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Neofilms Opens Shirobako Anime Film in Hong Kong on November 19

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opened in Japan on February 29

Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms announced last Saturday that it will open the Shirobako (Gekijōban Shirobako) anime film in Hong Kong on November 19. Neofilms posted two Chinese-subtitled trailers for the film.

The film opened in Japan on February 29, and returned for additional screenings on August 28.

The film's story is set four years after the events of the original Shirobako anime. Aoi Miyamori keeps busy dealing with the ordinary troubles in her daily work at Musashino Animation. After a morning meeting, Watanabe talks to Aoi and puts her in charge of a new theatrical anime project for the studio. The project has unexpected problems, and Aoi is unsure if the company can proceed with a theatrical anime with its current state of affairs. While dealing with that anxiety, Aoi meets a new colleague named Kaede Miyai (voiced by Ayane Sakura). She and the MusAni team work together to complete the project.

The film featured a returning cast and staff. Music group fhána is performing the theme song "Hoshi o Atsumete" (Gather the Stars).

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.

Source: Neofilms' Facebook page and YouTube channel (link 2)


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