The first promotional video has been released for P.A. Works’ upcoming original anime Shirobako, which will be airing this October in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. The video introduces the characters and previews the anime’s Opening theme, Colorful Box from Yoko Ishida.
The anime’s cast was revealed in the video and includes:
- Juri Kimura (First major role) will voice Aoi Miyamori
- Haruka Yoshimura ((Kouko Kaminaga in Akuma no Riddle) voices Emma Yasuhara
- Hitomi Ohwada (First major role) as Midori Imai
- Asami Takano (First major role) voicing Misa Todou
- Haruka Chisuga (Tsugumi Harudori in Soul Eater Not!) as Shizuka Sakaki
The anime’s staff were revealed on the anime’s website:
- Director: Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Another)
- Series Composer: Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, RDG: Red Data Girl)
- Original Character Designer: Ponkan ⑧ (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
- 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 the first key visual of the anime:
Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:
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.