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Eleven Arts Opens Shirobako The Movie Anime in N. American Theaters on August 10 (Updated)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film sequel to Shirobako TV anime opened in Japan in February 2020

Eleven Arts announced on Wednesday that its North American theatrical screening of Shirobako The Movie (Gekijōban Shirobako), the anime film sequel of the Shirobako television anime, will open on August 10. Tickets are available through Fathom Events.

Eleven Arts describes the film:

Four years after the events of SHIROBAKO the series, Musashino Animation has gone through unprecedented changes and things are looking bleak for the studio. One day, Aoi Miyamori is offered a role managing a new theatrical animation project. With only a few months left before the deadline, can MusAni complete the project in its current state? It's up to Aoi to work alongside both familiar faces and new to finish the project in time!

The film opened in Japan in February 2020. It returned to theaters in Japan with remastered footage in August 2020.

The film featured a returning cast and staff. Music group fhána performed 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, 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. The series also received two original video anime episodes in 2015.

Update: The film screenings will be subtitled only.

Source: Email correspondence

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