Shirobako Anime Film's Teaser Video Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
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:
- Art Directors: Yūsuke Takeda, Tsukasa Kakizakai
- Color Design: Katsue Inoue
- 3D Director: Motonari Ichikawa
- Compositing Director (Director of Photography): Yukiyo Kajiwara
- Special Effects: Chie Katō
- Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
- Music: Shiroh Hamaguchi
- Music Production: IMAGINE
The cast members reprising their roles from the television anime include:
- Juri Kimura as Aoi Miyamori
- Haruka Yoshimura as Ema Yasuhara
- Haruka Chisuga as Shizuka Sakaki
- Asami Takano as Misa Tōdō
- Hitomi Ohwada as Midori Imai
- Shūya Nishiji as Yutaka Honda
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tatsuya Ochiai
- Yuri Yamaoka as Erika Yano
- Hiroyuki Yoshino as Tarō Takanashi
- Ai Kayano as Rinko Ogasawara
- Masaya Matsukaze as Hayabusa Watanabe
- Mai Nakahara as Yuka Okitsu
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.