Man, this episode was a doozy. A WHOLE lot happened!
Heyo. Halfway through the series!
Alternatively, this reaction can be entitled, “Holy hell, this episode was fantastic.”
Keeping it going, we’re ten episodes in and the series is still going strong!
And man, it really does feel like a lot has happened in these ten episodes.
The episode that reminds me that Shirobako has a LOT of good characters–not just a select few. Continue reading “Thoughts on Shirobako Episode 9: Keep Your Goals In Sight”
Dreams. We all have’em, don’t we?
Shirobako’s eighth episode is full of them too–or rather, talk of dreams. And, as is so often the case with such a topic, the episode gets simultaneously deep, and relatable, very quickly.
Sports anime usually aren’t my thing.
They’re, from my experiences, normally very predictable. They don’t create new sports or new worlds, and are far too often defined solely by their character’s experiences of the sport, which simply doesn’t appeal much to me. It’s just, altogether, not my cup of tea.
But I’m also a sucker for the discipline of Parkour, and specifically, Freerunning. The idea of acrobatic expression, discipline of mind and body to create something individual out of the world around you. Flashy, freeing, and captivating, that discipline has always appealed to me. So when I heard of a sports anime that took inspiration from the practice?
You must understand, Prince of Stride simply captured my interest.
Man, poor Ema.
If I had to describe this episode in one word, it would be “real.” Shirobako has already shown it is not adverse to getting down to the meaningful content very quickly, but this episode really hit that home.
And as much as I want to be a critic in some way, I’ve gotta say that I’m really loving it.