Shin'ichirō is a male high school student who enjoys drawing and is currently working on a picture book. He lives with his mother, father, and his childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa. She used to smile around him, though does not anymore when at home. Shin'ichirō longs to see her smile again which he loved so much as a kid. He lives a relatively normal life until he meets a strange girl named Noe Isurugi. He is cursed with misfortune by Noe due to him teasing her, however this is resolved soon after and they reconcile. Shin'ichirō feels frustration about Hiromi's lack of emotion around him as well as the pressures and expectations from his family to perform traditional Japanese dance (which he does not want to practice). However, he eventually gives in to practicing hard for the dance due to comments made by Noe. By the end of the series, Noe and Hiromi start dating.