The official website for the Shirobako (White Box) anime franchise has published a new key visual for the upcoming anime movie. The film was first announced at the Musashi-Sakai x Shirobako Spring Festival, the third-anniversary event of the franchise. The movie will open on February 29th, 2020.
Shirobako is an original anime series produced by Warner Entertainment Japan in collaboration with studio P.A.Works. Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, Shirobako’s first season aired from October 9, 2014, to March 26, 2015. A manga adaptation by Mizushima and Kenji Sugihara was published in ASCII Media Works’s Dengeki Daioh magazine in September 2014, and a novel was published by Shueisha in January 2015.
Aoi Miyamori and her four best friends, Ema Yasuhara, Shizuka Sakaki, Misa Tōdō, and Midori Imai, were all part of their school’s animation club, promising to make an anime together. Years later, Aoi is now working as a production assistant for the animation production company, Musashino Animation, where Ema also works as an animator, while Shizuka, Misa, and Midori are working as a voice actress, 3D graphics artist, and an aspiring writer respectively. The story mainly focuses on Aoi and her team at Musashino Animation as they work on two different anime projects; an original anime series and a manga adaptation, facing the various obstacles that each project brings with them.