Comments on: Shirobako: Flippin’ Good http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2015/01/29/shirobako-flippin-good/ You're only as old as you feel. damn... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:07:27 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 By: omo http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2015/01/29/shirobako-flippin-good/comment-page-1/#comment-314342 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:07:27 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3869#comment-314342 All these elements you guys mentioned are great, but for me what sealed the deal is the recontextualization of the themes explored. I really liked this latest episode too, because it was a great exploration of the role of the woman in the workplace. The whole combination of being new at something, taking up a career goal, overcoming challenges (but not by yourself and yet by yourself at the same time), learning to push back against your cis male counterparts who just didn’t know better, etc, in a professional manner. All rooted in some semblance of reality, drawing from a source where you know some person in the Industry had to go through something like this.

And that’s just one thing. A thing that is so rarely depicted in anime (or mass media in general). There are so many other things.

Turning it 90 degrees, the fact that your post (and many of the comments, it seems) are praising Shirobako for what and how it executed, context-mostly-free, also just says that this is simple solid anime. I just think there’s at least one more dimension more than that to draw on.

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By: Shinmaru http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2015/01/29/shirobako-flippin-good/comment-page-1/#comment-314337 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:31:42 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3869#comment-314337 Of all the qualities that make Shirobako excellent, I think what I appreciate most is that it gets the most out of every character, no matter how much screen time they get. Whenever we see someone who hasn’t been around for an episode or two, I always react like, “Oh, hey, I wonder how they’ve been doing this whole time!” like they’re an old friend of mine, haha.

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By: TWWK http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2015/01/29/shirobako-flippin-good/comment-page-1/#comment-314336 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:17:52 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3869#comment-314336 Such a good series – it’s been a long time, I think, since I’ve watched an anime where I feel so invested in the characters’ lives. Shirobako makes me feel as if I work at Musashino!

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By: Schneider Heim http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/2015/01/29/shirobako-flippin-good/comment-page-1/#comment-314332 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:44:33 +0000 http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/?p=3869#comment-314332 I think I have a little more insight into Iguchi from this episode. She might be gay?

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