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Kiniro Mosaic

Alternative Titles

English: KINMOZA!
Synonyms: Kinmosa, Golden Mosaic
Japanese: きんいろモザイク


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2013 to Sep 21, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Media Factory, Showgate
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 26,179 users)
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Ranked: #17382
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Popularity: #756
Members: 64,891
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Episodes: /12


Five years prior to starting high school, Shinobu Omiya left Japan and visited England to participate in a homestay. While in England, she made very good friends with the daughter of the family she was staying with, Alice Cartelet. Despite not speaking the same language, the two grew very close and shed many tears when it was time to say good bye to each other.

Now in high school, Shinobu is perplexed when she receives an air mail letter written in a language that she can't understand. It turns out that the letter was from Alice, and was telling her that she would be coming to Japan to participate in a homestay of her own. Not only that, but she would be living with Shinobu and going to the same high school as her!

From this point forward, Kiniro Mosaic follows the daily lives of Shinobu, Alice and their friends Aya, Yoko and Karen.


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Kujou, Karen
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Touyama, Nao
Touyama, Nao
Komichi, Aya
Komichi, Aya
Taneda, Risa
Taneda, Risa
Cartelet, Alice
Cartelet, Alice
Tanaka, Manami
Tanaka, Manami
Inokuma, Youko
Inokuma, Youko
Uchiyama, Yumi
Uchiyama, Yumi


Tanaka, Motoki
Tanaka, Motoki
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nawa, Munenori
Nawa, Munenori
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Tatsuya
Takahashi, Tatsuya

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 ...in Wonderland
Fushigi no Kuni no (ふしぎの国の)
Jul 6, 2013
2 Even if I'm Small
Chicchaku Datte (ちっちゃくだって)
Jul 13, 2013
3 What Kind of Friends Will I Make?
Donna Tomodach Dekiru ka na (どんなトモダチできるかな)
Jul 27, 2013
4 Aya, Nervous in the Rain
Ame Dokidoki Aya (あめどきどきあや)
Jul 27, 2013
5 Together with Sister
Onee-chan to Issho (おねえちゃんといっしょ)
Aug 3, 2013

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Sep 18, 2013
It is known for a while that the cute x (girls + things) formula can either be the salvation or the damnation of an anime. While some Slice of Life shows tend to emphasize the characters and leaving out every other elements, ending up failing their purpose of entertaining, other shows manage to use the right dosage of cute elements and comedy to bring out the best of the Slice of Life genre.

As heartwarming as they come, Kiniro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic in english) was a surprise in the 2013 summer anime line up. Sometimes being simple is the best way to bring entertainment and read more
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Oct 7, 2013
-Charming, amusing characters, rendered with delightful art and voices
-Tried-and-true premise with a peripherally novel twist
-Enjoyable storylines

-Missing that special spark of excellence

Kiniro Mosiac is another take on the boundlessly popular “cute schoolgirls” genre.

The first episode engagingly presents the main twist on the formula, mostly through an extended flashback—the two main characters are ethnically contrasting childhood friends who reunite when the British national transfers to a Japanese high school.

The fish-out-of-water antics of the foreigner, and her fellow countryman who eventually joins her, make for some enjoyable incidents as the featured group of friends navigate the everyday situations that are common to young students. The diverse, but very read more
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Sep 4, 2014
First review!

Overall, not a bad show, but not a fantastic one either. Let's get into it!

~Art & Sound~
VERY cute/moe/sparkle-y art. Nothing breathtaking, but no real problems. Has some cute moments in alternate art styles.

OP and ED were pretty good, but nothing really special. Not much to comment on. However, it is worth noting that sometimes, the ED would randomly play, like, 8 minutes into the episode. Then there'd be ~13 more minutes of content after it, and THEN the episode would end. It was weird. Why did they do this? WHO KNOWS.

Both Art and Sound read more
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Sep 22, 2013
Don't you just hate it when an anime looks like it'll be good and then turns out to not be so?

Seriously, I really want to like this show. I really do. The first episode was so sweet, so charming, and reminded me so much of Ikoku Meiro no Croisee, I didn't mind having a nice little slice of life anime to watch. I didn't have any expectations at first as I didn't know much about it, but when I saw the first episode, I thought it'd be a nice exploration of cultural differences similar to how Ikoku Meiro no Croisee was. I thought it'd be read more
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