Despite killing off my favourite character fairly on, Shirobako was an enjoyable show. On the one hand, it is a show about how anime gets made. More importantly, it’s about people who get the anime made. Obviously, the people behind the show about people who get anime made have lots of experiences and great stories and inside jokes they want to convey. I imagine it’s a lot like our own ideas about how great a show would be if it were about our workplace. Actually making it interesting and entertaining is the difficult part, of course, which is why there’s no show based on any of my workplaces.