Video: Shirobako Promotional Video

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

Shirobako anime Aoi Miyamori production runner Juri Kimura

  • Haruka Yoshimura ((Kouko Kaminaga in Akuma no Riddle) voices Emma Yasuhara

Shirobako anime Ema Yasuhara animator Haruka Yoshimura

  • Hitomi Ohwada (First major role) as Midori Imai

Shirobako anime Midori Imai VA Hitomi Ohwada

  • Asami Takano (First major role) voicing Misa Todou

Shirobako anime Misa Todo 3DCG Asami Takano

  • Haruka Chisuga (Tsugumi Harudori in Soul Eater Not!) as Shizuka Sakaki

Shirobako anime Shizuka Sakagi writer Haruka Chisuga

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.

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