New Shirobako Visual Celebrates Its Awards


The official website of the Shirobako anime has revealed a brand new visual celebrating and commemorating the various awards that were presented to the Fall/Autumn 2014 series.


The anime about making anime has been a sleeper hit when it aired in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season winning over many fans’ hearts, and now the judges’. The new visual shows off the awards won:

  • 20th Animation Kobe Awards’ animation work prize
  • 2016 Tokyo Anime Festival’s TV animation additional prize
  • 2nd place in 2016 Sugui Japan’s anime recommendation

There has been many talks about a second season of the anime, however, the director of Shirobako, Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Another), mentioned in an interview last July that a second season isn’t possible as his scheduled is filled for the next few years. He also notes that there is enough material to warrant a sequel.

The main cast of the Shirobako anime includes:

  • Juri Kimura (First major role) will voice Aoi Miyamori, the production manager of Musashino Animation



  • Haruka Yoshimura (Kouko Kaminaga in Akuma no Riddle) voices Emma Yasuhara, the lead animator at Musashino Animation



  • Asami Takano (First major role) voicing Misa Todou, the 3D CGI director at the studio



  • Hitomi Ohwada (First major role) as Midori Imai, Musashino Animation’s lead writer


  • Haruka Chisuga (Tsugumi Harudori in Soul Eater Not!) as Shizuka Sakaki, a voice actress working with Musashino Animation


The production staff of Shirobako consisted of:

  • Director: Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und PanzerAnother)
  • Series Composer: Michiko Yokote (GenshikenRDG: Red Data Girl)
  • Original Character Designer: Ponkan 8 (Original Artist of Oregairu)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Kanami Sekiguchi (Hanasaku IrohaTari Tari)
  • Animation Studio: P.A. Works (Angel Beats!Nagi no Asukara)

Shirobako is an original series about creating anime. Specifically, it features a small group of cute girls aiming to tackle on one of Japan’s largest industries. The 5 girls work at Musashino Animation and each have a different and important role in the production of anime. The anime is a collaboration between P.A. Works with Girls und Panzer and Another director Tsutomu Mizushima. The anime began in October 2014 as a 2 cour series, ending in the Winter 2014/2015 anime season after a total of 24 episodes.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

Five girls chase their dreams. The story revolves around the everyday troubles and hardships that occur when working in the anime industry, and the results and conflicts that happen day-to-day among the group of girls.

There are currently no plans for a continuation for Shirobako, though ideas are still being thrown around. A recurring theme is that there is enough material for a sequel, but the staff’s schedule are too full.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter here: @shirobako_anime

Source Article and Images - Shirobako Website
Source Article - Crunchyroll
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