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Animation Runner Kuromi

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Twenty year-old Mikiko Oguro (known as Kuromi to her co-workers) has just entered the dream job of a lifetime -- animation! However, upon her arrival to the famed Studio Petit, Kuromi is in for a surprise: her predecessor just quit, leaving her with the project, and the seemingly unattainable deadline! Now, with only a week left until the key animation is due, Kuromi must wrangle up the group of slackers who must finish Time's Journey 2 before it's too late!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 OVA 2004 Sequel
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Hajime WATANABE Character Design
Akitaro DAICHI Director
Toshio MASUDA Music

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Title Author Score Date
Animation Runner Kuromi DuskFey 6/10 Feb 2, 2012
Animation Runner Kuromi Memitaru 6.5/10 Oct 7, 2010
Animation Runner Kuromi PandaBeard 5/10 Jun 12, 2010
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Doujin Work

Doujin Work
  • TV (12 eps x 14 min)
  • 2007

Najimi Osana's goal is to make a fortune in life, but in reality, she hasn't been having much success in her job. Tsuyuri, a doujin artist and a friend of Najimi, takes her to a convention to help her sell her doujin; and after learning that her childhood friend Justice is a very successful doujin artist, Najimi declares that she will make her fortune by creating doujins of her own. However, Najimi has never created anything close to a doujin before, and will struggle through many difficulties. Together with Tsuyuri, Justice, and Sora, they will work together for Najimi’s sake to gain fame and fortune in the doujin market.

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Himitsu

Doujin Work and Animation Runner Kuromi definitely have the same premise and feel. You will definitely like one if you enjoyed the other. The art style in both contains bright, attractive colours, and the characters are very energetic. In Animation Runner Kuromi and Doujin Work, you'll learn a lot about anime/manga culture, the pressures, and get a "behind the scenes" look - you'll also laugh loads because both titles have a quirky comedy style.

hurin

Animation Runner Kuromi and Doujin Work are both comedies that give you an inside look into how doujin and anime gets made.

Neither is high quality, but both are worth a look if you're looking for a quick laugh.

cassiesheepgirl

Though Kuromi focuses on animation and (surprise surprise) Doujin Work on doujinshi, both look at aspects of otaku culture. Both anime also have a similar visual style and a good dose of comedy. If you liked one, it's worth watching the other.

JiroKurumi

Both are relatively short, but hilariously funny, anime about the manga/anime business, with both having a female character in the lead. Plus they both give insight into our (i.e., the viewer's) interests.

Both anime have similar visuals and comedy styles. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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AnarchicQ

Both anime deal with a female protagonist in the rushed and wild world of entertainment. Both Kuromi and Hiroko are incredibly dedicated to their jobs and go above and beyond the call of duty to get the work done by deadline. If you like one, you'll likely enjoy the other.

HasseRovdjur

The Japanese entertainment industry seems like a busy one, if these anime are to be believed. They both feature a woman in her twenties working in a very busy office environment. Stress – be it from deadlines or pesky co-workers – is the usual state of mind since they're very dedicated to their jobs.

Add in a varied supporting cast, a down-to-earth presentation a similar atmosphere and you have two anime that have a lot in common in terms of setting, characters and atmosphere.

sothis

While Animation Runner Kuromi is far more comedic in tone, both it and Hataraki Man follow an adult woman as she works tirelessly at her job. It's a theme that isn't too common in anime, and fans of one will likely appreciate the other.

Servant x Service

Servant x Service

When Lucy was born, her parents couldn’t decide on a single first name so they decided to give her over a dozen of them! So to get revenge on the civil servant who approved the naming decision, Lucy, now an adult, has become one herself, eager to give him an earful. But the woman soon learns that being a civil servant is tough work! The citizens scold you, there’s little margin for error, and there’s challenges at every turn! Alongside other workers such as the flirtatious slacker Hasebe and shy newcomer Saya, Lucy will navigate her new career and experience both the frustrations, and also the joys, of helping the public.

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HasseRovdjur

Both anime have a strong focus on comedic workplace antics between co-workers, so people that liked the setting in either one should check the other one out.

sothis

Looking for a comedic look at a female's life in the workplace, surrounded by various misfits and employees? These two anime are a good match. 

Bradalee

Both shows are comedies set in the adult workplace, with a female lead character. Supporting characters in each are mainly co-workers of various types. If you appreciated the comedy and/or setting in one, the other may hold some enjoyment for you.

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Excel Saga

Excel Saga

F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!

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robbald
While Animation Runner Kuromi pokes fun at the making of an anime, Excel Saga pokes fun at nearly ever aspect of the finished product. Both series are somewhat self indulgent (don't read that as a bad thing) looks at anime as an industry with comedic results.
Kari5

These shows are both extremely random. Things flying everywhere, people yelling, and general freaking out all the time. They also both poke fun at otaku/anime culture. Fans of one would enjoy the other as well.

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Kodomo no Omocha

Kodomo no Omocha

Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother and her boyfriend aka manager aka pimp, and faces hell at school. Her archenemy, Hayama Akito, turns the classroom into chaos each day, but Sana is finally ready to put her foot down! Can she defeat Akito and take control of her class? And more importantly, how will she deal with the secrets she finds about him?

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Paull
The animation style and the hectic humor are very similar between these two animes. Each has a little narrating character as well (one a white bat, the other a little octopus).
stretch
As soon as I started watching Animation Runner Kuromi, the thought occured to me that whoever was responsible for animating Kuromi herself must have been the same person(s) as did Sana from KnO. Another giveaway was the superdeformed octopus/squid/whatever that was performing the same narrator role as Babbit. Yet another simularity came from the often frenetic pace at which events moved. Surely not all a coincidence!