Shirobako and Comic Party both portray the anime industry as tough and fulfilling.
Although it is extremely tough to enter into the anime industry, many anime enthusiasts aim to one day become a well-known figure in the industry. Anime is a popular yet hard professional path for many artists, who use their work to convey their dissatisfaction with the industry in ways that explore both its positive and negative aspects.
To make their art, artists, directors, producers and voice actors go through a lot of problems. Some anime better than others at highlighting these difficulties, but not all of them. While some take a more upbeat approach in an effort to make the processes more approachable, others take a more somber one in an effort to warn newbies and fans alike that the industry isn’t all sunshine and roses.
An excellent female-led animation, Shirobako passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors. Students agree to work together on an anime one day after graduation, and everyone chooses a job in the business in order to accomplish their dreams.
In terms of anime-making, Shirobako is one of the best. Production assistant Aoi is the protagonist of this story, which deals with the making of an anime from start to finish. An original series and a manga adaptation are shown throughout the show’s creation, illustrating the studio’s problems and triumphs in making the work.
9 Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken
Three young girls, despite their school, peers, and parents’ disapproval, attempt to make short animated films in the face of adversity. They each bring a unique skill to the table, including budgeting, idea design, and animation.
To Eizouken’s credit, he depicts an accurate picture of the animation industry in which hard deadlines and high standards are the norm. Kanamori, one of the females, enforces rigorous restrictions and budgets, forcing the artists to compromise on their original visions, yet they persevere and produce wonderful work.
8 Remake Our Life
Kyoya, an aspiring but under-appreciated game developer, is sent back in time 10 years and given the chance to start over. It is through the friendships he makes with a group of brilliant people (an artist/singer/writer) that he sets out to become a successful developer Kyoya has to deal with his own insecurities as he helps his buddies conquer theirs, which isn’t an easy task.
Short films and a visual novel-like game employing anime characters are created by the group as a whole.
Remake Our Life explores the ugly side of production, as well as the motivations of artists, how they work together, and what it takes to produce something truly exceptional.
Mashiro and Takagi are facing their own uncertainties and Mashiro’s dread of overworking as they try to publish a manga together. Overwork is a big issue in the creative sector, and Bakuman sensitively examines the topic, looking at why manga takes so long to develop and why authors sometimes have to take breaks.
This is a touching story of two friends working together to build something they can be proud of while also adhering to their core values. Also joining them is Azuki, a would-be voice actor whom Mashiro vows to marry if their comic is successful enough to get an anime adaptation.
6 Comic Party
While originally a dating-sim video game, “Comic Party” follows Kazuki and his friends as they try to make and sell their own self-published manga at Tokyo’s popular Comiket convention. Kazuki assembles a team and goes through the grueling but satisfying process of generating manga, against the objections of his childhood friend.
However, experiencing Kazuki’s devotion and going to various conventions with him helped to win over a childhood buddy who was first skeptical of his new professional path. Kazuki, unlike many anime protagonists, is a somewhat gifted artist who works hard to produce work he can be proud of, unlike many protagonists who are overpowered from the start.
5 Seiyu’s Life
Anime Sore Ga Seiyuu tells the story of three novice voice actresses who are attempting to break into the anime voice acting industry. For the first time in their lives, they have a radio show to help them get noticed.
This episode explores the reasons why manyvoice actors are underappreciated. It is clear from the first frame that performers are putting in their best effort as they deal with demanding producers and rivalry from more well-known celebrities. The characters are endearing to the viewer because of their cuteness, and the tale makes it easy to root for them.
It’s called Genshiken, and it follows a group of otaku (Japanese slang for geeks or nerds) as they engage in anime-related pastimes like visiting Akihabara, playing video games, and dressing up as their favorite anime characters. Ogiue, a yaoi lover and manga artist, leads the club’s Second Generation. She frequently asks the club to assist her in completing assignments.
A slice-of-life anime like Lucky Star or Welcome to the NHK, Genshiken’s representation of otaku culture has a lot in common with such shows, with otakus taking center stage and the club’s interests receiving positive attention.
After being informed he is too “textbook” to succeed in the art world, renowned calligrapher Handa relocates to a lonely island to establish his own unique style of calligraphy. With the help of the island’s residents, Handa develops an appreciation for the island’s residents, including the irresponsible young girl Naru who frequently causes mischief around his home.
Several characters on the show, including Tamako, an aspiring manga artist, are likewise interested in the art sector. Handa’s art improves and he learns to know the folks he thought were unusual and old-fashioned at first in this lighthearted animation.
2 Girlish Number
Until she wins a role in an idol anime with four other actresses, Chitose is an overconfident voice actor who blames the industry for her lack of success. At one point, Chitose imagined herself on a red carpet, surrounded by loving fans, and she frequently misbehaves with her peers because of her crafty and outspoken character. She is self-absorbed and craves attention.
Taking a hard look at the anime business, Girlish Number typically depicts the producers and directors of Chitose’s program as intrusive and greedy individuals who use intimidation to force their employees to do what they want.
1 Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun follows Sakura as she tries to attract manga writer Nozaki to notice her, a beautiful romantic animation that even non-anime fans should watch. Sakura becomes Nozaki’s helper through his manga, which allows her to get to know him better and introduces a slew of new characters who aid him in his work.
In a lighthearted manner, the anime depicts the trials and tribulations of becoming a manga creator. Nozaki, for example, puts on several cosplay costumes to get a sense of the emotions of his characters. It is difficult for Sakura to express her affections for Nozaki because the artist is more concerned with generating wonderful manga and frequently prioritizes his job, ignoring Sakura’s emotions.