You support anime studios when you purchase merchandise, home video releases, and subscribe to streaming services like Crunchyroll. If you ever wanted another avenue of direct support, though, Patreon is a fantastic platform for creators across all mediums, and Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia studio Trigger is now on board.
If you're wondering why Trigger decided to go this route, they sum it up pretty succinctly on their Patreon page.
We’re a studio that strives for a global audience and values communications with our fans. If you've been in a creative business, I bet we can all relate that a simple feedback is all it takes to make our day great. However, there’s no denying at times we wished we had an extra buck or two. There’s been one too many incidents where we had to give up a merchandise idea because it was unprofitable, or simply due to lack of funding. That’s where you and Patreon comes in! With your support, we would like to forward funds into various aspect of the studio. Possibly a new line of merchandise, attending/conducting more events, or simply providing a little more to our staff.
Studio Trigger already has over a thousand patrons, and they surpassed the first monthly goal they set. That means patrons can look forward to streams of live drawing sessions featuring the animators and illustrators of Trigger. As of right now, you can sign up for the $1 TRIGGER supporter tier or the $5 TRIGGER HAPPY tier.
Beyond that, Trigger hopes to involve fans more as the community grows.
We’re live on Patreon!!https://t.co/DUOCKUVkSP— TRIGGER Inc. (@trigger_inc) July 7, 2018