When Hotaru Ichijo transfers from a school in bustling Tokyo to a tiny school in a quiet countryside village, she should be experiencing major culture shock. After all, there are only three other girls in the entire school, and none of them are ven in the same grade as her! But adjusting isn't to hard for Hotaru, thanks to first frader Renge, and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi and Komari, who are in the seventh and eighth grade, respectively. Even though it takes 20 minutes by bicycle to get to the only place that sells comics, and the video store is ten train stations away, there's something about the laid-back lifestyle that makes her feel at ease. It's a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that home really is where the heart is.