Going to start watching shirobako. Will I suffer /a/? Please let me know, I want peace.
What episode is that? I watched 6 episodes and it was shit. I couldn't stand watching any more, and I skipped around the 6th episode after half of the episode to see if the rest was still boring
and it was
>you will never welcome Aoi home after a long night at work
>she will never smile girlishly as you offer her donuts and beer
>you will never kiss the nape of her neck
>you will never sloppy, semi-drunken sex on her futon, after which she promptly falls asleep
>you will never wake up to an empty room because she had sound check that morning
If that's not suffering, I don't know what is,
At some point I actually thought she'd be the only one to give up their dream and just switch to stage acting.
The suffering and accompanying bullying was absolutely magnificent.
I binged 22 episodes in two days so I could watch the final two with /a/.
Totally worth it.
I only suffered because I am a fucking failure in life and watching cute girls developing a somewhat succesful career reminded me of my failed dreams and aspirations. Still like it though.
It gets boring for a few episodes half season but picks up pace later.
I was disappointed that there's not much of the 3D modeler girl, she was honestly my favorite and I could relate to her a lot since I used to have pretty much the same job.
Yes, we'd also shares hopes, dreams, and aspirations. At least, I would tell them to her after she passes out from exhaustion. On rare occasions when she has enough energy, she'll tell me all about her anxiety over having no career direction. It'll be great.
Also, she'll be so busy she totally won't notice she's getting NTRed by Diesel.
Cute tomboy, but I wouldn't mind if she was a trap either.
>cheating on your waifu
Burn in hell.
It has a realistic depiction of young twenty-something facing career dilemmas, but is ultimately upbeat and hopeful.
Don't worry, best girl will save the day!
Which job would you like to have and why?
Back in college I did a ton of stage- and production managing for my university theater. Half the reason I love Shirobako is because somebody finally made a show about the people who make everything work but never get the credit. It really made me nostalgic for how stressful and rewarding that kind of work can be.
I really hated the Hideaki Anno circlejerk they did in the show. The hack has made ONE relatively good anime that was a big cultural hit and everyone in the industry seems to put him on a pedestal because of it. He is the literal Lucas of anime, except no one in the film industry even considers George a competent director.
Finally got around to watching the 3rd Aerial squad OVA the other day.
It was actually a really fun setup. I would've loved to read it in manga form. For all the 20 minutes there were, the characters were really endearing. The whole thing reminded me of the sort of style of apocalyptic sci-fi manga that were all the rage in the late 80's and 90's.
The CGI was absolutely fucking atrocious, though. Holy shit that garbage ruined literally every action sequence. Musani can't do CG for shit
I've seen decent cgi done for simple machines like that before and it looks alright (eg. GuP's tanks). The fact that it doesn't really gel with the artstyle can be forgiven if the actual motion is solid and, in theory, there's nothing easier to animate with CGI than an aircraft since it's literally just transformations and perspective changes with no actual model animation. But, despite all that, they still managed to make it look awful and stiff.
Etotama had very good CG. It was very cute and stylized, the animation was also very fluid and the characters didn't look like dolls like in most anime that tries CG
That did have the benefit of the fact that the 3d scenes were entirely 3d. Blending small 3d props into a 2d environment and with 2d characters is part of what tends to make it look so glaringly awful. There's nothing inherently wrong with cartoony 3d animation on its own aside from the fact that it just doesn't look as good or dynamic in motion as hand drawn animation. That shortcoming just becomes glaringly obvious when the 3d is alongside moving 2d, and when it's a half-assed cost cutting measure with no real effort or passion put into it.
Hey, George Lucas had Star Wars AND Indiana Jones (came up with the idea for and co-wrote Raiders). And American Graffiti wasn't terrible. He's not nearly the accidental one-hit-wonder Anno is.
That said, I'd argue Lucas got more lucky, Lucas' franchises are way better (probably because he had less direct control over them in the beginning), but Anno is more talented as a director, and probably in general what with all the animation. They're both shit writers.
I think they actually give their ages in the show. IIRC Miyamori was something like 22. I'm not sure what the drinking age is in Japan, but Diesel wasn't of age yet.
The rest of her female coworkers were almost cake territory and above, though.
>musani can't go CGI for shit
And we all know who to blame, don't we?
Well, I'm pretty sure they state that Miyamori was born in 1992 [2 years before Argovelion], which makes her 22-23. So they're getting pretty close.
I'm more curious about Yano. IIRC They say she went to 2-year vocational school, and that she's been in the business for 5 years. Which should put her pretty close to cake territory.
Oi-chan and Tires both did. Diesel is at an all-girls university and Ema probably went to an art school, too.
Zuka chased lost dreams from down below, but she's the only one of the bunch that squandered her youth without so much as an education to show for it.
A cake AND a legal loli? As I suspected, truly a miracle of the universe.
>Too bad her personality is so horrendous.
I saw it a couple days ago too. The whole episode looked cheap as dirt. It gave some good insight into exactly what they were producing though. PA Works themselves have one of the better in-house CGI departments, not that that's saying much when we're talking about anime.
The Exodus special was surprisingly really entertaining and looked cute. I would watch 11 more episodes of that. Alpine best girl.
Well, it makes sense in-story, since Japan has more of a focus on vocational education instead of sending everybody to a 4-year college whether or not they should, like in Clapistan.
That's the reference point the show gives to indicate her year of birth. Chill, lad.
Did fatalpulse design her? Looks like one of his designs.
No, but during the show fatalpulse was constantly tweeting about how Yano is his waifu. When dickbag first came up and it was hinted that Yano and him might have been something in the past (which we later find out he wasn't) Fatalpulse went full purityfag and threatened to make Yano the topic of the newest victimgirls. He didn't though (un?)luckily
Everyone besides Midori is 20, Midori is 19 and explains why she isn't drinking alcohol in this picture and hence her pout.
You people are thinking way too hard about this when it's given to you in the first episode. Aoi, Ema, and Shizuka graduate high school at the very beginning. They are 18 then. The first scene after that says this.
Most vocational education courses would be two years or under. Also, don't need any qualifications to be a PA.
Ema went to a drawing school.
Misa went to a CG school.
Shizuka went to a VA school.
Midori is actually going to uni.
Presumably Aoi joined Musani off the bat.
Make anime they said. It'll be fun they said.
>people says it's a healing show
>everyone in it complains when they have everything they wanted at the start
>the show is only comfy for the characters
I'm a bit sad I dropped it because I'll never get more Ema or Erika
Jokes on you. Just had a lunch time quickie with Ema.
I imagine this is what Tomoko seems like from an outside perspective, except somehow being a failed moe attempt is more aggravating than being a scumbag.
Not at all, It just has one scene which is pretty emotional.
Otherwise its a pretty fun show, Don't follow the Tarou hate wagon and you'll be fine.
I would want to be a production assistant or general manager. I can't draw, and have no artistic talent to speak of, and don't think I could handle the pressure of a director role, but I'm good at keeping projects and people on track and organized.
>Aoi getting the part
>Zuka lost to an office worker
what a scrub. can't even draw cats. penniless forever
I'm currently binging, despite usually taking around a month to watch anything that's not airing at the time. I didn't even notice how time flew until I was 15 episodes in yesterday and I'm waiting for when I can lie down, relax with some tea and finish watching the second half.
mfw I'm the same age as miyamori and half as functional as a human being
>Will I suffer /a/? Please let me know, I want peace.
It's a show about young women wasting their prime fertile years in a very low paid, stressing, long hour job: making cartoons for manchildren.
That's suffering, at least for any right-thinking person.
I miss this show.
Could swear I read something about an anime portraying the maiking-of of Shirobako, shortly after it ended.
Did they cancel that, was it a ruse or did I jsut dream reading that?
I remember how much of a bother it was to catch the only frame without any of the credits on the shot.
I'm pretty sure the article you're thinking of was from a joke website.
I was expecting that.
It's still unbelievably cruel to play with someone's feelings like that.
IIRC, there was some live action special with Miyamori's seiyuu going around PA Works and talking about the making of the show alongside some of the staff that cameo'd in it. I don't remember if it was aired on tv or included with the bds
I want to watch an entire season of Third Girls Squad.
tfw best girl dies.
The non-action bits in the 2nd half of the ova were really quite nice. Pink and America were actually really likable together and I would've loved to see more PTSD SoL shenanigans with that whole cast.
The whole cast (except tires) would be a dream come true. I don't know why Bako got so little merchandise. It's one of the few shows I've actually wanted to buy stuff from in a while.
>Just can't afford it right now.
This is the kicker. I could shell out 40 for a figure every couple of months, but nearly 500 for all the bd volumes is well out of range of my disposable income. It feels bad being too impoverished to vote with my wallet.
Source? IIRC a shit load of people in the industry said they loved it because it felt so true to life, there were a load of twitter conversations floating around when it was airing.
I'm guessing this is just in the prototype stage at the minute?