Aoi Miyamori (宮森 あおい(みやもり あおい) Miyamori Aoi) is the protagonist of SHIROBAKO anime series. She is in the production department at Musani Animation.



Aoi is a short young girl fresh out of college with straight neck-length caramel hair that has bangs swept on the right side and big grayish green eyes.

Her main outfit is a white frilly shirt beneath a short, black dress, along with a blue two-button blazer with three quarter length sleeves, matching blue socks and blue sneakers with pink laces.


Aoi has a bright, cheerful and energetic personality who always strives to stay positive no matter how murky the problem. She is also hardworking and cares a lot for her friends. She always tries to stay calm in stressful situations.

Although a fresh face at Musani Animation, she quickly learns how to cope with the everyday stresses of her job. Her diligence and determination to find a solution to every predicament garnered the respect of many of her colleagues and acquaintances in the industry, alike. She is very persistent and patient when caught in between predicaments at work.

In the movie, Aoi was deeply affected by the Time Hippo incident, which causes her to be in an unusually deep depression before making SIVA.


Aoi's has been interested in animations. In her second year of high school, Aoi was impressed with Ema's drawing in the sports day and imagined how her drawing will be in an anime. Therefore, she formed a club with her four friends.

They created an animation titled "Shinbutsu Konkou SHICHIFUKUJIN", which was shown at their high school's cultural festival. During production, everyone found the roles they are best suited for and contributed to the project. During production, Aoi discovered that she isn't the best at drawing, computer graphics, scriptwriting, or voice acting. However, the other members believed that she's good at implementing and manage ideas. Therefore, they elected Aoi to be a director.

Aoi: I don't have any skill like all of you, but I want to join your dreams. Seriously.

Ema: What did you say, Oi-Chan! Do you know that we can't ever be a group without you? That is your best skill we can never imitate! We finished the anime because of you!

~ From Chapter 8.

Before graduation, the girls made a promise to reunite one day and create another anime together. They set this creed in stone by sharing doughnuts.

After graduating from college, Aoi wanted to join the anime industry. However, she hadn't got any job offers in two months, which depressed her until she got a hire offer from Musashino Animation. Later, she came there to work as a production assistant. After one year, she began working her first anime, Exodus!.

After another year, the company is hired to work on an anime adaptation for a manga titled Third Aerial Girls Squad. At this time, Aoi is promoted by director Seiichi Kinoshita to her new position as Head Production Assistant after her colleague, Yutaka Honda, resigned from the company to pursue his dreams. This puts a great amount of pressure on Aoi as she is immediately overwhelmed by the tasks involved in her position.

After finishing Third Aerial Girls Squad, Musashino went smoothly until producing Time Hippopotamus: Due to the dispute between TRAP and Musashino, the anime producing stopped. This incident dampened all of the employees, including Aoi. Most of the employees quit after the incident, but Aoi is the one who stays.



  • Aoi's surname Miyamori means "temple, shrine, palace" ( Miya) and "forest" ( Mori).


  • According to the staff, the reason her last name is Aoi is that it sounds more slurp when announcing.[1]
  • Various people give Aoi different nicknames, such as:
  • Aoi often has conversations in her mind by imagining stuffed toys coming to life and talking to each other that go by the name of Mimuji (ミムジ) and Roro (ロロ), a Gothic Lolita girl with an eyepatch and a white teddy bear, who appear in the first ending and as decals on her jet in the second opening.
    • Mizushima, however, states that Mimuji and Roro are real in the anime world. To "Prove" this, he draws a cut which Ai Kunogi sees them in Episode 24.


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  1. Twitter: ズルズル行ったとも言う


Main Heroines Characters
Main Heroines Aoi MiyamoriEma YasuharaShizuka SakakiMisa ToudouMidori Imai
Relatives Aoi's motherKaori MiyamoriEma's fatherEma's mother
Organisations Musashino AnimationAka Oni ProductionsMatsuteiSuper Media CreationsStudio Kananbun
Animation club Kaminoyama Prefectural High SchoolShinbutsu Konkou SHICHIFUKUJIN2014 manga
Production Characters
Musashino Animation Shun WatanabeAoi MiyamoriSara Satou
In anime: Masato MarukawaTarou TakanashiErika YanoTsubaki AndoDaisuke Hiraoka
In movie: Kyuji Takahashi
Western Entertainment Gotaro KatsuragiKaede Miyai
Other companies TomigayaMasahiko InamiKeiji TakekuraTatsuya OchiaiEisuke EnjoTakumi YaraseTsuyoshi MakuradaHisamitsu IsokawaKenichi Mimura
In movie: Tsubaki AndoDaisuke Hiraoka
Former staffs Yutaka Honda
In movie: Masato MarukawaTarou Takanashi
Terms ProducerProduction DeskProduction Assistant‎
Musashino Animation
Staffs in the movie timeline
Production Department Shun WatanabeAoi MiyamoriSara SatouKyuji Takahashi
Other Departments Hironori MadokaYuka OkitsuNao ShinkawaChiemi DoumotoShigeru Sugie (In home)
Staffs in the anime timeline
Production Department Masato MarukawaShun WatanabeErika YanoTarou TakanashiAoi MiyamoriTsubaki AndoSara SatouDaisuke Hiraoka

Former: Tatsuya OchiaiYutaka Honda

Animator Department Ema YasuharaShigeru SugieRinko OgasawaraYumi IguchiRyosuke EndoAkane UchidaHikaru HottaAi Kunogi

Former: Shigeru's Wife

Other Departments Yuka OkitsuNao ShinkawaYoshiki SakuraYuichiro ShimoyanagiChiemi DoumotoWataru Nakabayashi
Directing Seiichi KinoshitaMasashi YamadaHironori MadokaHiroshi IketaniZaruyoshi YakushijiMidori Imai
Animators Misato SegawaMitsuhide KisaYuji AtsumiMasahiro Okura
Companies Western EntertainmentR&B StudioYodaka BooksStudio Titanic
Anime Productions
Anime Andes ChuckyExodus!Third Aerial Girls SquadTwo PieceBorder Town WomanTime HippopotamusAir amphibious assault ship SIVA