Animation Seisaku Shinkou Kuromi-chan

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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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


Score: 6.891 (scored by 48534,853 users)
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Ranked: #46102
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Popularity: #6204
Members: 10,023
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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)


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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oguro, Mikiko

Asou, Kaori



Shihonmatsu, Hamako

Yasuhara, Reiko

Hayama, Nonki


Hozumi, Hassaku

Matsumoto, Yoshirou

Fukami, Aoi

Okamura, Akemi

Tanonaka, Mizuho

Itou, Eiji


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


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. ...
Aug 31, 2013
Animation Runner Kuromi is cute, fun, and pretty hilarious too! The story begins when Kuromi starts her first day at work. Unfortunately for her, after her production manager faints from being overworked, she's forced to take his job and become the next production manager. This might not have been that bad if the animators weren't so lazy that they couldn't even be bothered to work at the studio most of the time. With a fast approaching deadline and barely any of the show animated, can Kuromi get it done in time?!?

The story itself is pretty basic. What really makes it shine ...

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