In a little town called Mühlenburg lives a girl named Saga, a talented pianist who lives by a rigid schedule and hates the unexpected. One day, she comes across an adorable little fairy, who is hungry enough to devour a waffle. This fairy, a bringer of snow (In Training) named Sugar, soon upsets Saga's delicately ordered life with her other weather-bringing classmates and their antics.This show is adorable; so much so that it can be hard to prevent cavities from spontaneously spawning in your teeth due to the sweetness.There was also a three-volume manga illustrated by BH Snow+Clinic and published by Kadokawa Shoten. Volume 1 was released not long after the anime premiered. The plot starts off identical to the anime but later takes a dramatic turn away from it. The manga also renamed the town Guttenburg.
Bathtub Bonding: Saga and Sugar often share a bath while discussing the day's events.
Bifauxnen: Cheryl when she is performing in the Bear Pianist play, much to the surprise of Norma, who gave her a bunch of flowers thinking she was a guy.
Big Eater: some of the fairies, especially Sugar herself, are capable of eating several waffles per "meal", each individual waffle being larger than the average fairy.
Bittersweet Ending: Sugar passes her test, but vanishes as a result. Worse: Saga can't see any fairies anymore after that either (although she can apparently still see their starry flight trails). It's also hinted that Sugar still hangs around Saga, despite being unable to communicate with her directly.
"Blind Idiot" Translation: A minor moment in episode 14 with Pepper's friend Robby, referred to as "Robby the robin" in both the dub and official English subtitle track - in spite of the fact that Robby is very clearly a sparrow.
Butt Monkey: Greta. Barely an episode goes by without something humiliating happening to her, to the point where it verges on a more benign version of Break the Haughty.
Heroic BSOD: Saga, after one of her friends received as a birthday present her mother's piano, which she didn't actually own, from the music shop she just played it at, and offered to let her play it any time.
History Repeats: Saga eventually teaches a child she has to babysit how to play a song on the miniature piano she owns, the same way her mother taught her (and also the same song she learnt).
Hopeless Suitor: The Fairy Elder is obsessed with Ginger, even though she already has feelings for Tumeric.
Hyperspace Arsenal: The pouches that the season fairies keep their instruments in are entirely too small to fit them.
Idiot Hair: Saga, Sugar, Norma and Kanon all have this.
Large Ham: Greta, which she apparently got from her father.
Leitmotif: Each of the Season Fairies has one built around the melodies played on their respective instruments; there's also Greta's dramatic violin theme and, most importantly, the piano piece written by Saga's mom (called Memory of Mother on the soundtrack).
No Communities Were Harmed: The story takes place in the fictional city Mühlenburg (as can be deducted from the Mühlenburg Festival in episode 18 and episode 23's title "Tiny Miracle at Mühlenburg") In the manga, the city is called Guttenburg. Either way, its based on Rothenburg ob der Tauber, with is a small bavarian city famous for its well-preserved medieval old town.
Shown Their Work: The team who did the anime version of Sugar did some pretty in-depth research on various German towns before they designed Saga's hometown. DVD extras show how many things in Saga's hometown line up nicely with various actual landmarks and buildings in Real Life.
Spoiled Sweet: Greta. Although her early characterization is somewhat flat as she flaunts her wealth and tries to establish herself as Saga's rival, in the end she gives Saga an open invitation to play her birthday gift—the piano that Saga's grandmother had to sell after Saga's mother died. The last scene in the OVA indicates that she and Saga are best friends.