Kin-iro Mosaic/KINMOZA! Special Anime Earns 26 Million Yen in Opening Weekend
posted on by Alex Mateo
The Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days anime special episode opened on Saturday, November 12 and earned 26 million yen (about US$238,201) during its opening weekend. The anime played on 16 screens, so earned about 1.62 million yen (about US$14,842) per screen.
The anime ranked at #11 in the Japanese box office for the weekend.
Starting on December 10, the screening will expand with an additional 26 theaters, for a total of 42 theaters. The screening will add one additional theater on December 17, and nine additional theaters in January.
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 released the first series on home video in 2014, and released the sequel in October.
Yen Press announced in March that it has licensed Hara's original manga, and it will release the first volume in December.