Wakaba Girl Episode 7 Thoughts

Rating: 3/5 happy clouds Seriously, it would not be a slice of life summer fluff anime without a yukata-festival-fireworks episode. I was pretty surprised that the episode happened as quickly as it did because I thought the girls would initlally … Continue reading

Wakaba Girl Episode 6 Rant

Rating: 3/5 happy clouds Wakaba girl is one of those series that reminds me how much I enjoy blogging about series out of a general pure love for that series. I find that I try to follow a lot of … Continue reading

Wakaba Girl Episode 4 and 5 Rant

Episode 4 Rating: 3/5 happy clouds I don’t expect much from Wakaba Girl except the adorable cuteness of everyday scenes. Episode four delivers just that with its adorable weekend meet-up with the girls. It begins with Moe, Nao and Shiba … Continue reading

Wakaba Girl Episode 3 Rant & Review

Rating: 3/5 happy clouds Now, before I get into the main review of Wakabe Girl’s episode three, I’ve decided to review this slice of life series in a more easy-going pace and attitude than other series. I already get the … Continue reading

Wakaba-girl Episodes 1-2 Impressions

Rating: 4/5 happy clouds I cannot tell you why this series makes me so happy and bubbly. It follows the daily adventures of four girls who have just entered high school. It’s really nothing special and most of the plot … Continue reading

Shirobako Episode 24 Thoughts & Series Overview

I ended up missing the finale week of Shirobako because of my European travel plans however I’m so excited to be getting back to the last episode of the series because it has been one of those series that’s kept … Continue reading

Shirobako Episode 23 Thoughts

Shirobako Episode 23 (10)S**t hits the fan when the original author of Aerial Girls disapproves of the final episode’s storyboards. The entire production company is in an uproar considering the fact that the recording has been finished on the series. The worst part is that the author wants a BAD ending where his protagonist doesn’t even redeem herself by flying again. Aria ends up giving up the skies in an anticlimactic ending mess. Awks.

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As a result of this mess, we end up getting a bit of introspection on the director’s role in the production company. Unfortunately, it mainly rests on him to come up with new storyboards for the ending of the series. Fortunately enough we get to see an epic showdown between Director Kinoshita and the creator of Aerial Girls. Pretty intense by Shirobako standards.


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Somehow the narration ends up drawing parallels in the theme of teamwork and determination between the production team and the Third Aerial Girls Squad. It’s quite a pensive and touching moment to see the Director empathize so much with the girls. The creator however, has a different interpretation on the characters and as clumsy and derpy as the Director is, he is fairly perceptive when it comes to understanding people. I’m quite impressed with how his character turned out overall.

The two end up finding a proper strategy to Aria’s character development. It’s also BRILLIANT how the series ties together the last of the girls in the series because Zuka-chan-senpai is FINALLY pulled into the anime world. She was SO CLOSE to getting Catherine’s part, I’m so happy that she ends up getting Catherine’s younger sister’s part.

They gave Zuka-chan the EXACT ending she needed and still kept to the grounded realism of the series. It seems like this part is the perfect part for Zuka-chan as well and I can’t help but be as moved as Miyamori in this scene as she was in the studio for one of her best friend’s very first voice acting roles. With this episode, ALL the Shirobako girls have succeeded in their goal to work on the same anime project together. I couldn’t be prouder of them.

– Cloudy

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Shirobako Episode 22 Thoughts

“I believe that talent, first and foremost, is the ability to take a chance and to be calm enough to learn from mistakes…” – Ema Rating: 3.5/5 curious clouds I actually really enjoyed how the series shifted over to focus … Continue reading

Shirobako Episode 21 Review

Ah, there’s nothing like a donut to go with some anime… Rating: 3/5 curious clouds Shirobako continues to explore Miyamori’s own motivations within the animation industry, a question that’s been skimmed over through the duration of the series because it’s … Continue reading

Shirobako Episode 20 Review

Rating: 4.2/5 curiously happy clouds “I don’t have anything that I want to do… I don’t know if I’ll ever find anything either.” To be honest I was quite surprised that Shirobako has decided to delve so much into the … Continue reading