This show was described to me as, and I quote, “three little Yotsubas terrorize a local park” (Nick Creamer, Anime News Network). After the first episode, I can say this is true.
Mitsuboshi Colors follows three elementary school girls named Yui, Kotoha, and Sat-chan. They have formed what is essentially a Justice League/detective agency group called ‘Colors’ to protect their neighborhood from various “dangers” from their hidden base in the park. The local police officer, Saito, often plays along with Colors’ antics by giving them tips on mysteries they could solve.
This show is a nice addition to the season, completing a trifecta of slice of life shows: Laid-Back Camp, A place further than the Universe, and finally Mitsuboshi Colors. From the beginning, this show is out to grab your heart. Each character has great charm and they all have their own specific tendencies and personalities that make them very likable. Paced out in sections where they complete missions or engage in certain activities, the show is very much a reminiscent of the great comedy shows of years past, like Nichijou and Azumanga Diaoh most certainly. Those shows balanced the outrageous and the adorable, and if this show gives us something similar, it could be one the anime community will be talking about for a while.
I am very excited to see where this show will find itself at the end of the season. This formula has great potential to give us something interesting and different. Since Yotsuba herself doesn’t have a show yet, this is a great start to something similar.
Mitsuboshi Colors streams on HIDIVE, Sundays at 9:30a.m. EST.