The final two episodes of Shirobako were brilliant. Just absolutely fantastic.
I think, looking back, that it's not just one of the best anime of the last few years, it's one of the best anime ever produced. It's so far above the average that the difference is almost breathtaking. It's clever, nuanced, so well written and directed. The voice work is flat-out excellent, the animation is detailed and intricate, and the music is perfect. So many great characters, so many great moments. Shirobako truly and honestly felt like a labor of love, where the staff were pouring in all their experiences and emotions.
My only regrets are that it's over and that I lack the knowledge to understand all the references.
P.A. Works should be very, very proud.