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Rhodanthe* Performs Theme Song for Kin-iro Mosaic/KINMOZA! Special Anime Episode

posted on by Jordain Haley-Banez
Group made up of KINMOZA! voice actresses to release single in November

The official website for the Kin-iro Mosaic (KINMOZA!) anime announced on Thursday that voice actress unit Rodanthe* will perform the theme song for the Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days special episode.

The theme song single CD, "Happy * Pretty * Clover," will ship on November 19 and will cost 1,500 yen (roughly US$15). In addition to the song "Happy * Pretty * Clover," it will contain the songs "Shining Star" and "Starring!!" along with karaoke versions.

Rhodanthe* is a musical group formed from the voice actresses behind Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic: Asuka Nishi (Shinobu), Manami Tanaka (Alice), Nao Tōyama (Karen), Risa Taneda (Aya) and Yumi Uchiyama (Yōko). The group previously performed the opening and ending theme songs for both television anime series.

The special anime episode will screen in theaters across Japan on November 12. In the episode, the school festival is on the horizon and something is off with Shinobu. She says she's been very sleepy in the mornings lately, and it seems she has pushed herself too hard working on the scripts and costumes for their class play. Alice and Yōko, who are in another class, notice her circumstances.

Yui Hara's original 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 anime series aired in 2013, and the second series, Hello!! KINMOZA, premiered in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has released the first series on home video and will release the sequel on October 18.

Yen Press announced in March that it has licensed Hara's original manga, and it will release the first volume in December.

Source: Animate Times

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