All forms of anime are centered on the industry itself. These are the best examples.
The anime industry in Japan is enormous, and while it has been popular around the world for many years, the behind-the-scenes activities of those who are interested are becoming increasingly appealing to fans. Anime series like In/Spectre are being produced by American corporations like Crunchyroll and Netflix in collaboration with Japanese producers. With their Anime in America podcast and behind the scenes documentaries on episodes like Tower of God and The God of High School, Crunchyroll has taken a more active role in the Anime business.
Many Japanese anime enthusiasts have been interested in the industry for a long time. So much so that the art of creating manga and anime has its own subgenre. There is an anime series for every level of otaku, from young people who want to be mangakas to adults who work in the industry.
Is it really a dream without a tragic backstory and some sort of romantic attraction as a desired outcome? Bakuman’s protagonist, Moritaka Mashiro, aspires to be a well-known mangaka like his hero, uncle Mashiro. Before Akito Takagi convinced him to join forces with him when his uncle died from overwork, he had put the dream to rest.
Akito and Moritaka go through the difficulties and tribulations of making manga and trying to get it published in Weekly Shnen Jump as a team. Both Akito and Moritaka are driven by their desire to be with their crush, Miho Azuki, who also dreams of becoming a voice actress.
2. Seiyu’s Life!
Voice acting is a highly sought-after and competitive field, no matter where you live. On the surface, it looks like a lot of fun, but behind the scenes, things can go awry. Seiyu’s Life! was created by Masumi Asano, a voice actress, to provide prospective voice actors an inside look at the industry.
Seiyu’s Life! chronicles the journey of Futaba Ichinose and her two voice actress companions, Rin Kohana and Ichigo Moesaki, as they struggle to make it in this tough industry. It is at this time that Futaba and the rest of the crew audition, network, and even meet some of the most well-known voice actors in the industry.
3. Animation Runner Kuromi
The main character of Animation Runner Kuromi, Mikiko “Kuromi” Oguro, has achieved fame and fortune. Studio Petit is her ideal job after graduating from animation school. Dreams, on the other hand, aren’t always as they appear. As a result of being unwell after meeting the director, Kuromi takes over as Production Manager. When Kuromi encounters sluggish animators in the studio, she must muster the energy to complete the second episode of the anime they’re working on.
Kuromi is confronted with difficult decisions in both of the OVA’s of the series, which affect the ultimate output of the animation the studio is working on. Only Kuromi can save the day while also managing the animation company.
4. Girlish Number
Being destined for stardom but feeling like no one else is aware of it is the most maddening feeling. Chitose Karasuma, the protagonist of Girlish Number, falls into this category. After becoming bored with her job, Chitose chooses to become a voice actress in an attempt to shake things up. Chitose, who works for her older brother’s agency, is only being cast in minor roles. There are times when she’s unable to get along with her colleagues.
There are additional bad aspects of the voice acting industry that are shown in Girlish Number, such as a lack of potential work, not being cast in roles, entitled actors, and dealing with public comments. Girlish Number.
In Shirobako, a group of five friends who grew up dreaming of working in the anime industry have made their dreams come true. They formed a close-knit group in high school because of their shared passion for anime and animation. At their school, they form an animation club, and they work together to produce an anime. They all agree that when they grow up, they want to work in the sector.
When the five buddies reach adulthood, only two of them are employed by an animation studio; the others are still trying to make it in the business. This anime takes a look at the various paths one can take in order to achieve a goal.
6. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
In animation, every role is critical and each animator has a unique set of skills to contribute. Keep Your Hands Off of Eizouken! An animation club is formed by Midori Asakusa, Tsubame Mizusaki, and Sayaka Kanamori, who pretend to be members of the Motion Picture Club.
Tsubame focuses on figures and movements, while Midori prefers to create landscapes and backdrops. Sayaka, on the other hand, is the brains behind the operation. Audio and promotion are handled by additional members of the group. While everyone may have their own reasons for joining, they are united by a common goal in mind.
7. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
People might get so engrossed in their own thoughts that they lose sight of the world around them. In The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, this is the situation for the circle of pals. When Sorata Kanda refuses to give up the stray cats he has been keeping in his dorm, he is forced to move into Sakura Hall, an outcast dorm. He meets a group of kids in Sakura Hall who are all passionate about art.
As a talented artist and aspiring mangaka, Mashiro Shiina hardly functions because she is so engrossed in her work. The desire of Nanami Aoyama to pursue a career in voice acting is in direct opposition to her parents’ expectations. A talented animator, Jin Mitaka, is pursuing a career as a screenwriter. Every one of them lends a hand to the aspirations of those around them.
8. Comic Girls
While being a manga artist is a goal for many, it is not without its difficulties. Manga artist Kaoruko Moeta, better known by her pen name “Chaos,” is confused when a reader poll shows that her work isn’t as popular as it should be. In order to further her development as a manga artist, she transfers to a dorm for girls only.
In the dorms, Kaoruko encounters three distinct types of manga artists, each with their own set of problems. A popular shnen manga artist, Koyume is a shjo manga artist who has no love experience, and Ruki is an erotic manga artist. Their friendship evolves as they help each other become better mangakas.
9. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
As is customary in romantic anime, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun begins with the confession of a high school girl’s crush. Chiyo Sakura’s crush, on the other hand, appears to be dismissive of her since he thinks she’s a fan. ‘Sakiko Yumeno,’ the pen name of Umetarou Nozaki, is actually a published mangaka, and Chiyo has no idea who she’s falling for.
Nozaki hires Chiyo as a manga artist’s assistant instead of returning the affection he had for her. Both of them are constantly on the lookout for new sources of inspiration for his comics, whether it’s from books, movies, or other media.
10. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku
To Fall In Love Is A Difficult Task But if anime and manga aren’t technically the subject of Otaku, the industry that fuels them is certainly covered. Otakus, or “extreme” fans in the United States, buy the anime, manga, figurines, exclusive merchandise, costumes, and more. They also spend a lot of time watching the anime and manga. Narumi and Hirotaka, the protagonists of Wotakoi, are both otakus. Narumi is a total sucker for anything related to the “boys’ love genre” of anime and manga. Hirotaka is totally engrossed in the world of computer and video games.
Narumi and Hirotaka, together with Hanako and Kabakura, navigate their budding romance while attending conventions, composing doujinshi, collecting comics, dressing up in costumes, and participating in video games. Wotakoi is a cute look at Japan’s otaku community.