All new film features animation by P.A. Works and direction by Tsutomu Mizushima
Fans should prepare to go nuts for donuts one more time, because SHIROBAKO and the huge cast of well-meaning animators and industry professionals of Musashino Animation are returning for an all-new theatrical anime film.
We’re making SHIROBAKO Movie! pic.twitter.com/f0vB5RD5ZW— P․A․WORKS English (@PAWORKS_eng) April 28, 2018
According to the official P.A. Works English language Twitter feed, production on the new film has just begun, and the main staff has been announced, including:
- Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
- Script: Michiko Yokote
- Original character design: Ponkan⑧
- Animation character design: Kanami Sekiguchi
- Producing: Infinite
- Animation Production: P.A. Works
They also released a new key visual of lead character Aoi Miyamori doing her best Gunbuster pose.
(Someone page Miles to make sure he hasn't passed out from hype-overload.)
The original 2014 -2015 SHIROBAKO TV series is directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and features animation by P.A. Works. Crunchyroll currently streams SHIROBAKO, and describes the series as follows:
In a school in northeastern Japan, five friends in the animation club, Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori swear to complete a new anime called "Shinbutsu Konkou SHICHIFUKUJIN" with some donuts. Since then, day after day, the five spend all of their time on anime production. The awe of going from rough sketches to animation, and the awkward acting in the after recording session... The final product was finished at the cultural fair six months later. After they graduated they still pursued animation and swore on some donuts that they would make another anime together.
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.