Shirobako is a Japanese anime series directed by Tsutomu Mizushima. It premiered on October 9, 2014. Let us read to find out how season 1 of the series came to an end!
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Shirobako Season 1 Recap
The anime is about Aoi Miyamori and her four high school best friends, Shizuka Sakaki, Midori Imai, Misa Todo, and Ema Yasuhara. They were a part of their high school’s animation club and one day they worked together and their anime labor of love was shown at the cultural festival.
This made the friends determined to enter the animation industry and work together to release anime together. Two years later after their graduation, Aoi works as a production assistant at an animation studio named Musashino Animation. In the same studio Misa works as a 3D graphics artist, Midori works as a writer, Ema works as an animator and Shizuka works as a voice actress.
Even though it has been two years the friends still have hope to bring their dreams into reality. Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori still wish to make a real animated feature of their own as professionals.
The rest of the series shows how Aoi and her friends find their path to success while working on an anime. The series focuses on how the friends achieve their dream with determination in spite of facing various obstacles.
Shirobako Season 1 Ending Explained
The finale of the series focuses mainly on Aoi and the staff trying to finish editing the anime. They try their best to work together and finish the anime as soon as possible. Emma decides to draw, Midori is doing the research, Misa works on the 3D and Aoi makes sure everything is going right.
Everyone puts in their best effort and tries to finish it with their dedication and hard work. But Tanokura-san gets unavailable as he was working with ATAX for a movie so now they are short on staff.
So Hiraoko-san helps them by calling someone who knows about the keyframe progress. They are almost finished with their editing work and on the day of delivery, they face a lot of struggle in delivering the tapes.
They all separate and go to deliver the tapes to different broadcasting stations. They face a lot of inconveniences while delivering the tape. But they succeed in delivering after overcoming their hurdles.
The after part for the success of the anime is hosted. Miyamori Aoi was asked to go and give a speech. She thanked everyone for involving in the making of this anime as their different skills came together to finish the final product. She ends her speech by hoping to work on another anime together. The director meets Nabe-chan to discuss how he got another famous anime decided to release next year. And he replies that he got another Kinoshita Seiichi original project too. They celebrate their future projects.
The finale of the anime shows the character celebrating their release at the after-party. Aoi and her friends discuss how they are together and still work together. They are fascinated by how they bought their dreams into reality together. The season ends with the friends vowing to make great anime again.
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