Kota (Yutaro Furutachi) is a bit of an odd one: the type of grinning, hyperactive character you might label a lovable eccentric. He lives with just a few cats for company, and works at a frozen food factory where he’s treated with affection by the mostly middle-aged staff.

When the July 7 Tanabata “star festival” rolls around, his co-workers tease him about making a wish for a girlfriend, and Kota — who’s in his mid-20s but still a novice in such affairs — gets all flustered. But that evening, he bumps into former classmate Chika (Shizuka Ishibashi), the girl whom he and best pal Shinji used to pine after at school, and his dreams seem to have come true.

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