Free anime storyboard template

Free PDF storyboard template for 1.85:1 aspect ratio anime films

Animators, film directors, illustrators, and designers love this free anime storyboard template in PDF format on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page, designed for print. This template has five frames per sheet, 1.85:1 aspect ratio (Widescreen). The beautiful storyboards from Studio Ghibli inspired this layout.

  • The first column indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots—a single shot sometimes need several pictures.
  • The second column is the picture screen. That’s where you draw your storyboard shots.
  • Then there is a space for your script notes: action, dialogue, etc.
  • The last column, time, is for writing the duration of your shots in seconds.

It is ready to print, awaiting you to draw on paper, the old school way (no cheating). Here is 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.

(Click on the pictures for details)

The blank PDF anime template.

A sample of the template, imported into Photoshop.

Can I get this template, please?

If you are looking for the Japanese version of this free template, you can find it at

If you want an editable version of this template, you will find the InDesign version at

There is also a version of this template for Apple Pages, which is quite good:

The (free) Procreate version is also nice to have:

Software: PDF

Format: DIN A4 portrait
Screen ratio: 1.85:1

Free PDF storyboard template, Ghibli-style, for 1.85:1 aspect ratio anime films on A4-vertical, ready to print.

$ Free