is a 2004 TV anime
series. Written differently (泡沫), the title can also refer to bubbles, which is used as such in the ending theme.
The series can be loosely considered a magical girl
story. However, this series deviates from more conventional magical girl
themes in that it addresses topics that are for a more mature audience, such as child abuse
episode 09 eating disorders
episode 08 and possibly misanthropy
."Humans truly are foolish creatures. They shed their crimson blood for no purpose." Saya, Uta∽Kata
episode 12 Nevertheless, it illustrates the main character's coming of age
with each progressive episode, becoming more and more emotionally intense as the story goes on.
The story follows Ichika Tachibana's life over a summer holiday when she meets Manatsu Kuroki. The series then details their summer activities and the use of special creatures called Djinn
), elemental creatures that lend their powers to Ichika to help her and her friends when they invariably find themselves in danger, and eventually for their own motives.
On the day before the summer holiday, Ichika Tachibana discovers that the charm attached to her cell phone has somehow wound up inside a mirror in the old school building. A girl named Manatsu Kuroki, inside the mirror, offers to return the charm and phone in exchange for a favor. When Ichika accepts, Manatsu emerges from the... Read More