In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the eighth volume of Yui Hara’s Kiniro Mosaic manga. With nothing else to add to this introduction, I’ll just get started.
The girls are back, and they’re as lively as ever! Alice and Shino are fighting over pudding, Aya has a secret diary filled with poems, and Karen’s challenged Youko to a duel! But with college entrance exams just around the corner… shouldn’t they be studying?
One of the most notable things in this volume of Kiniro Mosaic is the introduction of Honoka’s friend, Kana. Kana did appear in the previous volume, but here we get to learn a bit more about her. She is a normal high school girl, and totally not a magical girl otaku…
Any character who is into magical girls is fine with me, and Kana is fits neatly into the cast of characters.
Another highlight has to be Karasuma helping Kuzehashi to relax – it involves a cat café. Alice, Karen and Shino also happen to be there as well. On the subject of the two teachers, the thing that they have between the two of them is still going as strong as ever.
Alice and Shino aren’t holding back when it comes to the yuri, either.
Some other quick fire highlights: magical girl-inspired transformations, Karen challenging Youko to a duel, Mitsuki’s solo trip to the shops and Aya going hiking with Youko.
As with the previous volumes of Kiniro Mosaic, reading through this one was a wonderfully charming experience. It helps that the jokes are a perfect match for my sense of humour, so I often found myself laughing.
Slice of life is a favourite genre of mine, too, and Kiniro Mosaic is the pinnacle of that – at least in my opinion. As I have stated at multiple times by this point, this manga series is cute and funny. Strongly recommended for slice of life fans.