Kin-iro Mosaic Anime Film Reveals More Staff, August 20 Opening in Ad
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the anime of Yui Hara's Kin-iro Mosaic manga began streaming a commercial on Thursday for Kin-iro Mosaic Thank you!!, the franchise's new anime film. The commercial reveals the film's August 20 opening date. The site also reveals more staff members, and confirmed 11 cast members are returning from the previous television anime seasons.
The additional staff includes:
- Assistant Director: Takashi Yamamoto
- Chief Animation Directors: Kazuyuki Ueda, Masaru Koseki, Naoki Yamauchi
- Main Prop Design: Shigeyuki Koresawa, Tom, Michiru Odaka (Digital Noise), Masaru Koseki, Chisato Nakata
- Art Director: Chikako Shibata
- Color Key Artist: Fuyuto Muraguchi
- Color Key Supervision: Ritsuko Utagawa
- Compositing Director of Photography: Satoshi Yamamoto
- Audio Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Music: Ruka Kawada
- Music Production: Flying Dog
- Producer: GENCO
As previously announced, Munenori Nawa (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!, R-15) is directing the film at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, and Yuniko Ayana (Hello!! KINMOZA, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic) is writing the script. Kazuyuki Ueda (Hello!! KINMOZA, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic) is designing the characters.
Hara launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max in April 2010, and the series ended in March 2020. Houbunsha released the 11th compiled book volume last April. A special Kin-iro Mosaic Best wishes manga launched last May, and ended on March 18.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in English. The original manga's story 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 based on the manga aired in 2013, and the second series, Hello!! KINMOZA, premiered in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks released the first series on home video in 2014, and released the sequel in October 2016. The Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days anime special episode opened in theaters in Japan in November 2016.