Through editing various anime together, the video tells a romance between Mio Akiyama and Houtarou Oreki.
Mio is a shy singer who has a crush on her classmate Houtarou. One day she decides to give him a note telling him to meet her after class. Mio confesses to him and Houtarou accepts. The two begin dating. Later, while meeting for a date, Mio gets hit by a bus. She, fortunately, survives the accident, however she is left wheelchair bound. Mio goes through physical therapy and starts recovering, but it's obvious that it'll be a long road ahead. While watching television, Mio notices that her band has a new lead singer. This upsets her so much that she breaks a gift Oreki gave her. A while later, Mio attempts to kill herself, however Houtarou saves her before she can jump. That same night he proposes to Mio, who accepts.
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- Bury Your Disabled: Subverted as, though Mio tries to kill herself after being replaced in her band, she is saved beforehand.
- Career-Ending Injury: Mio gets hit by a bus, leaving her unable to be in a band anymore (at least for the time being).
- Crossover: Between K-On! and Hyouka. The video uses also clips from Kimi ni Todoke, Penguindrum, Fate/Zero, Bakemonogatari Toradora!, and Durarara!! in order to create the story, but they aren't actually crossed-over.
- Crossover Couple: Houtarou from Hyouka and Mio from K-On!.
- Driven to Suicide: Mio attempts suicide by trying to fall down stairs, however Houtarou stops her before she can.
- Interrupted Suicide: Houtarou stops Mio from falling down the stairs.
- Look Both Ways: Mio crosses the street at the wrong time and gets hit by a car.
- Snow Means Death: Subverted. Mio attempts suicide while it's snowing, but she's rescued.
- Snow Means Love: Houtarou proposes to Mio on a snowy night.