Stories: Shirobako Movie Opening Date Revealed
The official website for the Shirobako Movie (Gekijou-ban Shirobako) was opened onTuesday , and revealed that the anime film will open next spring in theaters in Japan.The website also revealed additional staff members, and returning cast members, as well as the new visual. Studio P.A. Works will be animating the movie. The new visual (on the right) showcases the main lead Aoi Miyamori, and the new characters named Miyai. Most of the staff that was working on the original TV anime is set to return to work on the film.
The website also reported that the original Shirobako TV anime will start airing on Tokyo MX channel on July 4th.
It all started in Kaminoyama High School, when five best friends—Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Midori Imai, Shizuka Sakaki, and Misa Toudou—discovered their collective love for all things anime and formed the animation club. After making their first amateur anime together and showcasing it at the culture festival, the group vow to pursue careers in the industry, aiming to one day work together and create their own mainstream show.
Two and a half years later, Aoi and Ema have managed to land jobs at the illustrious Musashino Animation production company. The others, however, are finding it difficult to get their dream jobs. Shizuka is feeling the weight of not being recognized as a capable voice actor, Misa has a secure yet unsatisfying career designing 3D models for a car company, and Midori is a university student intent on pursuing her dream as a story writer. These five girls will learn that the path to success is one with many diversions, but dreams can still be achieved through perseverance and a touch of eccentric creativity.