Shirobako Specials

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: SHIROBAKO 劇中劇アニメーション

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015
Producers: Warner Bros. Japan
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.871 (scored by 98999,899 users)
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Ranked: #41722
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Popularity: #3575
Members: 22,336
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Synopsis

Shirobako Specials is an OVA adaptation of the first episodes of the two fictional television anime produced by Musashino Animation in the Shirobako television anime.

Ekusodasu!: Shutsu Tokyo
Akane, Aya, and Alpine are the three members of the struggling idol group Tracy, which has yet to make a name for themselves. After their performance at a supermarket attracts a dismal audience, the trio's leader Akane decides to turn their fortune around by confronting their disinterested manager Taguchi. But the girls are in for a surprise when they stumble across Taguchi's corpse in a storage room, and become the prime suspects in his murder—all the while rising to the widespread fame they so desperately wanted.

Daisan Hikou Shoujotai: FALLING ANGEL
The 307 Aerial Squad, also known as "Hell Alice," is part of a global military resistance against the enigmatic Builders, who have covered a third of Earth's surface with mysterious structures known as Pillars. With all aircraft built after the 1970s disabled by the Pillars, Hell Alice must pilot their outdated equipment against the advanced technology stolen by the Builders. Among their ranks is the talented, school-aged Japanese girl Aria Hitotose, the so-called "Ice Doll" who never hesitates in even the most dire of situations. When an operation to rescue survivors from a destroyed base goes awry, it is up to Aria and her trusty allies to save the day.

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Staff

Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director
Yoshihara, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ookura, Masahiko
Episode Director
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Script


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Opening Theme

#1: "I'm Sorry EXODUS (あいむそーりーEXODUS)" by Tracy (トレイシー) (Mai Nakahara, Shizuka Itou, Ai Kayano) (ep 1)
#2: "Alice in Blue (アリス・イン・ブルー)" by Rita (ep 2)
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Ending Theme

#1: "C Melo kara Ai wo Komete (Cメロから愛を込めて)" by Akane (Mai Nakahara) (ep 1)
#2: "Angel Fly" by Rita (ep 2)



Sep 22, 2015
EndlessGr8 (All reviews)
It’s not very often you come across a bonus episode or two that are so unique and refreshing that you have to take a deep breath after each one and reflect on how well it suits the series it is based upon and how much entertainment value it adds to the whole package. It's even rarer to think that a special episode can leave you craving lots more of something you didn't even know you desired until now! Shirobako’s pair of specials do just that and offer a truly one-of-a kind experience that you don’t get from your usual OVA extras.

First of all, you should read more
Aug 15, 2019
NiQ1 (All reviews)
One thing that I can say is that I've never seen such huge effort put in OVA specials ever. It is incredibly unique among OVAs due to it not being a side story or a sequel to the parent story. Rather, these are the first episodes of the fictional anime shows whose creation progress is the plot of Shirobako.

These two anime shows created in Shirobako are completely different in genre so naturally these two episodes are also completely unique and different from each other. Each one would have actually deserved its own review.

The first OVA is the first episode of "Exodus", the anime produced in read more
Apr 7, 2021
Moomochi (All reviews)
Out of 100 Nobles watching…
85 were impressed!
15 didn’t show up because they were OVA’s

The Shirobako OVA’s are incredibly clever. The show revolves around an anime studio making anime so it’s a bold meta move to make your two OVA episodes literally just the first episode of each of the shows the characters in the show were making in-universe. They were fun, well made, and honestly, I was pretty entranced the whole time with the audacity of it all, but at the end of the day I would have probably liked something a little more traditional. Still, high praises come from me for sticking to the read more

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