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Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: Animation Industry
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 24
Vintage: 2014-10-09

Plot Summary: (TAN) Aoi will never forget how she felt the day her high school animation club’s labor of love was shown at the cultural festival. But two years after graduating, she works as a production assistant for an animation studio, the reality of her job has somewhat diminished her enthusiasm. Despite the long hours and the daunting schedule, she still hopes to fulfill the promise she and her friends Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori made: to one day reunite and make a real anime of their own as professionals!

SHIROBAKO Official JP Homepage



Episode 6 of Goldenboy crossed with Genshiken. Pretty fun show.

I wished that they had shown the full project that they were working on at the beginning of the show.

I could definitely identify with the old man who couldn’t/wouldn’t draw moe. Considering that the project that the showcased in Episode 1 was about ultra-moe lolis, I wonder what he was able to do then.


This guy is whom all animators should aspire to be,

if this is what moe anime is considered to be:

:slight_smile: :smile:


Girls und Panzer’s Mizushima, P.A. Works Collaborate for SHIROBAKO Original TV Anime

posted on 2014-08-08 08:10 EDT
More details, promo for October original anime to be unveiled at Comiket 86 event next weekend

Crunchyroll Adds P.A. Works’ Shirobako Anime

posted on 2014-10-08 16:55 EDT
Series will premiere on Crunchyroll on Thursday for premium members

Shirobako Anime Gets 2 OVA Episodes Bundled with Blu-Ray, DVD Releases

posted on 2014-10-25 12:00 EDT
3rd, 7th BD/DVD volumes to each include 1 OVA episode in 2015

VIDEO: CMs for Fall TV Anime “SHIROBAKO” OP&ED Songs

October 25, 2014 10:50pm CDT
The CD single hits stores November 26

Juri Kimura, Haruka Yoshimura, Haruka Chisuga Star in P.A. Works’ Shirobako

posted on 2014-08-13 11:35 EDT
Asami Takano, Hitomi Ohwada also in TV anime by Girls und Panzer’s Mizushima

P.A. Work’s Shirobako TV Anime’s 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2014-08-18 12:30 EDT
Series will get manga in Monthly Dengeki Daioh magazine on September 27

Shirobako Anime’s TV Spot Narrated by Production Student Aoi

posted on 2014-10-03 14:45 EDT
Anime series about anime production premieres October 9


License announced at Oni-Con


Sentai Filmworks Adds Shirobako

posted on 2014-11-02 14:15 EST
All three series are currently streaming on Crunchyroll


Press Release

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]


A “Shirobako” Guide To Anime Industry Salaries

November 19, 2014 6:06pm CST
If you’re wondering how much the harried staff at Musashino Animation are taking home at the end of the day, a helpful infographic puts it all in perspective

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]


Shirobako Episode 6 Streaming Suspended Due to Rights Issue

posted on 2014-12-02 12:00 EST
Niconico in Japan, Crunchyroll overseas removes episode listing


What kind of rights issue? Is it something like what happened with GuP?


That’s brutal. Is this another instance of a Japanese company getting struck by a crippling fear of the Internet and acting irrationally because of it?

This kind of foolishness is just one of the many reasons that Crunchy’s former brethren will always have a place in the fandom.

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]


P.A. Works’ Shirobako TV Anime Inspires Novel

posted on 2014-12-12 23:10 EST
Wizard Barristers’ Michiko Itou, Nisekoi! novels’ Hajime Tanaka pen prequel

Shirobako’s New Key Visual Teases ‘New Colleagues, New Challenges’

posted on 2014-12-27 23:57 EST

Shirobako Comiket Promo Recaps 1st Season

posted on 2014-12-30 14:30 EST
2nd season of anime about making anime begins January 8

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 06 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=][/url] [b]Episode 07 is now LIVE![/b]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 08 is now LIVE![/b]

[url=][/url] [b]Episode 09 is now LIVE![/b]