Recently graduated from high school, 17-year-old Shiro (Yagira Yuya) decides to put off college and work at a gas station instead. Shy and introspective, Shiro understands he is at a turning point of his life, but is unsure of what lies ahead. Though his parents disapprove of his decision, he has the support of his flower child grandmother (Natsuki Mari) who declares that a gas station is a romantic place for life's drifters. Surely enough, soon a new co-worker, college student Noriko (Erika Sawajiri), drifts into Shiro's life. He falls headfirst into a bittersweet first love that ushers him into the world of adulthood.
Yūya Yagira - Shiro Yamashita
Erika Sawajiri - Noriko Watanabe
Mari Natsuki - Grandma
Chen Bolin - Mike
Yo Oizumi - Gas Station Guy
Ryō Kimura as Makkī
Gaku Hamada as Naoki
Mayuko Iwasa as Yoko
Released theatrically on 16 September 2006 under the sub-title What little girls are made of.
Sugar and Spice was also released as a DVD in March 2007 with English subtitles.
Critic Kevin Ma calls the film a "bittersweet romance that's more bitter than sweet" but surprisingly involving for a two-hour film, concluding that it is "an appealing film with photogenic stars, but a story that's hard to relate to.