Mashiroiro Symphony: Love is pure white (ましろ色シンフォニー -Love is pure white- Mashiroiro Shinfonī -Love is pure white-?, lit. Pure White Symphony: Love is pure white) is a Japanese visual novel developed by Palette, and it was released in Japan on October 30, 2009 for Microsoft Windows PCs. Mashiroiro Symphony is Palette's ninth title. The gameplay in Mashiroiro Symphony follows a linear plot line, which offers pre-determined scenarios and differs upon the player's decisions, and its storyline focuses on the appeal of the four female main characters. Futago Minazuki has illustrated three manga adaptations serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine. Four drama CD adaptations titled Mashiroiro Symphony Original Drama CD Series were released by Lantis in 2010. A 12-episode anime TV series adaptation produced by Manglobe and directed by Eiji Suganuma titled Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers (ましろ色シンフォニー -The color of lovers-?) began airing on October 5, 2011 on TV Aichi. The series released on six Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD compilation volumes between January 25 and June 27, 2012. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series in North America and will release the series with on DVD with English subtitles in 2012.
The story of Mashiroiro Symphony primarily takes place in the fictional town of Kagamidai (各務台?), which consists of two distinct districts dubbed the "Old District" (旧市街 Kyū-shigai?), which primarily contains traditional housings resided by upper class families, and the "New District" (新市街 Shin-shigai?), which is generally inhabited by working class families. The town also houses two private academic institutions undergoing a merger: the Yuihime Girls' Private Academy (私立結姫女子学園 Shiritsu Yuihime Joshi Gakuen?), a notorious upper class girls' academy nicknamed Yuijo (結女?), and the Kagamidai Private Academy (私立各務台学園 Shiritsu Kagamidai Gakuen?), a coeducation school which Shingo, the protagonist whose role the player assumes, attends. As part of the merger, students from both schools are selected to participate in a test class at the Yuihime Girls' Academy campus, an act which is initially opposed by the female student body.