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Shirobako Anime Film's Teaser Video Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
All-new anime opens in spring 2020

The official website for the all-new Shirobako movie (Gekijō-ban Shirobako) project began streaming a teaser video for the film on Thursday. The tagline in the video reads, “We will not give up! Not until we fulfill our promise…”

The film will open in Japan in spring 2020.

The returning staff includes director Tsutomu Mizushima, animation studio P.A. Works, series script supervisor Michiko Yokote, character designer Ponkan8, animation character designer and chief animation director Kanami Sekiguchi, and production company Infinite.

Additional staff members, most of whom are returning from the original television anime, include:

The cast members reprising their roles from the television anime include:

The staff had said that the "story will continue" in the film from the earlier television anime. Producer Takayuki Nagatani stated at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in March 2016, "if we could decide on a theme, there might be a chance [for a sequel]" to Shirobako.

The original Shirobako television anime 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.

The 24-episode anime premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and released it on home video in North America in 2016.

Sources: Shirobako movie's website, Comic Natalie

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