Shirobako

Thursdays, on Tokyo MX

30 minutes

The story follows a group of five girls and best friends, Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Shizuka Sakaki, Misa Todo, and Midori Imai, who all go into the anime industry after their experiences in the animation club of their high school. It primarily depicts the daily troubles and hardships the five experience in their respective jobs, as well as their efforts to overcome them.

Thursdays, on Tokyo MX

30 minutes

The story follows a group of five girls and best friends, Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Shizuka Sakaki, Misa Todo, and Midori Imai, who all go into the anime industry after their experiences in the animation club of their high school. It primarily depicts the daily troubles and hardships the five experience in their respective jobs, as well as their efforts to overcome them.

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With three weeks left until the delivery of the final episode, the entire Musashino staff reinforces their efforts to get the episode done with the time they have left. The work is particularly focused on the scene featuring Shizuka's character, which is assigned to Ema at her own request after she was touched by Shizuka's performance. Meanwhile, Shizuka finds enjoyment in being able to land minor voicing roles, while Misa stays up the entire night at her workplace creating a CG model for a fighter jet. On the day of the delivery, after the episode is finally completed, the production staff is tasked with delivering the final tapes to the various TV stations across the country in time for the airing by any means necessary. As the others reach their assigned destinations in time, Aoi is held up by several transport delays and is forced to complete the remainder of her trip by running to her destination on foot. While reaching the TV station, she reflects on everything she learned from her friends in the past few years, which strengthens her resolve to keep making anime. At the celebratory party for the final episode's airing, Aoi is praised for the support she provided to the rest of the Musashino staff and is brought onstage to give a toast to everyone involved in the anime's production. She delivers a speech praising everyone's pooled efforts for making The Third Aerial Girls Squad and reminding them to continue this teamwork and bring further inspiration to anime viewers worldwide. Afterwards, Watanabe and Katsuragi decide to have Musashino Animation work on two anime simultaneously as their next projects. Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori meet up at a balcony and reaffirm their resolve to one day remake the anime they made back in high school, also promising each other to continue making great anime along the way.

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With three weeks left until the delivery of the final episode, the entire Musashino staff reinforces their efforts to get the episode done with the time they have left. The work is particularly focused on the scene featuring Shizuka's character, which is assigned to Ema at her own request after she was touched by Shizuka's performance. Meanwhile, Shizuka finds enjoyment in being able to land minor voicing roles, while Misa stays up the entire night at her workplace creating a CG model for a fighter jet. On the day of the delivery, after the episode is finally completed, the production staff is tasked with delivering the final tapes to the various TV stations across the country in time for the airing by any means necessary. As the others reach their assigned destinations in time, Aoi is held up by several transport delays and is forced to complete the remainder of her trip by running to her destination on foot. While reaching the TV station, she reflects on everything she learned from her friends in the past few years, which strengthens her resolve to keep making anime. At the celebratory party for the final episode's airing, Aoi is praised for the support she provided to the rest of the Musashino staff and is brought onstage to give a toast to everyone involved in the anime's production. She delivers a speech praising everyone's pooled efforts for making The Third Aerial Girls Squad and reminding them to continue this teamwork and bring further inspiration to anime viewers worldwide. Afterwards, Watanabe and Katsuragi decide to have Musashino Animation work on two anime simultaneously as their next projects. Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori meet up at a balcony and reaffirm their resolve to one day remake the anime they made back in high school, also promising each other to continue making great anime along the way.
Series Finale
After Watanabe and Katsuragi fail to convince Chazawa and his boss to let them contact Nogame and negotiate with him, the Musashino staff is left with no choice but to follow his wishes and keep the episode's plot accurate to the story's original timeline, which would end the anime on an unhappy note with the death of one of the main characters. However, Seiichi is unsatisfied with the prospect, feeling that the ending needed to be positive. Hiraoka reveals that he worked on an adaptation of another of Nogame's works, which ignored the original story and sparked significant backlash from the fanbase. Encouraged by Marukawa and Honda, Seiichi finds Nogame's email address and manages to arrange a meeting with him in person. After getting past the editorial department with the help of Watanabe and Katsuragi, Seiichi hears directly from Nogame about how he sees the characters, and together, they use this information to come up with a compromise for the anime's ending that would respect the original work, but also end it on a hopeful note. As the meeting is concluded, it is revealed that Chazawa kept Nogame in the dark about Musashino's attempts to meet him, having hoped to lighten Nogame's workload. As a result, Chazawa is fired for his irresponsibility. As Musashino Animation begins working on the revisions, which includes the addition of a younger sister character, Seiichi, impressed by her earlier auditions, calls in Shizuka to provide her voice. While hearing Shizuka and Kyoko's recording, Aoi is brought to tears of joy as she realizes all five members of the Kaminoyama High School animation club have finally fulfilled their promise to work on a single anime production together.

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s1e23 Table Flip Continued
March 19, 2015
After Watanabe and Katsuragi fail to convince Chazawa and his boss to let them contact Nogame and negotiate with him, the Musashino staff is left with no choice but to follow his wishes and keep the episode's plot accurate to the story's original timeline, which would end the anime on an unhappy note with the death of one of the main characters. However, Seiichi is unsatisfied with the prospect, feeling that the ending needed to be positive. Hiraoka reveals that he worked on an adaptation of another of Nogame's works, which ignored the original story and sparked significant backlash from the fanbase. Encouraged by Marukawa and Honda, Seiichi finds Nogame's email address and manages to arrange a meeting with him in person. After getting past the editorial department with the help of Watanabe and Katsuragi, Seiichi hears directly from Nogame about how he sees the characters, and together, they use this information to come up with a compromise for the anime's ending that would respect the original work, but also end it on a hopeful note. As the meeting is concluded, it is revealed that Chazawa kept Nogame in the dark about Musashino's attempts to meet him, having hoped to lighten Nogame's workload. As a result, Chazawa is fired for his irresponsibility. As Musashino Animation begins working on the revisions, which includes the addition of a younger sister character, Seiichi, impressed by her earlier auditions, calls in Shizuka to provide her voice. While hearing Shizuka and Kyoko's recording, Aoi is brought to tears of joy as she realizes all five members of the Kaminoyama High School animation club have finally fulfilled their promise to work on a single anime production together.
Shirobako10a
s1e10 Just One More
December 11, 2014
December 11, 2014
Just One More
Shirobako12a
s1e12 Exodus Christmas
December 25, 2014
December 25, 2014
Exodus Christmas
Shirobako16a
s1e16 Table Flip
January 29, 2015
January 29, 2015
Table Flip
Shirobako episode 17 7
s1e17 Where Am I...
February 5, 2015
February 5, 2015
Where Am I...
Shirobako episode 18 3
s1e18 You Set Me Up!
February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015
You Set Me Up!
Shirobako episode 19 6
s1e19 Did You Catch Any?
February 19, 2015
February 19, 2015
Did You Catch Any?
Shirobako episode 23 10
s1e23 Table Flip Continued
March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015
Table Flip Continued

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