Today’s focus is one of the characters from Shirobako, Imai Midori!
Note: I have since made a video version of this post. You can see it here.
The concept of “waifus” has been around for quite a long time, but only rarely do I come across a character I’d consider using the term for. Someone, while fictional, who stands far apart from the crowd and you can imagine being a significant other (at least in an ideal situation) is quite rare. Even then, narrowing this down to 10 characters was quite difficult, but here are my top 10 waifus!
For adding three shows to my favorites – and supplementing two series that were already there – it was a pretty good year.
This past Sunday, I stopped by Makuhari, Chiba, for a little event – the Shirobako Aki-Matsuri (fall festival). There were doughnuts, dances, and (the voice actresses of) pretty young anime girls. So it was a pretty good time.
I don’t have a girlfriend, but I do have two songs I can post for this one. They’re relevant enough.
Honestly, the only songs that came to mind immediately are from soundtracks. But they’re still very appropriate.
Shirobako is more than an anime about the medium itself. It is a story about aspiration and apathy; success and failure; talent and ineptitude. But above all else, it is the best show I have ever seen.
“If you have a goal, then you should think about what exactly you have to do in order to achieve it. If you can’t quite picture your own future, you won’t be able to start getting there, no matter what your goal is.”
– Tateishi Rikazu, Shirobako
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Here we are at the end of the winter season! As a whole, it’s been pretty good, and fortunately there’s one standout that is definitely taking a spot in my favorites.
To celebrate the best show of the season, Crunchyroll put on a contest focused on the five main characters of Shirobako – five girls working five different jobs within the anime industry. For each of these five positions, there is a specific contest.
So, for some reason, I’ve decided to try my hand at (almost) all of them. Results vary.
Compared to 2013, this year’s anime were rather lackluster. Last year had Monogatari Series Second Season, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Bakuman, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Non Non Biyori, Madoka Magica Rebellion, White Album 2, Psycho-Pass… it’s hard to measure up to all that. Regardless, there were certainly some standouts in 2014, and those are the ones that made the cut!