Ema's cuteness is a miracle of the prefecture.
This show is way too enjoyable despite being a behind the scenes look at what goes on inside an anime studio.
Bully, fuck in one night stand, Marry and have 2.5 children together
Because it's simultaneously a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the life of an attractive and single early-20's adult woman
Is there a .webm of Ema playing with the cat. Kawaii as fuck.
Introverted girl from a strict and extremely conservative old-style family with a domineering father. I'd gather the only time she ever saw a cat was cooked on her dinnerplate.
I've been away for half a year or so. Is this the third season of Nagi no Asukara?
Midori seems like she'd be tonnes of fun to drink with and have silly stupid conversations.
I'd have trouble keeping up with Zuka, she seems to be so high-energy. I bet she's a dancer.
Oi-chan would take the initiative so hard you'd need to wear a helmet. It might be dangerous for your pelvic bones to be around a drunk Oi-chan when she's wearing her
Bitch, you stole it.
[Mai uncontrollable boner for Twintails intensifies]
I know what you mean. While I'm not interested in doing animation, I can relate to Ema's frustrations. Sometimes you just want to git gud faster and you end up losing perspective.
This episode was actually pretty insightful.
>My tooth is hurting again
>But I can't go to the dentist...
>MIYAMORI-SAN, DO I GET PAID MORE THAN YOUR SISTER TOO?
I have 27 years and have a fulfilling job in IT.
Goth Loli-sama is eternal.
But I am basically my own boss since I get to choose my own clients.
I'll probably open my own practice once I built up a significant client base and have enough of a nest egg to mitigate any financial risks.
She don't need to since she get more than other 4
>super close to all of your friends in highschool, share the same hobby
>time to pick careers/ colleges
>you and all of your friends are looking into animation, your shared passion
>realize you can't draw for beans
>realize production-level stuff is way out of your league
>realize 3d is an option
>realize you can actually make good money doing it and still have a foot in the door of the industry you love
>alienated by all of your friends who went the 2d route
>never get invited to hang out or drink
>never get any messages or contact from them
>totally cut-off, alone in a demanding and high-stress profession
>can't take it.
I can't wait. A fresh new flavour of suffering to enjoy.
Her face when you talk about credit.
This fucking show. My heart can't take this much cute.
>never get invited to hang out or drink
You guys forget few episodes ago pretty fast huh
Her petite body HER PETITE BODY FOR A 22-26 YEAR OLD UNF
We have her so that's all it matters. Her headphones are on sale too.
I was thought it was neat that Sugie passed 'it' down to Oogasawara who passed it down to Iguchi who passed it down to Ema.
This is the face of adulthood
That cake does look rather nice.
AKG K 240
It's a good thing I realized this early.
No nee-san to dote on you. ;_;
Time to make more money soon, eh Kirito?
There's just a sort of desperate energy to her. Like she's throwing herself at fun as though her sanity depended on it.
It was kind of sad, really. Especially when you realize she had to visit her sister because she had no social life of her own to speak of and it was the only way to get real human contact.
Why is their family so perfect? I want their charismatic genes.
>Can't have Uni years at 25 now
Had this Slav friend that was real into Dost-chan while she was simultaneously slipping into nihilism, the exact opposite view of that guy. Made for hilarious conversations and existential dread to deal with nihilism sessions.
Their cheerfulness and optimism are just a farce
Deep down they are actually suffering.
>Nee-chan is struggling and hating on her dead end job as an OL
>slightest stress/things not going her way will cause Aoi to talk to herself and have mental disillusions of talking dolls
There's always grad school?
Except if you in a good grad program it's pretty much non-stop suffering.
Aoi sees you being idle.
I can only imagine
Working in that drab existential nightmare of an office, slowly dying inside while your parents priase your younger sister that's run off to the city to pursue her dreams
Think the grass must be so much greener every moment of every day your mind slowly rots in that grey block of a life
Finally snap, able to bear it no longer
Book time off and pack up to visit your sister in short notice
Absolutely everything you see and do while visiting just goes to show how, in every way shape in form, the grass is actually so much greener
Realize with a cool emptiness that the only thing you have over these wonderfully cheer and vibrant people is money, which now seems to weigh in your pocket like a black lump of coal, reminding you of the chances you threw away just to have a safe and steady supply of it.
All too soon, leave to return home, with the painful understanding that you're stepping out of colour and happiness only to return to pallid grey nothing, and that there's absolutely nothing you can ever do that will change that fact
This must be what the face of anguish looks like
An old bud of mine in college always used to go out of his way to chat up homeless folks whenever we were out. I remember one time after a barhop he started talking to some shady looking old guy on the buss. The dude had a big, scraggly grey beard and looked like he must easily be 50. The 2 of them, my shitfaced friend and this total fucking stranger, end up chatting about Plato's Republic, which the old dude actually fucking had a copy on him, for like an hour long bus trip. Those 2 hit it off so hard we invited him along and ended up playing poker in a public park and talking about greek philosophy until sunrise
God I miss having friends
This is anime, not real life, anon. If Tarou even manages to stay employed over the next three years the only career change he'll get is being demoted from Production Assistant to Erika's bitch.
This and Gargantia both talk about youngsters moving into society and facing the hardships of life. I cannot believe how Shirobako sends the message right compared to Gargantia.
I like top's look better but bottom's smug look and personality makes my dick diamonds.
So, both I guess.
>hfw you say yes
Is working in a credit union better than being a banker?
Don't think even for a second that I didn't miss the subtle yuri undertones
Kao-chan-neesan is the best suga-momma
Was she going to reveal the power level of the old man?
Old man, stronk.
>That one girl everybody knows, more average than your average geek, less attractive than your average girl. Gets a little attention from desperate guys and she fucks them to reassure herself. Don't be that girl.
You fucking piece of paper
Why's she so mean to the old man?
It's more ethical if you are the type of person who cares about those things.
But let's be honest, she's a low level employee and low level employees are generally going to be treated similarly whether they are at banks or credit unions. It's not like she's an investment banker
Ponkan8 version of the all the girls when?
Remember to take care of your onee-chans.
What a bitch.
>tfw I have to be the person who tells people to clean the coffee and tea things properly when they finish with them
Seriously though, it's not fucking hard to clean up after yourselves and sometimes it pisses you off.
Well yeah, there's absolutely no excuse for slovenliness in the workplace, especially when you leave a mess in a publicly used area.
The amount of people that have absolutely no consideration for other people that they share their workspace with is galling.
Somebody's knowledge of Japanese and Japanese culture is worse than they think it is.
Anon, what's your number?
He's an old man, she's a cute girl, you expect him to call him Iguchi-chan? That'd just sound perverted at the worst, and Iguchi-san would imply they're even roughly on the same level, when he's much much older and much more experienced. Kun is a polite way of addressing her in this case, it neither is overly respectful nor is indicating he sees her as lesser or less capable because she's a woman or because she's younger.
>the anime ends and no man saves her from her terrible life
>All this talk of ambition
Cao Cao is pleased
Endou suffered too
>Nabe-P is special
How awesome of a Producer is this guy?
Oi chan makes the best faces.
>Not self-inserting as multiple characters within an anime, even little girls
You're limiting yourself.
Hypothetically, what would it I mean if I had a dream where I
turn into Aoi and get down on my knees with my ass pointed at a mirror and watch myself fingering my pussy.
I want to insert myself into Ema.
No. I'd tell her that she is a good girl, gifted artist, and a beautiful person who deserves to have all of her dreams come true.
What kind of sick fuck do you take me for?
>What kind of sick fuck do you take me for?
You'll come around.
How did PA Works go from Glasslip to this masterpiece?
I'd tell her that no matter how hard she tries, it doesn't mean that things will work out. That she might not have any talent, or any hope.
But that despite that, I'd love her any ways and that as long she's willing to try, I'd be willing to support her no matter how many seasons seem to pass. That I'd be ready to celebrate her success and pick her up from her failures.
I already am a sick fuck too be completely honest. Ema is just 2pure4me so I feel an overwhelming desire to protect and make her happy rather than my usual inclination to degrade and defile.Shit sucks.
>That she might not have any talent, or any hope.
Your joking right? She's already got her foot in the door as it is and her superiors and co-workers have stated on numerous occasions that she has serious talent/potential. We're well and truly past the point of questioning whether or not Ema has the necessary talent, it's simply a matter of refining her skills and improving her output.
she's not real so none of this really matters.
She's going to be perpetually stressed, exhausted, and starving. Oh, and she commutes to work on a bike.
I give it two weeks before the Japanese cold makes her swerve her bike into a truck.
If he's desperate there's always Plan C.
Ri chan's face when she can never meet Dost kun. ;_;
Holy shit, the implication of the mixer conversation.
So the credit union organizes a mixer between single, young woman employees and married men, so they could develop business connections, right?
Holy shit that's called whoring your employee and force them to please old men for money.
The idea is that the 'mixer' is really just an intercompany social. The company has no real stake in hooking up its employees, they just call it a mixer to get their desperate single employees to go to it out of false hope. Even the ones that know it's a glorified social and is going to be full of married folk are still going to go, because it's literally the only chance to 'mix' they have.
And that's just utterly pathetic.
>knowing the skytree's height is common sense
>the comment about how Aoi should eat fancier snacks
>comment about how tokyo doesn't look much too different with her hometown
Why is the sister so sad? Only an excited tourist would actually care about the height of a tower. And she also project herself to Aoi, thinking that unlike herself, city girls should act like how she thought city girls should be.
Not that anon but he kind of does actually. He just dresses it up nicely.
>There's a good chance you will fail no matter hard you try but it's okay because I will support you unconditionally while you waste time chasing a unrealistic dream
>and if by some small chance you suceed than we'll have a party
So what anon was offering her is a safety net that shits on her dreams and doesn't really believe she has what it takes to suceed. While such a safety net is undoubtedly useful it is probably nowhere near what Ema wants or even needs and not the least bit romantic as far as I am concerned.
So like an erotic SOS?
I don't think hook-ups would help these folk much. Once you pass cake-age trapped in a dead-end job, about the only hope left in your life is that you'll manage to get married.
Most people have learned by the time they're that age that a fuckbeacon emanating from their phone isn't a way to find a stable long-term relationship.
>tfw they say daijobu but you know it's not daijobu
Most people on this show seem to be suffering.
Is Shirobako actually a deconstruction of modern Japanese society enclosed in a seemingly happy SoL shell? If so, it would certainly explain all the Dostoyevsky references. Shirobako has it all: the trials of both realism (soul crushing bank job) and idealism (working 80 hour weeks in poverty), the ephemeral nature of youth and success (Segwa, the director), irrational visions and voices (creepy dolls), etc etc.
It really is brilliant.
I love Oi-chan, but recently I've taken a liking to Erika, what should I do?
>Because it's simultaneously a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the life of an attractive and single early-20's adult woman
That's bullshit. If that's true, then why aren't there any scenes of them riding 4-5 different dicks a month?
More like because it's real life and not your twisted brain.
She works. She barely has time to hang out with her friends. She's lucky that she gets to go home to sleep most of the time. And even if she had the time for a guy she doesn't have a lot of good ways to meet them given that the ones she interacts with most are old, fat or Tarou. They're all work colleagues anyway, and most people try to avoid that.
Entry level work is terrible no matter where you go.
You gotta pay your dues and move up the ranks before you start getting the dividends:
Namely letting young associates do all the mindnumbing, pain in the ass work and taking all the good part for yourself.
She was a PA at some point in her career before she took the cushier job.
>yeah yeah, now bring me 280 more millions
Jesus is this what real life is like?
It's like you've never had a job before.
Protip: every job is suffering, that's why they have to pay people to do them.
Not really. There is a large middle ground of jobs which are satisfied and earn you enough to live.
That's basically the point of her subplot. All the other girls doing something they love after all even if they need to deal with a lot of shit.
There are some great jobs out there. The problem is that they are super competitive and require that you have experience, connections, and some degree of competence. So most 20-30 year old are not getting those jobs.
So how long has Goth loli sama been in the business?
I'm guessing at least a decade or two.