P.A. Works’ Next Anime is Shirobako – Moe Girls Making Anime + Visual, Staff & Promotional Video Released

Animation Studio P.A. Works have revealed their next original anime project, Shirobako, which will be airing this October. The anime’s official website has launched and revealed a new visual and the cast and crew of the anime. Additionally, the first promotional video of the series was released at Comiket 86.


Shirobako is a 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 and Girls und Panzer and Another director Tsutomu Mizushima.

Here is the first visual of the series that released on the anime’s official website:


The first promotional video of the anime was released, which introduces the anime’s characters and their respective cast.

The main cast of Shirobako include:

  • 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 anime’s website also revealed the production crew of Shirobako:

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

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.


Shirobako is an original anime collaboration between P.A. Works and Tsutomu Mizushima. The anime will be airing from this October in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. More information will release soon.

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

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