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Posted 4/11/14
Given the success of Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill, I want everyone's thoughts on the hype-train which trigger has built up!

I tend to think they mostly deserve this hype, as they're really making a name for their studio. (The people at Trigger already accomplished a lot before founding that studio, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised.) Then again, I've been insulated from the drooling-est of fans out there on the internet.

What does everyone else think?
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I am certainly looking forward to Little Witch 2.
Posted 4/11/14
I'm personally rather impressed.

The continuation of Little Witch Academia is what i'm particularly looking forward to, but Kill la Kill is what caused me to be rather optimistic about their future. The reason is because Kill la Kill is a genre and style that I actually don't like all that much. The only reason I began watching it was because I knew it was Trigger's "debut" series and I wanted to gauge its success in hopes of more stuff like LWA. Despite that, they still managed to make me enjoy the show, which is quite a feat, i'd say.

I don't think they deserve too much hype just yet though. Kill la Kill was good, but it was still rather generic and not too revolutionary. Plus its the only real full length series they've put out so far, so its not much to go off of. But I still think its quite a spectacular start.
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Posted 4/11/14

seekerperson7 wrote:

I don't think they deserve too much hype just yet though. Kill la Kill was good, but it was still rather generic and not too revolutionary. Plus its the only real full length series they've put out so far, so its not much to go off of. But I still think its quite a spectacular start.


I agree with you. I'm curious if they can keep it up as well. I've also noticed that particular writer/director pair (Nakashima/Imaishi) do an interesting thing where they don't try and re-invent the wheel, they purposely give you every genre trope you know you love but they try and one-up everyone else who did it before. Just to be slightly more funny/awesome/insane/whatever. Gurren Lagann was exactly that way while they were at Gainax, though it's in the mecha genre. I hope they continue to branch out, because I too like what I have seen so far.
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Posted 4/11/14
As of no i think they deserve the hype. Kill la Kill was an amazing experience and had a very interesting story that kept you wanting more after each episode. I just hope too much hype doesnt get to their heads.
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Posted 4/12/14
Well, a week after they created Trigger I told my sister and we've been hyped up like crazy, and that was a few years ago now.

I'm the kind of fellow who believes any good Studio knows how to build hype for their shows, and Kill la Kill did so. They did so very very well, AND THEY PUT THEIR NAME IN THEIR OWN OPENINGS.

Does Whitefox, Brainbase, and KyoAni do that? Maybe....but A-1, Madhouse, and Gonzo are HELLA up front about their names on their work. I will watch and opening and just see their names, and they all have very unique styles.

Trigger is gunning to be like those guys, and they're this popular with only 1 actual series released? It usually takes 4 or 5 before a Studio hits recognition.

These aren't the people who see success numbers and start taking out the victory champagne. They're the guys who run up and down the street howling at the moon while chugging all the victory champagne because they just figured out when the first episode is going to air. They haven't even started working on it and they're chugging it down.
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Posted 4/13/14
I thought originally kill la kill wouldn't live up to the praise i heard about. Especially with people behind gurren laggan!

I saw ep 1 at london comic con, i just hadn't decided to try wakanim. My bro thought it was ott in ep 1, for me it was everything i loved in anime in 1 ep going at insane speed. Then came the rest of the series, it blew my mind. The series kept building up speed, it never dropped, not once.

Even the dreaded clip show ep was reduced to a few minutes! I started off dreading the ep but when it suddenly jumped right back into the show, i realised that is how all clip shows should be!!

Trigger have done a tremendous job with kill la kill. They are not like other studios, they are prepared to go all the way.

The main issues they now have to overcome, are wether they can keep up with the quality of kill la kill for their other series. aka if the shows can stand out as much as kill la kill or be in it's shadow forever.
The other issue is what type of show they do next. i.e. will they go with another original show? Or will they take a project from a source material like manga/novel? Then comes the question if they'd do filler or put the anime on hold, or even go from start to finish out right.

I look forward to TRIGGER's next project, though i really should catch up with their other work first.
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Posted 4/15/14
Based Trigger has really been putting out the goods, I agree that this hype Railway was not a waste of our tax payer dollars.
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Posted 4/15/14
After watching LWA and seeing the Kickstarter for LWA2 blow the doors off its goal I think there are a lot of people who think Trigger has the talent and ability to deliver. I'm hoping we have many years of Trigger anime to look forward to.
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Posted 4/15/14
I think Trigger is very good at what they do but flawed as fuck. KLK had a lot of great things about it, but the gross fanservice, especially the incestuous sexual abuse played for fanservice, was just garbage and really threatened to ruin my enjoyment of the show.

But their work has that infectious Gainax-like energy that Gainax itself has been lacking in recent years, so that kinda automatically means they deserve the hype from where I'm standing. It's a really important quality to have.
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Posted 4/15/14
I never watched Kill La Kill and probably never will. I have heard enough of it to stay away from it at all times. I despise excessive fanservice in anime. Not only that, but rape is definitely not okay. I can not "turn off my brain" to be able to watch this. I am simply too intelligent for this anime.
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Posted 4/15/14
I don't know about anyone else, but I've been on this train for quite some time (though not nearly as long as Felstalker) and I really don't see a reason to get off. I've been hyped ever since they announced Kill la Kill on CR and while it wasn't what I expected, it was undoubtedly glorious. One of the things I enjoyed about Kill la Kill was its characters. From Ryuko Matoi to Omiko Hakodate, they simply burst with personality and uniqueness. Unlike Gurren Lagann in my opinion, Kill la Kill's ending was more open-ended. This means that Kill la Kill is ripe for spin-offs or possibly even a second season given how strong its characters were, its ending, and the fact that it was very popular.

Therefore, I was hyped before Kill la Kill aired, I was hyped while it was airing, and I'm still hyped now.
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Posted 4/15/14
Their best work still is and always will be Inferno Cop. There's no point in anticipating anything else.
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Posted 4/15/14
I absolutely loved Kill la kill and thought it was brilliantly done from start to finish. I honestly watched Gurren Lagen after and didn't realize it was made by the same people till I read it here. I do think Kill la kill ended way better and I can not wait for the OVA!!

Mako is easily one of my favorite side characters in any anime.
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Posted 4/15/14

Felstalker wrote:



I'm the kind of fellow who believes any good Studio knows how to build hype for their shows, and Kill la Kill did so. They did so very very well, AND THEY PUT THEIR NAME IN THEIR OWN OPENINGS.




This is a good point! and part of the reason I wanted to hear everyone's opinion. From the moment I saw them literally put their name up in lights in their opening I could really feel that attitude coming from them. And as long as they keep delivering the goods, why shouldn't they be confident in their work?

Good to hear what everyone is thinking about this!
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