Everyday things make up the fabric of life—whether it's making friends, going to school, trying to make money, or celebrating a holiday. Ichigo Mashimaro is a heartwarming series that follows the daily lives of Itou Chika, her sister Nobue, and her friends Miu, Matsuri, and Ana.
After moving to Japan from England, Ana starts at the same class as Matsuri and pretends to know nothing about Japan or Japanese.
Miu is shooting a video documentary for school, and chooses the Itō household as her subject. In the end, Nobue takes the gang out for a beach trip.
Chika, Miu and Matsuri notice that it's Nobue's birthday and plan to make her a gift by themselves.
A festival episode has the gang dress up in yukatas and head out to see fireworks.
Matsuri's faith in Santa Claus makes the rest of the gang guarantee her a happy Christmas.
Ana invites Matsuri at her place to help her study English. But much to her grief, the entire gang decides to tag along.
Nobue finds out she's ran out of money to buy cigarettes and tries to find a fitting part-time job. Ana, Matsuri, Chika and Miu do their best and worst to help her.
Miu becomes jealous over the attention Ana and Matsuri gain from Nobue.
Intense summer heat causes the girls' imagination to run wild again.
Many sidequests disturb the girls' trip to a distant restaurant to have cake with Nobue.
After a freezing cold autumn day, the gang pays a visit to hot baths and witnesses the first snow fall.
Chika discovers she's gained a bit of weight, and, provoked by Miu, starts her own diet. It's only after a pointful remark by Nobue, that Chika's self-confidence gets restored.