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 1424614,246 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3088
Members: 51,386
Favorites: 72

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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.

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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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Jun 5, 2023
I think the movie premise had a lot more potential but felt a bit rushed and production quality was lower than the original series even though it was a movie.

It's more gritty than the original, it doesn't shy away from the reality of life and how you have to roll with the punches with the ups and downs and how people tend to just accept their circumstances that they're in and it's difficult to push beyond to reach farther heights. Money is what makes the world goes round, passion and comradery is not enough to keep people working together and you have to be realistic ...
Aug 10, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The Shirobako anime has garnered a respectable fan base over the few short years since its debut, and it's been well deserved. Shirobako brought the meat and potatoes of anime production to audiences with a fun cast of characters and a meaningful story to go along with it. Despite having an almost overwhelming number of characters, it managed to juggle all of its themes together in 24 well paced episodes.

Fans were delighted to hear of a movie sequel just as meta as ever - an anime movie about making an anime movie. But can this film accomplish what the TV series did in just ...
Jan 10, 2022
I watched Shirobako, the 24 episode anime, back in 2015 and I loved it! It was great to watch an anime about making anime and learn more about the industry. I gave it a 8/10.

When Shirobako Movie was announced I was absolutely thrilled. The animation is stunning. For 2 hours you'll get to watch many different animation styles and despite being different, everything just clicks and works. Anytime it changes, it's noticeable of course but it doesn't break immersion. Instead, it will amaze you to see so many different ways to do animation in a single sequence of scenes. It's like this movie is ...

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