Shirobako (TV)

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Genres: slice of life
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: 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. Five girls have their eyes set on getting in a white box as they try to find success in the anime industry through writing, production, and voice acting.
User Ratings: 440 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 81 votes (sub:72, raw:3, dub:1, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Excellent: 166 votes (sub:156, raw:2, dub:2, others:6
2 Italian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Korean subtitled
)
 Very good: 97 votes (sub:92, raw:1, dub:1, others:3
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 66 votes (sub:61, dub:2, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Decent: 10 votes (sub:10)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 655 users, rank: #1580 (of 6618)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.332 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.5518, rank: #224 (of 6615)
Weighted mean: 8.391 (Very good+), rank: #166 (of 6615) (seen all: 8.50 / seen some: 7.87 / won't finish: 4.31)
Bayesian estimate: 8.366 (Very good+), rank: #107 (of 4992)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 2014-10-09
Opening Theme:
#1: "COLORFUL BOX" by Yoko Ishida
#2: "Treasure Box" (宝箱-TREASURE BOX-) by Masami Okui
Ending Theme:
#1: "Animetic Love Letter" by Juri Kimura, Haruka Yoshimura, & Haruka Chisuga
#2: "Platinum Jet" (プラチナジェット) by Donut◎Quintet
Trivia: We have 7
Reviews: Show:
Shirobako ‒ Episode 24 (Mar 28, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 23 (Mar 21, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 22 (Mar 13, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 21 (Mar 6, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 20 (Feb 27, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 19 (Feb 20, 2015)
Shirobako - Episode 18 (Feb 13, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 17 (Feb 6, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 16 (Jan 30, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 15 (Jan 23, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 14 (Jan 16, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 13 (Jan 9, 2015)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 12 (Dec 27, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 11 (Dec 19, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 10 (Dec 12, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 9 (Dec 5, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 8 (Nov 28, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 7 (Nov 20, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 6 (Nov 14, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 5 (Nov 6, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 4 (Oct 31, 2014)
Shirobako ‒ Episode 3 (Oct 23, 2014)
Shirobako (Oct 16, 2014)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Shirobako - Collection 1 (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2016-02-09 (from $36.81)
    Shirobako - Collection 2 (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2016-05-24 (from $33.14)
DVD (Region 1)
    Shirobako - Collection 1 (Sub.DVD) 2016-02-09 (from $27.00)
    Shirobako - Collection 2 (Sub.DVD) 2016-05-24 (from $28.05)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Script:
Michiko Yokote (12 episodes
eps 1-3, 7-8, 11-15, 20, 22
)

Reiko Yoshida (8 episodes
eps 4-6, 9-10, 16-17, 21
)

Tatsuhiko Urahata (eps 18-19)
Storyboard:
Akira Takamura (ep 18)
Fumihiko Suganuma (eps 7, 13, 15)
Heo Jong (6 episodes
eps 3, 8, 10, 17, 23-24
)

Hideaki Kurakawa (eps 12, 16, 22)
Hiroyuki Hata (ep 21)
Kaori (ep 6)
Kazuya Komai (ep 14)
Koudai Kakimoto (ep 11)
Masahiro Okamura (ep 4)
Toshinori Narita (ep 20)
Toshiya Shinohara (ep 19)
Tsutomu Mizushima (ep 1)
Yoshimichi Hirai (ep 2)
Yoshitaka Koyama (eps 5, 9)
Episode Director:
Daisuke Hiramaki (ep 19)
Daisuke Takashima (ep 11)
Fumihiko Suganuma (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 14, 22
)

Heo Jong (4 episodes
eps 3, 8, 17, 24
)

Hideaki Kurakawa (ep 12)
Hiroshi Morioka (ep 6)
Hiroyuki Hata (ep 21)
Ippei Yokota (ep 15)
Kaori (ep 4)
Kenichi Imaizumi (ep 10)
Mitsutaka Noshitani (eps 13, 18)
Naoki Hishikawa (ep 20)
Tomoaki Ohta (ep 16)
Tsutomu Mizushima (ep 1)
Yoshitaka Koyama (eps 5, 9)
Original Character Design: Ponkan8
Animation Director:
Akiko Kumada (ep 4)
Ayumi Nishibata (eps 5-6, 9, 17)
Chieko Miyagawa (ep 19)
Chisato Kawaguchi (ep 6)
Hideaki Shimada (ep 13)
Hong Rong (ep 21)
Jung-Duk Seo (ep 21)
Kanako Watanabe (ep 20)
Kanami Sekiguchi (OP)
Kenichi Imaizumi (eps 16, 22)
Kenji Fukazawa (ep 20)
Kousuke Kawazura (12 episodes
eps 1, 4-6, 9, 11-12, 16, 18-19, 21-22
)

Maibito Kanzaki (eps 6, 10, 12)
Makiko Takeda (ep 21)
Natsuo Kawamura (5 episodes
eps 9, 12, 16, 19, 21
)

Noriko Morishima (OP)
Risa Suzuki (eps 6, 10)
Sadatoshi Matsusaka (eps 13, 18)
Taku Shugen (4 episodes
eps 4, 10, 16, 19
)

Tomofumi Sakai (ep 18)
Yasuyuki Noda (ep 15)
Yoko Sano (ep 20)
Yoshihiro Takeda (eps 9-10, 19)
Yoshiko Saitou (eps 11, 15)
Youko Satou (eps 16, 19)
Yuki Akiyama (9 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7-8, 10, 14, 17, 21-22
)

Yurie Oohigashi (11 episodes
eps 1-3, 5, 7-8, 10, 14, 16-17, 21
)

Animation Character Design: Kanami Sekiguchi
Sound Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Director of Photography: Yukiyo Kajiwara
Producer:
Fumiki Yamazaki (Showgate)
Hiroyuki Tajima (Docomo Anime Store)
Jun Fukuda (The Klockworx Co., Ltd.)
Kenji Horikawa (PA Works)
Kohei Kawase
Kozue Kananiwa (MOVIC)
Takayuki Nagatani
Takema Okamura (SOTSU CO., LTD.)
Yukihiro Ito (Fuji TV)

2nd Key Animation:
Mari Tomita (ep 2)
Miho Sekimoto (OP)
Namiko Ishidate (ep 2)
Sayaka Yamazaki (ep 2)
Sho Sugita (ep 2)
Yuki Koike (OP)
Assistant producer:
Tomoyo Ueji
Yūichirō Shiji
Background Art: Hiromasa Ogura (ep 19)
Color design: Katsue Inoue
Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
Key Animation:
Aiko Utsumi (ep 19)
Akihisa Akuzawa (ep 12)
Akio Kitahara (eps 9, 12)
Akira Iwasaki (ep 12)
Akira Takeuchi (eps 13, 18)
Akira Watanabe (eps 13, 18)
Arifumi Kunimatsu (Be Loop; eps 9, 19)
Asami Hayakawa (P.A. Works; eps 3, 23-24)
Asuka Kojima (P.A. Works; eps 2-3, 5, 17)
Asuka Kurokawa (ep 18)
Atsuko Abe (ep 19)
Atsuko Nakajima (OP)
Atsuko Yamazaki (ep 13)
Aya Nagumo (ep 11)
Ayako Tanaka (eps 5, 23)
Ayumi Nishibata (OP; 4 episodes
eps 16-17, 23-24
)

Daichi Kitahara (eps 11, 15)
Eiichi Kuboyama (ep 19)
Eiji Fukuyama (ep 11)
Erika Arakawa (ep 1)
Fumiko Kon (ep 16)
Fumio Fukushima (ep 18)
Fuyumi Toriyama (ep 11)
Gorou Sessha (ep 15)
Haruka Yamagata (P.A. Works; 6 episodes
eps 1-3, 17, 23-24
)

Hayato Hashiguchi (ep 12)
Hideaki Kurakawa (eps 12, 19)
Hideaki Tsukioka (eps 11, 15)
Hideyuki Satake (Be Loop; eps 16, 19)
Hiroaki Inoue (P.A. Works; eps 3, 23-24)
Hiroaki Kawaguchi (ep 18)
Hiroki Saito (ep 13)
Hiroko Shigekuni (eps 9, 11, 15)
Hiromi Makino (P.A. Works; 5 episodes
eps 2-3, 17, 23-24
)

Hiromi Yako (P.A. Works; eps 2, 17)
Hiroshi Oikawa (eps 9, 12)
Hirotaka Nii (ep 16)
Hiroyo Izumi (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Uchida (ep 11)
Jun'ichi Kitamura (ep 19)
Junichiro Taniguchi (ep 16)
Kanako Hiroo (ep 16)
Kaori Ishii (ep 16)
Katsuyuki Yamazaki (ep 9)
Kazuaki Inaguma (ep 12)
Kazuko Amano (P.A. Works; eps 2, 17, 24)
Kazumasa Takeuchi (ep 11)
Kazunori Ozawa (ep 17)
Kazuya Ura (ep 15)
Kei Ajiki (OP)
Keiko Saito (eps 11, 15)
Kenta Taniguchi (ep 12)
Koichi Takai (ep 1)
Mai Sakamoto (eps 1, 19)
Mami Hayakawa (P.A. Works; eps 2, 17)
Manabu Imura (ep 1)
Manabu Kushibuchi (Be Loop; ep 16)
Mari Shirakawa (ep 11)
Mari Tomita (P.A. Works; eps 1-3, 17, 23)
Masahito Wada (eps 11, 15)
Masako Itou (Kinema Citrus; eps 12, 24)
Masato Okada (ep 11)
Masato Onoda (OP)
Michiko Yamamoto (ep 13)
Miho Matsuura (eps 19, 23)
Miho Sekimoto (ep 1)
Mika Sakai (eps 16, 24)
Miki Nishikawa (P.A. Works; eps 23-24)
Miki Urashima (ep 16)
Mina Itou (ep 9)
Mitsushi Kasano (ep 19)
Mitsuyo Tsuno (eps 1, 24)
Miyuki Nakayama (OP)
Mizuho Fukuda (eps 19, 23)
Naoko Takada (eps 1, 9)
Naoto Nakamura (OP)
Naoto Yoshida (eps 13, 18)
Noriko Morishima (eps 16, 23-24)
Osamu Honma (ep 9)
Reiko Okamura (ep 9)
Ryô Koyama (ep 13)
Satoshi Noma (eps 9, 16)
Sayo Mizuno (P.A. Works; 6 episodes
eps 1-3, 17, 23-24
)

Sayumi Yokoyama (ep 16)
Shigenori Taniguchi (ep 16)
Shinichi Shigematsu (ep 23)
Shinpei Wada (Kinema Citrus; ep 24)
Shinya Nogami (eps 13, 18)
Shinya Uchida (OP)
Shōji Yamada (ep 12)
Shouichi Funaki (ep 9)
Shuntarō Yamada (ep 12)
Takashi Nozawa (ep 1)
Takayuki Noguchi (OP; ep 23)
Takurō Sakurai (ep 11)
Tatsuya Takahashi (ep 5)
Tomohito Matsuhiro (ep 11)
Tomoko Sugimoto (ep 16)
Tomoya Kosakai (ep 13)
Tomoyuki Munehiro (ep 11)
Tomoyuki Ohshita (eps 1, 16)
Toshihiko Masuda (ep 18)
Toshihiro Irie (eps 1, 23)
Toshiyuki Inoue (ep 12)
Tsukasa Miyazaki (P.A. Works; eps 2-3, 17, 24)
Yasuhiro Saiki (ep 9)
Yasuo Fujii (P.A. Works; 5 episodes
eps 2-3, 17, 23-24
)

Yasuomi Umetsu (OP2)
Yayoi Komine (ep 11)
Yoshifumi Terai (OP)
Yoshihiro Nagata (ep 24)
Yoshimi Imagawa (ep 13)
Youichi Ishikawa (OP)
Youko Kuboyama (eps 19, 23)
Youko Satou (OP; ep 16)
Yuji Shibata (ep 19)
Yuka Miyoshi (P.A. Works; eps 23-24)
Yuki Akiyama (P.A. Works; eps 1-2)
Yuki Masuda (ep 16)
Yuki Toki (ep 24)
Yuri Nakajima (ep 16)
Yurie Oohigashi (P.A. Works; ep 1)
Yuriko Abe (P.A. Works; 6 episodes
eps 1-3, 17, 23-24
)

Yuriko Ishii (ep 23)
Yūsuke Inoue (P.A. Works; eps 2, 17)
Yūta Kiso (ep 16)
Yūta Masaki (eps 1, 5, 19)
Yuya Kishi (ep 11)
Line Producer: Shōji Sōma
Music producer: Noriko Dohi
Special Effects: Chie Katō
Theme Song Performance:
Asami Takano (ED #2)
Haruka Chisuga (ED #1-2)
Haruka Yoshimura (ED #1-2)
Hitomi Ohwada (ED #2)
Juri Kimura (ED #1-2)
Masami Okui (OP #2)
Yoko Ishida (OP)
Asami Takano as Misa Tōdō
Haruka Chisuga as Shizuka Sakaki
Haruka Yoshimura as Ema Yasuhara
Hitomi Ohwada as Midori Imai
Juri Kimura as Aoi Miyamori

Ai Kayano as Rinko Ogasawara
Hironori Saitō as Hironori Madoka
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Tarō Takanashi
Ikumi Hayama as Tsubaki Andō
Junji Majima as Yuuichirou Shimoyanagi
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shimeji Maitake (7 episodes
eps 9, 13-15, 17, 20, 23
)
Kengo Takanashi as Yoshiki Sagura
Kenji Hamada as Masashi Yamada
Kotomi Yamakawa as Segawa
Madoka Yonezawa as Sara Satō
Mai Nakahara as Yuka Okitsu
Manami Numakura as Yumi Iguchi
Mari Hino as Nao Shinkawa
Masaya Matsukaze as Hayabusa Watanabe
Motoi Koyanagi as Shigeru Sugie
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Seiichi Kinoshita
Nobuyuki Kobushi as Gōtarō Katsuragi (14 episodes
eps 2, 6, 9-18, 22, 24
)
Rie Takahashi as Akane Uchida
Shinobu Matsumoto as Ryōsuke Endō
Shiori Izawa as Ai Kunogi
Shizuka Itou as Chiemi Doumoto
Shūya Nishiji as Yutaka Honda
Wataru Takagi as Masato Marukawa
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tatsuya Ochiai
Yuri Yamaoka as Erika Yano
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Daisuke Hiraoka

Ai Kayano as Mui Kayana/Arupin
Akinori Egoshi as Hiroshi Kishitani (ep 4)
Chinami Hashimoto as Endō's wife (eps 5-6)
Daiki Hamano as
Episode director A (ep 19)
Gorō Hamasaki (ep 15)
Yūji Atsumi (eps 13-17, 24)
Zaruyoshi Yakushidera (ep 18)
Fumihiko Inoue as Isamu Momose (ep 3)
Haruka Chisuga as Lucy (eps 23-24)
Harumi Sakurai as Manager (eps 9, 13)
Haruo Yamagishi as
store manager (ep 4)
Toshiki Shinoda (ep 4)
Hideaki Nonaka as Saburō Kitano (ep 5)
Hiromichi Tezuka as Hiroaki Houjou (ep 6)
Hironori Saitō as Mitsuyoshi Tsujida (ep 4)
Hiroshi Yanaka as
Pete (ep 19)
Saburō Morimiya (ep 19)
Hisako Kanemoto as Kyōko Suzuki/Aria (eps 18, 20-23)
Ikuji Nose as
Atsushi Yamabuchi (eps 2, 6)
Brass (ep 19)
Dobashi (ep 9)
Kōji Sagamori (ep 19)
Ikumi Hayama as
Idol adult (ep 22)
Interviewee (ep 11)
Receptionist (ep 24)
Varoa (ep 18)
Yui Okui (ep 18)
Itaru Yamamoto as
Cowboy (ep 9)
Interviewee (ep 11)
Masato Onoue (eps 11-12, 23)
Operator (eps 12, 24)
Jiro Saito as
Editor-in-chief (ep 23)
Tatsuya Hantō (ep 9)
Jun Fukushima as Shinsuke Chazawa (6 episodes
eps 13-14, 16-18, 23
)
Juri Kimura as Besobeso (ep 19)
Katsuyuki Konishi as Gen Asugawa (ep 9)
Kazuyuki Okitsu as
Isamu Momose (flashback; ep 19)
Mimura (ep 19)
Ricky (ep 19)
Wataru Nakabayashi (ep 23)
Kenji Hamada as Veteran seiyū (ep 18)
Kento Ishikawa as Mukai (ep 5)
Kotomi Yamakawa as
CM voice (ep 21)
Inspector Gakubo (ep 10)
Kouki Miyata as Chucky (ep 19)
Madoka Yonezawa as
Ayano Makise/Christine (4 episodes
eps 18, 20-21, 24
)

Interviewee (ep 11)
MC woman (ep 22)
Receptionist (ep 24)
Mai Nakahara as
Emi (ep 19)
In-between checker (ep 19)
Mei Nakaharu/Akane
Makoto Yasumura as
Keiji Takekura (ep 11)
Nobuhiro Sakurada (eps 11-12)
Manami Numakura as
Colorist (ep 19)
Hanamaki (ep 24)
Noa (eps 20-24)
Onee-san
Poppy (eps 2, 19)
Mari Hino as
Ema's mother (ep 22)
Girl (ep 12)
Narration (ep 21)
Natsuki (ep 9)
student (ep 4)
Mari Yokoo as Mari Tateo (eps 6, 13)
Masaya Matsukaze as Episode director B (ep 19)
Masayoshi Sugawara as
Hiroshi Iketani (eps 19-21)
Inspector Hattori (ep 24)
Mitsuhide Kisa (7 episodes
eps 3, 6, 8, 11, 15, 21, 24
)

Nobuaki Nakagaito (4 episodes
eps 15, 17, 21, 24
)

Production B (ep 19)
Miho Shinada as Proprietress (ep 18)
Mitsuaki Madono as Takumi Yarase (ep 14)
Mitsuo Iwata as
MC man (ep 22)
Tomigaya
Yoshikazu Inanami (eps 2, 6, 10)
Momoe Kishimoto as Sugie's wife (ep 12)
Nobuo Tobita as Sugesuke Enjō (ep 14)
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Production A (ep 19)
Nobuyuki Kobushi as Production desk (ep 22)
Rie Takahashi as
actress 1 (ep 6)
Asuka Fuji (mixer assistant; 5 episodes
eps 2, 6, 18, 23-24
)

Hiromi Sakuma (ep 9)
Shinobu Mori (ep 4)
student (ep 4)
Riki Kitazawa as Hikaru Hotta (ep 5)
Satomi Moriya as Kaori Miyamori (eps 7-8, 11, 13)
Shinji Kawada as Hisamitsu Isokawa (ep 21)
Shino Shimoji as actress 2 (ep 6)
Shinobu Matsumoto as Nobukatsu Nakayamata (ep 4)
Shinya Hamazoe as
Interviewee (ep 11)
Kiyono (ep 12)
Sasaki (ep 11)
Shinya Takahashi as
Bill (ep 19)
Original creator (eps 16, 23)
Shigeru Sugie (flashback; ep 19)
Takumi Ooyama (eps 2, 10)
Shizuka Itou as
Eri Nakata (eps 2, 6)
Suzuka Itou/Aya
Shouto Kashii as Mitsuaki Kanno (ep 12)
Taishi Murata as
Hashimoto (ep 12)
Interviewee (ep 11)
Onodera (ep 11)
Takahiro Sakurai as Takezō Nogame (ep 23)
Takatsugu Awazu as Miura (ep 9)
Takehito Koyasu as Tsuyoshi Makurada (ep 14)
Taketora as
George (ep 19)
Masahiro Ōkura (eps 18-19, 21)
Wataru Takagi as
Advertising agent (ep 23)
Masahiko Inami (eps 11, 21)
Yuka Keichō as Aoi's mother (eps 4, 13)
Yukari Tamura as Rena Sōma (ep 4)
Yuri Yamaoka as
Idol high schooler (ep 22)
Nagai (ep 9)
student (ep 4)
Tatiana (4 episodes
eps 20-21, 23-24
)
Yūsuke Kobayashi as
Buddy (ep 19)
Masato Marukawa (flashback; ep 19)
Yutaka Aoyama as Toshiyasu Kōno (eps 10, 21)
Yuuki Hayashi as Kōichi Tateishi (eps 9-10)
Japanese companies
2D Works: T2 Studio
3DCGI:
Aera Laboratory (ep 12)
IKIF+ (OP2; ED2; 4 episodes
eps 10, 12, 15, 17
)

J.C. Staff (ep 23)
P.A. Works
Animation Production: P.A. Works
Backgrounds:
Bamboo
Ogura Kobo (ep 19)
Studio Suu
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2014-10-15)
BS Fuji (2014-10-13)
Mainichi Broadcasting System (2014-10-12)
Tokyo MX (2014-10-09)
Tulip-TV (2014-10-20)
TV Aichi (2014-10-10)
Color Design:
asread (ep 20)
Studio Road
Editing: Jay Film
Effects: T2 Studio
Font Cooperation: Fontworks Inc.
Internet Streaming:
Bandai Channel (2014-10-27)
Niconico (2014-10-13)
Key Animation:
Be Loop (eps 5-6, 9, 16)
Hanil Animation (ep 13)
J-Cube (eps 5-6)
Kinema Citrus (eps 12, 24)
P.A. Works (13 episodes
eps 1-5, 7-8, 17, 19, 21-24
)

Seigasha (ep 13)
Studio Cosmo (ep 20)
Studio Wanpack (eps 5-6)
YABES (ep 13)
Photography: T2 Studio
Photography Assistance: Nexus (eps 15, 17)
Production Assistance:
asread (ep 20)
Magic Bus (eps 13, 18)
Nexus (eps 11, 15, 17)
Recording Studio: Studio T&T
Video Editing: Good Job Tokyo
English staff
English cast
Translation: Anna Exter
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford
Subtitling: Anna Exter
(none)
English companies
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
French staff
French companies
(none)
Broadcaster: J-One
Internet Streaming: Anime Digital Network
French cast
(none)

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