--------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to the Kashimashi Fan Club! Enjoy your stay! <img src="http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/QT152/kashiclubmain.jpg" border="0" /> --------------------------------------------------------------------- A fan club devoted to all things related to Kashimashi, a bittersweet shoujo tale of innocent young romance and gender identity issues (to say the least!). Just established on 12/20/07, it is my sincere hope that the efforts put forth here in the times to come will attract members in the form of current enthusiasts of the series, as well as those that are interested in, or feel some relation with, the series on one or more of its myriad of levels. That said, welcome one and all to this Kashimashi fan club, enjoy your time here, and consider staying on with us! Suffice to say, Kashimashi is a lovestory--a bittersweet romance set in the innocence (and emotional peak) of the high school years. ~Plot Synopsis~ <div class="spoiler"><input type="button" class="button" onClick="this.nextSibling.nextSibling.style.display='block';this.style.display='none';" value="Show spoiler"> <span class="spoiler_content" style="display:none"><input type="button" class="button" onClick="this.parentNode.style.display='none';this.parentNode.parentNode.childNodes.style.display='block';" value="Hide spoiler"><br> First, some background. The story of Kashimashi focuses around the life of Osaragi Hazumu (remember, family names are given first in Japan, so westernized you'd be looking at the name 'Hazumu Osaragi'), who for all intents and purposes is a typical second year high school boy, save for the fact that he's noticably more effeminate than his peers. He's shy, timid, and enjoys nothing more than his peaceful passion for gardening. Most of his time is spent wandering the tranquil paths of Kashima mountain, the tallest peak in Kashima City, where he can be alone with the various species of flora he so adores. It is on an expedition to catalog plant species in this very place that he quite accidentally encounters a girl he doesn't really know well from his class, one Kamiizumi Yasuna. Over the next few weeks, the two seem to be hitting it off rather well, Hazumu's gentle nature something of an attractor for Yasuna. They spend a lot of time tending Kashima High's rooftop gardens together, and as a sign of their platonic relationship, they each plant a flowering plant, one next to the other, in the smaller gardens near the entrance to the school. His and Hers. Hazumu's two best friends, Kurusu Tomari and Soro Asuta, aren't about to see this golden opportunity at young romance go to waste, however! Asuta is an even more typical high school boy than Hazumu is, and constantly goads him into admitting his honest feelings to the girl he's crushing on. Tomari has been Hazumu's closest confidante since before either of them can remember, and in a typical tomboyish fashion, she too tries to push her friend into going after something he wants for once in his life. Odd that she seems the tiniest bit hesitant about it, though... At any rate, Hazumu is destined to live a complicated young life, and it's on one particularly nice evening that he climbs the slopes of Kashima mountain once again, this time to loose himself in depression at apparently being rejected and sacrificing a new friendship in the name of romance. Depending on how you look at it, what happens next could be as much a blessing as a curse, but Hazumu is struck by an out-of-control alien spacecraft near the peak of the mountain! The good news is, his life can be saved, the bad news is, the aliens accidentally and irreversably switch Hazumu's gender in the process! As if his life wasn't tricky enough, Hazumu is forced to reaquaint himself with his friends, family, and a slew of former and new love interests--as well as to try to get used to his new role as a girl! Hijinks, slapstick, lots of innuendo, and tearfully beautiful romance ensue, and that's the story of Kashimashi!! Hopefully this little overview of the basic plot will be of help as you tour the club. Again, thanks so much for your support and interest in this beautifully simplistic tale of innocent romance!<!--spoiler--></span></div> ~End Plot Synopsis~
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