Shout! Factory Slates ‘Shirobako the Movie’ for Home Release

Shout! Factory and Eleven Studios have set an Oct. 26 home release date for Shirobako the Movie, arriving on digital and in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

Bonus features on the physical-media edition include a teaser and trailer never before seen in North America, and a four-page booklet with character art.

The film is the sequel to the television anime series of the same name, which has also been adapted as a manga series. Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Prison School) and screenwriter Michiko Yokote (Naruto, Cowboy Bebop) lent their talents to the movie after working on the series.

The movie takes place four years after the events of the series. Musashino Animation has gone through drastic changes and things are looking bleak for the studio. One day, Aoi Miyamori is offered a role managing a new theatrical animation project and, with only a few months left before the deadline, races to finish the project.

Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing acclaimed anime films to North America. Eleven Arts’ anime titles most recently include A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Penguin Highway, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms and others.

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