a.k.a. Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar Summer 2003 TV Special
Four years after Saga met the season fairies, she returns home one day to find her grandmother sifting through the items in the attic. Her grandmother shows her a beautiful dress that sparks Saga’s memories from four years earlier. Saga and her classmates worked hard to put on a class play called “Princess and Fairy”, and of course Sugar wanted to be a part of it all. Join Saga, Sugar and the others for a magical time that will stay in Saga’s memories forever.
summary by Madoka
Highs: Every bit as cute as the series; some closure to the story
Lows: No background explanation; very little happens
A follow-up special featuring a grown-up Saga, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar: Summer Special contains every ounce of the sweetness that infused the television series. Although this short special is tailored mostly to viewers of the series, there lies a story that almost anyone can enjoy, while returning fans will be happy to see some closure to the story of Saga and Sugar.
When the opening strains of Sugar Baby Love reach your ears, you know it’s time to return to a world full of magic, waffles and friendship. Adorable, sweet and sugary is once again the heart of this story. With the television cast reprising their roles, fans of the series will be delighted to see that this special has all of the same sparkle. They will also be rewarded with a returning character from the series, as well as a glimpse of a much older Saga, who is given the chance to voice the end of the story with a graceful finality.
New viewers, however, might be lost in the overall story; by itself, this special certainly makes sense, but jumping into the story at the middle of the television series with no background could leave them a little confused. But as this story is mostly fluff and very little is accomplished, there is no real harm done. While putting on a class play is not the most action-filled or complicated of storylines, these two episodes do an admirable job of keeping the simple story interesting.
With a slice-of-life feel even with the presence of fairies and magic, this anime will bring back memories of childhood for almost every viewer. Unless puppies and kitties make you scream and run away, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar: Summer Special is certain to be a delightful way to spend your time.