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Neeksy
Mar 29, 2007

Hej min vän, hur står det till?

Spiritus Nox posted:

...What does Shirobako mean, anyway? I assume it's not "White Baka?"

Literally it should mean "White Box".

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Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Neeksy posted:

Literally it should mean "White Box".

Ah. As opposed to 'Black Box,' I guess.

darkgray
Dec 20, 2005

My best pose facing the morning sun!


Spiritus Nox posted:

...What does Shirobako mean, anyway? I assume it's not "White Baka?"

'A "shirobako" refers to the white box into which a finalized tape of a film is put, full of the effort of everyone who worked on it.'

a kitten
Aug 5, 2006







Huh, cool.

Redcrimson
Mar 3, 2008

Second-stage Midboss Syndrome


Spiritus Nox posted:

...What does Shirobako mean, anyway? I assume it's not "White Baka?"

I think I read that it's a reference to the boxes they use to transport finished master tapes in.

Edit: beaten~

Redcrimson fucked around with this message at 00:32 on Oct 19, 2014

Super Jay Mann
Nov 6, 2008




SHIROBAKO - 2 Moe 2 Anime: Tokyo Drift

Guyver
Dec 5, 2006



The Shirobako site has a big dictionary for all the terms used in the show with new words each episode.

http://shirobako-anime.com/words.html

It's in Japanese of course but it's nice that they put enough thought into the show that they knew a lot of these terms would be unknown to people.

Great Rumbler
Jan 30, 2013

For I am a dog, you see.


ViggyNash posted:

I'm with you there. Angel Beats is one of my personal favorites and I'm disappointed that it got gimped the way it did. Also it is one of only 2 non lovely shows Seiji Kishi has directed.

If you're not talking Humanity Has Declined, then that's a problem.

And Yugo the Negotiator was, at the very least, a big departure from just about anything else he's done.

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013


Zofia Today
Alm: Human Disaster


Lipstick Apathy

ViggyNash posted:

Also it is one of only 2 non lovely shows Seiji Kishi has directed.


That other show better be My Bride is a Mermaid.

Also, hearing Hiyama always elicits a warm and fuzzy feeling, even if he's portraying a rather cringe-worthy character this time around.

OnimaruXLR
Sep 15, 2007
Lurklurklurklurklurk

ViggyNash posted:

I'm with you there. Angel Beats is one of my personal favorites and I'm disappointed that it got gimped the way it did. Also it is one of only 2 non lovely shows Seiji Kishi has directed.

Angel Beats over either Humanity Has Declined OR Sunred?

I watched the first episode of this. While on some level I enjoy seeing how the sausage is made, there's no hook for me personally. The anime they're making looks terrible, and the cast is largely a bunch of dumb wieners, from our otherwise competent donut-obsessed protagonist (BECAUSE LIKING A FOOD IS CHARACTERIZATION, RIGHT???) to lovely loser coworker who lectures others after a catstrophic fuckup of his own.

devtesla
Jan 2, 2012




Grimey Drawer

OnimaruXLR posted:

The anime they're making looks terrible, and the cast is largely a bunch of dumb wieners,

I know, isn't it wonderful??

Also, it's not particularly deep or anything but Aoi's Donut obsession is pretty transparently her latching onto something instantly satisfying that reminds her of high school because her job is a lot of hard work for insubstantial reward. Characters in this show are just a bunch of quirks balanced on top of one another, but it works because the quirks are relatable and the script knows why and when to trot them out.

DiabloCthulhu
Mar 23, 2013


ViggyNash posted:

Cannon was another decent show they did.
It's Canaan.

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



OnimaruXLR posted:

Angel Beats over either Humanity Has Declined OR Sunred?

I watched the first episode of this. While on some level I enjoy seeing how the sausage is made, there's no hook for me personally. The anime they're making looks terrible, and the cast is largely a bunch of dumb wieners, from our otherwise competent donut-obsessed protagonist (BECAUSE LIKING A FOOD IS CHARACTERIZATION, RIGHT???) to lovely loser coworker who lectures others after a catstrophic fuckup of his own.

I'm kind of the same way on this. I enjoyed the first episode well enough but haven't really felt any desire to keep watching. I was kind of hoping this would turn out to be something more like Servant x Service, but when the first episode ended I had no real impression of who any of the cast were or why I should care at all about any of them. It was a little bit boring to me outside of the street race part which was pretty funny.

ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012


OnimaruXLR posted:

Angel Beats over either Humanity Has Declined OR Sunred?

Haven't seen Sunred, but HHD was what I was referring to.

I guess I should have added, "that I have seen/heard of".

Dick Spacious CPA
Oct 10, 2012



i liked the music in Angel Beats! and i have the Girls Dead Monster CDs on my ipod and listen to them sometimes while i drive to work

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Lamebot
Sep 8, 2005

ロボ顔菌~♡


It's about a small studio so I guess we don't get to see workshops of desperate industry drones working in slavish conditions.

Yak of Wrath
Feb 24, 2011

Keeping It Together


Razzled posted:

I thought I was watching Initial D by accident.

Speaking of,

Someone decided to make the music more appropriate for the race sequence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y6fTTZBJ60

Great Rumbler
Jan 30, 2013

For I am a dog, you see.


ViggyNash posted:

Haven't seen Sunred, but HHD was what I was referring to.

Sunred is a pretty great send up of the sentai genre, where the antagonist and his henchman are earnest and hardworking [but also incompetent and ineffectual] and the hero is a total jerk who mooches off his girlfriend.

Futaba Anzu
May 5, 2011

GROSS BOY



DiabloCthulhu posted:

It's Canaan.

Goons liked that show? I thought it was incredibly asspull-y with decent fight scenes being its only saving grace.

Blhue
Apr 22, 2008



Fallen Rib

I thought it was pretty dumb. The fact that goons apparently liked it is surprising to me too.

ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012


pandaK posted:

Goons liked that show? I thought it was incredibly asspull-y with decent fight scenes being its only saving grace.

I didn't think it was terrible, but not great either. Nothing egregiously bad about it on any front though, so it was a decent watch.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




pandaK posted:

Goons liked that show? I thought it was incredibly asspull-y with decent fight scenes being its only saving grace.

tbh, I'd totally watch a show with that description and probably enjoy it.

Stumbling Block
Nov 6, 2009


It's also a show Type-Moon had a hand in, so that adds to that.

Dessel
Feb 21, 2011



I swear the manager? (the serious business woman) and the character designer (the girl who seems to be always wearing weird stuff) have the same VA. Perhaps it's the same person

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



How many episodes is this show supposed to run, by the by? I've tried looking it up but I haven't found anything that says.

aers
Feb 15, 2012



2 cour.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



aers posted:

2 cour.

Beg pardon?

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL



I think that means ~26 episodes

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Razzled posted:

I think that means ~26 episodes

Cool. Seems like a healthy length for what this show's trying to do.

Spiritus Nox fucked around with this message at 03:37 on Oct 21, 2014

StandardVC10
Feb 6, 2007

Dreams, Amelia - dreams and false alarms

Megamarm

That's more than I expected, honestly.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 26 days!


StandardVC10 posted:

That's more than I expected, honestly.

I feel like this series could be 1 cour if it focused on the MC and the company, but I guess since there are actually five mains, they'll get their time and we'll get to see time work together eventually.

Revalis Enai
Apr 21, 2003
<img src="https://fi.somethingawful.com/customtitles/title-revalis_enai.gif"><br>Wait, what's my phone number again?


Fun Shoe

My god that young punk is insufferable. He fucks up his own work and has the balls to nab on someone else's failure. The way he talks is annoying too and at least one character in the show agrees with me. Also, the producer needs to be slapped.

I'm a VA nerd so I was excited to see some of my favorites show up as themselves. Not sure how they will have enough content for 26 episodes.

devtesla
Jan 2, 2012




Grimey Drawer

These two episodes have covered like three days. It will take two cours to cover what it takes to make one cour of anime.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Revalis Enai posted:

My god that young punk is insufferable. He fucks up his own work and has the balls to nab on someone else's failure. The way he talks is annoying too and at least one character in the show agrees with me.

I got a kick out of his delivery though. He almost sounds german yelling "PLEASE!" every few sentences. "SHOSHT!" ..."SHOSHT!"

Arsonist Daria
Feb 27, 2011

Requiescat in pace.


This is a really cool show. It's funny, and all of the characters really stick out and feel real. The fact that the anime they're making seems to be dumb and trashy really helps, too; if it were some incredible anime to save all anime it'd feel so schmaltzy and serious. I'm glad to have something to anticipate while Stardust Crusaders is on break.

Mikl
Nov 8, 2009

Vote shit sandwich or the shit sandwich gets it!


Revalis Enai posted:

My god that young punk is insufferable. He fucks up his own work and has the balls to nab on someone else's failure.

Especially since it was his fault that episode 4 was behind schedule, since they needed to divert resources from that to fixing his fuckup on episode three.

I know way too many people like that in my line of work, and it makes me wish I could reach through the TV and punch him

DamnGlitch
Sep 2, 2004



The Devil Tesla posted:

Has anything P.A. Works been amazing before now?

I really really like Iroha. I didn't know Glasslip was by them but it was and it kinda sucked soooo.

pandaK posted:

Goons liked that show? I thought it was incredibly asspull-y with decent fight scenes being its only saving grace.

I dunno about 'goons' (which is a pretty crummy way to judge the value of a show) but I was really digging it until like, the penultimate episode where they pull a super serious cliffhanger they asspull in the first 10 seconds of the next episode. It was so bad that it would have been hilarious if they hadn't actually succeeded in getting me invested in the loving thing.

DamnGlitch fucked around with this message at 07:55 on Oct 21, 2014

DiabloCthulhu
Mar 23, 2013


pandaK posted:

Goons liked that show? I thought it was incredibly asspull-y with decent fight scenes being its only saving grace.
I liked it but I was like 15 when I watched it, so.

Looking back on it, outside of the fight scenes and a few other things (like that awesome taxi driver), it indeed wasn't particularly good.

Dessel posted:

I swear the manager? (the serious business woman) and the character designer (the girl who seems to be always wearing weird stuff) have the same VA.
They don't. The manager is voiced by Nakahara Mai and the character designer (I assume you're talking about this girl) is voiced by Kayano Ai.

DiabloCthulhu fucked around with this message at 20:11 on Oct 21, 2014

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Episode 3 was pretty good. I'm pretty sure they won't always manage to make it each episode and at one point everything is going to go off the rails.

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paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


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