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Midori Imai (今井みどり(いまい みどり) Imai Midori) is one of the main characters of SHIROBAKO anime series.

Appearance Edit

Midori is a young college student with a slim body and is of average height. She is consistently seen wearing her black and purple hued hair in a high side-ponytail held together with a white hair tie. Her eyes are wide with grey and purple tones.

Her wardrobe consists of a black and white pinstripe thigh-length dress cinched at the waist with a brown buckle belt. She wears a mustard coloured blazer with starry magenta-coloured tights. On other days, her wardrobe usually consists of fun and eye catching colours.

Personality Edit

Midori is a passionate learner with a big heart. She is kind, willing, and perceptive. Although the youngest of the five friends, Midori still strives for large dreams and ambitions and looks to her friends to strive harder. She's always willing to lend a helping hand whenever possible. Her goal and dream is to write heart-capturing scripts for a variety of anime genres.  

Background Edit

She made an anime with Aoi Miyamori and the rest of the gang in the "Kaminoyama High School Animation Club" in high school, back in the country. The five of the girls made a promise to create an animation feature after moving into Tokyo and sealed it with doughnudts. Currently, Midori is attending post-secondary. She starts working Musashino in Episode 14.

Relationships Edit

Aoi MiyamoriEdit

She lives in the same apartment complex building as Aoi. She also went to high school with her and made an animation feature promise with Aoi and the others.

Ema Yasuhara Edit

She went to high school with Ema and made an animation feature promise with Ema and the others.

Shizuka Sakaki Edit

She went to high school with Shizuka Sakaki and made an animation feature promise with Sakaki and the others.

Misa Tōdō Edit

She went to high school with Misa and made an animation feature promise with Misa and the others.

Kaori Miyamori Edit

She's known Kaori since high school through Kaori's younger sister, Aoi.

Trivia Edit

  • Midori (みどり) means "green".
  • Being the youngest of the group, she graduated after
  • She is attending post-secondary in Tokyo after the promise was made to fulfill it.
  • She took care of Aoi Miyamori's sister, Kaori Miyamori, who spontaneously decided to visit Aoi one day.
  • She is a fan of the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. When she agreed to hold onto Miyamori's apartment key before 10AM and confessed that she was actually heading to bed after pulling an all-nighter to read Dostoevsky. His face appears as a decal on her jet in the Season 2 opening.
  • She spent two days with Kaori Miyamori touring the city before realising that the activities benefited her more than it did Kaori so she suggested Kaori to take over before her departure back into the country.
  • She willingly spent her own time researching about Japan's history of trains solely to help out Miyamori when she didn't have to. This led to her receiving the nickname "Diesel-san" among the staff at Musashino Animation.

Gallery Edit

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Navigation Edit

SHIROBAKO Characters
Main Heroines Aoi MiyamoriEma YasuharaShizuka SakakiMisa TōdōMidori Imai
Musashino Animation Production Desk
Yutaka HondaTarō TakanashiErika YanoTsubaki AndoSara SatoDaisuke HiraokaTatsuya Ochiai
Animation Department
Rinko OgasawaraYumi IguchiRyosuke EndoAkane UchidaHikaru HottaAi KunogiShigeru Sugie
Other Staff
Masato MarukawaYuka OkitsuShun WatanabeNao ShinkawaYoshiki SakuraYuichiro ShimoyanagiChiemi DoumotoWataru Nakabayashi
Production Staff Directing Staff
Seiichi KinoshitaMasashi YamadaHironori MadokaHiroshi IketaniZaruyoshi Yakushiji
Sound Department
Yoshikazu InanamiGotaro KatsuragiEri NakataAtsushi YamabuchiAsuka FujiTakumi Oyama
Freelance Animators
Misato SegawaMitsuhide Kisa
Voice Actors Mei NakaharuSuzuka ItoMui KayanaYuuna SakashitaKyoko SuzukiEri AsagamiAyano MakiseHiroko TokiwaRina SomaMari Tateo
Others Tatsuya HantoShinsuke ChazawaHisamitsu IsokawaKouichi TateishiNobuaki NakagaichiToshiyasu KawanoMasahiko InamiKeiji TakekuraOnoderaTomigayaIsamu MomoseMasato OnoueNobuhiro SakuradaYasuhiro MizuyamaKenichi MimuraSugesuke EnjoTakumi YaraseTsuyoshi MakuradaKaori MiyamoriShimeji MaitakeYuji AtsumiMasahiro OkuraMitsuaki KannoKji SagamoriTakezo Nogame