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''Do you know the legend of the diamond dust? They say if you see it with the one you love, the two of you are guaranteed to be happy together.''

Atsuko, Karin, Kyoko, Suomi, Shoko and Akari live in different cities on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. The girls have very diverging life styles, but they all share the belief in the mythical properties of "diamond dust", which occurs [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_dust when pretty floating ice crystals form in freezing air]].

The anime, also known as ''Kita e ~Diamond Daydreams~'' or ''Kita e ~Diamond Dust Drops~'', was released in 2004 and is loosely based on the ''Kita e'' series of {{visual novel}}s by Creator/RedEntertainment. The stories, with little to no overlap between them, [[SliceOfLife depict the girls' moments of happiness and hardship]], mostly regarding feelings of love. In most cases the girls' feelings involve a man, although two stories deal with friendship and family relations.

All of the girls [[ComingOfAgeStory become stronger and more independent]] through their experiences, which gives the series a very [[{{WAFF}} positive feel]]. If you ever wanted to be clubbed over the head with wave after wave of SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, this is it.

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Tropes:

* AnimeAccentAbsence: Suomi's Japanese is impeccable
* ArrangedMarriage: There is one set up for Atsuko, but she won't have any of it.
* BackForTheFinale: Some of the girls meet each other in the last episode.
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The girls are depicted as a group of friends, which would have been interesting.
* BleachedUnderpants: Semi-example: the illustrator, Oyari Ashito aka NOCCHI, is also known for illustrating eroges like Girlish Grimoire: Littlewitch Romanesque.
** A ''voice actress'' example: Atsuko's voice actress Eriko Ishihara was also a porn actress when she voiced Atsuko. [http://vgmdb.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1616] Unfortunately, it seems that she's doing both voice acting and porn roles at the same time. Both her seiyuu company and her porn company found it out and as of 2004, she's out of the seiyuu business permanently. As it wasn't enough, her AV company also fired her. [[TheWoobie poor Eriko.]]
* BrandX: Karin's "Aivo" laptop.
* CatchPhrase: "To the North!"
* CelebrityIsOverrated
* TheChewToy : Jurota.
* CipherScything: The SliceOfLife Nature of the Series is the result of the male main character of the {{Visual Novel}}s upon which it was based being removed and, with him, his storyline which served to tie the stories of the girls together.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* {{Dojikko}}: Atsuko.
* DreamSequence: Karin has a few, which are at times [[NightmareDreams pretty scary]].
* DysfunctionJunction: Subverted, since all girls straighten themselves up after a while.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: The ending theme starts a few seconds before the real ending.
* EyeCatch: In which the current girl shouts "Kita e" ("To the north") while pictures of prominent places in Hokkaido are shown.
* FirstNameBasis: Karin won't have her new doctor call her by her first name. Also, Kyouko feels insulted when someone of her camera crew tries this.
* {{Flashback}}: numerous
* FuroScene: There is one for Shoko, which actually has a very symbolic meaning.
* IllGirl: Karin.
* IndirectKiss: Haruto gets one through Suomi's chopsticks.
* MeaningfulName: Suomi means "Finland" in Finnish--which is perhaps a bit of an odd name for someone coming from that country.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kyouko.
* {{Motifs}}: The diamond dust, of course.
* {{Otaku}}: Akari's father loves panning for gold.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Suomi. This is somewhat justified, since a Finnish person has a higher likelyhood of being blond and blue-eyed.
* PluckyGirl: All of the girls, really.
* ThePromise: Several, but most notably the one between Suomi and Hanna.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Hanna and Suomi's relationship has definite elements of this.
* RunningGag: Jurota being humiliated. How he ends up in all the girls' stories is anyone's guess.
* SceneryPorn: Sometimes the series feels like an advertisement for Hokkaido.
* SliceOfLife: In purity perhaps only surpassed by ''Anime/{{Piano}}''.
* SnowMeansLove: The whole premise of the show, since diamond dust fulfils the role of snow just fine.
* SoapOperaDisease: The illness of Akari's father. Somewhat.
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Hanna after her emotional talk with Suomi.
* StalkerWithACrush: Shoko has one, but doesn't mind after a while. [[spoiler: He actually turns out to be rather nice]].
* SweetTooth: Suomi ''loves'' cream puffs.
* TeamShot
* ThereAreNoTherapists: For some reason Karin gets absolutely no professional counseling for her fear of surgery.
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