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Animation Runner Kuromi

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アニメーション制作進行くろみちゃん
English: Animation Runner Kuromi
German: Animation Runner Kuromi
French: Animation Runner Kuromi
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 30, 2001
Producers: DAX Production
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Yumeta Company
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, ParodyParody
Duration: 37 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.891 (scored by 52765,276 users)
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Ranked: #46862
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Popularity: #6328
Members: 10,644
Favorites: 11

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Synopsis

After being inspired by the fictional anime, "Luis Monde III", Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro goes to animation school and finally lands the job of her dreams at Studio Petit. Upon arriving, she meets the head of production. Unfortunately for her, he dies soon after meeting her and passes his position unto her. Now that she's head of production of "Time Journeys", it's up to her to rally up the lazy animator's and finish the second episode in a week.

(Source: ANN)

Background

Winner of the 2002 Tokyo Anime Award in the OVA Category.

Characters & Voice Actors

Oguro, Mikiko

Main
Asou, Kaori
Japanese

Battobi

Supporting
Ichikawa, Mieko
Japanese

Shihonmatsu, Hamako

Supporting
Yasuhara, Reiko
Japanese

Yuri

Supporting
Komatsu, Rika
Japanese

Middle-aged Surfer

Supporting
Ishii, Kouji
Japanese

Ken

Supporting
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese

Monde III, Louis

Supporting
Yasuhara, Reiko
Japanese

President

Supporting
Ishii, Kouji
Japanese

Edo-era Policeman

Supporting
Daichi, Akitarou
Japanese

Haryuu, Seiichirou

Supporting
Ichijo, Kazuya
Japanese

Staff

Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Storyboard
Tamano, Harumi
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Hidamari no Machi de (ひだまりの街で)" by Kaori Asou




Reviews

Apr 6, 2018
Before falling into relative obscurity, 2001’s OVA Animation Runner Kuromi was the definition of “anime about making anime”. In a not completely unexplored field, with other renditions made by even the tenth episode of Paranoia Agent (Satoshi Kon, 2004) the indisputable champion in this area is nowadays Shirobako (PA Works, 2014), with also the advantage of covering this topic for two whole cours.

Nonetheless, as opposed to the almost methodical approach Shirobako follows throughout its run, Animation Runner Kuromi’s is much more comedy-centered. And not only because it doesn’t have much time to waste (much like the animators doing their job there) but because the ...
Dec 8, 2016
10 in rating
english dubbed

Ever have a life long job in mind? now, imagine getting it but you didn't realize the struggles that came with it. Moving on into the job the show demonstrates a compassionate female who works her butt off to not only get her job done but others. Her valiant efforts are recognized by her coworkers and little by little with their helpful aid they finish the job on time.

Artwork is outstanding! sure i could say it underrated but having seen this show makes me realize what the anime could have been if there 'was no direction'.

Characters are matched perfectly with their emotions. ...
Jun 12, 2016
I came into this curious about the animation process, and seeing the overall production depicted in a visual format helps with the impression even if parts can be dramatized. Yes, I have seen this OVA after watching my beloved Shirobako, and after finishing I can say that Animation Runner Kuromi does enough to stand on its own, even leaving me with a smile on my face.

The first thing I noticed was how over-the-top the show is, first in its rather dark humor depicting the harshness of the anime industry from the perspective of the production manager Kuromi. We see her coming in as ...

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