The anime within an anime about making is about to become a reality!
Earlier today, the official Shirobako Twitter account tweeted that the first episode of Third Aerial Girls Squad will be produced as an extra for
【お知らせ３】第7巻につくOVAは正式に『第三飛行少女隊』第1話に決定しました。えくそだすっ！の時と同じくただのおまけ映像ではなく、第1話丸々ですよ！＝24分 こちらもご期待ください！ #musani めがね
— TVアニメ『SHIROBAKO』公式 (@shirobako_anime) March 19, 2015
Rough Translation: [Notice 3] We’re formally announcing that the OVA on Volume 7 will be the first episode of “Third Aerial Girls Squad.” Rather than just a bonus video like Exodus!, the first episode is a chubby 24 minutes! Please stay tuned! #musani glasses
Third Aerial Girls Squad is the “show within a show” that Musani Animation is working on during the second season of Shirobako. Like Exodous!, the series is featured in clips and artwork through the course of the season, and its completion serves as the major driving goal for the studio’s plucky crew.
Last month, an episode of Exodous! was bundled as an OVA extra on Shirobako‘s third Blu-Ray Volume. A 3-minute preview made its way online shortly before the release hit Japanese retailers.
In North America, Sentai Filmworks currently holds the license for the series.