InDesign storyboard template for anime (Univisium)

Japanese Anime Storyboard Template for 2.00:1 aspect ratio

HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE: This is an anime storyboard template on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page for 2:1 aspect ratio (Univisium) storyboards, with five frames per sheet. This layout draws inspiration from the fantastic Studio Ghibli layouts. You can either edit this storyboard template with Adobe InDesign or print the blank one out to work on paper, the old school way (no cheating).


  • 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 screen. That’s where you draw or place your storyboard shots.
  • 内容 stands for content. This space is for your notes (dialogue, action, and more)
  • The last column, is for annotating the duration of your shots in seconds.

Only duplicate the pages you want to use. To import your drawings, place your pictures into the frames that belong to the Images layer. You can use the Rule of Thirds guides in the locked layer to help you frame your compositions as you see fit. The Text layer is ready for your notes. Change the template to make it your own. Fill in the header, add your credits and project details, put your production title or logo. And your presentation is now ready for print or screens.

IDML (InDesign Markup) format is compatible with all InDesign versions from CS4 to InDesign CC 2021.

FYI: Since the document grid corresponds to the 2:1 aspect ratio, you can build variations with ease. The smallest module is 24 by 12 points. Its height matches the document body text’s leading. Use the Page-Master to get pages numbering, or None for a clean sheet. You need the font Avenir installed on your machine for this template to work to the fullest. You can get free storyboards arrows & icons in vector format here:

This template will save you time and help you design beautiful anime storyboards.

(Click on the pictures for details)

First page, sample with a logo

Double page with copy

Double page, left blank for easy PDF export (to draw on paper!)

Last pages of the template with documentation and vector icons

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You can get the free version of this template in PDF here:

You can get the free version of this template for Procreate here:

You can get the English version of this template here:

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

Software: InDesign

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

InDesign Japanese Anime Storyboard Template 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio on A4 Vertical numbered.

$ 9.99 +