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Five girls chase their dreams. The story revolves around the everyday troubles and hardships that occur when working in the anime industry, and the results and conflicts that happen day-to-day among the group of girls.
Animation Production: P.A.Works
Airing date: 2014 October
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Original Character Design: Bonkan 8
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Character Design & General Illustration Director: Kanami Sekiguchi
Music Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
i came into this section to look for an anime to watch, and started pondering "how is it possible to create so many new animes for every season.. you'd think producing an animated show would require a lot of work.. but with this high number of productions.. how do they do it?"
Text: It started from a promise over donuts
Girls: Don-don donuts! Donuts, let's go!
Girl: We give all our dreams and hopes to anime! It was supposed to be a story where everything went perfectly well, but...
Text: It was supposed to be a story about girls who dedicated their life to animation...
Text: But now...
Aoi: I'm Aoi Miyamori, and my major is production!
Ema: I'm Ema Yasuhara, and I'm an animator.
Shizuka: I'm a new seiyuu named Shizuka Sakaki.
Misa: I'm Misa Tōdō, and I'm in charge of 3D CG.
Midori: I'm Midori Imai, and I'm a student. I'm aiming to become a writer.
Aoi: This story is about us five
Ema: And a lot of other people involved in animation,
Shizuka: Forced to learn about content cuts and pain, and the difference between ideals and reality, the girls forget the dreams they had begun to chase in the first place.
Misa: This influential work is now unveiled!
Midori: No! This is a thrilling and heart-warming story about all the people who work in the animation industry!
Midori: Come on, don't just stand there being amazed! The broadcasting day is right in front of us! We don't have any time to be standing still!
Aoi: Yeah! Now then... To all the people who work with animation production!
Ema: To the past, present and future of animation
Midori: And to all the people who love animation!
Shizuka: The wished-for second anime from P.A. Works about working girls! The 'now' of animation production is right here.
Girls: TV anime, SHIROBAKO! Broadcasting starts in October 2014! Look forward to it!
So it seems, P.A.Works has made a fairly realistic anime about the everyday life at an anime production company, and give us a glimpse at how anime is made.
It's definitely not too exiting, but very interesting for anyone, who loves anime. And informative too - around where I live many people think that a series is already complete before it even starts airing, so this should give them a better understanding of the whole weekly procedure.
Loved the J.c.Staff/Production.I.G. reference at the beginning, and the Initial D race.
^I'll give it credit for trying to make it as realistic as possible when it comes to the process of making an anime, but it didn't help in making the first episode actually entertaining. Perhaps the series will grow on me with time, but for now it was hard for me to stay plugged in and interested in what was going on within the episode.
I always wanted to know the behind the scenes of anime production companies. I always thought they had episodes down prior to it's premier. I won't lie and say I was entertained. I was mainly I guess.. intrigued cause of the things I learned lol. There was a lot thrown at us so it was kinda boring but I'll stick around. I noticed the Production IG thing, but not JC Staff. Must've missed it lol.
I loved watching the sound technitians and the seiyuus do their jobs, but after that the quarrel between the director and animation director was even better. I lost it when they even started arguing about what sorts of foods the characters should like, and if they would become a heavy drinker later on
The imaginary appearance of their fictional characters was a bit too much though