“Even if I could get him to laugh, I couldn’t erase the tears he shed.”Ochibi and his friends know how to enjoy small, everyday phenomena ? the blooming of the first spring flower, or the falling of the first maple leaf. Even though sad, lonely times come and go, they know that their friends will always be there to help them along. The Diary of Ochibi reveals the important moments that hide around every turn in our lives. Vol. 5 introduces the first arc-length stories featuring Ochibi-san and his friends: Pankui’s Kindness , Bagworm Ochibi’s Diary, and Christmas in Mametsubu-cho.