Shirobako Premium Blu-ray Volumes Announced

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The official website of for P.A. Works’ (Angel Beats!, Nagi no Asukara) 2014/2015 Shirobako anime has announced two new Premium Blu-ray volumes that will go on sale this November and December. Both will contain lots of goodies and additions for fans craving for more.

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There will be two Shirobako Premium Blu-Ray volumes, each containing one cour of the anime (12 episodes each) and an Sepcial on 3 Blu-ray Discs. Volume 1 will release on November 23rd with episodes 1-12 and will retail for ¥28,000 (~ US$275.00). Volume 2 will release on December 21st with episodes 13-24 and will also retail for ¥28,000 (~ US$275.00).

In addition to the episodes, each volume will also contain 3 character song CDs. In each volume there will also be:

  • A Special that features the characters from the anime’s anime
  • Video of the respective Opening and Ending themes
  • One part of the OST
  • Storyboards of the respective volume’s first episode
  • A collection of voice answering messages from the main cast
  • A set of 8 illustration cards from character designer Ponkan 8
  • A 156 page booklet

In addition, various stores will also be offering pre-order bonuses.

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The main cast of the Shirobako anime includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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.

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 will be two Premium Blu-ray Volumes for Shirobako coming out at the end of the year, both at ¥28,000 (~ US$275.00) each. Volume 1 contains episodes 1-12 with volume 2 having episodes 13-24, and will release on November 23rd and December 21st respectively.

Here is the Amazon Japan link for Vol. 1: https://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHL59M/
And the link for Vol. 2: https://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHL59C/

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://shirobako-anime.com/
And follow their Twitter here: @shirobako_anime



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