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Kiniro Mosaic

Kiniro Mosaic

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2013 to Sep 21, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 19575 users)
Ranked: #15982
Popularity: #766
Members: 48,401
Favorites: 298
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Synopsis

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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kiniro Mosaic
Sequel: Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jul 6, 2013 to Sep 21, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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Sep 18, 2013 7:40 PM
Nose_Bleed
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 8:33 AM
GBKeroberos
Pros:
-Charming, amusing characters, rendered with delightful art and voices
-Tried-and-true premise with a peripherally novel twist
-Enjoyable storylines

Cons:
-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 1:51 PM
NekoKnuckle
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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Apr 18, 2014 8:01 PM
Jean-chyan
After surviving the last 2 episodes of the disappointment that is called Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai NEXT, i needed a new anime to make me smile and forget that disappointment. Then i saw this: God! I was so happy that I started watching this when it was finished.

Story = 7 - The plot of the 1st episode was Language Barriers, but when it progressed, it just turned into 2 British girls living and adapting in Japan, hearing Engrish and broken Japanese made my day even more! The story isn't complex and deep.

Art = 7 - I don't really care about the art, read more
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Recommendations

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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Anime: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
A girl goes to another country. She learns their way of life, language and culture. There are characters who are interest about other countries lifestyles too.  
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500

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Ending Theme

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