After months of waiting, I finally got my paws on HanaIchi Kinema Mosaic! ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉ Before starting the game, I also went back to grab all the remaining items in HanaIchi to carry over. ♥
Kinema Mosaic takes place one year after the original Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku. None of the six Miyanomori brothers made it to become the new head of the family, and so Genichirou is holding the competition again this year. In addition, he also takes the seventh brother to live with them in the mansion — Mamoru. There are three modes in Kinema Mosaic: “second year mode”, “epilogue mode” and “informant mode”.
Second Year Mode
As the name says, “second year mode” is about Haru’s second year working as a maid in the Miyanomori mansion. She didn’t fall in love with anyone during her first year, and the brothers all failed to become the new head. Since Genichirou is really planning to retire soon, this year he’s holding a new round of the competition. Aside from taking Mamoru to live with everyone in the mansion, Genichirou also asks Hiroshi to go back to Japan because cholera is breaking out in England at the moment. Or so he says. We all know the real reason. ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ For the new competition, Genichirou also adds a new rule. He gives 1000 yen for each brother, and they have to entertain him by using that money. If none of them can please him by the end of the year, Mamoru will inherit all of Miyanomori’s fortune. Obviously the brothers aren’t pleased upon hearing Mamoru’s dark background, but that’s exactly what Genichirou wants to see. He wants the seven of them to seriously fight each other in the competition.
On the first day of April, a newcomer named Onoda Hideo starts working for the Miyanomori family.. and Chitomi asks Haru to guide him. Just like Haru, Hideo came from a small village and went to Teito searching for a job. That night they receive a “personal attendant” survey from Genichirou, and Haru knows they’re about to get involved in the brothers’ competition as well.
This mode contains epilogues for the original Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku, with Haru dating or married to the Miyanomori brothers. Each brother has three scenes and two new CGs, but keep in mind that these epilogues don’t take place directly after the endings. They actually take place after the “after stories” you can get from PSN. Of course it would be unfair for those of you who can’t access PSN, so I summarized the “after stories” in this post. Feel free to read if you’re confused about the epilogues here.
In the “informant mode”, we get to control Genichirou’s personal informant — Arita Kisuke — instead of Haru. This mode takes place during Haru’s second year in the Miyanomori mansion, and it offers a different, fun experience viewed through both Kisuke and Haru’s perspectives. Kisuke has his own route and ending in this mode.