Well, this is intriguing. As always, don’t get your hopes too high.
Earlier today, the official Shirobako anime website announced that a fan event, called the “Shirobako Spring Festival”, will be held on April 28. More details will be announced at a later date.
A visual for the event was unveiled, which shows Aoi and company standing on Musashino Animation’s rooftop.
Shirobako is an original project from studio P.A. Works, which first aired in the Fall 2014 broadcast season. Tsutomu Mizushima (Genshiken, Prison School) directed the show at P.A. Works, with Noriko Morishima (Cat Planet Cuties, Super Seisyun Brothers) providing character designs. Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, ReLIFE) was in charge of series composition for the title.
In January, the title saw new animation produced for a commercial for DoCoMo’s d Anime Store. The TV spot is the first new material produced for Shirobako since the show signed off in 2015.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the domestic rights to the Shirobako anime. They describe the series as:
After making an animated film together in high school, Aoi and her friends Shizuka, Ema, Misa, and Midori made a promise to each other: to all get jobs in the anime industry and someday work together again.
Two years later, Aoi is learning that working as a production assistant at a small animation studio is far more demanding than she ever imagined, and Shizuka’s aspiring career as a voice actor involves more time waiting tables than recording.
Meanwhile, Ema’s slowly making a name for herself as a key animator, Misa’s moved from 2D to 3D and now works in computer graphics, and screenwriting hopeful Midori is lagging furthest behind, still looking for her first big break. But are they ready to give up on their dreams just yet? No way! Because while anime may come from inspiration, in the end it’s the ones who’re willing to put in the perspiration that make their dreams real in Shirobako!
Source: Comic Natalie