Hidden Gem: Ginban Kaleidoscope


Ginban Kaleidoscope is a manga based, a comedy, supernatural, romance genre. This is truly a warmhearted anime mini series.

Complete story sypnosis.

Ginban Kaleidoscope is originally based on a manga written by Kaibara Rei, the Original Character Designs by Hiro Suzuhira on the anime, and Illustrations by Jun Hasegawa on the manga.

Who would have thought a person who died already would go back to earth because it’s not his time yet to go to heaven, and suddenly would reside to a girl’s body? What do you think will happen?


The story begun in Montreal Canada, Tazusa a “$10 billion dollar woman” who skates when suddenly loses consciousness because she failed doing her Triple Lutz on yet her final move. At the same time, Pete Pumps, a Canadian stunt pilot dies because his’ plane engine fails on the middle of the stunt. That was when at the same time Tasuza has fallen unconscious. Pete has given 100 days by God to stay to earth, and by that, he end up Possessing Tasuza.

Tazusa heard a voice from nowhere, having thought it was only her conciousness, and Pete explained it to her.
She did anything in order to take away Pete from her body but as it was destiny she do nothing but to accept the boy spirit. The things that bothered her was doing things that she usually do, like taking a bath and changing clothes because Pete see what she see and feel what she feel. While eating with Yūji Takashima, Tazusa’s Canadian coach and Yōko Sakurano, her younger sister, she discover the secret keyword to control Pete’s behavior even it was so nice to her. The keyword is tomato because Pete hates it. That time Tazusa picked up a habit of eating tomato in order to control Pete.

tasuzaThe battle of Tazusa, where about to happen this is about the Japanese Olympic representative for Women’s Figure Skating and to Kyōko Shitō, the preferred choice for the event. Tazusa was being pressure by the media and forced her to say anything against Ms. Shito for a big expose. Thank for Kazuya Nitta, the freelance reporter who secretly admire Ms. Shito, because of his intelligent and tactics he save Tazusa in her struggle with the mass media. Another pressure for her was Yukie Mishiro, the official from Japan Skating Federation who claims that Tazusa has a “stone face”. Ms. Mishiro always made conflict with her because of her stubborn attitude but she does believe that Tazusa has special potential. Like Ms. Mishiro taught our $10 billion in beauty was the one who was chosen by the council to represent Japan in the Olympic Figure Skating competition. This all happened in a help of Tazusa’s angel Pete, he is the one who gave Tazusa the idea of “Waitress on Ice” performance and the moves was patterned in Pete’s air stunt.ginbankaleidoscope2

The Olympics day was coming and the exact date is February 23rd, that day is a 100 days of Pete in this world as a ghost. Tazusa became so lonely because she knew that the day where Pete needs to say goodbye her is very soon. The reason why she was so affected is that she was in love with Pete and she can’t even say it to him. This guy makes her realize the importance of life and see things in life wonderful. So she planed to cancel the flight to Torino for the Olympics and decided to stay alone to enjoy Pete last day. But Pete disagrees with her and convinced her to go to Olympics. He told Tazusa that he will be very happy if they compete in the Olympics and give the crowd their best performance. So they flight to Torino for the Olympics and give their best performance “Waitress on Ice” and the crowd loves it.

ginbankaleidoscope3Tazusa win the second place for the first event and Ria Garnet Juitiev, the 14 year old Russian figure skate, win the first place. The day after it was February 23rd, pre-program competition is about to happened, that they is the happiest performance that Tazusa and Pete did but she only won a 4th place because of some change in technicalities. Tazusa don’t care about the result and she go to the lake where Pete is about to say goodbye. She cries and said that she permitted Pete to possess her body forever because she doesn’t want him to go. But Pete said that that was about to happened and he wish to see Tazusa’s last smile before he go. Then he disappear and Tazusa left all alone but she continue her life with the taught that she learned with Pete.

(~-_-)~ Sad ending, but very warmhearted and inspiring…

2 Responses to “Hidden Gem: Ginban Kaleidoscope”

  1. 1 hashi Monday, April 27, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Thanks for bringing this show up again. Not a masterpiece, in my opinion, but I enjoyed it quite a bit while it was running. I think Tazusa is one of Kawasumi Ayako’s better performances.

  2. 2 Chimasternmay Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 4:14 am

    sad endings = fail endings for me, i get so pissed , and was so pissed from this and several other ones haha.

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