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Shirobako Team Working On Theatrical Anime

Fans of Shirobako, hold onto your hats.

The team behind the 2014-15 series, which detailed the lives of anime creators, are at work on an anime made for theatrical distribution, according to a tweet from the official Shirobako Twitter account.

“This has nothing to do with Shirobako,” reads the tweet, “but we’re currently getting ready to announce a theatrical work.”

The tweet goes on to say that the team is experiencing a lot of new and difficult things working on a theatrical film and that it’s different from making a TV series in many respects.

Commenters on 2chan speculated alternatively that “nothing to do with” is a ploy and it’s a Shirobako feature, that they’re simply helping out on some other studio’s film, or even that it was just a personal tweet from the person who runs the account.

Several commenters pointed out that P.A. Works, who created Shirobako, rarely do sequels, further dampening expectations that this is anything Shirobako-related.

Shirobako or not, we’re looking forward to finding out what this theatrical anime might be.

Source: Yaraon

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.