From “8½” to “Day for Night” to “Dolemite Is My Name,” the history of cinema is replete with movies about making movies. The latest addition to that self-referential genre is Tsutomu Mizushima’s “Shirobako the Movie,” an anime about the blood, sweat and beers that go into putting an animated movie on screen.

It’s the sequel to the television series “Shirobako,” which aired from 2014 to 2015 and centered around Aoi Miyamori (voiced by Juri Kimura), a newly minted production assistant at the fictional Musashino Animation who, along with the audience, learns the ins and outs of how anime is made from scratch to screen — and all the speed bumps that pop up along the way.

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