Good things come in three’s apparently, and in addition to acquiring Wolf Girl and Black Prince and Celestial Method, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have confirmed they now hold the American license for Shirobako.
Following a group of young girls who desire to make an anime series of their very own, this light hearted comedy series features direction by Tsutomu Mizushima (ANOTHER, Girls und Panzer) with series composition by Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, Princess Tutu), character designs by Kanami Sekiguchi (CANAAN, Tari Tari) and animation production by P.A. Works (Nagi no Asakura, Angel Beats!).
This anime series began airing in Japan last month, and will soon be available through select VOD services. A home video release is also planned for the coming years.
Aoi will never forget how she felt the day her high school animation club’s labor of love was shown at the cultural festival. The sense of awe and the feeling of accomplishment that came with completing their very first project are exactly what encouraged Aoi and her club mates to enter the animation industry in the first place. But two years later Aoi has graduated, and now that she works as a production assistant for a big-name animation studio, the daunting reality of her job has somewhat diminished her enthusiasm. Despite the long hours and the punishing schedule, Aoi still hopes to fulfill the promise she and her club friends Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori made: to one day reunite and make a real animated feature of their own as professionals!