The Shirobako movie will open in Japan in spring 2020. The original manga and anime adaptation, both which were a behind-the-scenes look at the anime industry, debuted in 2014. P.A.Works, which handled the TV anime, is also doing the feature film. No word yet about an international release.  


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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