Rinko Ogasawara (小笠原 綸子 Ogasawara Rinko) is one of the supporting characters in the SHIROBAKO anime series. Rinko works at Musashino Animation as a star key animator, character designer, and the general animation supervisor of Exodus!.

Appearance Edit

Rinko is a beautiful pale-skinned girl with back-length curly light blonde (almost white) hair that has tight curls at the end with bangs hanging over the left side, deep red eyes, and she is often seen with her black hairband bow on the top of her head.

She always wears goth Lolita clothing with a deep blue dress that has lighter blue frills and a white undershirt, a ribbon on the collar and buttons along her chest where the bottom of her undershirt's sleeves have small black ribbons.

Personality Edit

Rinko behaves as a very elegant girl who doesn't talk much and she is a very talented animator. Many people admire her because of her work, especially Ema Yasuhara.

Background Edit

When Rinko was offered to do character design for a video game adaptation, she received harsh criticism and her designs were rejected several times. Tired and hurt, she realized that she could not keep saying “yes” to everything that was asked to her and decided to start wearing Gothic Lolita clothes, like the character she was trying to design at that time, in order to protect herself and become stronger.

Chronology Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The name Rinko means "thread, silk cloth" (綸) (rin) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Rinko's surname Ogasawara means "small" (小) (o), "shade, bamboo hat" (笠) (gasa) and "field, plain" (原) (wara).
  • Rinko is also an accomplished softball player.
  • Rinko's flashback hinted that she had played Go. It's unknown that if she has still play Go or not.

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Musashino Animation
Production Department Shun WatanabeAoi MiyamoriTarou TakanashiErika YanoTsubaki AndoSara SatouDaisuke Hiraoka
Animation Department Ema YasuharaRinko OgasawaraYumi IguchiRyosuke EndoAkane UchidaHikaru HottaAi KunogiShigeru Sugie
Other Department Masato MarukawaYuka OkitsuNao ShinkawaYoshiki SakuraYuichiro ShimoyanagiChiemi DoumotoWataru Nakabayashi
Former staff Yutaka HondaTatsuya OchiaiShigeru's Wife
Directing Seiichi KinoshitaMasashi YamadaHironori MadokaHiroshi IketaniZaruyoshi YakushijiMidori Imai
Animations Misato SegawaMitsuhide Kisa
Companies Western EntertainmentR&B StudioYodaka BooksTitanic Studio
Anime Productions
Anime Andes ChuckyExodus!Third Aerial Girls SquadTwo PieceBorder Town Woman
Musashino Animation
Character Designs Rinko OgasawaraYumi Iguchi
Animators Ema YasuharaRyosuke EndoAkane UchidaHikaru HottaAi KunogiShigeru Sugie
Other animators
Freelance Animators Misato SegawaMitsuhide Kisa
Freelance Background Artists Yuji AtsumiMasahiro Okura
Other Animators Mitsuaki Kanno
Former Animators OnoderaShigeru's Wife
Terms Animators
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