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Lost in Translation
Hiiro no Kakera Taizen, a comprehensive illustration book on the six-year history of Idea Factory's Hiiro no Kakera romance game franchise, will bundle an original anime DVD when it ships on March 28. The "Totsugeki! Tonari no Ikemens" short will offer a "documentary-style" look at the private lives of the five Guardians of the Tamayohime.
The anime and the original game centers around Tamaki Kasuga, a 17-year-old high school girl. When her parents have to go overseas for work, Tamaki moves to her mother's hometown in the mountains with her grandmother. On the day that Tamaki arrives at the village, she encounters strange creatures, only to be saved by a mysterious boy. The boy, Takuma Onizaki, is the first of five Guardians of the Tamayohime that Tamaki meets.