Hello!! KINMOZA Anime Gets New Special Episode
posted on by Egan Loo
Saturday's "Hello!! KINMOZA & Yuyushiki Joint Class Reunion" event at AnimeJapan 2016 announced that production on a new special Hello!! KINMOZA anime episode has been green-lit. To celebrate the news, the anime's official website posted messages from the original four-panel Kin-iro Mosaic manga's creator Yui Hara and the returning main staff from the 2015 Hello!! KINMOZA television anime: director Tensho, character designer Kazuyuki Ueda, and Studio Gokumi producer Tetsuya Tomioka.
Hello!! KINMOZA is the second anime season adapting Hara's manga. The manga begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail 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' light comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.
The first television anime, Kin-iro Mosaic (Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic), aired in 2013, and the second television anime aired in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both series, and Sentai Filmworks licensed both series for North American home video.