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Sep 26, 2015 5:46 AM

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Hello, Kunogi. What are you looking at?


And apparently, Hiraoka seems to have made up with Diesel-San.


Even Chazawa the funny (former) editor for Nogame is there.

It seems he isn't allowed to eat or drink around there but that is what it should be.


lol didn't even notice chazawa

knew okitsu was badass but damn, dem driving skillz and even acquainted with cops lol

great ending, nice speech from aoi

good to see everyone gathered for the last time (thanks for doing zuka justice)

there is potential and i'll patiently wait for s2

9/10
 
Sep 26, 2015 6:07 PM

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Really liked this anime. Aoi's speech at the end was so moving.
 
Oct 2, 2015 11:09 PM

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Incredible anime, I definitely got attached to the characters and progression over time. I always looked forward to watching it, and all the EDs and OPs were fantastic. 9/10!
 
Oct 8, 2015 2:21 PM

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This one was just fantastic is any way imaginable.
Solid 9/10!
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Oct 11, 2015 4:42 AM
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I binge-watched all 24 episodes. It's been a long time since an anime caught me like that, I'll really hope for a second season at some point in the future.
5/5
 
Oct 21, 2015 11:17 AM

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Anime now is just a ecchi,haremshit,incest story,etc

This anime proved that Japan still can make an excellent story.Also many thank's for P.A works studio.

11/10
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Jan 1, 2016 7:26 PM

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slow start
strong finish

you gotta love it!
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Jan 8, 2016 3:46 PM

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lol. I'm just realizing this one of the few anime where the characters actually change their clothes every now and then.

Was a fun ride but nothing really exceptional.
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:59 AM

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This series is end with all staff take photo together. This series make me learn about the joy and hard of making anime
10/10
 
Jan 17, 2016 10:00 PM

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10/10 motherfucking epic !

This is one of the best anime I've ever watched. I could say a lot about it, but I wil ljust say it was an awesome experience.
 
Jan 18, 2016 1:20 PM

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Memorable end, very satisfaying. I like how one of the best animes I ever watched is an anime about making anime : )
 
Jan 25, 2016 8:09 AM

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Wow that conclusion was brilliant! This was one superb ride, it was unique, emotional and creative. An anime about anime, this truly depicts the beauty and trials of those who work in the animation industry. A very memorable ending and the final two episodes were very strong and touching~ The ost was on point too! Great speech by Miyamori

 
Feb 8, 2016 12:43 AM

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Nice anime, gave some knowledge about anime making. I had no idea that making some anime even the crappy one need the hell lot of effort.

8/10.


 
Feb 19, 2016 5:52 PM

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Very enjoyable anime, with it being both interesting and charming at the same time.
 
Mar 17, 2016 4:40 AM

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Wow that was an amazing finale! Ema has learned to have more confidence in herself, even asking to do a certain scene!


I think Ema wanted to do that scene specifically because it was Shizuka's scene.

I could be wrong though.

Okitsu the best :D

And the editor...heh.
 
Apr 12, 2016 4:35 PM

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I really loved this anime, from the beginning to the very end.
Each character had its own personality, everyone had a role in the story.
The story is full of motivational speeches, reasons to do what you love, moving forward, follow your dream...
I like to give this a 10/10, in fact, why not? I think it fills up my expectations for a 10/10.
Amazing story, development, characters, morals, teachings about life...
I can't ask more of this but a second season some day.

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May 2, 2016 8:05 AM

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Man, what a show. I haven't seen anything like this in a long time and probably won't again. It gives me a new perspective about every anime I've watched until now. 10/10.
 
May 7, 2016 6:28 PM
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Beautiful. I'll definitely be rewatching this one. Don don donuts, let's go nuts.
 
Jun 8, 2016 1:27 PM

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A fabulous ending of a really great show! Would love to see the girls make their own anime sometime in the future!
 
Jun 11, 2016 9:07 PM

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Amazing revelation that Okitsu is a professional driver!!! Look at those gloves! She is way too cool!!!

I liked the group picture at the end.

Episode: 3.8/5

Overall: 5/10
 
Jun 15, 2016 10:30 AM

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great show! I liked the addition of mimsy and lolo. Hope there'll be a second season.
 
Jun 28, 2016 10:33 AM

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Wonderful series
 
Jun 28, 2016 5:31 PM

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Oh no, it's over, the feels have overtaken me. It's remarkable to me how this episode brought so many arcs and characters to satisfying conclusions just in its first half. In addition to the anime being completed with Nogame's blessing, we see things like Segawa and the Animator who had a rivalry with her whose name I don't remember making peace as she works under the Musashino roof for the last few days of production. Kunogi is finally able to speak to people in full sentences (The Director and co. being excited as they're able to understand her was quite funny). Rii-chan gets a line in the final cut of Zuka's scene. And one of the most underplayed and sweetest, Ema despite having a heavy workload insists on doing the animation for Zuka's first scene. God I love those five girls friendship.

The episode also gives us a fun, kind of nail biting action scene, as we get a montage of four or five characters racing to get their cuts of the final episode to the different broadcast stations. I liked Yuka Okitsu being the secret weapon, when that car whipped around the corner my mind was racing, and Yuka was just the best possible answer. She would be the true Initial D Racer, and the cops of that one town being aware of her was chuckle worthy.

I also really liked Miyamori's scene on the train back. Throughout the whole show we've seen Aoi grappling with what motivates her to work in the anime industry. Her conclusion wasn't mind blowing, but it was effective as any and a great message to take away from the show, "because she enjoys doing it." I also thought it was so sweet when Aoi came back and the Director had her toast and get a big old round of applause. The girl's definitely earned it.

The end credits roll call was great, everyone you can imagine drinking and partying and having a grand old time ( though I too wonder why Segawa was all alone, I feel like there was some plot point as to why she was a free lancer who worked from her house I missed). The whole time I was worried we wouldn't get one last scene of our girls together. I should have had more faith, when it finally came post credits it was glorious. I'd watch at least another full series of Shirobako, but part of me is just so satisfied with this ending. They're together, they're happy, they're closer than ever to their goal. What more could we want.

God damn I loved this show. It had such unique pacing, so many characters it balanced quite well, and was against all odds capable of being both an extremely moe series and a mature workplace comedy. They don't make em like this anymore 10/10, can't remember the last time I watched a whole two cour series this quickly.
 
Jun 29, 2016 5:25 PM

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Man, there really isn't anything else quite like Shirobako...

10/10 execution
9/10 enjoyment

Second season mebe...? :)
 
Jul 23, 2016 2:55 PM

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Not really sure what is so appealing about Shirobako, maybe it's just not for me. I couldn't really get attached to any of the characters, since they are so often exaggerated, sometimes the drama happens because of some ridiculous reasons like someone just decided to throw a fit, etc. It may seem kind of unimportant in the large scheme of things, but small things like this could really bring you out of the experience. I heard that episode 23 was amazing but it was just your another typical Shirobako episode. The final was especially cringeworthy with rainbow and the imaginary stuff.

Speaking of imaginary stuff, what's up with the talking 'dolls' that Miyamura Aoi(?) has? That's really weird and totally feels out of place.

Maybe I came into the series with the wrong expectation, but the series was not so special for me.
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Jul 26, 2016 11:21 PM

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-For once the MusAni employees at the morning meeting with the pres responded with vigor at the pres's sending-off pose
-Seems like the Lucy scene will involve the efforts of all 5 of the anime club girls
-Kunogi slowly getting more lines as the show goes on
-Erika's ironic mimicking of Hiraoka's catchphrase was perfect
-Field trip to a farm or something for the animators
-Glad to see Suzuki and Shizuka are doing voice roles together
-I never learned who that bike guy was
-The train closed on Katsuragi's shirt
-Snow's never a good sign when they point it out
-Okitsu reveals her left eye which is kind of identical to her right one
-I hardly think going 7 above the speed limit needs the interference of that many police cars
-How connected is this Okitsu person, and did that confrontation mean she was a racer before?
-Kinda weird for Aoi to start flashing back to things in the middle of a mad dash
-The delivery scenes were all pretty diverse in terms of background aesthetics, actually
-Out of the blue Roro starts talking about serious stuff like dreams
-Katsuragi's glasses are still broken at the reception thing
-Oh hey Iguchi's wearing that one outfit from when she fixed the character designs
-Pretty standard speech by Aoi
-Kinda unexpected for the three goons from the voice actress selection meeting to be at the reception
-Wait was that Chazawa as the cameraman for the company photo?
-Two Piece is an obvious reference but I missed the one for whatever the Director's original project was
-The anime started and ended with the high school anime club, and the general designs of the Seven Lucky Battle Gods was vastly refined from when they were first shown, which is pretty fitting.

This last episode was pretty lukewarm for me since I don't really take animation quality into account when gauging my enjoyment of a show unless the quality is really bad. There was nothing that really stood out, and they omitted the OP.

Rant About the Show in General:

TL;DR Show as a whole was too much effort for what it’s worth
 
Jul 31, 2016 9:03 PM

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This show was a blast to watch. 9/10 overall.
 
Aug 10, 2016 9:35 AM
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Really good anime! I rate it 10/10!
Also one of my top list for the best anime!
A second season will be good! Where the girls can finally make their own original anime. That will be really good and awesome!
Great Slice of Life, Comedy-drama anime!
10/10!
 
Aug 27, 2016 4:53 PM
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Great finale! Glad everything went as planned.

Super action packed last episode lol. Shirobako more like reckless driving

Good speech Aoi :D

It started with the group and it ended with the group. I love how all the girls gathered at the end!

A nice solid series. Season 2 please, maybe about their time in highschool or something? Having more would be very pleasing


100% agreed. I would love to see a backstory on the friends
 
Aug 31, 2016 10:28 PM

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-For once the MusAni employees at the morning meeting with the pres responded with vigor at the pres's sending-off pose
-Seems like the Lucy scene will involve the efforts of all 5 of the anime club girls
-Kunogi slowly getting more lines as the show goes on
-Erika's ironic mimicking of Hiraoka's catchphrase was perfect
-Field trip to a farm or something for the animators
-Glad to see Suzuki and Shizuka are doing voice roles together
-I never learned who that bike guy was
-The train closed on Katsuragi's shirt
-Snow's never a good sign when they point it out
-Okitsu reveals her left eye which is kind of identical to her right one
-I hardly think going 7 above the speed limit needs the interference of that many police cars
-How connected is this Okitsu person, and did that confrontation mean she was a racer before?
-Kinda weird for Aoi to start flashing back to things in the middle of a mad dash
-The delivery scenes were all pretty diverse in terms of background aesthetics, actually
-Out of the blue Roro starts talking about serious stuff like dreams
-Katsuragi's glasses are still broken at the reception thing
-Oh hey Iguchi's wearing that one outfit from when she fixed the character designs
-Pretty standard speech by Aoi
-Kinda unexpected for the three goons from the voice actress selection meeting to be at the reception
-Wait was that Chazawa as the cameraman for the company photo?
-Two Piece is an obvious reference but I missed the one for whatever the Director's original project was
-The anime started and ended with the high school anime club, and the general designs of the Seven Lucky Battle Gods was vastly refined from when they were first shown, which is pretty fitting.

This last episode was pretty lukewarm for me since I don't really take animation quality into account when gauging my enjoyment of a show unless the quality is really bad. There was nothing that really stood out, and they omitted the OP.

Rant About the Show in General:

TL;DR Show as a whole was too much effort for what it’s worth



You gave it a 5? Shit taste confirmed.
 
Sep 10, 2016 1:48 PM

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That was superb ride. The characters, especially Aoi shined throughout the series. The show had much realism and detailing put into it for a career themed anime, which is pretty rare these days. Not only we get to see the inner workings of the anime industry and appreciate the efforts, but also we get to learn how to chase and fulfill our dreams in face of hardship. A 10/10, every moment was worth it.
 
Sep 22, 2016 1:38 AM

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I started out pretty unsure of this series, but by the time it was over I really found myself liking it. Season 2 maybe??
 
Oct 8, 2016 4:36 PM

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Just rewatched it (again) ,if anything, I can actually enjoy and appreciate Shirobako more each time. A God's gift for this community.

ToG25thBaam said:
Not really sure what is so appealing about Shirobako, maybe it's just not for me. I couldn't really get attached to any of the characters, since they are so often exaggerated, sometimes the drama happens because of some ridiculous reasons like someone just decided to throw a fit, etc. It may seem kind of unimportant in the large scheme of things, but small things like this could really bring you out of the experience. I heard that episode 23 was amazing but it was just your another typical Shirobako episode. The final was especially cringeworthy with rainbow and the imaginary stuff.

Speaking of imaginary stuff, what's up with the talking 'dolls' that Miyamura Aoi(?) has? That's really weird and totally feels out of place.

Maybe I came into the series with the wrong expectation, but the series was not so special for me.


Conclusion: Blame your shitty taste, you braindead inbreed. Please don't go anywhere near this masterpiece anymore.
 
Oct 8, 2016 11:37 PM

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Consistently good show with a satisfying ending. Also very educational. Glad I finally had the time to watch it.
 
Nov 12, 2016 3:45 PM
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damn what a ride, really liked this anime and really appreciate the work from all the staff
 
Nov 19, 2016 7:10 AM

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good thing it's ending without them making that 7 god whatever anime, coz that would be very shit. exodus and kancolle jet aircraft anime are also pretty moe shit tbh.
pretty fine anime, but i'd probably drop this middle way if i follow this weekly instead of marathon when i have nothing to do for entire day

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Nov 19, 2016 1:40 PM

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I'm glad I didn't watch Shirobako back in 2014. Now I'm fresh born project manager (IT) with few months of experience in work and while watching Shirobako I could totally relate to main character Miyamori. Our paths didn't lead us to become specialists like programmer or animator, but our interests gave us slight knowledge of their responsibilities. Being PM is heavy burden, you are a fastener which unite whole team. All schedule lies on your shoulders and if something go wrong you have to do a lot of gimmicks to be back on the rails. I wonder what may future hold, after watching this I fell much more motivated to wake up to work in next Monday :D
 
Nov 26, 2016 4:09 AM

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Excellent anime. Was a solid 8/10 until the last couple episodes, which were amazing (the finale is one of the best anime finales I've watched), which bumped the the final rating to a 9/10.

This has to be the one anime where I can't choose who is Best Girl.

Truly hope for a sequel.
 
Dec 12, 2016 6:56 PM

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lol Tokyo NX.


dafuq Kunogi can see Mimuji and Roro?!? , she must be a new type.
 
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Miyamori finally found out what she wanted to do, that speech was just amazing and really goes to show just how many people are involved in making an anime.

Overall this was one hell of a ride, especially these last few episodes were emotional, intense and just crazy, while giving some great insight into the anime industry. That is not to forget how everyone is so likeable, even the less optimistic people and funny story dude. It's a damn solid 9/10 for me.
 
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Just finished rewatching the show, and I just really hope for a second season.

I don't think there's another show out there that is so honest and genuine as Shirobako was. No matter how idealistic the take was on the industry - it kept itself honest and positive, and I truly appreciate it for that. It kept me smiling (literally big smiles) and made me shed a tear from time to time throughout these wonderful 24 episodes.

I learned a lot. I truly hope for another season of this brilliant (underrated) gem.
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Took a few episodes for me to really warm up to the characters. Also had to adjust my expectations on what this show was going to be, i.e. not a totally serious and realistic piece from behind the studio scene, but rather an endearing, somewhat apologetic and informative take on how everyone's favorite animuh are made, with a gigantic cast of colourful characters.
Once that was done though - probably by episode 4 or 5 - I had a blast all the way to the beautiful ending.
 
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And so it ends ;_;... It was a really fantastic and satisfying journey through the world of anime industry. No tsunderes, no love triangles, no high school setting, no silly dramas or misunderstandings - finally something refreshing! I've had tons of fun watching it. I would love to see another season of Shirobako, although it's a bit hard to imagine what it would be about... If it comes out eventually however, I'll be glad to check it out!

I've been thinking about how to rate it, and while it's an AMAZING series, I don't feel enough connection with any of characters to rate is like some of my favourite shows... Watching their work was fun, but it had slower moments, and some pretty ridiculous scenes too (especally Aoi's fantasies about doll and teddy bear, or that weird cowboy sequence from the previous episode). 8.5/10

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Ahhh, this show was so wonderful. So many great characters, so much good development, and so many lessons to be learned. These last 2 episodes made me emotional, one because everything just turned out great in the end and 2 because I was so sad to see it finally end. I even put off watching the last couple of episodes for a good month because I just didn't want that feeling of knowing it's over to hit me. 10/10
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Shirobako just had so much heart put into it, and it felt like a really great genuine experience watching it. Going to really miss this wonderful cast of character :')
 
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This show picked up steam during the second half, but that's also partly because the characters really grew on me with each new episode. The new characters introduced in the second half were also a nice breath of fresh air. It was so nice to watch all the characters go through their ups and downs, especially Shizuka.

Shirobako showed her struggles throughout 22 episodes and made me want a happy ending for her badly. And when we finally got it, it was one of the most satisfying scenes I've watched in anime in a long time. I will always remember this scene from Shirobako 😊

I loved the speech from Aoi at the end and how it panned throughout all the people that made 3rd Girls' Fighter Wing possible. Shirobako, too, was made through the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people and whole decades added up! This was such a truly satisfying ending, and if possible, I would love to see a sequel one day.
 
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10/10 What can i say?

This is a really good anime, and the fact that it's created by one of my favorite Anime Studio, just make it a lot better for me, i am really hoping for another season of this anime, it really deserves it.
 
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I loved this series because it taught me about anime production, how hard it is. I did not know a single episode required so many people and work, shows how much work those guys put in. From now I will perceive them with a different eye and appreciation (anime workers), thanks to this show. I wish season 2 was waiting for me though because those 5 girls haven't produced their anime yet, and I wanted to see "this two piece" they were to produce next.
 
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This was a very comfortable series that consistently provided entertainment and inspiration, but it was still grounded in reality. It was also so densely packed with detail that it would be just as good on a second watch. I feel like I understand anime a little better now.

Usually I don't like it when there are too many characters competing for attention, but Shirobako was one of the exceptions. Since any drama is used with very held back moderation, it's almost always effective, and it always feels earned, because almost every little bit of character interaction that we see is important somehow. I could talk about negatives, but the show does so many things right that I just don't really care about the "flaws."

I want to stress that the anime industry is still not in a good place, and some serious changes need to be made. Kyoto Animation is an example that other studios could follow, at the very least in their policy to pay animators hourly. But Shirobako was about why people make anime in the first place, so while it's important to remember that there's work to be done, I think that should be the main takeaway for us, as well as why those important changes are worth the hassle. We can all learn a thing or two from Miyamori, or the other characters.
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