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Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



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

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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.

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.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



aers posted:

2 cour.

Beg pardon?

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

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!"

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Super Jay Mann posted:

Tarou is literally The Worst.

Eeeyup. What a gently caress. I'll be interested to see what he kept trying to get Aoi's help with before he got distracted by his own inherent creepiness.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Neeksy posted:

I like some of the smaller details they put in the episode. If you've ever been in a sound booth, the locks are tight and the doors are extremely heavy, so showing her struggle to get the door open was a nice touch. Plus, doing a first line read like that is often nerve-wracking, especially with that many people watching from the control room.

Yeah, Shizuka was really relatable this episode, I like her a lot so far.

Although, something came up that has me somewhat confused. When Aoi was watching home, she was singing that silly song about a hedgehog named Andes Chucky. Remember at the start of episode 2, when Aoi walked in on Segawa right after Segawa passed out? And there was this little cartoon vignette of a cartoon hedgehog named Chucky passed out on a snowy mountain? I'm...not sure what exactly it means, that Segawa passing out is apparently evocative of Aoi's old cartoons or something.

Spiritus Nox fucked around with this message at 02:39 on Oct 31, 2014

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Schneider Heim posted:

I'm pretty interested in how the college girl will break into the anime industry.

Also the girls' date is like, every young-adult-fresh-out-of-school date ever. And it's amazing how I could remember entire nights I've spent from that.

Aoi's phone call with her mom was really touching, too.

The characters aren't especially deep, but they're really well humanized. This show's been really charming so far, and that's a big reason why.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Xelkelvos posted:

If I recall correctly, didn't one of the producers or creators say that Tarou was basically one of them when they were first starting out?

I sure hope they grew out of him, if that's the case. So far, Taro seems like Yosuke, only even more scatterbrained and ten years older so he can't use that as an excuse for being a creepy dumbass.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



MonsieurChoc posted:

He basically said the wrong thing every time to maximize the troubles too.

Honestly. The whole situation could have been avoided even if all he had done was relay the exact same messages just without insulting the people he was speaking to like he did when he was all "ENDOU SAYS 3D IS DULL AND STUPID" or "HEY ENDOU THE AGE OF TRADITIONAL ANIMATION IS OVER". And then at the end Aoi's freaking out and all Taro can say is "well now you have to help me " like a little 3 year old. I hope the climax of the show is someone punching him the gently caress out.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Super Jay Mann posted:

That isn't even the worst part, even after Endou left all Tarou had to do was tell his bosses what happened so they can figure out what to do from there. Instead he calls Aoi because he's too worried about looking bad.

Plus, you know, he's kind of latched onto Aoi in a rather creepy fashion for the last episode or two even before this just to make this extra fun. Him weakly searching for compliments while begging for Aoi's help was all kinds of cringey.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Schneider Heim posted:

We had plenty of good Aoi faces this week. And not-Ichiro Itano was seriously amazing.

Best shot of the episode was when we cut away from Taro's Fuckup Flashback and get a good shot of Aoi looking just completely unimpressed.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



The Devil Tesla posted:

Note that every scene where President brings in something he cooked the mood changes in such a way that things actually get done.

So does the president actually do jack poo poo on the show itself, or does he just run the financials and make sure everyone has delicious homecooked meals?

Also, a president who spends his time making delicious homecooked meals for his office is pretty cool.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Good Listener posted:

I also liked that the method of getting him to animate the storyboards just involved cramming him in a makeshift prison cell. I am a little afraid to ask how true this is to the industry but it was pretty funny in anime form at least.

"Start drawing, please....Start drawing, please. "

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



So, how about the Ideon-I mean Idepon- cameo in the new episode?

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Boy, Aoi kind of did a lovely job cheering up Ema, didn't she? She didn't even mention that Segawa led off by basically saying "But Ema's art is usually so good that I was really shocked these came out bad" and just kind of let Ema jump from one miserable subject to another and convince herself that she's just the worst.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Got a few weeks behind, glad I finally caught up. This show has a way of warming the cockles of my heart - it's got a lot of heart to it.

That said, I'm not sure what I ought to take from one fragment of Aoi's subconcious accusing another of being a lolicon. Also, hope Yano isn't out of the show for too long, I rather liked her.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Man, gently caress just about everyone in that meeting - as well as whoever they're parodying. Jesus, that was hard to watch.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



paragon1 posted:

We have found the true Tarou. I dub him Tarou 2.

I wonder what happens when we go even further beyond?

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



DamnGlitch posted:

Scared girl is gross, hair streak girl is best.

(professional not-commuting girl is second best)

Now that I actually watched the episode, I can second this. Also, loving lol the book owner just loving ruined Musani's day. I'm sure the number of times that sort of thing happens in real life is depressingly high, but I'd be curious to know how many shows that actually come out decently well have to deal with total re-starts like that.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Mikl posted:

I get the distinct impression that the new animator is legit autistic.


Ask and you shall receive.



Anyone else get the G-Gundam opening going in their head when they watch this? "FLY IN THE SKY!!"

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Watching the latest episode has led me to the conclusion that there is a non-zero chance that I would watch the poo poo out of The Third Aerial Girl's Squad.

I am both intruiged and repulsed.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Helps that he's generally doing his job now. Not incredibly well or anything given the way everyone still talks about him, but no fuckups either. And hell, even when he did fuckup he at least had the good grace to act a little sheepish about it - new guy just actively doesn't give a poo poo.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



MonsterEnvy posted:

Also no comments on Honda's great diet.

Ah man, yeah. I get that 'office drone' is probably near the bottom of the pile in terms of healthy jobs, but you'd still think a guy who bakes tasty treats for a living would find a bit tougher to loving liquify the pounds like that.

Also, I legit cracked up when Kinoshita asked "WHATEVER HAPPENDED TO OUR FAT ALLIANCE?!"

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



dogsicle posted:

The PV was awesome and sold me on Aerial Girls, it's really too bad that it's just a show within a show.

Right? It kind of gave me a "character focused Tomino-but-with-cute-girls-and-jets story" vibe. Like I said above, I could watch the poo poo out of that.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Ah, Aoi's been responsible enough from the get go. What she is now is composed.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011




Yes.

Also WOO YANO, BEST FRIEND

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Zettace posted:

To make more connections with GuP. The main character in that series was also voiced by a newcomer voice actor.

For that matter, isn't Aoi's voice a newbie as well?

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Razzled posted:

shirobako saved amine (this season)

Relatively literally, too.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



This is such a good show for de-stressing with. The characters they set out to make likable are just really likable.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



aers posted:

But two of those are already confirmed

Exodus! and what else?

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



OnimaruXLR posted:

pornography.

Now there's an idea


Kidding.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Is it weird that I find this show...kind of theraputic? Like, it feels weird to get kind of a fundamental emotional reaction off of a show that doesn't...feel profound or game-changing or anything, but I dunno. Something about its fundamental optimism with regard to the daily grind combined with how cool all the characters are make it kind of a revitalizer for my own college grind.

I mean, I'm about the same age as Aoi and Friends, so it's entirely possible the show's just better than I've given it credit for and I'm right in one of its target audiences. Just sayin'.

Also, Diesel is really cool and got some great characterization this scene, Hiraoka needs to be punched.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



MonsterEnvy posted:

I think he did offscreen during his fight.

I don't see any bruises.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Fangz posted:

Hiraoka said to Yano that he "woke up from the dream" within a year of starting, though. That's not enough time to see "too many" projects fail.

Yeah. He seems more like a natural, insufferable cynic.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



I thought it was funny that right after we had that derail poking fun at Otaku who really want Aoi or friends to be their precious unspoiled Waifus that this episode had that one guy show up and introduce himself as "I'm Miyamori's boyfriend! Just kidding." They know.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



If we're doing Waifu Wars I'm claiming Diesel.

Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011



Finally got around to watching. This week, we learned about underwear, booze, crushed dreams, funny stories, and TarouXHiraoka OTP.

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Spiritus Nox
Sep 2, 2011




THE WORLDS ARE MERGING

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