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Nineteen-year-old Yuu can’t stand his younger sister, Otoko, and the feeling is mutual.
It’s been almost a year since Yuu saw her last, having escaped his dreary home town to study in the bustling city,
but with the advent of New Year’s he finds himself obliged to return to his family to celebrate.
Unfortunately, Yuu’s absence has not softened his younger sister,
and Otoko is just as sullen and surly as ever before.
Finding the atmosphere at home unbearable, Yuu decides to escape once more -
not to the city this time, but to his grandmother’s snowy, secluded village.
The reunion between grandson and grandmother starts normally at first…
until one moonlit night, when the pair witness a star streaking through the sky.
The following morning, Yuu enters the kitchen, still half-asleep, to discover...
“Who are you? What are you doing in my grandmother’s house?”
...that his grandmother has transformed into a cute girl!
What is the reason behind his grandmother’s drastic change?
Will Yuu be able to restore her to her original self?
And why is she so adorable?!
Nineteen-year-old Yuu is the main character of the story.
He was born in a small, rural town, but moved to Tokyo to continue his studies.
He is a rather quiet person, and dislikes loud noises and arguments.
He is the exact opposite of his father (a booming, hulking figure of a man, who loves being at the center of attention),
who often teases Yuu about his housekeeping abilities.
Otoko is Yuu’s seventeen-year-old sister.
She’s a fashion-conscious young girl who’s obsessed with the way she looks.
She hates living in the countryside, and dreams of moving to Tokyo one day,
where she can peruse as many fancy malls and buy as many expensive clothes as she can carry.
Though she bickers with her brother constantly, she’s kind and affectionate towards the family cat, Tama.
It’s clear Otoko, for all her temper tantrums, does have a sweet side –
but trying to uncover it is almost impossible.
Umeko is Yuu’s grandmother.
She’s in her eighties, and her health is beginning to deteriorate.
Her eyesight is failing, her back is plagued with aches and pains, and she can do little but shuffle around her home in her slippers.
Despite her physical ailments, however, Umeko remains in high spirits, and is rarely seen without a smile.
She enjoys teasing people, but she’s unfailingly kind to her loved ones.
Yukinari is Umeko’s husband.
He died a handful of years ago, and a small altar to his memory resides in Umeko’s living room.
He was an old man when he passed away, with white hair and missing teeth.
When he was younger, however, he used to be quite the catch.
Sprite art: Neotwenty1
CG art: SYSEN
Background art: nee project
GUI: ds sans
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A Winter's Daydream is around 50,000 words long, and is purely kinetic.
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