Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: January 18, 2021 at 11:30 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of Japanese seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara has unveiled the key visual for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Yui Hara's 4-panel manga "Kin'iro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic)" titled "Kin'iro Mosaic: Thank you". The visual reveals the Summer 2021 premiere of the film in Japanese theaters.
The film is animated in collaboration by Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ with Munenori Nawa serving as the film director. The scripts are written by Yuniko Ayana and Kazuyuki Ueda is designing the characters.
The series is based on the Japanese 4-panel manga written and illustrated by Yui Hara which began its serialization in June 2020 in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine. As of April 27, 2020, the manga has been collected into 11 tankōbon volumes and two anthology comics.
In 2013, it was adapted into two-season TV anime series of which the first season was aired from July to September with 12 episodes and the second season airing from April to June 2015 with another 12 episodes. The anime was animated and produced by Studio Gokumi.
An original video animation (OVA) titled "Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days" was aired in Japanese theaters on November 12, 2016 which was released in Blu-ray DVD in March the year after.
The series follows Shinobu Omiya, a Japanese high school girl who, five years ago, had a homestay in England with a girl named Alice Cartelet. One day, Shinobu receives a letter from Alice saying she is coming to Japan to live with her. Surely enough, Alice appears and joins Shinobu and her friends Aya Komichi and Yoko Inokuma at her school. She is soon followed by Alice's friend from England, Karen Kujo.