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Shirobako Anime Film's New Trailer Announces February 29 Premiere

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Story picks up 4 years later

The official website for the all-new Shirobako movie (Gekijō-ban Shirobako) project unveiled a new trailer and visual on Thursday. The trailer reveals that the film will open in theaters throughout Japan on February 29, 2020. The trailer also notes that the story resumes four years later:


In addition, the visual is on the film's first MovieTicket Cards that will go on sale on October 26. Each card comes with one of six different, randomly distrbuted clear file folders with key animation sketch art:

Ayane Sakura voices a new character in the film named Kaede Miyai.

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. The film also includes a returning cast.

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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