Due to his parents’ constant work transfers, Yukiya hasn’t been able to make any close friends. This time, he opposed following his parents overseas and decided to live with his uncle’s family in the rural Housenshu-chou and transfer into the school there. After a long train ride, he lost his way in the forest and was helped by a great spirit called the Guardian of the Forest. The next morning, he found the tanuki youkai Shouji by his side, pressing him to fulfill his promised contract of helping solve the spirits’ worries.
Yukiya could see the spirits from then on, causing his first impressions at his new school to be failures. He was viewed as a weird guy who talked with himself, and pushed down the class rep Midori when trying to prevent the spirits’ pranks. As time passed, he adapted to the rural life and gained the friends whom he had wished for: powerless miko Tsumugi, supernatural-sensing Minagi, youkai hunter Haruka, doting cousin Anna, and even the highly responsible Midori.
However, the recent redevelopment in the area have endangered the forest where the spirits are living. Will they be able to protect the forest? This is a heartwarming story about a town where humans and spirits co-exist.