Anime storyboard template 2.39:1 (scope) Avenir Book on A4 Vertical

A sample of a storyboard using the template.

Get this template!

Anime storyboard template for DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page ready to use. You can edit this .template file in Apple Pages. With seven frames per sheet, designed for anime storyboards, each frame sets an exact 2.39:1 (scope) aspect ratio space for pictures. The layout draws some inspiration from the splendid Studio Ghibli storyboards.


  • The first column indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots—one shot can have multiple pictures.
  • The second column stands for the picture screen, where you draw or place your pictures.
  • Then there is a space for your script notes for action, dialogue, or sound.
  • The last column, time, is for annotating the duration of your shots in seconds.

To get started, change the text and drop your pictures into the placeholder frames. To add a page, click on the (+ sign) Add Page above the left navigation panel. You can change the master applied to a specific page, use the right navigation panel (under Format).

To change pagination, go to Format, then Page Numbering. Change the template to make it your own. Fill in the header, add your credit and project details, add your production title or your logo. Your layout will be ready to export for print or screen in no time.

FYI: The document size is 21 x 30cm vertical sheet, about the size of a DIN A4 sheet. The body text font is Avenir Light, 9 points with single line spacing. You’ll find different typographic styles in the Format panel.

Note that you need the Avenir typeface license to use this template.

If you need storyboards arrows & icons, you can get some for free here:

This template is ideal for quick anime storyboard layouts and will help you design beautiful presentations!

You can get the free version of this template in PDF format at as well as the editable Adobe InDesign version at

You can also get the Japanese version of this template for Apple Pages at (coming soon).

Other versions for Apple Pages include

2.00:1 aspect ratio (English):

2.00:1 aspect ratio (Japanese):

1.85:1 aspect ratio (English):

1.85:1 aspect ratio (Japanese):

16:9 (English):

16:9 (Japanese):

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