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Kagami Academy and Yuijo Girls' Academy are merging thanks to financial troubles in their district. It's at this point that we meet Shingo Uryuu and his little sister, among the students from Kagami joining in the merger. While searching for his sister, Shingo runs into Airi Sena. Little does he know that she's attending Yuijo, and against the merger. Now, Shingo will meet new classmates and have new adventures, and maybe fall in love.

''Mashiro-iro Symphony'', originally a VisualNovel by Palette, was [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted]] into a [[TheAnimeOfTheGame Fall 2011]] TwelveEpisodeAnime by Creator/{{Manglobe}} and is currently being [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Mashiroiro-Symphony-The-Color-of-Lovers/Watch simulcast]].

Viewers living in the US may watch the show legally at [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/mashiroiro-symphony Crunchyroll]].
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!!Tropes in ''Mashiro-iro Symphony'' include:

* AccidentalPervert: Shingo, more than a few times.
* ACupAngst: Played With, Sana asks Ange to give her one of her {{meido}} uniforms. Ange replies that the outfit might be loose and baggy around certain areas and Sana's not amused.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Miu's [[spoiler: mother]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny You have no idea]].
* AnimatedAdaptation / TheAnimeOfTheGame
* AvertedTrope: This anime seems fond of averting tropes at the last second.
** A few examples:
** CrashIntoHello: Who wasn't expecting that to happen on the first episode when [[spoiler: Airi]] appears out of the bushes dragging [[spoiler: Sakuno]] by the hand.
** DisproportionateRetribution: taking into account that Shingo already [[AccidentalPervert saw pretty much every single girl in the main cast naked]] (or close to it) , including Miu's Mom, it's a wonder that he never got at least slapped for it. (He did get some retribution but for other reasons).
** [[spoiler: FirstGirlWins / LastGirlWins: Neither [[FirstGirlWins Sakuno]] nor [[LastGirlWins Sana]], because Shingo ends up with [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Miu]]. (In the anime at least)]]
* BalancedHarem: All the heroines gets their fair focus of screentime and balanced focus. However, the focus shifts more and more towards [[spoiler:Miu]] as the anime goes on, and she ends up being the winner.
** Except Sakuno. She had the first half of the first episode and that's about it.
* BeautifulDreamer: Miu falls asleep on Shingo's shoulder after he tells her that Sana doesn't care much for him.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Shingo and Miu are a happy couple, and are implied after the credits in the final episode to have opened a restaurant together. Everyone else, especially Sana and Airi, are still dealing with the pain of unrequited love.]]
* BromanticFoil: Hayata is this to Shingo. Justified that he has an ArrangedMarriage.
* ButNotTooForeign: Ange, who says her mother is from England.
* CaughtInTheRain: Airi and Shingo
* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: Episode 6
* ChildhoodFriends: Airi and Sana
* [[BerserkButton Childish Button]]: Try to take out Ange's [[HairDecorations maid headdress]], and she becomes a CryCute.
** In the afterstory in drama CD she can maintain sanity in this situation longer.
* ChristmasCake: Machi-sensei, who gets teased about it by the school principal in episode 10.
* ClassRepresentative: Both Airi and Shingo are elected in the second episode.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Sana towards Miu during the first few times she saw the latter and Shingo together.
* ClubStub: The Nuko Club, which cares for injured animals, originally consists of only Miu and Sana. It's not until halfway through the series that it reaches six members and becomes an officially recognized club.
* ColorCodedCharacters: All of the girls have different hair colors to make it easier to tell them apart visually.
* CookingDuel: Sakuno vs. Ange over Shingo; followed by a back-washing duel.
** Sana, when the Nuko Club releases a squirrel they had cared for.
* CryCute: Sana in episode 10, [[spoiler: after overhearing Shingo's LoveConfession to Miu, which immediately [[ShipSinking stopped her chances]] of a relationship with him.]]
* CuteKitten: The two abandoned kittens discovered by Sana.
* DefrostingIceQueen: At school, Airi's slowly opening up to the new coed student body. Outside of it, she was already a pretty nice person.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Machi-sensei is frightened, though she is working to get over it.
** Airi, in the school initially.
** [[spoiler:Sana, as well]]
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Sana tends to hit Shingo a lot, usually anytime she suspects he's thinking about Miu in perverted ways, or even simply spending time alone with her.
* DynamicEntry: Played with in episode 8. Sana is seen opening the door when she hears Shingo and Miu in the clubroom alone. However, when the next shot is shown, Shingo is turning around, just in time to get a kick in the face, invoking this trope.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Miu and she has the scars to prove it.
* TheGlomp: Sana does one to Miu in episode 3.
* HairDecorations: Every single one of the heroines.
* HeadPet: Pannya enjoys sitting on Miu's head or shoulder.
* HopelessSuitor: [[spoiler: Both Sana and Airi towards Shingo in the anime. To be fair, they did kind of "friend-zone" themselves with the way they act towards him, whereas Miu was nice to him every time they interacted, and had a set goal that he thought was good.]]
* HugeSchoolgirl: Sakuno is the tallest female character, despite being the youngest.
* IndirectKiss: Discussed when Miu offers Shingo the can of hot chocolate she took a sip from.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Both Sana and Airi in the anime towards Shingo.]]
* LensFlareCensor: A few times, special mention goes to episode 9 where the censor appears ''WAY'' before it happen.
* LoveConfession: Shingo does one in episode 10, [[spoiler: to Miu. She at first thought he liked Sana, but he reassures her that he only wants to be with her.]]
* LittleSisterHeroine: Sakuno
* [[spoiler: LonelyTogether: The declaration of every one of the main girls by the end of episode 11. Though some people already were pairing up [[PairTheSpares Airi and Sana]] because of [[TraumaSwing Sana's breakdown]] and Airi's help a few days prior.]]
** [[spoiler:In the same situation in game, only Airi and Sana are affected.]]
* LoveEpiphany: Airi starts to develop one at the end of episode 4.
* LoveHurts: In the anime, [[spoiler: both Sana and Airi seem very unhappy when they begin to realize Shingo likes Miu.]]
* LuminescentBlush: Pretty much every main character at one point or another.
* {{Meido}}: Ange, the "wandering maid" as she calls herself. Her mother is also one, according to drama CD.
* {{Miko}}: Yutsuki Onomiya, exclusive to the PSP version of the game. She has a {{cameo}} near the end of the last episode of the {{anime}}.
* MomentKiller: Pannya does one in episode 10 [[spoiler: after Shingo and Miu hug each other during a RelationshipUpgrade.]] However, it begins to rain heavily, and he notices the door is open with no one there. [[spoiler: Its likely Sana overheard and saw them confessing their love for each other, and then quietly left to [[CryCute sob]] by the swing she liked to sit on at the park.]]
* NiceGuy [[NiceGirl And Girl]]: Shingo, Ange and Miu
* NoSenseOfDirection: Sakuno gets lost in the first episode.
* PinkySwear: Episode 9, between Shingo and Miu to curb the latter's tendencies of not relying on anyone else.
* PreMeeting: Sakuno and Shingo run into Airi before the inevitable meetup at the first day of school.
* ReturningTheHandkerchief: Inverted between Sana and Shingo.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Pannya and others of her kind.
* RunningGag: Machi-sensei is still single despite of being in late 20s.
* SecondYearProtagonist: Shingo
* SecretKeeper: Shingo, Miu, Sakuno, and Ange promise this to Airi after they find out [[spoiler: she's actually living by herself and is just barely scraping by, despite her persona at school.]]
* {{Sensei-Chan}}: Machi-sensei
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Shingo, when rumors spread that he and Sana are dating.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ange
--> '''Ange:''' "It's also a maid's job to secretly help nurture Master's love."
** Sakuno as well, particularly in episode 10. [[spoiler: She drags Ange out of the clubroom to give Shingo and Miu some alone time.]] Hilariously, Ange is clueless as to why the two of them are sweeping a place that she's already swept, and when asked for a reason why, Sakuno's only response is "It's a secret."
* ShipSinking: In the anime, [[spoiler: both Sana and Airi increasingly notice how close Shingo and Miu are getting as the series goes on. Neither one of them seems very happy about it either, although Sana attempts to put up some slight resistance to it at first. By episode 10 however, after witnessing Shingo's LoveConfession to Miu, and her accepting it, she realizes that any chance either her or Airi had with him just went up in smoke.]]
* TheStoic: Sakuno.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Towards the end of episode 9.
* StudentCouncilPresident: Shingo's BromanticFoil Hayata is this to Kagami, inexplicably.
* TeamPet: Pannya, the stray cat Miu found at the school.
* TheTease: Miu's mother, who Shingo first meets in episode 9. She seems young enough that he mistook her for Miu's older sister, and jokingly flirts with him, much to Miu's chagrin.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Ange
* [[spoiler: ThirdOptionLoveInterest: Miu]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the anime, Sana is initially friendly to the boys in the school in contrast to Airi, who was quite opposed to them being in there. However, once Shingo starts spending more time with Miu, she suddenly stops being so nice towards him and instead becomes somewhat hostile and standoffish. This behavior inadvertently causes him to grow closer to Miu emotionally, as the latter never acts hostile to him like Sana and Airi.
* TransferStudentUniforms: Students from Kagami wear a blue uniform, in contrast to the white one worn by the Yuijo girls.
* TraumaSwing: How Airi finds Sana after the IndirectKiss incident, and again when [[spoiler:Sana realizes that Miu is the one Shingo has feelings for]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Airi and Sana.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sakuno; Ange has green hair.
** Yutsuki has purple hair. See {{Miko}} above.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Miu and Airi in their school uniforms.
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