2 free anime storyboard templates for 16:9 films

Free Japanese Anime Storyboard Template for 1.77:1 aspect ratio

This is a free anime storyboard template in PDF format on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page, designed for print. This template comes in two PDF with 5 frames per sheet each in 16:9 (1:77:1) aspect ratio. The layout is inspired by the beautiful storyboards from Studio Ghibli.


  • The first column, カット indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots.
  • The second and main column is 画面 which stands for the picture screen. That’s 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.

Print it out and start drawing on paper, that’s the way to do it!

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Overview of the template

Cool, I could use this template!

You can find the (free) english version of this template here: https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard_En_pdf_16x9

If you need an editable version of this template, you can find the Adobe InDesign version here: https://gum.co/Ghibli_Jp_idml_16x9

or, if you prefer, the Apple Pages version here: https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_Jp_16x9

Software: PDF

Format: DIN A4 portrait
Film Ratio: 1.77:1 (16:9)

Two free PDF Ghibli-style Anime storyboard templates, in Japanese, 1.77:1 Aspect Ratio on A4 vertical numbered.

$ Free