiness}}: Ibuki in the opening sequence.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Hina Sakai, submerged under the love of the girls on the Red Team!
* HairDecorations
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Ayumu tends to invoke this in guys.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Ui's penguin costume. At least Hina agrees.
* {{Expy}}: Hina is very similar to [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Sakaki]] in both [[HugeSchoolgirl appearance]] and [[SugarAndIcePersonality person]][[CutenessProximity ality]].
* EyeCatch: Features all of the main girls in a SuperDeformed mode.
* FirstGirlWins: Suggested in the preview of episode 4.
--> '''Senka''': Say, Kazuma-kun, what type of girls do you like?
--> '''Kazuma''': Let's see... [[GenkiGirl Energetic girls]] with long hair, who are just fun to be around...
--> '''Koyori''': What did you say? Ui-cchu matches that perfectly!
** [[spoiler: Played straight in the anime's timeline: Kazuma gets Ui in the end.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: Madoka and Tsumugi in the sports fest.
** Hina too, by just ''walking'' (during a closeup shot of her chest if [[MaleGaze you look carefully]]) towards Kazuma's house for their study session.
** Madoka again during her ping-pong match with Koyori. Tsumugi can also perform it simply by sitting in a massage chair.
* GenkiGirl: Koyori, Kasane and Ui.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: [[spoiler: Ibuki in the Visual Novel]].
** Madoka in episode 10 of the anime. She gets so freaked out by the end Kazuma ends up dragging her out while she clings onto him tightly.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Senka when she catches Daigo trying to peep on the girls.
** [[spoiler: The three mothers when Daigo calls them "[[BerserkButton old hags]]". Complete with DramaticThunder.]]
* GossipyHens: Kasane is one of them.
* GrillingTheNewbie: [[{{Bromantic Foil}} Daigo]] [[{{Lampshade Hanging}} lampshades]] this after [[{{New Transfer Student}} Kazuma's]] class introduction. During the first free time, Kazuma actually gets grilled by the class.
* {{Groin Attack}}: Ibuki to Kazuma in [[{{Beach Episode}} episode 8]]
* [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend He's Not My Boyfriend!]]: Koyori, in reference to Kazuma.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Daigo's pail in Episode 6.
* HeadbuttThermometer: It's how Kazuma checks Ayumu for fever. [[IncestSubtext Ui takes it the wrong way.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Madoka goes through one in the first half of episode 10 after hearing that the tug of war duel Hina's dad and Kazuma had was because Kazuma wanted to challenge her dad for Hina's hand in marriage.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Pretty much every attempt Daigo tries in the OVA to hook up with the various girls, such as when he uses photography as an excuse to try and get pictures of Tsumugi naked, and when he wears a cat suit in an attempt to hook up with Hina, who likes cats.
* HopelessSuitor: [[spoiler: Madoka. Earlier episodes show she may of had a shot with Kazuma, but by episode 10 when he constantly mentions Ui's name at the theme park, she realizes that he's probably only going to be interested in her.]]
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 6.
* HotterAndSexier: The OVA, which features a lot of FanService shots of the girls, usually appearing almost or completely naked.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Hina is always the tallest girl in her classes.
** StatuesqueStunner.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The OnTheNext for episode six has a buttload of puns.
* IllBoy: Ayumu and Keita.
* ImagineSpot: In Episode 6, Daigo imagines the girls during various suggestive things in the bath.
** Rivaled by Kazuma's CovertPervert tendencies.
* [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe I'm Taking Him Home With Me!]]: Several women seem to have this thought on their mind regarding Kazuma's younger brother, Ayumu. Hina also seems to imply this when she sees Ui in the penguin suit, and later Koyori in cat ears.
* InnocentCohabitation: [[spoiler: After Hina runs away from home and crashes in at Kazuma's. She ends up sleeping in his room along with him with the futon spread out so they can both sleep in it. Cue NotWhatItLooksLike situation the next morning (see below).]]
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Madoka]] and [[spoiler: Ibuki]] stop attempting to pursue Kazuma once they realize that he likes Ui. [[spoiler: Madoka finds this out after their date, and how he keeps mentioning Ui, while Ibuki realizes it after their date after Kazuma rejects her casual comment of seriously dating her]]. They even help out slightly in getting the two together near the end, and then joke about getting rejected.
* LargeHam: Daigo. Turned UpToEleven in Episode 5, where he is the sports fest's commentator.
* [[LetHerGrowUpDear Let Her Go, Dear]]: See OverprotectiveDad.
* LettingHerHairDown: Koyori does this when spying on Kazuma and Madoka's date as a "disguise". Played more straight in the Visual Novel [[spoiler: when she starts exploring her femininity as she develops feelings towards Kazuma.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Ui tries to convince herself that this is how she sees Kazuma. [[spoiler: That's perhaps to stave away the pain of losing her [[BigBrotherAttraction older brother to his wife]]. She eventually gets over it with just one phone call to her brother, and since that point begins to see Kazuma as something else.]]
* LittleGirlsKickShins: Kazuma is often at the receiving end of this from Ibuki (if she doesn't aim [[GroinAttack higher up]]), and also gets at least one from Koyori.
* TheLongList: Hina goes through a detailed list of every time she tried to talk to her parents about going to Tokyo. By the time she gets to the sixth one, Kazuma stops her.
* LoveConfession: In episode 12 of the anime, Kazuma gives one [[spoiler:to Ui, and she gives him one as well in return.]]
* LuminescentBlush: All over the place.
* MaleGaze: Used a couple of times in the anime, and quite a bit in the OVA.
* MarshmallowHell: Daigo in episode 8 [[ImagineSpot imagines]] that Tsumugi was doing this to Ayumu.
* {{Meganekko}}: Daigo's mom.
* MegaTonPunch: Madoka inadvertently does this to Kazuma during the scavenger hunt.
* {{Miko}}: Madoka.
* MotorMouth: In the Visual Novel, [[spoiler: Madoka when she panics, complete with WingdingEyes, especially in embarrassing situations involving Kazuma. Once she hits that state she ends up just blurting out all her thoughts in practically a single breath.]]
* MySisterIsOffLimits: In the Visual Novel, [[spoiler: Tsumugi and Koyori, both for each other; i.e. if Kazuma goes after one, he earns the ire of the other. Koyori is far more vocal and violent in this regard if Kazuma dates Tsumugi, making a scene at one point, while Tsumugi's reaction to finding Kazuma and Koyori in bed together is [[HilarityEnsues a lot more comical]].]]
** Also in the Visual Novel, [[spoiler: Ui's bother Hajime, who's more of a KnightTemplarBigBrother.]]
* NakedFirstImpression:
** Tsumugi is cleaning the baths when Kazuma walks in. She (and Senka, seconds later) get a good look at his junk.
** Played with when Hina crashes in at Kazuma's home and stays in his room. [[spoiler: While alone there when Kazuma has dinner she decides to wipe herself with wet tissues, and Kazuma walks in on her with her blouse and bra off.]]
* NewTransferStudent: The Hoshino brothers.
* NoseBleed: Daigo suffers from one in episode 8 when he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] that Tsumugi is putting suntan lotion on Ayumu with her breasts. Unlike with the cheerleader outfit incident from episode 5, Kazuma punches him for even thinking that was what was happening to those two.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Daigo's mom sees Madoka's maid outfit lying on a bench in the OVA. She decides to try it on, only to have Daigo open the door to the locker room, and immediately close it again after seeing her. He tries to find some BrainBleach immediately afterwards.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Kazuma [[{{Accidental Kiss}} accidentally kisses]] Ui in episode 1. Even after learning the truth, Ibuki still doesn't trust Kazuma.
** Unfortunately for Kazuma, it didn't stop there, becoming a GossipEvolution that spread througout the whole school (showed by groups of students talking about it when Kazuma walked by them), which Kazuma only found out eventually from Madoka.
** [[spoiler: Kazuma gets another one when Senka walks in on him in the morning with a sleeping Hina with her arms around him.]]
** [[spoiler:Daigo gets ''two'' instances in the OVA - first with Hina and caught by her OverprotectiveDad, then with Ayumu (while the boy's in a SchoolSwimsuit to boot!) and caught by [[BigBrotherInstinct Kazuma]], both cases [[ButtMonkey not ending well with Daigo]].]]
* ObaSan: The temperature drops when Yorozu gets called as such.
** [[spoiler: Inverted with Ui, who became excited when she discovered out that her older brother now has a child.]]
* OffhandBackhand: [[spoiler: At the start of Episode 12 Senka swats a bee this way with a wooden spoon while carrying on a conversation with Kazuma.]]
* {{Odango}}[=/=]GirlishPigtails: Koyori
* OhCrap: Daigo has this look twice in the OVA. The first time is when he accidentally trips on top of Hina at her house, and her father happens to see them in the hallway like that. The second time is when he deliberately pushes Ayumu down after being overtaken by his [[StupidSexyFlanders swimsuit outfit]], only to have Kazuma come out of his room, and then he does a throat slashing motion on Daigo. He understandably gets beat up both times.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: In episode 2, after finding out that Ui bought a lot of cheese-flavored snacks, Kazuma mentions that something tasted like cheese. Ui immediately assumes it was her AccidentalKiss he did on her in the first episode, but then he clarifies himself and mentions the muffin she gave him for lunch had a hint of cheese to it.
* OverprotectiveDad: Mr. Sakai's not very approving of his daughter's desire to further her studies out of the village and into Tokyo University, even if it meant for the better of the entire Sakai household. He goes as far as to silence Hina when she speaks about it. Mrs. Sakai [[LetHerGrowUpDear advices him to reconsider his opinion]], as [[SheIsAllGrownUp Hina is all grown up]].
* OverlyLongName: [[BromanticFoil Daigorou Minamikokubaru]], and his mother, by proxy.
* PuppyDogEyes: After Kazuma asks TheRunaway Hina about her next move, Hina pulls this off, with BishieSparkle, to [[spoiler: beg him to let her crash in at his place]]. He even lampshades it:
-->'''Kazuma''': It's not possible! Even if you look at me with [[LampshadeHanging those eyes]]!
* RapunzelHair: Toudou sisters Tsumugi and Kasane, Hina and her mom, and Senka (as seen with her bangs).
* RealPlaceBackground: A very rare case of the people the show based its setting off of not appreciating the tourism.
* RomanticRunnerUp: In the anime, [[spoiler: Ibuki and Madoka.]]
* TheRunaway: Hina walks out of the Sakai household after she finally got tired of putting up with her OverprotectiveDad's attitude.
* SceneryPorn
* SchoolIdol: Tsumugi and Hina.
* SchoolFestival: Episode five. A very wacky one.
* SecondActBreakup: [[spoiler: Ibuki's route in the Visual Novel runs into this]]
* SecondYearProtagonist: Kazuma's potential love interests are divided equally among the high school years: Ui and Ibuki are his classmates, Tsumugi and Hina are seniors, Madoka and Koyori are freshmen.
* ShesGotLegs: Hina, due to her impressive height. Especially when she's wearing a [[ShowSomeLeg skimpy]] [[{{Qipao}} Chinese dress]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Tsumugi and Ayumu, and later [[spoiler: Hina]], shipping Kazuma and Ui.
** Daigo, Kasane, and Koyori do this to Kazuma and Madoka in episode 10. They even go so far as to ask Ibuki and Ui to help, but Ibuki refuses to do so, and when Ui catches up to her, she asks Ui if she's really okay with them trying to hook the two up, knowing that they both have some feelings for him.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Ayumu and Kazane in the Visual Novel, starting with a hilarious NakedFirstImpression in the onsen, followed by a cute conversation between them in the following scene.]]
* ShoutOut
** "[[LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaniKawaiiWakeGaNai There's no way your little brother can be this cute!]]" in episode 2.
** Immediately followed by "If you're truly related by blood, this is a prank [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows God only knows]]", to which Kazuma replies with "[[CollectiveGroan You people...]]"
** Episode 4 Previews: "She's like your [[StrikeWitches Strike]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Uitch]], Oniichan!"
** Episode 4's title is possibly a direct ShoutOut to the FluffyTamer scene in ''VisualNovel/AkaneIroNiSomaruSaka''.
** Hina's reaction to Ui's penguin suit is similar to the reaction [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Chiyo]] got in her penguin costume minus the chasing.
** Apparently, there's a ''KoihimeMusou'' fighting game in the arcade.
** In episode 4 there's [[Film/TheKarateKid "Polish on, Polish off!"]]
** [[{{Koihime Musou}} Rin Rin]] makes an appearance in a haunted house in episode 10, dressed in her [=FunyaMonya=] costume from ''Shin Koihime'' episode 8.
*** And right when that happens, Madoka screams "HAWAWAWAWA!!!" ([[KoihimeMusou Shuri]]'s VerbalTic)
** Also in episode 8; [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ORAORAORAORAORA!!!]]
** A character from the Visual Novel, [[spoiler: [[IdolSinger Shii]]'s manager, when dressed for an event, looks and acts somewhat like [[BusouRenkin Papillon]], and even wears a butterfly on his shirt in place of a tie]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Madoka.
** ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: During the bread eating race, the bread is a little too high for Madoka to reach. The two boys holding it get a little [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by her bounciness]], and gradually the poles sort of lean towards each other, allowing her to grab the bread. The announcer even lampshades this trope by saying that the poles holding the bread dropped as other poles raised.
* [[SoundOnlyDeath Sound Only Knockout]]: Daigo attempting to peep only for Senka to be right there after he opens the door.
* SplitPersonality: Visual Novel only character [[spoiler: Shii, another PatientChildhoodLoveInterest to Kazuma aside from Madoka, and an IdolSinger, is normally TheQuietOne, but when she goes on stage she becomes a GenkiGirl.]]
* StealthHiBye: Parodied. Whenever Koyori makes the ram hand seal, she expects you to duck and cover your eyes until she leaves.
* StupidSexyFlanders: A sizable portion of this show's ''straight male'' fandom are watching it for ''Ayumu'', finding him to be cuter than ''any'' of the girls in the cast. Applies in-universe as well.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Hina.
* SuperDeformed: Present in both the original VisualNovel and anime.
* SupremeChef: Ui's mother is apparently one. No wonder Ui loves eating.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Ui, during episode 3.
--> '''Ui''': It's not like I wanted you to give me a piggyback ride, or have you feel my forehead...
** Kasane also says something about not taking pictures of Mugi-nee and selling them to men during episode 12, even though Kazuma never mentioned anything about it.
* SustainedMisunderstanding: A few examples:
** In episode 9, Hina's father gets upset at her because she wants to go to a university in Tokyo. But up until this point, she never had a chance to explain why, either because he refused to listen to her, or something else came along such as customers entering their store.
** In episode 10, Koyori at first wonders why Madoka is suffering from a HeroicBSOD. Madoka's grandfather tells Koyori about the tug of war event from episode 9, and in the next scene, she storms into Yorozuyo inn, believing that Hina and Kazuma were getting married. Everyone there, including Kazuma, is quite surprised to hear about that.
* SweetTooth: Ui and Madoka.
* {{Tanabata}}: The series title alludes to this. It is also the basis of the local folklore (but retold in a different fashion, and also named Futogoyama instead) and a festival that takes place in homage of it.
* ThanksForTheMammary: Hilariously played with: [[spoiler: At the beach trip, Kazuma is blindfolded and asked to identify someone by touching them. He ends up groping Ayumu's chest, and then [[HilarityEnsues guesses it to be Hinata]], who obviously doesn't take it well.]]
* ThePlan: In episode 12, Tsumugi suddenly gets a bad stomachache before the ceremony is supposed to begin, prompting some emergency role switches between her and Ui, and having Kosane fill in for Ui's role. Madoka also writes something to put into the scroll. When Kazuma greets the goddess, he sees Ui instead of Tsumugi standing there, and is shocked at what Madoka had written in the scroll. [[spoiler: Madoka had written "I love Ui" on the scroll, and as the credits roll by, Tsumugi claims she never had a stomachache in the first place, so several of them had [[ShipperOnDeck planned to use]] the festival event as an excuse to get Ui and Kazuma together.]]
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Daigo's mother, who's also his class' homeroom teacher, doesn't want him addressing her as "mom" while in class.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In the OVA, after failing to hook up with any of the girls, Daigo dejectedly watches the festival from afar. [[spoiler:A girl then approaches him, and tells him that she plays the female character in an MMO game they played together, and wanted to thank him for all the times he's helped her out in the game. She then asks him to the dance, and he agrees to it.]]
* TitleDrop: Kazuma invoked it on episode 6 after listening to Ui talking about a well-known Japanese myth. He does it again at the end of the series.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ui ''loves'' cheese.
** Madoka mentions being fond of honey in episode 7.
* TrainingFromHell: Senka tried to force Kazuma into this.
* {{Tsundere}}: Ibuki and Koyori. Both were hostile to Kazuma when he first met either of them.
** Ibuki is called out to be a {{tsundere}} by Daigo in the VisualNovel multiple times, and even goes so far as to ask Kazuma to hurry up and get to the dere side of hers.
* {{Tsurime Eyes}}: Hina. Whereas just about all the other girls have TaremeEyes.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Daigo's mother is the only named school teacher shown in the series (the other is an unnamed male teacher shown in episode 2). Partly justified that each year level of the school only has one class.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Madoka and Hina and their respective mothers, with slight variations.
* VaporWear: Played with. [[spoiler: After the above NakedFirstImpression between Hina and Kazuma, Hina puts her blouse on after she's done cleaning herself, but forgets about her bra, which [[HilarityEnsues Kazuma spots lying on the floor nearby]].]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Ayumu in a cheerleader's outfit. [[spoiler: Even Kazuma approves.]]
** [[spoiler:In the OVA he wears a SchoolSwimsuit, and in the eye-catch that follows, a bikini!]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Just look at the page's image.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Ui, Hina (in her school uniform, and later in a more casual outfit), and Tsumugi's little sisters, Kasane and Koyori (the latter in her everyday clothes).
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