The Country Boy and the Puppetteer
Yamaguchi Tadashi, a young naive country boy, decides to leave his little village to explore the world. He meets Sugawara Koushi and Sawamura Daichi, the leaders of a small performing troupe that invite him to stay with them for the month they are in town. He also meets Tsukishima Kei, a mean and rude member of the troupe. As Yamaguchi gets comfortable being in the troupe he quickly befriends the puppets of one of the acts. He talks to them about anything you would tell a best friend and, in turn, they help him out and give him advice. However, unknown to Yamaguchi, the person behind the puppets he dearly calls friends is none other than Tsukishima.