For sure they are very a like. They are both about making it into the industry of pop culture. While Shirobako focuses on the production of anime, Bakuman focuses around the world of manga.
The point where they differ the most is the romance which can be seen in Bakuman.
Both animes are interesting and charming in their own way and should definitely be watched!
Both series teach about the creation of some of our favorite types of entertainment and the struggles that come with them. Bakuman focuses on the creation of manga, while Shirobako tells us about the development of anime. As such both are a must watch for every anime fan, but are also a good introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the genre.
Both portray about the work of manga/anime industry. The course of the show teaches the step by step of this work. But bakuman has romance, and Shirobako not.
Bakuman focuses on how it is done manga and Shirobako focuses about anime.
The first describes the process of the creation of a manga, the second one of an anime.
Both of them are in my opinion equally good, the only difference is in the romance part since there isnt a real couple in Shirobako.
Both shows tell us exactly how much work goes in to making some of our favorite anime/manga. Each show goes into detail about the process of making both. After watching both shows you will have a deeper appreciation for anime you watch and manga you read.
Day to day happenings within the Japanese entertainment industry. Both start as highschoolers and their friend(s) having the dream to "make it big" in the business. Both share the laughs and toils of the experiences by a vast cast.
Only difference is that Bakuman has a romance subplot while Shirobako is more of a "slice of life".
Both anime shows the awesome/harsh realities of making an anime/manga.
Both anime shows the workflow and the hard work required for making the dream a reality.
These shows are life experiences in anime form.
Shirobako is about the creation of anime.
Bakuman is about the creation of manga.
They both are great shows that deal with the creation of material that we enjoy so much, and watching them gave me an appreciation for all the hard work that goes into making the manga/anime that we enjoy so much. I think that they both are a must see for every anime/manga fan.
Both shows relate to the creation of some form of entertainment. Bakuman focuses on making manga, where Shirobako focuses on the production of anime. Both series are light-hearted and have a well paced plot which makes both of these shows worth watching!
both shows portray people creating a a form of entertainment, in the case of bakuman the protagonists are creating a manga, although the main focus of both shows is the relationships between the main characters and the hardship they went through when in the industry.
Shirobako, otherwise known as "Anime - The Anime" and Bakuman, "Manga - The Anime".
Both animes are excellent and give great insight into how both anime and manga respectively are produced. Both stories also follow a group of friends from a young age into adulthood as they chase their dreams. Bakuman also has a romance subplot however, which is worked in beautifully.
If you liked one be sure to give the other a try, you won't regret it
Bakuman teaches you about the creation and publishing of manga - Shirobako does the same, with anime. Both anime show hardworking people which is (at least for me) kind of exciting and motivating. The maybe biggest difference between the both is that Bakuman has romance, Shirobako hasn't.
Bakuman is an entertaining Ganbatte-show with the twists of fate involving drama, romance and comedy elements. The story analyses and outlines the hard work that Moritaka and Akito are accepting in order to realize their dream of becoming successful Manga-ka. The show delivers an excitingly told and sophisticate, concrete insight into the Manga industry.
Shirobako is an perfect continuation taking you on a roller coaster ride into the ups and downs of an Anime production. The Show is funny but on the other hand as precise as Bakuman in regard to the insight the industry.
I like to recommend both shows because even if they look like mainstream, they are not. Give it a try and your benefit will be a well done developed story and cast, in beautiful art work with catchy music.
Both shows contain a multitude of references and cryptic allusions to the industry, so enjoy yourself by finding them.  read more
Slice of life comedies about working for a production company (game industry in New Game, and anime industry in Shirobako). Shirobako is more realistic, whereas in New Game, the focus is more on the comedy and 'moe', I find. Fans of either show will find plenty to enjoy here.
Oh, and both shows have cute girls, which makes everything better, naturally.
Both are slice-of-life comedies about people who work at a production company. In Shirobako, this is an anime production company, while in New Game!, they focus on game development. Both start when the MC is new to the job and explore the interactions between the people in the company as she gets used to her position. Shirobako more seriously focuses on anime development, while New Game! takes a more laid-back approach, devoting much of the screen time to cute moments between the girls. If you are looking for a more easy-going version of Shirobako with increased levels of cuteness, New Game! may be right for you. read more
If you felt that you wanted to know more about the life of working in the development of entertainment yet felt like New Game was oddly calm about it, I recommend Shirobako. Similar in that it has a female main character, and works in the entertainment industry (specifically anime), yet different in that it is much more fast paced, focuses almost all of its time to the development of anime (with little breaks as actual emotional breaks for the viewer as well), and amply summarizes the feeling of the industry as a whole, stress. Be warned, if New Game gave you a nice feel about the digital entertainment industry, Shirobako will most likely give you a stressed yet more realistic feeling for the industry. read more
Both are about production, Shirobako having a larging cast while New Game! has a much smaller, cuter cast. The former being anime production while the latter is about video game production. New Game!, however, is more laid back and leans towards to the slice of life genre while Shirobako is more on point with its narrative.
>Both have a Professional Environment
>Both about creating a "creative property"
>Honestly, Shirobako is much better than New Game as far as story and character development goes
>Shirobako has more drama, New Game! has more Moe.
Both of them equally show the process to making an anime, main character is same woman, Shirobako is better than New Game if you ask me, even them both is 80% similar but Shirobako hold a better storyline and longer.
Pretty much in every way. Adult female main cast. Same Studio. Same art style. Same working feel. Same mix of comedy and drama. It's hard to think of Sakura Quest without comparing it to Shirobako. It's distinct enough that it's clearly something different but the show follows so heavily in the footsteps of Shirobako that if you like one it's worth trying the other.
Likable characters. Real world issues. Touching stories. Both anime give you a bunch of characters trying their best to find themselves while following them in their working environments. Worth a watch if you just need to watch a good story grounded in reality.
I think many can make the connection that they're both made by PA works just by the art style. It revolves around group of 5 girls working together for a common goal and has the same feel to it . So far I'm enjoying and If you'd like Shirobako, specifically the characters, definitely check this out.
Both series revolve around a certain industry in Japan. Shirobako looks at the anime industry and Sakura Quest delves into the tourism industry. Both shows feel very realistic as to common problems faced to people working in those industries.
The main character in both shows is very similar, hard-working and good personality. Also The main character's best friends (who are also main characters kind of) are all females, all of which are involved in the same industry. Honestly sometimes I get the MCs of the two shows mixed up.
To top it all off both shows were made by the same studio and have the same art style. read more
Same studio and same sensations while you are watching it.
The main character in both of them is mostly the same: similiar appereance, same personality.
Both shows are based on the problems that appear at the workplace.
Both shows make you worry about the characters problems and dreams.
Both shows are about working in the anime industry and feature girls who are trying to break in and establish themselves in the industry. In Shirobako, the focus is on the overall anime production process while in Seiyu's Life, the focus is on the voice acting aspect.
While Shirobako is longer and more detailed, both give you a good look into the different aspects of the anime making process, while still being light-hearted. The colors are bright and the shows both follow female MCs who have difficulty deciding where they want their future to take them.
★Both of them have a group of young female protagonists, which strive to become successful in what they do and try their best in the anime industry
★Shirobako focuses on most of the processes which are involved in the making of anime
★Sore Ga Seyuu focuses on the voice acting part in the production of anime, while also
covering topics such as: web radio shows in Japan, idols, doing voice overs for tv programs, voice acting for drama CD's and others
★Both of them have the same atmosphere, setting, most of the action happening inside of a recording studio/ anime studio
★Both of them give important details on the roles of the people who work in the anime/voice acting industry
★Both of them are great if you want to find out more things about how anime is made  read more
Both are feel-good shows about a group of girls struggling to achieve their dreams in the industry of anime. As the stories unfold, we are given snippets of the inner workings of the industry that produces the shows we enjoy. Shirobako shows us how an anime is produced from start to finish while Sore ga Seiyu details the world of voice acting. Learn more and appreciate the people in the industry with these shows.
Both are projects of "working girls anime" by PA works. The settings are almost radically different, but both showcase the difficult environment anime producers and Inn workers go through. Characters overlap a lot too, with miyamori mirroring ohana and nako overlapping emi.
Both anime center on protagonists in a working environment. They get you tangled up in the characters experiences and touch on some real-world issues. Both are great examples of simple stories with perfect execution.
-Both are excellent examples of slice of life genre
-Both take their time to setup a setting, a routine and inner workings of place where most events take place
-Both feature an innocent, kind-hearted, very direct, relatable and brave protagonists, who, despite many hardships, never give up and infect others with their enthusiasm. Aoi is in many ways a grown-up version of Ohana
-Both give a lot of focus to very diverse and enjoyable secondary characters, who are necessary to run and maintain their respective working places
-Hanasaku is a little bit more episodic than Shirobako. With majority of episodes being self-sufficient little stories and smaller arcs scattered throughout the series. Shirobako, on the other hand, is more focused, having two main arcs
-Both are incredibly enjoyable and generally fun read more
Both are anime about girls, their problems and lives in unique society (hot spring/anime studio). Main characters are similar and as newbie they both want to show themselves from best, hard-working side.
Being a productive worker is no easy task (when is it ever?), whether you are a relatively recent college graduate (Shirobako) or a young high school student dumped into a completely new setting and trying to find your way around (Hanasaku Iroha). Shirobako and Hanasaku Iroha, fortunately, captures this theme well and integrates it with a colorful ensemble of characters. These characters are constantly tested by a third, outside variable - whether it's an enormous task at hand or trying to resolve differences - and thus undergo substantial development. Incorporating a well thought out slice-of-life approach, both shows are definitely worthwhile. Oh, and they are both animated by P.A. Works, so the animation quality is definitely there :) read more
-one is about making anime. other is about seiyuus
-both show the dark side of industry. girlish number delves a bit deeper
-both teach you how hard making anime is and how much hard work is put in
-both have a varied and lively cast, many of them being relatable
-both seem cutesy at first but are much more than that
-both are about work
Really recommend one if you liked the other. It would be 100% worth it. if not anything, you will at least be able to appreciate the people who work behind the scenes of this medium--anime.
Both animes are about anime. Shirobako is mostly about the creation of anime itself, animating, voice acting, and the producing of said anime. Girlish number is about anime but lends a little more towards the voice actor side with a focus on the seiyuu/idol experience of promoting the anime they star in.
Both of these titles are about anime production. The main characters even share the same positions. They are a great way to learn how anime is made and the interesting "characters" behind it. Animation Runner Kuromi is shorter and bit older (so some of the information is a little out of date) but is a great quick glance into production. Shirobako is a 2 cour series so it goes much more in depth and includes modern techniques like using 3D.
Both are comedies about animation production. Miyamori Aoi, the heroine of SHIROBAKO, work as a production assistant as well as Kuromi-chan. SHIROBAKO is a TV series containing 24 episodes so it is more detailed and realistic than the OVA Kuromi-chan, while Kuromi-chan is more exaggerated.
These anime are a look into a more "real" side of anime in Japan, while still being interesting pieces of fiction. Both show adults dealing with anime and how it impacts their lives even as they grow up.
-shows the every lives of characters surrounded by anime, in Shirobako those who work in the anime industry, and in Genshiken otaku at their college club
-older casts(college age and people entering the work force)
-meta-anime that poke fun at the cliches
-stories of people trying to find their "place" with anime as adults, if they should move on or continue to embrace it read more
Basically the only anime close enogh to give you what Re:CREATORS is doing.Both are great underrated gems (especially Re:CREATORS) which focus on the creation and impact of stories. Recommend both mostly to artists and writers (creators basically lol). You can think of Shirobako as a spiritual prequel to Re:CREATORS as Re:CREATORS explores in a fresh new way (with the bonus of really cool action scenes...which I know aren't the focus..but an epic addition nonetheless..not to mention it's META AF damn!)
Attention to detail is key as well. If you catch onto info quickly, you'll have a blast
Both are about someone working in the anime business, both shows what they have to go through to get to a certain stages. Mangirl is the lighter option of the two and focuses around the more comedic side, Shirobako has this quality but at some points it is more hands down about the fact that it is a anime company. So I think if you liked one, check out the other...like now...maybe.
Shirobako is about the challenges which people face starting a career you're passionate about, and the ways people deal with them. Hibike! Euphonium is about the same topic – the challenges Kumiko faces in a high school brass band trying to qualify for the national competition. Both anime explore where the character finds their motivation, and the importance of their friendships in overcoming challenges.
Both shows manage to bring to life a very broad cast of characters focusing to achieve a single goal. At the end of both shows we know who everyone is, what is their line of work/instrument and roughly what their personality is like (especially with Shirobako).
An optimistic, dream-driven girl begins working a thankless job only to discover that the field is not what it seems. She then sets out to discover what makes the work so alluring to her, making new friends and having a few laughs along the way. A healthy balance of drama and comedy alongside some of the most unique careers out there.
Both animes start off with an all girl high school cast as their main characters struggling to get something ready for their high school festivals and before graduation. What Shirobako does, is graduate them within the first episode, and then show what the girls are doing in college/work. If you enjoyed the feel-good, moe, and struggles of K-On! you'll see some parallels with the cast from Shirobako as they struggle to meet their deadlines in all their girlie cuteness. Highly recommended.
Shirobako feels much like the K-On series: It's a comedic, light-hearted anime that centers around a group of young female donut-addicts, who upon graduation, vow to one day create an anime together. In a very cute manner, the show documents the girls struggling to keep up with their work, and furthering their careers while attempting to adjust to their new adult lives. One can also appreciate that Shirobako is filled with great references to many iconic shows of the past few decades. (Initial D, Gurren Lagann, just to name a few.)
Workplace drama featuring a really wide cast. Both touch on the darker sides of show business, but rather than wallow in misery the characters move forward, accepting that the business they are in is cruel but that it's what they want to do. Both also depict their characters advancing in their careers and the worries that come with even positive change.
first, both are colorful... really...
both shares the exact real live story about producing (idols/anime), not some slice-of-life that ended with fanservice story or romance story, but these two are the real story about real life
both shares the effort of being Producer, and how to step up from the very ver beginner
as you should know, iDOLM@STER starts their idoling from beginner idols which is not-so coordinated each other to become Top Idols
same for Shirobako, actually staff here are really beginner and as the series progress, they work harder as hard as they can, until they make a real great anime />
in both, we could learn anything about (idols in iDOLM@STER, and animation in Shirobako)
and, this might not really, but... in both, we have Matsuoka Yoshitsugu's role as a great boy who're talented and nice read more
-Both anime deals with a certain business-related company and work environment. For Shirobako,it's anime production company.For Fune wo Amu,it's dictionary editorial department.
-Both involves a main character who is pursuing their dream/most fitted job
Really different setting, genre, and Story line. But sometime Gintama, show some thing behind the anime screen, from key animation, studio rooms, debate for new story, anime staff problems, etc. like Shirobako, but with hilarious jokes.
Each employ a group of newcomers attempting to break through in their field of work. The ambition and wide-eyed enthusiasm of the main characters bear some resemblance. Good use of self-referential humor.
So both of these anime represent how people work in a certain business, both are slice of life comedies surrounding a group of newbies mainly in the company/style of industry. They both reflect ones view of that sort of work well, plus in both there are moments where you can relate to the character. So to some extension I think if you liked one you shall enjoy the other.
- A group of friends trying to make it in a challenging industry.
- The transition between university/school and the workforce.
- The characters are preoccupied with questions about their desires, goals, and futures.
Shirobako feels like Hachimitsu to Clover but with a larger focus on the industry instead of romance.
The two shows don't have much in common, but episode 10 of Paranoia Agent is about an animation company. It goes into techincal detail about how anime is made, what all the different employees do, and how tight their deadlines are. Episode 10 of Paranoia Agent is very similar to Shirobako, even if the rest of the anime is completely dissimilar to it - Paranoia Agent just condenses its information about anime production into one 20 minute episode, rather than 24 episodes.
I make this recommedation only for Episode 6 from Golden Boys "Animation is Fun!" which tell story about kintaro working as production assistant in animation studio (just like aoi from shirobako)
This actually "hidden gems" since Golden Boys infamous as ecchi anime
If you don't like ecchi content but want to know how animation studio working to make anime, You can skip first 5 episode and just watch episode 6
Because Golden Boy is 6 episodic OVA with 6 different storys which each episode has a different story and don't have any connection between in.
While Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is about high school students and producing manga rather than anime, these two shows have a very similar feel. They are both intrinsically about people trying to work together to create something artful and meaningful. While each show's protagonists go about this in different ways, there is a real similarity in how dealing with others becomes a central point in the plot. There are many parallels between the two and both shows treat their characters with respect and develop well-rounded individuals who are multidimensional and hold the audience's interest - not merely for plot development but because they are engaging and realistic, and honestly seem like they would be cool people to be friends with.
Both Gekken Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Shirobako were produced by Sentai. This is just another similarity but I think also notes and interesting trend of self-reflexive narratives coming out of the anime industry recently, which has been largely shrouded in mystery to much of the world, if not simply ignored. It's hard to say whether these shows glorify the anime industry (but I'm sure they do), or portray it realistically (I'm sure they don't), but this sort of bid for respect is very interesting and is producing a lot of deeply creative work. read more
Both series exhibits the atmosphere of a working environment, the only difference is that the setting of Shirobako take place in an animation industry while the setting of Working!! took place on a Family restaurant.
Both series talk about making anime and the culture that surrounds it, both series focuses on friends trying to complete his projects and leave their mark on the world and both series references important shows for japanese animation but Otaku no Video is more focused on the anime fandom while Shirobako is focused on the people that make anime.