If you’ve been scrolling through the anime news feeds daily looking for some tiny shred of new information regarding the Shirobako movie, you can stop scrolling because you’ve finally found it.
According to a report posted on Comic Natalie on December 14th, we now know that the main theme song for the Shirobako movie will be performed by the pop group fhána (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Witch Craft Works). The song will be titled “Collecting Stars” (“Hoshi wo Atsumete” — English translation is not official) and a single for it will be released on February 26th, 2020.
Meanwhile, as a reminder, the Shirobako movie will premiere in theaters in Japan on February 29th.
Shirobako is an original anime project from studio P.A. Works, which originally aired for two cours starting in the fall 2014 season. Featuring Tsutomu Mizushima (xxxHolic, Another, Prison School) as director and Michiko Yokote (Princess Tutu, Kiss Him, Not Me, Red Data Girl) in charge of series composition, Shirobako found its audience pretty much right away as fans praised its characters and story week after week. It won multiple awards in Japan, including ‘Animation of the Year’ at the 2016 Tokyo Anime Awards.
Crunchyroll was the first to simulcast the series as it aired and describes the story as:
In a school in northeastern Japan, five friends in the animation club, Aoi, Ema, Shizuka, Misa, and Midori swear to complete a new anime called “Shinbutsu Konkou SHICHIFUKUJIN” with some donuts. Since then, day after day, the five spend all of their time on anime production. The awe of going from rough sketches to animation, and the awkward acting in the after recording session… The final product was finished at the cultural fair six months later. After they graduated they still pursued animation and swore on some donuts that they would make another anime together.