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Mitsuboshi Colors video 1
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Mitsuboshi Colors video 3

Genre

Comedy, Slice of Life

Synopsis

These three elementary school girls may just be kids, but they have a duty to protect their beloved Ueno! Yui, Sacchan, and Kotoha work day and night (or at least until it gets dark…) to protect their town as Colors, an organization dedicated to ensuring peace and safety within Ueno, and they operate from a secret base hidden in a corner of Ueno Park!

Background

Mitsuboshi Colors is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Katsuwo, also known for Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu and Kin no Tamago. It’s currently serialized in ASCII Media Works’ Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh. It was first released in 2014, and there are currently four volumes of the manga out.

The series follows the sweet and funny everyday lives of the “Colors,” a group consisting of Yui Akamatsu, Sacchan, and Kotoha as they “protect the peace of their city” which actually mostly just consists of playing games and going to the zoo while occasionally getting in trouble with the local officer, Saitou.

Anime Adaptation

An anime adaptation of the manga directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Natsume’s Book of Friends) and produced by the studio Silver Link (The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Eccentric Family) was announced at Dengeki Comic Festival 2017 in March 2017, and the season includes 12 episodes which began airing on Jan. 7, 2018.

The adaptation’s series composition is written by Shougo Yasukawa (Food Wars!, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) with different directors and storyboarders for each episode, and the music is composed by Michiru (Izetta: The Last Witch, Kokekko-san).

Yuuki Takada, Marika Kouno, and Natsumi Hioka (the starring voice actresses behind Yui, Marika, and Natsumi respectively) perform both the opening theme, “Colors Power ni Omakasero!,” and ending theme, “Mitsuboshi Colors ☆ Honjitsu mo Ijou Nashi,” as Colors☆Slash.

Characters

Main Characters
Yui Akamatsu (CV: Yuuki Takada)
The leader of Colors. She’s a bit of a crybaby and very timid, but she’s scary when she gets angry.

Sacchan (CV: Marika Kouno)
A nonsense girl who comes up with crazy ideas, and the daughter of the family that owns the Ameyoko fruit and vegetables store.

Kotoha (CV: Natsumi Hioka)
Despite not being great at them, Kotoha constantly plays games, and she has some pretty dangerous thoughts.

Recurring Characters
Saitou (CV: Atsushi Tamaru)
A police officer who works at the police box in front of the zoo. He’s the enemy of the Colors.

Nonoka (CV: Ayaka Asai)
A high school girl and the daughter of the family that owns the bakery. She’s a friend of the Colors.

Momoka (CV: Hisako Toujou)
Nonoka’s older sister, and a very cool beauty.

Sacchan’s Mom (CV: Kaori Nazuka)
Sacchan’s mom runs the family’s fruit and vegetables store.

Oyaji (CV: Tesshou Genda)
An old man who runs a general store that sells anything you can imagine.

Cast

Main Cast
Yuuki Takada: Yui Akamatsu
・Notable roles: Rin Kurosawa (Aikatsu!), Aoba Suzukaze (New Game!)
Marika Kouno: Sacchan
・Notable roles: Nemu Emmot (Overlord), Silence Suzuka (Uma Musume Pretty Derby)
Natsumi Hioka: Kotoha
・Notable roles:Tsukuyo Inaba (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism), Kotetsu Katsura (Witch Craft Works)

Recurring Cast
Atsushi Tamaru: Saitou
・Notable roles: Mikihiko Yoshida (The Irregular at Magic High School), Talken (Sword Art Online II)
Ayaka Asai: Nonoka
・Notable roles: Laura Sakuraba (Aikatsu Stars!), Hazuki Katou (Sound! Euphonium)
Hisako Toujou: Momoka
・Notable roles: Kana (Haitai Nanafa), Albertina “Beru-sempai” (Himegoto)
Kaori Nazuka: Sacchan’s Mom
・Notable roles: Nunnally Lamperouge / Nunnally Vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), Kiyoko Shimizu (Haikyu!!)
Tesshou Genda: Oyaji
・Notable roles: Umibouzu (City Hunter), Otoro Toguro Yu Yu Hakusho)

Minor Roles
Kenta Matsumoto: Man (ep. 2, 3)
Chisaki Morishita: Couple Woman (ep. 3)
Satoshi Murakami: Couple Man (ep. 3)
Shikito Miyagi: Man (ep. 3)
Shouya Chiba: Man (ep. 3)
Tomie Kataoka: Old Woman (ep. 3)
Yuka Iwahashi: Woman (ep. 3, 4)
Akihisa Wakayama: Man (ep. 4)
Madoka Asahina: Tadokoro (ep. 4)
Manaka Iwami: Hirai (ep. 4)
Reiko Suzuki: Old Woman (ep. 4)
Rina Satou: Guide (ep. 5)
Sayaka Ohara: Narrator (ep. 5)
Takahiro Shimada: Attendant (ep. 5)
Kenta Matsumoto: Young Man (ep. 6)
Kento Shiraishi: Young Man (ep. 6)
Wataru Komada: Young Man (ep. 6)
Akari Uehara: Young Girl (ep. 7)
Miyu Tomita: High School Girl (ep. 7)
Sumire Morohoshi: High School Girl 2 (ep. 7)
Manami Numakura: Subaru (ep. 8)
Ikuto Kanemasa: Man (ep. 8)
Tomomichi Nishimura: Museum Man (ep. 8)
Yohei Hamada: Security Guard (ep. 8)
Yuuko Mori: Woman (ep. 8)
Shougo Batori: Afro (ep. 9)

Staff

Original Creator: Katsuwo
Director: Tomoyuki Kawamura
Series Composition: Shogo Yasukawa
Storyboarders: Ai Yoshimura, Erkin Kawabata, Keisuke Inoue, Koji Sawai, Tomoyuki Kawamura, Yuuya Horiuchi
Episode Directors: Erika Okamoto, Erkin Kawabata, Junya Koshiba, Keisuke Inoue, Michiru Itabisashi, Tomohiro Matsukawa, Tomoyuki Kawamura, Yuuya Horiuchi
Character Design: Takumi Yokota
Music: Michiru
Art Director: Bun Sun Lee (Bic Studio)
Chief Animation Directors: Akitomo Yamamoto, Takumi Yokota
Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
Director of Photography: Atsushi Satou (Studio Shamrock)
Executive Producer: Makoto Nakamura
Producers: Fumiki Yamazaki, Isao Ishikawa, Mitsuhiro Nanbara, Mitsuhiro Ogata, Shinpei Yamashita, Yumiko Kobayashi
Animation Producer: Jiro Nakagawa
Color Design: Shiho Mizumoto
Editor: Yuuji Kondo (REAL-T)
Key Animation: Hideo Amemiya, Shinichi Iimura
Planning: Asuka Yamazaki, Fumihiko Shinozaki, Hayato Kaneko, Masahide Tsuji, Satoshi Gunji, Takeshi Kikuchi, Yoshikuni Murata
Recording Adjustment: Soichi Tsunekawa
Sound Effects: Kaori Yamada

Theme Songs

Opening Theme:
“Colors Power ni Omakasero!” by Colors☆Slash (Yuuki Takada, Marika Kouno, and Natsumi Hioka)
Arrangement/Composition: Nobuharu Saito
Lyrics: Aki Hata

Ending Theme: “Miracle Colors☆Honjitsu Mo Ijou Nashi!” by Colors☆Slash (Yuuki Takada, Marika Kouno, and Natsumi Hioka)
Arrangement/Composition: Hanazabu
Lyrics: Saori Kodama

Broadcast Information

Began broadcasting on Jan. 7, 2018 on AT-X, BS11, Tokyo MX, SUN, and KBS Kyoto.

Online Streaming

AbemaTV, niconico, GYAO!, Bandai Channel, Hulu, dAnime Store, Hikari TV, J:COM On Demand, VideoPass, Anime Hodai, U-NEXT, Amazon, Netflix, AniTere, Rakuten TV, DMM.com, Video Market, HAPPY!Douga, MovieFull Plus, PlayStation Video, HIDIVE

Official Links

Official Site (Japanese)
Official Twitter (Japanese)

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