Paulette no Isu

Summary

Paulette plays in the back yard, in the shade of a tall tree, with her doll, somewhere out in the countryside. Secretly watching other children have fun without her makes her sad. Then suddenly the wooden chair she is sitting on begins to move, and throws her off. She bravely gets on the chair again, which starts to buck like a wild horse, making her very happy. Racing through the countryside, the chair then throws her off, right into the middle of the group of playing children, helping her overcome her shyness. Paulette starts to play with the other children, and has a good time. Every day she hangs out with the chair, having fun talking with it, reading books together, sleeping in the shade, chasing a cat, or just racing through the summer countryside…

The seasons change and Paulette grows up, slowly becoming too large and heavy for the small chair, outgrowing it. As a young teenager she has to move to town, living in a small rented room, having to face a large class of girls and boys as the new transfer student. The other girls ignore her, and again she is very alone and sad. But her faithful wooden chair is there for her, and they race through town together. Passing the many vehicles on the main road reminds Paulette of the times they raced with the wild horses in the countryside, when she was very much younger, making her very happy. Flinging her through the air, the chair yet again helps Paulette make new friends…

12-Sai.

Summary

The story begins with Hanahi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends. The manga depicts a 12-year-old girl’s innocent worries and first love.

Star Driver The Movie

Summary

In the remote Southern Cross island, a secret organization named The Glittering Crux plans to reactivate giant mobile suits that have been sealed for ages. Known as cybodies, they can only be controlled by pilots identified as star drivers. To unleash their full power, the mysterious group must brake the seals of the four shrine maidens that reside in the isle. Recently arrived outsider Takuto Tsunashi vows to stop the Glittering Crux in order to protect Wako Agemaki, girl who saved his life and is one of the four maidens. Wako is a lively young lady who has already been betrothed to Sugata Shindou, a rich and talented childhood friend. Despite being very close to Agemaki, Sugata quietly disapproves this engagement since it was forced on to them due to a family tradition. The melancholic couple becomes a radiant trio as Takuto becomes not only their friend, but protector of the seals since he is none other than the Galactic Pretty Boy, gifted star driver of Tauburn, the 22nd cybody.