Shirobako Anime Gets All-New Film Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The "Musashi-Sakai x Shirobako Harumatsuri" (Musashi-Sakai x Shirobako Spring Festival) event in Tokyo for the Shirobako anime revealed on Saturday that the franchise will get an anime film project. P.A. Works is starting production on the film, but the film does not have a set release date yet. The staff at the event confirmed that the film will be an all-new work.
The confirmed returning staff includes director Tsutomu Mizushima, animation studio P.A. Works, scriptwriter Michiko Yokote, character designer Ponkan8, animation character designer Kanami Sekiguchi, and production company Infinite. The staff at the event said that the "story will continue" in the film.
Shirobako focuses primarily on Aoi Miyamori, a production assistant at a fictional anime studio called Musashino Animations. The story follows the daily office life and problems that arise in an animation studio, and the workflow in making an anime. Parallel to that, the show also focuses on Miyamori's friends, who all work or are aiming to work in the anime industry: a key animator, a CG animator, an aspiring voice actress, and a scriptwriter.
Update: Added list of returning staff from event.
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