Crunchyroll continues to bolster their fall 2014 anime lineup as they’ve announced the addition of Shirobako to it. The series has debuted this morning with new episodes arriving every Thursday at 11:30am Eastern Time for premium members while free members will get a look at it a week later. The series has a pretty decent set of availability to it as it’s open to audiences in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Latin America, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey and Australia.
The fall anime series has Tsutomu Mizushima on board as the director with Michiko Yokote doing the overall supervision while Ponkan8 is handling the original character designs and Kanami Sekiguchi is adapting them into animation form.
The cast as announced so far includes Juri Kimura as Aoi Miyamori, Haruka Yoshimura as Emma Yasuhara, Haruka Chisuga as Shizuka Sakaki, Asami Takano as Misa Todo and Hitomi Ohwada as Midori Imai.
P.A. Works was established back in 2000 by Kenji Horikawa, who has been involved in several animation studios previously. They worked on numerous shows over the years and produced their first on in 2008 with True Tears before going on to Canaan, Angel Beats and several others, including this seasons Glasslip.
Plot concept: Five girls chasing their dreams! Based on the original manga by Kenji Sugihara, follow each girl’s trials and hardships as they try to find success in the anime industry through writing, production and voice acting.