Ranked #4828

Miss Monochrome: The Animation

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ミス・モノクローム -The Animation-


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2013 to Dec 25, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.571 (scored by 12,814 users)
Ranked: #48282
Popularity: #1473
Members: 26,569
Favorites: 35
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"Miss Monochrome" is an original character design from seiyuu Horie Yui. In March 2012, she first used the "Miss Monochrome" character as a 3D virtual singer to sing her songs at her concert "Horie Yui wo Meguru Bouken III ~Secret Mission Tour~." Later, the character appeared in a range of merchandise as well as in the social network game "Girlfriend (Beta)."

According to the setting, Miss Monochrome loves only the monochrome style, dislikes all kinds of color, and always dreams about changing the world into her favorite monochrome color.

(Source: MAL News)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Miss Monochrome
Miss Monochrome
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Kanda, Akemi
Kanda, Akemi


Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance, Original Character Design
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(4/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Fall
Oct 2, 2013
2 Heaven
Oct 9, 2013
3 Vengeance
Oct 16, 2013
4 Metamorphose
Oct 23, 2013

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Ending Theme

"Poker Face (ポーカーフェイス)" by Miss Monochrome (CV: Yui Horie)

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Dec 25, 2013
Miss Monochrome is an anime with each episode being 4 minutes long. It is about an idol, Miss Monochrome trying to become a well-known singer in Japan. With 4 minutes each episode including the 1 minute long ED you might be wondering if it's worth it. It is definitely worth watching if you have a little time to spare and you are just looking for a laugh. Each episode will make you laugh at least once, it's guaranteed.

Story: 7

It's another story about an aspiring idol looking to make it big in Japan. Only difference being that Miss Monochrome is an android. Like most androids in read more
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Aug 11, 2015
If I had to describe this anime, it would be weird and random, but funny at the same time. I have no idea what I just watched, but I like it! For a 4 minute show, Miss Monochrome will definitely leave you saying, “what just happened” by the end of each episode. If you didn’t know already, Miss Monochrome is a slice of life anime.

Story: (8/10)

The story begins with our main character, Miss Monochrome, aspiring to become a popular idol like Kikuko on T.V. and her caretaker, Mana, asks to be her manager. She becomes her manager and requests 19.3 billion yen as the read more
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Jun 20, 2014
Miss Monochrome is a short anime of 13 4-minute long episodes. Let's dive in, shall we?

Story- 6/10.
Not much to this story as you'd expect, as the total viewing time of the entire show is about an hour maximum.
Miss Monochrome is an android whose only real motivation is to become an idol, to be able to meet Kikuko, another idol.
Although the "story" was practically nonexistant, they did a decent job - I found each episode charming and laughed a fair few times at the way it was told. They also included a little backstory between Miss Monochrome and Kikuko, which I thought was a nice touch. read more
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Aug 29, 2015
Often times anime that have very short episode lengths get dismissed by the community as automatically lifeless and humorless shows with little to no world-building and characterization of characters. With Miss Monochrome having four minute episodes with one minute dedicated to the ending song, one would probably assume this about this show.

Though many of the complaints may be justified, Miss Monochrome is surprisingly great for what it is and was enjoyable the whole way through.

To simplify the plot, Miss Monochrome is an android that aspires to be a Japanese idol with a manager, gigs, etc. On her way to her eventual goal, she often read more
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The primary characters are perfect replicas of each other. Without further ado we can deduce that Miss Monochrome and Drossel von Flügel are in fact androids with an obsession towards black and white color theme. Their AI as well is expanded upon learning more and more about humans whether it is done through direct interaction with them, as seen through the struggles of Monochrome trying to become an idol, or trivia given by their closest friend, robot Ruu-chan in Monochrome's case and Gedächtnis for Drossel. Because they are both short and episodic in content, don't expect much 
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Both came from original concepts. Black Rock Shooter coming from a song, Miss Monochrome coming from the idol, Yui Horie. 
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Both are short episode comedy anime and feature some life problems with the help of anusual protagonists. If you liked Wooser, he makes cameo appearance in Miss Monochrome multiple times, while if you liked Miss Monochrome maybe Wooser will interest you because he often contemplates on various problems very passively just like Monochrome. 
reportRecommended by grsh
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Main char in both show will try all they can to stand out. Except everything ends up the way they don't expect. 
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