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Animation seisaku shinko Kuromi-chan (2001)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Comedy | Video 30 March 2001
Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro lands her dream job at an animation studio. When she gets there however, the Head of Production manager dies shortly after meeting her and therefore passes his ... See full summary »

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Kaori Asô ...
Mikiko 'Kuromi' Oguro (voice) (as Kaori Asoh)
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Hamako Shihonmatsu (voice) (as Suzy Prue)
Reiko Yasuhara ...
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Hassaku Hozumi (voice)
Yoshiaki Matsumoto ...
Hassaku Hozumi (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Mizuho Tanonaka (voice)
Eiji Itô ...
Mizuho Tanonaka / Professor (voice)
Dan Green ...
Seiichiro Haryu (voice)
Kazuya Ichijô ...
Seiichiro Haryu / Nonki Hayama / Go (voice)
Debora Rabbai ...
Aoi Fukami / Battobi (voice) (as Angora Deb)
Akemi Okamura ...
Aoi Fukami / Ken (voice)
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Mai Horaguchi (voice)
Mayumi Misawa ...
Mai Horaguchi (voice)
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Masato Oppama (voice)
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Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro lands her dream job at an animation studio. When she gets there however, the Head of Production manager dies shortly after meeting her and therefore passes his position onto her. She must now summon the lazy staff to complete "Time Journeys" in one week. Written by anonymous

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Followed by Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (2004) See more »

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Hidamari no Machi de
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The most underrated anime ever.
18 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I remember first seeing this at my first anime con back in 2003, and after watching it, I immediately went out and bought it. I absolutely adore this OVA and have watched it so many times I basically have it memorized.

But what makes it so good? That's kind of hard to explain.

First off, it only has about a 40 minute runtime so it doesn't overstay its welcome. It has a very wacky, comedic pace, but also has some tender moments in it. The story it is telling lends just enough for 40 minutes to be perfect. Another series Shirobako tried to do the same thing, but it was 20 plus episodes and couldn't capture the magic that this OVA did.

There are just enough characters to be likable and memorable, but it doesn't overwhelm you with 30 plus characters (coughshirobakocough)

Next, the zany humor works perfectly with the plot of the story. They never go too overboard and know when to real it in. I have heard both the Japanese and the English dub, and while I can say I prefer the English dub more (Lisa Ortiz ftw) the Japanese isn't bad either. Both bring different performances and both work.

One of the reasons this is such an underrated OVA is because it was released by Central Park Media which, unfortunately is no longer in business, but even when they were, only a handful of their shows ever became popular (example, Slayers, Utena)

But this really deserves more love than it gets. I hardly ever give animes straight 10 out of 10s, but I still love this to this day and watch it whenever I am feeling down. This was a spoiler free review because I am telling you to GO WATCH IT!


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