WEFOUNDThe Mosaic (Volume 1)

Title: Kiniro Mosaic
Genre: Comedy
Publisher: Houbunsha (JP), Yen Press (US)
Story/Artist: Yui Hara
Serialized in: Manga Time Kirara Max
Translation: Amanda Haley
Original Release Date: December 20, 2016
Review copy provided by Yen Press

Lots of manga involve cute girls doing cute things. Many of them often involve a foreigner or at least someone who is only half Japanese. But not too many have a Japanese-loving foreigner who is not anime-obsessed, and even rarer is to have that character have a Western-loving Japanese girl. Oh, and let’s throw in a second foreigner for good measure.

Welcome to Kiniro Mosaic . Years ago, Shinobu did a homestay with British girl Alice’s family. Well, now Alice decides to return the favor and attend high school in Japan. Alice joins Shinobu’s circle of friends: the tomboyish Youko and the studious Aya. Soon Alice’s friend Karen comes chasing after Alice, and these five girls deal with a lot of culture shock and their own eccentricities.