“Animation Runner Kuromi” (2001) IMDb

Categorization

Meta-anime comedy.

Subject

A fresh graduate is suddenly stuck in charge of a catastrophic animation project. Her duties include racing around town to collect key animation frames from her very quirky, stressed-out underlings.

Commentary

The Japanese cover prominently includes the phrase “Nihon no anime, watashi ga tsukuru!” (“I will make anime!”)

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Sequel:

“Animation Runner Kuromi 2” (2004) IMDb

Categorization

More of the same, a bit closer to serious melodrama.

Subject

The studio has to complete three separate projects at once.

Commentary

Still crude. Digicharat-style deformation isn’t very entertaining

animation anime about anime production fiction Japanese production moving picture