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 Visual Novel by Palette, was adapted into a Fall 2011Twelve Episode Anime by Manglobe and is currently being simulcast.Viewers living in the US may watch the show legally at Crunchyroll.
Balanced Harem: All the heroines gets their fair focus of screentime and balanced focus. However, the focus shifts more and more towards 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.
Beautiful Dreamer: Miu falls asleep on Shingo's shoulder after he tells her that Sana doesn't care much for him.
Bittersweet Ending: 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.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Sana towards Miu during the first few times she saw the latter and Shingo together.
Club Stub: 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.
Color-Coded Characters: All of the girls have different hair colors to make it easier to tell them apart visually.
Cooking Duel: Sakuno vs. Ange over Shingo; followed by a back-washing duel.
Sana, when the Nuko Club releases a squirrel they had cared for.
Dynamic Entry: 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.
Head Pet: Pannya enjoys sitting on Miu's head or shoulder.
Hopeless Suitor: 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.
Huge Schoolgirl: Sakuno is the tallest female character, despite being the youngest.
Indirect Kiss: Discussed when Miu offers Shingo the can of hot chocolate she took a sip from.
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.
Moment Killer: Pannya does one in episode 10 after Shingo and Miu hug each other during a Relationship Upgrade. However, it begins to rain heavily, and he notices the door is open with no one there. Its likely Sana overheard and saw them confessing their love for each other, and then quietly left to sob by the swing she liked to sit on at the park.
Ange: "It's also a maid's job to secretly help nurture Master's love."
Sakuno as well, particularly in episode 10. 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."
Ship Sinking: In the anime, 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 Love Confession to Miu, and her accepting it, she realizes that any chance either her or Airi had with him just went up in smoke.
Took a Level in Jerkass: 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.