The Kiniro Mosaic manga series from Yui Hara has been running for some time and we’ve seen several anime adaptations over the years. Sometimes listed as KINMOZA, the original work began in 2010 as serialized in Manga Time Kirara Max and had its tenth volume out this past summer. With the manga wrapping up as of this year, the anime side is getting some attention. Scheduled and released with a March 18th, 2020 debut, it’ll be priced at 20,000 yen and we’ve got a later look at the full packaging spread for it. While we had the cover previously, I really wanted to show off the overall design as it’s very appealing. The second season was originally released during 2015 for six volumes priced at 7,000 yen each. So that’s a hefty savings.
The first series, produced by Studio Gokumi with Showgate, was directed by Motoki Tanaka. It was animated at Studio Gokumi with Yuniko Ayana handling the scripting duties while Kazuyuki Ueda worked the character design.
The first and second seasons have been licensed and released by Sentai Filmworks.
Plot concept: 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.