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The anime adaptation of Kiniro Mosaic (きんいろモザイク Kin'iro Mozaiku?, Golden Mosaic) is produced by Studio Gokumi and started airing on July 6th, 2013 on AT-X, slated Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge's time slot. The opening theme is Jumping!! and the ending theme is Your Voice, both by Rhodanthe*, made of Asuka_Nishi, Manami Tanaka, Risa Taneda, Nao Tōyama, and Yumi Uchiyama.

Main CharactersEdit

Shinobu Ōmiya (大宮 忍 Ōmiya Shinobu?)
Voiced by: Asuka Nishi
A graceful 15-year old girl, who is nicknamed Shino by her friends. She previously stayed over at Alice's home in England, although she herself is rather bad at English and has generally bad grades.
Alice Cartelet (アリス・カータレット Arisu Kātaretto?)
Voiced by: Manami Tanaka
A girl from England who transfers into Shinobu's school and stays at her house. She loves Japanese things.
Aya Komichi (小路 綾 Komichi Aya?)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda
Shinobu's classmate, who is rather bashful towards Yoko.
Yōko Inokuma (猪熊 陽子 Inokuma Yōko?)
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama
Shinobu's classmate.
Karen Kujō (九条 カレン Kujō Karen?)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama
A half-British, half-Japanese girl who was Alice's friend back in England. She also comes to Japan and enrolls in Shinobu's school.

EpisodesEdit

# Title Air Date Character Commentary
Appearances

Story

1 ふしぎの国の

Fushigi no Kuni no
The Wonderland's

July 6, 2013 Shinobu
Alice
Karen

In the past, Shino visits the Cartalet family and forms a strong bond with the English girl who can barely understand her. Eventually the girls are forced to part, with Shino saying "Hello!" and Alice saying "Konnichiwa" (こんにちは?).

In the present, Shino is woken up in time for school when she finds a letter for her from Alice. She is unable to understand it and attempts to get help from her friends, Aya and Yoko. To her surprise Alice shows up in Japan that very day, in her very class and the girls two worlds are soon brought together.

2 ちっちゃくだって

Chicchaku Datte
Although I'm Small

July 13, 2013 Shinobu,

Aya,
Yōko.

Alice spends the day at school lamenting her short height whilst also developing a one-sided rivalry with their English teacher, Sakura Karasuma. Later, Alice goes on an outing with Shinobu and her friends Aya Komichi and Yōko Inokuma, before they try to figure out what to do for their future careers. Some awkwardness follows as Shinobu and the others assume Alice is homesick and try to help her out.

3 どんなトモダチできるかな

Donna Tomodach Dekiruka na
What Kind of Friends I Can Make?

July 20, 2013 Alice,

Yōko,
Karen.

Whilst looking through an old photo album, Alice tells the others about her half-Japanese friend from England, Karen Kujō, who helped teach her Japanese. The next day, they actually come face to face with Karen herself, who had moved to Japan so she could study at Shinobu and Alice's school in the neighboring class. As Karen gets along with the others, Alice feels a little jealous as Shinobu takes more interest in her. Whilst easily fitting into Shinobu's group, Karen has trouble making friends in her own class as they are intimidated by her foreign appearance. Asking the others for advice, Karen hears from the others about how Aya became friends with Shinobu and Yōko after transferring into middle school. Thanks to everyone's advice, Karen manages to speak clearly with her classmates and make lots of friends.

4 あめどきどきあや

Ame Dokidoki Aya
|Aya is Pounding in Rain

July 27, 2013 Shinobu,

Alice,
Aya.

Despite it being her birthday, Shinobu feels a little downhearted following a remark from her sister, Isami. Later, Alice gets irritated when people see her more as Karen's little sister as opposed to a big sister. Whilst initially having some jealousy when Shinobu shows favoritism towards Karen's present for her, Alice comes to realize that she loves Shinobu and Karen equally. Later, as Shinobu is off sick with a cold, Aya becomes anxious when Yōko receives an alleged 'love letter' in her locker, though Yoko assures her she would've turned down any admirers anyway. The letter turns out to be a letter Shinobu wrote for Alice's parents that she wanted Alice to translate.

5 おねえちゃんといっしょ

Onē-chan to issho
Together with Sister

August 3, 2013 Shinobu,

Yōko,
Karen.

After Shinobu embarrasses herself a little, Yōko explains how she often had to look after Shinobu in elementary school during times she was apart from Isami. Later, everyone gathers at Shinobu's home for a study session, before heading to the park so Isami can take pictures of everyone. The next day, Yōko gets relied on a lot and ponders if she is just a tsukkomi character, whilst also pondering how she views Shinobu as something of a little sister.

6 金のアリス, 金のカレン

Kin no Arisu, Kin no Karen
Golden Alice, and Golden Karen

August 10, 2013 Alice,

Aya,
Karen.

As summer vacation rolls in, the girls go on a trip to the mountains where they do some fishing and play about in the stream. Later, the girls attend a local summer festival, where they play at the stands. Whilst the others play with some fireworks, Yoko treats Aya's foot that had gotten sore from her sandals.
7

はらぺこカレン

Harapeko Karen
Starving Karen

August __, 2013
Karen decides to go on a diet after the others point out that due to her recent intake of snacks she has gained some weight. As Karen struggles to avoid food, the others attempt to help Shino study for an upcoming test.
8

きょうはなんの日?

Kyō ha Nan no Hi?


What Day is It?

August __, 2013
With the upcoming School Festival approaching, Shino and Alice get into a disagreement over which culture to base it on. Meanwhile, with their anniversary date approaching Alice attempts to give Shino a present but is met by repeated interruptions.
9

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Who Didn't Sleep

August __, 2013
Aya invites the girls to spend the night at her place when her parents leave for the evening, but with all the fun they have comes tension between Yoko and herself. Stressed over this, she spends the next day trying to reconcile with her.
10

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The Lovely Family of Five

 September __, 2013
Lately Sakura dotes on Shino and Alice starts to feel threatened by their growing bond. As they get to know her better, Alice starts to worry after reading her poor horiscope and fears she has bad luck heading her way.
11

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See How Much I Love You

September __, 2013
Everyone excitedly prepares for Christmas and get to learn more about the differences in traditions between American Christmas and Japanese Christmas. But in this time Alice fears Shino will eventually stop loving her and pretends to be more English again; but this causes Shino to worry Alice is mad at her.
12

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Golden Times

September __, 2013
Trying to adjust to their brand new class arrangements, the girls occupy themselves when Shino comes up with a fantasy story that eventually pulls in several other students as Shino uses it to clarify to Alice that no matter how far apart; they are always together.

Notable StaffsEdit

  • Director: Tensho
  • Series Composition: Yuniko Ayana
  • Character Design: Kazuyuki Ueda
  • Color design: Ritsuko Utagawa
  • Art Director: Chikako Shibata
  • Director of Photography: Hyeon Dae Song
  • Editing: Mutsumi Takemiya
  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
  • Music: Ruka Kawada
  • Music Production: Flying Dog
  • Producer: Genco
  • Animation Production: Studio Gokumi
  • Production: Kiniro Mosaic Production Committee

GalleryEdit

Key VisualsEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

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