Mitsuboshi Colors is a twelve-episode anime adaptation of the comedy manga written by Katsuwo. The anime was directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura, and the producer was Shōgo Yasukawa. The studio that produced it was Silver Link.
Mitsuboshi Colors aired as part of the winter 2018 season of anime, and is available to be watched on HIDIVE.Mitsuboshi Colors focuses on a group of three girls, who make up a group called ‘Colors’. Colors protect the peace of their town, by performing various deeds and errands, as well as getting into a fair bit of mischief.
The three girls who make up Colors are Yui, Sat-chan and Kotoha. Yui is the leader of the group, though she does tend to be bullied by her friends from time to time. Turns out that she can give it back when she wants to though, as poor Kotoha discovers at one point. Yui does this simply by being brutally honest.
Sat-chan fills the role of the energetic one for this anime. She can be surprisingly philosophical at times, but also has a fixation with poop. Those two things come together some times.
Finally, the last member of the trio is Kotoha. She is rarely seen without her handheld games console, and her catchphrase is even ‘game clear!’.
Colors make it their mission to protect the peace of their town, and that is something they pretty much do by simply being kids. This show is all about kids being kids when it comes down to it.
Some of the supporting cast actively encourage Colors, with the prime example being the owner of the Whale Factory general store, whom Colors refer to as ‘pops’. Pops tends to set up activities and cases for Colors to solve, and they tend to go to him whenever they need some help.
On the flip side, there is Saito. He is a policeman who watches over the city, and Colors are a constant source of annoyance for him. It seems that there are two main differing opinions when it comes to Saito.
Some people view him as a jerk who is out just to spoil Colors’ fun, prioritising messing with the kids over his actual job.
Others sympathise with Saito. After all, he’s got a job to do, and a bunch of bratty kids keep distracting him from it.
I’m more of the former opinion myself, though I do agree there are occasions when Saito is just doing his job. Sometimes Colors choose to go into places they shouldn’t, and there are hints that Saito does actually care about them a little bit, even if he wouldn’t openly admit it.
When it comes down to it, Mitsuboshi Colors is a harmless show about kids being kids. Colors’ interactions with other characters are usually fun, and there is a good sense of humour to be found as well.
Fairly early on, there is some hype generated for a festival, but when that happens it is just a series of camera pans over still shots. That’s not a common occurrence, though, but it was certainly disappointing after having that build up.
Mitsuboshi Colors is an enjoyable watch for those who are into their slice of life/comedy shows. There isn’t much more to say about it; it does what it does, and that’s it.