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.
This anime provides examples of:
- Cat Girl: Xiao Mei
- Chekhov's Gun: The key, which Hank finds in episode 4, is the only mechanism that can fully restore Queen.
- Chest Blaster: Queen can fire Frickin' Laser Beams from her breasts.
- Combo Platter Powers: Queen's robotic systems include an internal sensor suite, a built-in satellite modem, internal hard-drive storage, holographic projectors, a medical scanner, a bio-tagging and tracking system, a built-in auto-targeting system that allows her to fire a laser beam from her chest to destroy pirate ships, targeting scanners, and anti-gravity systems permitting flight, a built-in Interdimensional Travel Device as well as threat analysis and counter-measure programs.
- 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).
- Heal Thyself: When Queen first activates, she tries to repair her damaged internal systems, but couldn't do so without a special key that activates her.
- Made of Iron: Queen is a gynoid. So she's built to last and resilient enough to withstand the force of a missile explosion from only a few yards away.
- Pet the Dog: Xiao Mei may be a thief, but she's doing it to get money to help out a bunch of orphans.
- Power Palms: Queen's hands are capable of firing laser beams.
- Robot Girl: Queen, who is a robotic personal assistant/Attack Drone for Kaguya
- Slice of Life: What the show starts out as.
- Super-Strength: Queen has advanced cybernetic nanotech responsible for superhuman strength, resistance to injury and regenerative abilities.