Ranked #1648

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
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.461 (scored by 22,766 users)
Ranked: #16482
Popularity: #749
Members: 56,221
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The story begins with Oomiya Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly pure Japanese girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an airmail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads: Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan! The Japanese/British girls' mixed comedy follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

(Source: ANN)


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Aketagawa, Jin
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Sound Director
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Tatsuya
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More episodes Episodes(6/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Wonderland's
Fushigi no Kuni no (ふしぎの国の)
Jul 6, 2013
2 Although I'm Small
Chicchaku Datte (ちっちゃくだって)
Jul 13, 2013
3 What Kind of Friends I Can Make?
Donna Tomodach Dekiruka na (どんなトモダチできるかな)
Jul 27, 2013
4 Aya is Pounding in 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

Opening Theme

"Jumping!!" by Rhodanthe*

Ending Theme

"Your Voice" by Rhodanthe*

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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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Nov 17, 2014
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

When it comes to anime, something that it does right, or at the minimum what it does well, is cute. From characters, to story, and everything in-between, cuteness is prevalent in most modern shows, to the point that it sparks huge debates about it being supersaturated. Despite the controversy, Kiniro Mosaic steps up to the plate, bringing along a delightful little anime that is sure to make anyone smile.


Kiniro Mosaic begins with the sweet little Shinobu, visiting England to study abroad. There, she becomes best friends with Alice, who, a few years later, goes to Japan to live read more
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Anime: Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
- Both are cute little slice of life anime.
- Both revolve around a MC who transfers to a new school in a different place.
- Both have shoujo ai undertones but nothing too big, just fanservice.
- Both have an Ayaya- I mean, similar looking characters
- The girls' personalities are similar yet different.

A treat esp. for the slice of life fans or "cute girls doing cute things' lovers. 
reportRecommended by TragicRomance
Anime: Yuru Yuri
For Yuru Yuri and Kiniro Mosaic, the word "cute" comes to mind when describing each other. There is an all-female cast for both series that consists of cute girls doing cute things. They also follow a slice-of-life format rather than any direct storyline. It chronicles the girls' lives and what they do at home, school, and anywhere else.

In Kiniro Mosaic though, there's a diversity of nationalities while in Yuru Yuri, there's more of a sense of diversity in personalities. Nonetheless, both series are something to grab as they inspire smiles and joy. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Yuyushiki
Both are Slice of Life anime about cute girls and their experiences.
The manga from both series are from sister publications, so before Kiniro aired, Yuyushiki did small references in magazines and art referencing it. Now that Yuyushiki has ended and Kiniro is airing, Kiniro makes small references to the other in the show! 
reportRecommended by Fishcaek-Chan
Anime: Hanayamata
It's both slice of life and they have the same kind of feeling to it. It has some cute elements in it, and both have a blonde foreign main girl. I bet that if you liked one, you'll like the other as well.  
reportRecommended by xMichi
Anime: A-Channel
Like cute girls doing cute things? Look no further! A-Channel and Kiniro Mosaic are anime series you'll definitely find some similarities in with their themes involving cute girls at a school life environment. Rather than presenting a complex life story, they involve simple tales of these girls' every day life at school and what they do to have fun.

Both series continues various dialogues that are humorous along with its character interactions. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Ichigo Mashimaro
Each anime has young cute girls, doing cute things. They both have a foreigner from England, and the other characters are interested by her foreign-ness. Kiniro Masaic has more of a schooling setting than Ichigo Mashimaro. 
reportRecommended by CoffeeBean

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