Anime: Shining Hearts Shiawase No Pan

Set in an alternate setting to Shining Tears X Wind, Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan (Shining Hearts: Bread of Happiness) is a Slice of Life anime that began airing in April 2012 and centers around Rick, a swordsman turned baker on the island of Wyndaria. When a mysterious amnesiac girl named Kaguya is washed up on the beach after a fierce storm, Rick and his fellow bakers Nellis, Amyl, and Aerie decide to help Kaguya regain her memories.

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Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan contains examples of:

  • Cat Girl: Xiao Mei
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Rouna the doggy maid
  • Expy: Rana is an Expy of Elwyn/Elwing of Shining Tears, being a long-haired blonde elf dressed in a similar costume. Rana is Elwing.
  • Food Porn: So much delicious bread...
  • Gratuitous French: The bakery Rick and his coworkers work at is called Le Coeur (The Heart).
  • Pet the Dog: Xiao Mei may be a thief, but she's doing it to get money to help out a bunch of orphans.
  • Slice of Life: What the show starts out as.
  • Talking to Himself: Hiroshi Kamiya voices Rick and Alvin, so whenever they have a conversation, this happens.
    • Neris, Amil and Airy were all voiced by Kanae Itō in the game. For the anime, however, Neris and Airy are now voiced by Mai Aizawa and Shiori Mikami, respectively, while Amil remains voiced by Ito.