If you want to watch an anime film about anime girls making an anime film, then Shirobako The Movie is the thing for you. Wow, is that a meta concept.

Shirobako The Movie Blu-ray + DVD combo.
The most meta anime film in history.

Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory are proud to officially announce that they are bringing Shirobako: The Movie to home media. This anime film is the sequel to the 2014 anime series of the same name by P.A. Works. The anime film will be released on October 26, 2021. You can get it either through digital download, or physically via a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.

If you do get the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Shirobako The Movie though, you get access to some neat bonuses. You get a teaser and trailer previously only seen in Japan, and never before seen in North America. There’s also an after release promotional video, a main trailer, and a rescreening TV commercial. Last, but not least, you also get this little 4-page booklet with the combo pack. The booklet contains “stunning” artwork of the characters of the anime film. If you’re into physical extras, this is the thing for you.

You can preorder Shirobako The Movie at Shout! Factory’s website here. The anime film is available for customers in both US and Canada. The list price is $26.98. However, as of this writing, there is a discount that lowers the price to $21.98. If you want to watch this anime film about making an anime film, you might want to take advantage of this discount now.

Shirobako The Movie: Details

I cannot begin to describe how meta this anime film sounds.

So what is Shirobako The Movie about? Well, it picks up 4 years after the events of the original anime. Main character Aoi Miyamori is given an impossible job to do. It’s up to her to make it work, alongside her coworkers at Musashino Animation. The official synopsis from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory is as follows:

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. With only a few months left before the deadline, can MUSANI complete the project in its current state? It’s up to Aoi to work alongside both familiar faces and new to finish the project in time!


Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory are officially bringing Shirobako The Movie to home media. This anime film about making an anime film will arrive in digital format and a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on October 26, 2021. If you were a fan of the original 2014 anime, then check out this anime film, at least for the meta value.

Source: Shout! Factory