Musani Animation is back! That means it’s time to go nuts like you would for donuts.
Earlier today, Shirobako fans flocked to the “Musashi Border × SHIROBAKO Spring Festival” event. During the show, news broke that Shirobako will receive a feature film. The movie will tell an all-new story, which continues Aoi Miyamori’s journey toward becoming a producer.
A key visual and the first staff were revealed for the project. We break the details down below:
The new visual depicts Miyamori in a new outfit. You can check it out below:
Tsutomu Mizushima (Shirobako, Girls und Panzer) will return to direct the project at P.A. Works, while Michiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Shirobako) writes the screenplay. Kanami Sekiguchi (Sakura Quest, Charlotte) will provide character designs for the project.
Ponkan8 is drafting the original character designs, while Infinite produces.
More details will be announced at a later date.
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