Mashiro-iro Symphony – First Impressions

Mashiro-iro Symphony is surprisingly good considering its visual novel origins.

I’m usually hesitant about these adaptations since I’ve seen many turn out poorly, but this one nails it.

The premise is nothing out of the ordinary:

One day, Shingo’s school combines with a girls’ school. As a specially selected student, Shingo temporarily joins the girls’ school until they officially consolidate. He meets various unique girls there, but they all dislike male students. To improve their relationship, Shingo works hard, and…

What makes it special is the atmosphere. Everything flows more slowly and it gives you a feeling of calmness, which is something you don’t usually find in a high school harem series. I also found the characters to be believable (for the most part), and the development of their relationships to be quite interesting.

Since I’m already over halfway through the series (7 out of 12 episodes), I’m confident the rest of Mashiro-iro Symphony won’t disappoint.

Rating: Very Good

6 Comments to “Mashiro-iro Symphony – First Impressions”

  1. Fabrice says:

    It took me a while to finally get a liking out of this, having played the visual novel i must admit the adaptation is alright but it could have been better.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, I haven’t played the VN so it was all new to me.

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  2. elior1 says:

    just watched episode 10 and we finally have a winner girl

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    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, I thought episode 9 already essentially set the ending, unless episode 10 does something drastic. I’ll just have to wait until I watch it! >_<

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    elior1 Reply:

    and episode 10 sealed the deal miu is the winner

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    Reltair Reply:

    Yup, although I wanted him to pair up with Sana.

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