Free Japanese anime storyboard template (Univisum)

Free PDF storyboard template for 2.00:1 aspect ratio anime films in Japanese ⚡️

Countless animators 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, 2.00:1 aspect ratio (Univisium) each. And if you are curious, yes, the beautiful storyboards from Studio Ghibli inspired this layout.


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

You can print it out and start drawing on paper. That’s the way to do it.

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)

Wow, can I get this template, please?

You can find the (free) English version of this template here:

If you need an editable version of this template, you can find the Adobe InDesign version in Japanese here:

The InDesign version in English:

There is also a version of this template for Apple Pages here:

Software: PDF

Format: DIN A4 portrait
Screen ratio: 2:1 (18:9 or Univisium)

Free PDF Anime storyboard template (in Japanese) for 2.00:1 aspect ratio on DIN A4 vertical for print.

$ Free