English: Mashiroiro Symphony
Synonyms: Mashiroiro Symphony: Love Is Pure White, Mashiro-iro Symphony, Pure White Symphony
Japanese: ましろ色シンフォニー -The color of lovers-
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2011 to Dec 21, 2011
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisWhen boys suddenly get into places where they've never been allowed before, some girls tend to get upset. So when the decision is made to merge the elite Yuihime Girls' Private Academy and the coeducational Kagamidai Private Academy, everyone wants to take extra care in avoiding trouble while bringing the two Privates together. Therefore, rather than just sticking the Kagamidai boys into the Yuihime girls all at once, a plan is concocted in which a group of test males will be inserted into the Girls' Private Academy first.
Thus it is that poor young Shingo finds himself being thrown as a sacrificial lamb to the lionesses of Yuihime, who aren't exactly waiting for him with open arms. Will Shingo manage to survive the estrogen soaked death pit that is Yuihime? Can the girls learn to be more receptive to the boys? And just how long until something involving panties will cause emotions to flare, sparks to fly and the battle of the sexes to explode?
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Mashiroiro Symphony
Side story: Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers Picture Drama, Mashiroiro Symphony: Airi ga Anata no Kanojo ni!?
Characters & Voice Actors
Once upon a time, I was browsing through My Anime List, looking for a new anime to watch. That's when I found Mashiroiro Symphony. From the look of it, I guessed that it was based off of a visual novel. I've been a big fan of visual novels being turned into animes, I guess that's why I liked A Bridge to the Starry Skies, The Rose Madder Colored Hills, etc. So, I decided to try it. I didn't expect to find such a masterpiece.
So, story wise, nothing fancy. It's your typical harem anime that starts out with a boy coincidentally meeting what appears to be the main character of the story when looking for his sister. After that, he meets a bunch of other girls, and boom. He has his own personal harem. What I was thinking at the time was "This is almost a cliché harem anime". I mean, this is basically how all harem animes start. HOWEVER, as I started getting further into the show, my opinion changed. The thing about harem animes is that 99% of the time, the first girl he meets in the show is the girl he falls for in the end. 99% of the time, and that's a fact. With Mashiroiro Symphony, it pulled the carpet out from under me, and halfway within the series the main girl changed. I wasn't expecting that. That's when the story started getting good.
Artwork was excellent. Actually, the artwork was why I fell in love with this anime. When visual novels get turned into animes, there's just something in the artwork that tells you "I used to be a Visual Novel". That may just be me, but either way, stunning. Absolutely beautiful. I loved the character art and the scenery. Gorgeous.
Sound-wise, I feel like I've heard a lot of the voice actors play in other animes, and by other animes, I mean other animes that used to be visual novels, so I was fairly happy that I recognized some of the voices in the show. Despite my love for the voices, there was a single voice that irritated the crap out of me. Sure, I liked the character, but when all he says is "Pyu" over and over again, it will seriously bug the hell out of you. I know it's a cat/alien, but at least let it have other things to say then "Pyu".
Finally. I've spent years trying to find a harem anime where the main character isn't either:
A) A Pervert
B) Someone who get's flustered easily.
What I'm trying to say is that Uryuu is the one lead harem character that doesn't annoy the hell out of me. Not only is he cool, but his choices in friends is 5 Star material. That brings me to the second thing I've been searching for for years in harem animes: The male role's best friend isn't a pervert either! Along with Uryuu, we got a bunch of other characters that made me happy to see. Sure, we've got a couple tsunderes, but we've also got an animal lover, a cool younger sister, and a hyperactive maid. +1 for the character designing.
I can say that I enjoyed the show. I really liked it a lot. It took me a few episodes to really get into it, but I feel like I've found a treasure in the harem anime/visual novels that get turned into animes vault. Definitely worth watching. read more
This is quite possibly the best anime that I've ever seen that has harem listed as a genre.
I'm sure that you will all agree that the most annoying thing about any harem anime is the perverted characters who tries to hit on everyone/ gets hit on by everyone. Thus, I have more or less given up on the harem genre and steer well clear. However, this anime is like hope at the bottom of Pandora's box.
I really like how the protagonist is not just a decent person for once but he cares so much about everyone around him. All he is ever trying to do is help (leading to a number of misconceptions). The story line is not about him and every other girl falling in love symultaniously but rather, it focuses on the development of a single girl's feelings... before disregarding them for the next. He takes everyone's feelings and attitudes to heart, and is always trying to help.
I most certainly did not expect the ending of this.
Plot: (Warning Spoilers)
As I'm sure you've gathered from the synopsis, the series starts with our protagonist looking for his lost sister and when they find one another there is a girl, our other main character, from the presteious girls highschool with the sister. This makes you think, oh no - here we go again.
There is a merger plan between the girls highschool and the protagonist's co-ed school and our protagonist, his sister and his (not perverted) best friend are enrolled in the experiment.
Our main girl instantly makes the boys feel unwelcome and from there on its tsundre. The character development is mainly centred around her rather than every girl. But then suddenly, about half way through the series the main girl switches. Completely unexpected. The new main girl is also tsundre but more heavily so (if you know what I mean). She loves the protagonist but he doesn't seem to love her back. Instead he is falling for her best friend (who is the only one whom he actually loves). read more
all the female likes the male protagonist
Both has the same school, harem and romance genre, with a little bit ecchi, checked.
Both main male charaters have a dude who serves as their bro, checked.
Both male lead have met the female lead prior to being their classmate in school, checked.
Both also features a high school senior who is frendly with the male lead, checked.
Both male leads were living with their sibling, checked.
Both male lead begun their school year with a rocky start, checked.
In HKH the main bitch is the female lead's friend, while in MS the female lead is the bitch, checked.
The sibling in MS is a girl who is part of the male lead's harem, while in HKH the male lead's sibling is a boy, checked.
Though, the male lead in HKH is living with his sibling, they also have a guardian looking after them, while in MS both male lead and his sister are living alone, but they were on the same year level and both attend the same school, checked.
The art are quite same.. Both are about Harem and romance..
Multiple girls like the main character. Similar art.
Yeah.. Pretty much the same
Very similar anime. Love story and drama.
The plotline is kinda similiar in aspect to a sibling moving to one place or changing their "surroundings" to another school. They discover their common intrestest amongst friends and eventually find love
Both are dull to a sense, and nothing really happens in either of these anime..
Both are Harem with generic and cliche plot+characters
Mashiroiro has more drama though
While the story is very similar as it revolves around a protagonist who goes to a new school, what's really similar is the characters particularly Sana and Ibuki, not only 'cause they're both tsunderes but something else is the same which I won't say because it's a spoiler.
The main protagonist and his younger sibling start attending new schools and meet new friends (mostly girls). Both have a mix of comedy and drama, but Hoshizora has more comedy than Mashiroiro. The girls all have a wide variety of hair colors and styles, and there is a small amount of nudity in each.
- Similar animation
- Both are Harem/Romance Animes
- Both get depressing near the end
- Characters are similar
The little sister of the main character from Mashiroiro is similar to Furukawa Nagisa from Clannad. They both appears to be weak but works hard and are very resilient, not to mention cute.
The original soundtracks from both the series are very alike.
The atmosphere at the school is quite the same too.
Both are originated from Visual Novel.
The calm and smooth going plot of both anime are very appealing to watch.
It has a basis generic character at 1st but improves as story goes, in fact, a lot.
just trust me they will both make you cry like absolute babies its immensely sad and has its comedy bits as well as some weird moments
It has the same atmosphere, the same romance line, above have a very nice feeling while watching.
Opening Theme"Authentic symphony" by Choucho
Ending Theme"Suisai Candy (水彩キャンディー)" by marble
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