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Shirobako is an anime television series produced by Warner Entertainment Japan and studio P.A.Works, which handled the animation. The series was directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and aired in Japan between October 9, 2014 and March 26, 2015

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Are anime still submitted to broadcasters in tape form?

In Shirobako, the studio has to deliver the tapes to broadcasters physically. I'm not surprised that this is a process, but I am surprised that there's nothing more modern in place. Early on, we ...
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Who are the characters on the girls' planes in Shirobako?

In the intro to Shirobako, the girls are shown flying in fighter jets. Each of them has a design under the cockpit - presumably related to the characters. I can't figure them all out though. This is ...
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Is there an 'angel dance' outside of the Shirobako anime?

In Shirobako episode 16, Ema is caught doing a little dance exercise on the roof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvlVueWyu18 CrunchyRoll's subtitles call this the 'Angel Dance' exercise. There's no ...
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Are there real life counterparts to the characters in the anime?

Has there been an official credible reference that there are real life counterparts to the characters in shirobako? I heard from a friend today that there are real life counterparts to the cast just ...
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Is Jiggly Jiggly Heaven a reference to an existing series?

Jiggly Jiggly Heaven is the series that the animation team in Shirobako worked on previously that was notorious for a disastrous episode. Specifically, the ninth episode. It became an internet ...
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What are the real life counterparts of the anime studios mentioned in episode 12 of Shirobako?

In episode 12 of Shirobako, five major animation studios were listed: スタジオカナン (Studio Canaan) barmedéa 武蔵野アニメーション (Musashino Animation) The born G.I.STAFF I'm pretty sure "G.I....
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What changes were made to Shirobako episode 6?

The original version of Shirobako which aired on TV was pulled off streaming sites like CrunchyRoll due to rights issues (see ANN for more info). Since then, an edited version has been added to ...
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What is Idepon in Shirobako a reference to?

I think this might be a real life reference. Is there a real life counterpart to the Idepon series that is being talked about in shirobako?
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What does "shirobako" mean in terms of the anime?

Shirobako is supposed to mean white box, and is a conjunction of "shiro" (white) and "hako" (box). The "h" in "hako" turns into a "b" when you join the two words. Thanks @LoganM for the explanation. ...
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