Shirobako Movie

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Synonyms: White Box Movie
Japanese: 劇場版 SHIROBAKO


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 29, 2020
Producers: Sotsu, Infinite, Imagine
Licensors: Eleven Arts
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 2 hr.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.661 (scored by 1210212,102 users)
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Ranked: #12322
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Popularity: #2958
Members: 47,949
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Four years after the production of Daisan Hikou Shoujotai, the once renowned Musashino Animation—commonly known as "Musani"—is in a dire state. The abrupt cancellation of an ambitious project left the company in financial turmoil, causing most of the staff members to resign. Since then, Musani has failed to create any remarkable works and gradually lost its luster. Despite her wavering optimism, producer Aoi Miyamori is unwilling to let this situation continue. Luckily, her opportunity comes in the form of SIVA, an original feature film scheduled to release in 10 months.

Meanwhile, Aoi's friends are also facing problems with their own professions: animation supervisor Ema Yasuhara is struggling to keep up with her tight schedule; reporter and voice actress Shizuka Sakaki is discontent with the lack of anime roles; screenwriter Midori Imai has been unable to find inspiration since her previous failure; and 3D artist Misa Toudou is concerned that her excessive passion hinders her career.

While the anime industry is one full of setbacks and uncertainties, the five girls are all hellbent on persevering through the arduous path ahead—which just might bring them a step closer to accomplishing their shared dream.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Shirobako Movie premiered in North American theaters on August 10, 2021. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD as Shirobako The Movie by Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts on December 7, 2021.

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Hasegawa, Yoshinori
Mizushima, Tsutomu
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Jul 2, 2021
In the early moments of Shirobako's latest film endeavor, one of the new characters lays witness to a discussion on the radio regarding the difficult state of the modern anime industry. Perhaps the anime bubble had burst, and buyers have long been dwindling away from the market? The song that follows is a fitting follow-up to these concerns, lamenting how there is little that can be done, save for embracing the reality and pushing onwards.

This stark contrast to other anime and manga, where said industries are celebrated and deified, presents a more sober and realistic take that is scarcely found elsewhere. Perhaps we have been ...
Apr 25, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The original Shirobako is, maybe a bit oddly, one of the most original and unique experiences I've had with anime over the years of being a fan, despite not offering a complex plot or well-developed characters. What it offers is a really simple but endearing story of people working in an animation studio. Not much more, not much less. It uses its simple setup to tell very effective personal and collective stories and does so in an interesting, realistic, and fresh setting.

And here we are today, with a direct sequel of the original Shirobako at hand. A sequel that didn't feel needed. After all, the ...
Jan 13, 2021
Possible spoiler!

one of my favorite let's review

starting with the introduction of full season 1 shirobako, making this movie quite friendly with new audiences BUT I highly recommend watching season 1 first, why?
because all the character relationships in SHIROBAKO itself build up in season 1.

The main story itself was at the time of the destruction of the Mushani studio where our MC was working. In those difficult times, Aoi, who had become a producer, tried to revive the heyday of this anime studio

a fairly realistic slice of life story, plus a pretty heart-wrenching drama, as well as comedy inserts that I feel fit to wrap ...

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