It’s no secret that we all love anime, but what about shows and movies about how anime gets made? Here are seven of our favorite titles that get into the nitty gritty of one of our favorite forms of media!


The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

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This documentary gives us a rare look into the notoriously secretive Studio Ghibli, creators of many animated classics, as directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki rush to complete The Wind Rises and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

Shirobako

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In a school in northeastern Japan, five friends in the animation club, Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori make their first anime together, and then swear to all join the anime industry. Not only is Shirobako an endearing slice-of-life, but it also offers a unique glimpse into how the industry is run!

Seiyu’s Life!

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She might be unsure of herself, but Futaba Ichinose is ready to make it as a professional voice actress! She meets Ichigo Moesaki, an actress who won’t stop until she’s an idol. These two rookies are joined by Rin Kohana, already a seasoned professional who made her debut when she was 5, who hopes to have a normal middle school life while working as a professional actress.

Otaking Heads

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Hosted by voice actor Todd Haberkorn and featuring a rotating cadre of panelists from all sectors of the Anime industry, Otaking Heads covers the latest releases, offers curated selections, and stimulating conversations.

Fan Service

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Rooster Teeth’s Gray Haddock, Kerry Shawcross, Miles Luna, and their friends discuss the latest news, trailers and episodes from the world of anime!

Monthly-Girls’ Nozaki-kun

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Focusing on manga production rather than anime, Nozaki-kun follows the Chiyo Sakura as she accidentally finds herself working as a manga assistant to the titular Nozaki. Functioning mostly as a charming romantic comedy, Nozaki-kun still has a thing or two to teach us about creating manga!

A Sister’s All You Need.

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Light novels provide the source material for countless anime every season, and that’s exactly what the protagonists of A Sister’s All You Need. write! Follow Itsuki Hashima and his friends as they work on their writing and work toward getting anime adaptations of their novels!