Anime: Haitai Nanafa
Thirteen two-minute episodes of moe slice-of-life in Okinawa, with Okinawan dialect, cuisine and mythology.The three Kyan sisters Nanafa, Nao and Kokona, live with their grandmother in a soba shop in Okinawa. Two wood spirits (Niina and Raana) and one lion spirit (Iina) appear. Of course, all of those (except the grandmother) are cute girls."Haitai" is the Okinawan for hello/konnichiwa. It's the female version; the male version is "Haisai". Remember it, it's more important than it sounds. More translation notes.
Tropes found in the series:
- Beach Episode: episode 6. Only the tourists sunbathe though; the locals know better.
- Crossover: With Moe Anthropomorphism of Ultra Series' kaiju in this special episode.
- Dojikko: Every time Iina tries to do something, she'll trip or slip, and revert back to her "lion statue" form.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Nao seems very popular with her (female) underclassmen.
- Idiot Crows: When Iina tries (and fails) to throw a baseball.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: The grandfather's ghost hovers around, silent and unseen by the family.
- Palette Swap: The characters tend to change colors for no clear reason. Example.
- School Swimsuit: the main component of Rahna's outfit.
- Serious Business: If there's a baseball match on TV, the streets (are restaurants) of Okinawa are deserted, and phone calls are ignored◊.
- Sick Episode: episode 10.
- Slice of Life
- Title Drop: Nearly every episode starts with a character saying "haitai".
- Trademark Favorite Food: Wood spirits' favorite food is eyeballs.