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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This anime provides 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.