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Mar 22, 2015 9:11 PM

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cant lie when aoi started crying, i was too. And that smile in the end... gosh i think my laptop reeks of onion. ;.;
 
Mar 22, 2015 10:10 PM

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I'm in tears for Zuka-chan, too. After all the struggling, rejections and failures, she finally got a little closer to her dream. The emotion just flowed out. And was well-deserved.
But collectively, this group of friends has just now finally merged onto the long highway to their dreams. And with one episode left I smell a second season teaser.

Other than that, wow, that battle between the director and the editor staff was epic and hilarious! Good thing he stayed fat.

5/5 on the episode. Fantastic.




 
Mar 22, 2015 11:01 PM

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Kantoku so badass xD

Finally! congrats Zuka-chan :D

 
Mar 23, 2015 3:35 AM
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HachiKirra said:
Now tell me, why does this brilliant of a show only have 7.66 rating and 39,919 members? Where is the love for this show, MAL? Are you tsundere for good shows? Please tell me why, how, what did go wrong? Please. PLEASE TELL ME!

You should know by now that MAL ratings aren't meant to be taken seriously.
 
Mar 23, 2015 6:53 AM

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I wont lie,he producer was mad dope this episode.

Shout out to zuka-chan for bagging the role.
Hope we get the second season soon, considering they had the dream of making an anime themselves.
I'd definitely love to see the trails and tribulations they go through then.
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Mar 23, 2015 7:13 AM

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Says it all for me. I didn't expect it at all and presumed maybe in a possible S2 if at all but it happened here. Her first big role. Highlight of the episode to me even more then Director's ansatsuken moves. Miyamori crying for her friend Shizuka finally getting a role throbbed my sensitive heart with feels especially when she covered her face behind the book. ❤

I had big alarms going off ever since the attitude of that editor. I ran into people like that before and they got something to hide. I am very glad he got exposed and gets demoted to edit grocery for sale papers. This episode reminded me of my complete dislike of bad adaptions and why some of them are so utterly... disappointing. Leaves me wondering if the same thing happens with many of the authors having little to no say or don't even know on their adaption to anime especially when they add bad things to them *cough*A-1 pictures*cough* or anything involved with Aniplex. I'm glad P.A Works put that scene in.
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Mar 23, 2015 11:01 AM

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This episode is an emotional roller-coaster ride.

- pres. gave director a cowboy outfit (expect funny episode)
- lmao at director and his crazy move
- editor guy finally get what he deserves (YESSS!!!!)
- suddenly found my self crying along with Oi-chan
- went on to watch Shigatsu's last episode and didn't even cry

6/5 Oi-chan please don't cry :'(
 
Mar 23, 2015 2:57 PM

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Touching. The girls finally get to work on a proper anime together. Aoi's feelings really got me.

The showdown between to creators was also epic, as was the scene where Nogame literally blew his editor away...
 
Mar 23, 2015 3:06 PM

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I just like how that last scene was more powerful to me than the entirety of Your Lie in April. Its a good anime but Shirobako executed that last scene very well.
 
Mar 23, 2015 4:55 PM
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Really loved it.

And finally, Zuka-chan!!!
 
Mar 23, 2015 8:06 PM
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YOU GO ZUKA-CHAN!!!!!!!
 
Mar 23, 2015 8:50 PM

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lol... the fight scene with the director was hilarious XD

and that final scene... I almost cried too... they managed to pass Aoi's feelings very well, and was very realistic too ç_ç
loved the way how she hide her face in the script ....

10/10!
 
Mar 23, 2015 11:50 PM
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10/10 Would cry again
 
Mar 24, 2015 3:33 AM
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perfect execution

one of the best moment i've seen in anime
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Mar 24, 2015 1:53 PM

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Finally caught up until this episode.....

Have to say this is by far the best episode of Shirobako. Now, the last episode may surpass this, but it would be a tough one :-)

I laughed a lot during the scenes in the publisher building. Really great to see that the director could finally talked to Nogame-sensei directly, without any interruption at all.

Finally Zuka-chan got a job! About time as well!

The last scene... I have to say that I teared up a bit after the recording was done. Well executed and indeed quite powerful.

Now, only one more episode remaining, bring it on!
 
Mar 24, 2015 8:50 PM

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Maybe I'm over-sensitive, but I can't remember the last time I've full on cried tears of joy just from watching an anime or any other TV show or movie. I really feel for the characters in this show. Zuka saying her line, "I just got a step closer to my dream" + Miyamori crying for her and hiding behind her script did me in. Flawless execution indeed.
 
Mar 24, 2015 10:35 PM

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An absolute perfect ending to an already exceptional episode. An amazing job catching the viewers off-guard with the feels at the end. I went from smiling because of the director's success to tears before I could transition my emotions. Couldn't help but give an applause when the ED music started playing.
 
Mar 25, 2015 12:06 AM

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Wow, what a funny and surprisingly moving episode. It even made me a little misty eyed. Best episode yet.

5/5
 
Mar 25, 2015 9:32 AM

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Rewatching this a week later and I cried again at the last scene, oi-chan's genuine suprise, shizuka's nod to her before she left to enter the recording rooms, the words she read, oi-chan hiding her tears and that shizuka's smile, everything about it was just beautiful
 
Mar 25, 2015 11:21 AM

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Best episode of Shirobako yet.

Those Street Fighter moves and Western showdown :)
 
Mar 25, 2015 11:40 AM

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Literally, the rating for this show jumped from 7.74 to 8.02 over night. Not that it matters. :)

Good job, episode 23.
 
Mar 25, 2015 11:48 AM

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Trippwire01 said:
Literally, the rating for this show jumped from 7.74 to 8.02 over night. Not that it matters. :)

That's mostly because of the 1/5th rule. Since the states changed to 'Finished Airing.'
 
Mar 25, 2015 1:49 PM

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Okashi_sama said:
Trippwire01 said:
Literally, the rating for this show jumped from 7.74 to 8.02 over night. Not that it matters. :)

That's mostly because of the 1/5th rule. Since the states changed to 'Finished Airing.'

Just let me have this moment, haha.

I guess that makes sense, but I would figure most people on MAL haven't seen episode 24 yet, despite it being finished airing in Japan.
 
Mar 25, 2015 1:50 PM

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Trippwire01 said:
Okashi_sama said:

That's mostly because of the 1/5th rule. Since the states changed to 'Finished Airing.'

Just let me have this moment, haha.

I guess that makes sense, but I would figure most people on MAL haven't seen episode 24 yet, despite it being finished airing in Japan.

It didn't air yet, MAL has the date wrong or something, not to mention the change happen at the start of ending date not after the final episode finishes airing. I think.
 
Mar 25, 2015 1:55 PM

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Okashi_sama said:

It didn't air yet, MAL has the date wrong or something. I think.

Ah. Well, technicalities aside, and even though the numerical rating doesn't mean much, it's still kind of nice to see it jump like that. Shirobako is a great show and I think it really delivered for the people that stuck with it. Definitely did for me.
 
Mar 25, 2015 1:58 PM

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Trippwire01 said:
Okashi_sama said:

It didn't air yet, MAL has the date wrong or something. I think.

Ah. Well, technicalities aside, and even though the numerical rating doesn't mean much, it's still kind of nice to see it jump like that. Shirobako is a great show and I think it really delivered for the people that stuck with it. Definitely did for me.

Yeah, I know. Same for me. It was a strong 9 with a chance of being a favorite, but after the recent episodes, especially this one, it ended up as one.
 
Mar 26, 2015 9:00 AM

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Zuka-chan is one step closer to her dream! Still crying I'm so proud of her. T^T

I guess the groups dream finally came true they all had a part in working on a series together!
"What has two arms, two legs, and is alive? Not your favorite character thats for sure!"
 
Mar 26, 2015 2:36 PM

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This episode was Shirobako's greatest triumph yet.

“thank you for saving me, aerial girls” really carries a double meaning for Zuka doesn't it?

"I'm not attacking you, I'm just practicing my golf drives, at you, very hard, and repeatedly, and stop dodging them."

That has to be my favorite line of the year
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Mar 26, 2015 10:30 PM

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Finally that asshole got fired. hen na hanashi Chazawa is like that stupid girl from date a live that always says the same thing

Yay Zuka finally got a role :D
 
Mar 27, 2015 2:59 AM

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Kantoku has been tricked and kidnapped! Ruining such a good dinner with staffs...haha
On the 1st part Chazawa was being an smartass villain.
With this...Kantoku is in a state of denial because if they follow the author, it will definitely be anti-climatic.
At least Hiraoka shared some experiences about other Studios animating the other works of Nogame-sensei and it was an abomination adaptation!
President of Musashino Animation, Masato Marukawa had a motivational talk with Kantoku that results in playing like kids circling around the table "Take off!" and Kantoku reached up to Kunogi and questioned he to which destination, as usual Kunogi wouldn't know how to answer!
Honda's skinny self payed a visit to troubled Kantoku and they noticed on the letter pof Nogame-sensei his direct email contact. Luckily the response was quick!
I laughed out loud the moment I saw Kantoku in a cowboy outfit! and also he tripped! haha!
The execution of Kantoku while entering the whole building seems that he faces many boss opponents and he still thrusts forward! haha Cool! but because of that...at last Kantoku finally met directly with the author Nogame Takezou.
Their discussion was awesome! and Kantoku found a different situation because of the brainstorming with the author.
BWAHAHAH! Chazawa-san finally got what he deserve! and what's more, you could feel the wrath of the author's upset with his useless editor!
Nogame-sensei texted directly to Kantoku and was touched by the new planned storyboards.
Miyamori Aoi was super surprised because she didn't knew that Shizuka would be finally also be a part of the Voice Actresses as Lucy! Looks like all five of them are now together in one project! Dat Miyamori very sweet cry of happiness!
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Mar 27, 2015 4:38 AM

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LMAO the glasses girl was awesome. The best way to deal with director for sure.

Why do these characters do awkward things yet it doesn't feel cringeworthy? Lol at that director and old guy imitating planes.

Nogame's editor got what he deserved. I loathe that guy and his little buddies, srsly. I would throw him off the floor of the tallest building. Kantoku was cool there, that belly rocks. I don't hate Nogame anymore, he was kept in the dark after-all. Glad that Nogame and Kantoku hit it off. loled a bit at the sudden lil sister idea but true it would leave impact on viewers (damn now I want to watch Aerial Girls anime)

The momen they suggested Lucy's VA... I was like *breathes heavily* SAKAKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! Srsly I am so sooo soooooo happy for Sakaki. It's been a while I have been this happy. Maybe months.

Dat Lucy is perfect. Dat Aria is perfect. This anime is perfect. Aoi crying for Sakaki made my heart break and warm at the same time, dunno such a weird feeling.

11/10

I just realized that the girls are finally working together at the same place. Their dream of making an anime together came true, guys!

It's not just that. The anime teaches us that you don't have to reach your goal the exact way you planned. Hang in there, mold your surroundings with your ideas, and you can still reach your dreams.

Man I love that.
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Mar 27, 2015 4:52 AM

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An interesting point having rewatched the episode is that it's been shown what makes Miyamori only has shown passion to those she finds heart felt depending on how the scene/show are like with Andes Chucky. So this particular episode illustrates that not only was Miyamori moved to tears but it was by her own friend Shizuka's performance as Catherine's imouto that did it and her struggle to get an audition wrapped into one.
 
Mar 27, 2015 10:48 AM

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Lol @ director
Never ceased to amuse us
Hurricane belly is my fav!!
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Awww, one step closer to dream, yeah
Ninjas with onions go away!!
T_T
Go Zuka-san! Go!!
You're the best girl xD
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Mar 27, 2015 10:09 PM

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Absolutely loved this episode. Not going to lie, I shed a few tears at the ending.
 
Mar 28, 2015 3:46 PM

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NihonFalcom said:
ZUKA GETS A ROLE!?!?!?!?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS

And just when I was about to give up hope. Beautiful scene :').

Add to that the director's badassery and you got yourself a 10/10 episode.
 
Mar 28, 2015 8:16 PM

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Great episode.
Lovely emotional ending scene.
Finally talking with the mangaka really helped.
 
Mar 29, 2015 5:26 AM

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Oh my God, that Myamori cry face is awesome.
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Mar 29, 2015 2:50 PM

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Those Miyamori tears at the end of the episode were the accumulation of everything that has happened so far. No one worked harder than Miyamori to make the 3rd Girls' (and at the same time, Shirobako anime) a success.

Miyamori never forgot the dream of making an anime together with her friends in her club. And while she worked tirelessly towards that goal, all the while it looked as if the dream would have to wait for a long, long time. Yet through a turn of unexpected and difficult events, all the blocks of the jigsaw fell into the right places and Shizuka got that role of Lucy. I felt the weight behind every drop of her tears as it was pouring down her cheek.

Great episode. While I really enjoyed the anime after picking it up from episode 6, it has always been a good show. But episode 23 pushed it to another level and I think it deserves a lot of credit for that as I think this anime has been really underrated. As such I have decided to push my ratings for the show to a solid 9/10. :)

 
Mar 30, 2015 1:35 PM
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I love how this episode had one of the most funny moments (Western Director Hadoubelly-kun) and one of the most emotional both for me and Aoi! Shizuka finally got her part an the girls finally fulfilled her dream! :D
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Apr 1, 2015 2:56 AM

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NihonFalcom said:


Best moment...
"You should definitely do the things you enjoy. If we were all restrained by common sense, life wouldn't be what it is."-[i]Miyamura Miyako[/i]
 
Apr 1, 2015 12:44 PM

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best episode ever
 
Apr 3, 2015 6:36 AM

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Best episode by far. The rest of the series was ok so far but this episode alone might've made me consider raising the score. Can't believe it took 23 episodes to do so though.
 
Apr 8, 2015 1:39 PM
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Funny thing is, it really is just that fucking editor's fault. Nogame is cool and all.
The director can be badass when he wants to ahahaha.

NihonFalcom said:
ZUKA GETS A ROLE!?!?!?!?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS


Yes, finally~ Zuka got a role and it's perfect <3 I am so happy for her I almost cried, man. Made me like this Anime more now.
Miyamori crying is so adorable and cute!! Saw a gif of that, and it's one of the reason why I decided to watch this Anime ahahaha.
Well, let's see how this will end now :D
 
Apr 11, 2015 8:03 PM
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NihonFalcom said:
ZUKA GETS A ROLE!?!?!?!?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS


Cowboy VS Yakuza & the OST was awesome. Laughed the whole way, at least once for Kantoku's entrance & trip, another when realizing it's not Aoi/Kantoku's delusions, but a real Infiltration Operation lolz.
Plot negotiation between Kantoku & "God" was thoughtful & tense. Felt real creative souls.
"Henna hanashi janai!!!"

I expected Zuka to get a named role, but couldn't predict how as Aerial Girls production/story gradually settled, her future seemed bleak. The Lucy & Aria dialogues reflecting Zuka's feelings, 23 episodes of the VA's tribulations, Aoi's wonderful emotional outburst for her friend, fit so perfectly it made me forget all hope, be surprised of Lucy role, try not to cry, cry an ocean.

What PA Works did great was also the nonverbal communication between Aoi & Shizuka. They reveal so much genuine feels with the few eye contacts & Aoi's dumbfounded expression, the weight lifting off Aoi, & Shizuka's growing experience & confidence providing her strength.
 
Apr 13, 2015 5:42 PM
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holy shit Zuka got a voice acting role, and Miyamori had tears of joy from that moment, awesome episode
 
Apr 14, 2015 12:05 PM

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Yes!! So happy for Zuka :P
Those tears :')

Director was so epic and cool here

It's awesome !!
 
Apr 15, 2015 2:46 AM
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i cried so fucking hard at the last scene, it made me so happy and hopeful.
that moment was so well done and so well planned out, i'm glad it happened that way.
i haven't cried this hard since at least the at least summer '14 season, aND THIS WASN'T EVEN A SAD MOMENT IT WAS SUCH A HAPPY MOMENT.
definitely the best of it's seasons for me.
 
Apr 15, 2015 6:38 PM

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omg i cried tears of happiness at the end too
 
Apr 16, 2015 7:27 AM

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That was...beautiful, truly beautiful. I began grinning when I realized Zuka was gonna voice Catherine's sister, but the actual scene was so emotionally powerful. My reaction ended up mirroring her own, and Aoi's, tears and all. To say nothing of the first half of the episode and the director's amazingly humorous crowning moment of awesomeness. One more to go!
 
Apr 17, 2015 9:27 PM

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animefan8800 said:
That was...beautiful, truly beautiful. I began grinning when I realized Zuka was gonna voice Catherine's sister, but the actual scene was so emotionally powerful. My reaction ended up mirroring her own, and Aoi's, tears and all. To say nothing of the first half of the episode and the director's amazingly humorous crowning moment of awesomeness. One more to go!

I wish that she had been told all that time ago that she'd been shortlisted for Catherine's role, and that she was the director's favorite even though the casting group overruled him. It could have saved her a lot of depression in the meantime, but poor Zuka's suffering all this time only made her vindication that much sweeter.
 
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