Animenewsnetwork - When I first started watching Shirobako, I was skeptical of what the show was trying to accomplish. I didn't quite understand its appeal, and the vast array of characters and subplots it threw at us felt very confusing. I could see the potential there, but it felt like it was drowning under all the workplace-comedy and moe clichés. Now that it's finally starting to deliver on that potential, I think it's winning me over. I definitely get why people love it now.