Free PDF Japanese Anime Storyboard Templates 1.85:1 on A4 Vertical

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Free PDF Japanese Anime Storyboard Templates 1.85:1 on A4 Vertical

Storyboard, film treatment & filmmaking templates
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This set has two free anime storyboard templates with five frames per sheet on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page in PDF format, ready for print. Each storyboard frame has an exact 1.85:1 aspect ratio (Widescreen) white space for pictures. This layout is drawing inspiration from the beautiful Studio Ghibli storyboards. The first PDF template is a clean sheet with the frames and boxes. The second has dotted lines for your production title and for numbering your pages in the footer.

You can print it out and start drawing on paper, the old school way (no cheating). Another way you can use this template: open it in Photoshop, choose crop to Art Box or Crop Box in Import PDF > Page options and draw your board on a new blank layer.


  • The first column, カット, indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots.
  • The second column, 画面, stands for the picture screen, where you draw or place your storyboard shots.
  • 内容 stands for content, use this space for your notes (dialogue, action, etc.)
  • The last column, , is for annotating the duration of your shots in seconds.

If you like to draw your storyboards on paper and need to work within the 1.85:1 ratio, this anime template will save you time and help you design beautiful storyboards!

If you are looking for an editable version of this template in Adobe InDesign, you can find the IDML version here: https://gum.co/Id_Ghibli-storyboard.

There is also a version of this template for Apple Pages, which is quite good: https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_Jp.

There is also a version of this template for Procreate, which is also nice to have: https://storyboards.gumroad.com/l/ghibli-storyboard-wide-Procreate-Jp.

The free, PDF version of this template is also available in English, here: https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard-english.

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2 print-ready anime storyboard template sheets


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