After being inspired by the fictional anime, “Luis Monde III”, Mikiko “Kuromi” Oguro goes to animation school and and finally lands the job of her dreams at Studio Petit. Upon arriving, she meets the head of production. Unfortunately for her, he dies soon after meeting her and passes his position unto her. Now that she’s head of production of “Time Journeys”, it’s up to her to rally up the lazy animator’s and finish the second episode in a week. – My Anime List
Based on 11 review scores:
The Anime Review
Animation Runner Kuromi is a show for anyone who’s ever thought it might be a kick to see behind the scenes or work in an anime studio. It’s a blend of comedy, satire, and quirky fun that hit me the right way. Kuromi 2, come soon!
Anime News Network
Animation Runner Kuromi 2 is the kind of title you’ll watch with a perpetual smile on your face. It is uncommonly good at presenting all-out fun while still providing insight into the process and mentality behind the production of anime. Seeing the original is not necessary for appreciating this one, as a brief summary of the first OVA is presented at the beginning, but those who haven’t seen it will likely be inspired to check it out after seeing this one. It’s a title well worth the attention of any anime fan.
A short but extremely fun comedic romp through the world of low-budget anime production. If you absolutely /must/ have some deep meaningful plot you might want to subtract a star.
Overall, a delightful treat for any self-proclaimed Otaku.
My Anime List
Overall, I didn’t feel like I wasted my time on this and I even got some laughs all throughout. If you’re at all curious about the animation process, I recommend that you take some time off your day and watch this thing. Even if you’ve already watched Shirobako.
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!
Overall: I like the story in Animation Runner Kuromi because it’s simple and optimistic. It was a nice touch to have Kuromi meet one of the people who inspired her, and it makes her motivations more genuine. It’s a really cute movie.