Kasuga Kyosuke has just moved to the new neighborhood, and he's counting some nearby steps. At the top he sees a bright orange UFO, but it turns out to be a red straw hat which he catches. He then meets Ayukawa Madoka, a beautiful and mysterious girl, and they argue about whether there are 100 or 99 steps. They finally agree on 99.5 and she gives him the hat whimsically, telling him it looks better on him anyway.
Kyosuke goes home and walks into the middle of a fight between his sisters, Kurumi and Manami. Kyosuke reprimands Kurumi for using her powers openly -- their ESP abilities must remain a secret, or else the family will have to move again. This is the reason why the family has just moved here -- at the last school, Kurumi had used her powers to enable her to run the 100 meter dash at an incredible speed.
At school, he experiences Hikaru-chan, who's gotten a ride to school on a motorcycle from an unreliable yatsu character. Later he meets Komatsu and Hatta, two perverts, who are happy to befriend the brother of those two cute new girls (his sisters). Hikaru and Ayukawa must fight off an attack by friends of the boy Hikaru insulted. While Kyosuke and his sisters are watching, Madoka pushes the last yatsu into a convenient canal, then Madoka tries to smoke. Kyosuke, seizing the moral high ground, stops her, saying, ``If you smoke from now on, you won't be able to have healthy babies.'' Ayukawa begins a long standing tradition by slapping him silly.
In the end, Kyosuke holds the hat she gave him and nurses his face as stock ``Ayukawa saxophone'' music closes the episode.
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Brian Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org> October 17, 1998