Are they dolls? Are they action figures? They're explicitly labeled as the former, but they look like the latter. Is there a difference? For Trigger's July monthly art, the anime studio has tapped artist Jenny Kaori to give her punk pink take on their mascot and her compatriots. Check it out after the jump.
After being announced by Trigger during Anime Expo, Aniplex has announced the new TV anime co-production titled DARLING in the FRANKXX. Hit the jump for the key visual, teaser trailer and staff listing.
As promised, Trigger had multiple anime projects to reveal at Anime Expo. With A-1 Pictures, they are producing sci-fi Darling in the FrankXX. Akira Amemiya (Ninja Slayer, Infero Cop) is on collaboration with Ultraman's Tsuburaya, Gridman (previously seen as part of the Animator Expo shorts series). Also, the Gurren Lagann and Kill La Kill team of Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima are back together on Promare, developed with XFLA.
With Little Witch Academia wrapping, what's next for anime Studio Trigger (beyond the recently announced Inferno Cop 2)? Apparently, we'll be finding out next weekend, because the makers of Kill La Kill, Kiznaiver, Space Patrol Luluco and more will be at Anime Expo, and their plans include the announcement of new projects (plural!) More after the jump.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Little Witch Academia mastermind Yoh Yoshinari will be at Anime Expo next weekend, making an appearance for Lab Zero's newest game, the RPG Indivisible. Some teaser art has been posted to stoke the hype. Get a look after the jump.
Hot off their stint illustrating the cover art for AnimeNEXT's guide book, Space Patrol Luluco designer Mago is back. This time, Luluco has teamed up with Trigger heroines from Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia for a pretty complete look-rotation. This thorough re-arrangement isn't just a uniform watch. It even includes hair style!
Anime studio Trigger's mascots include Trigger-chan - who you might know for her anime origin story, Spring - the blonde with a gas mask, Muzzle - purple with night-vision and Frag - the mascots' mascot. While art has typically either featured the group or Trigger herself, Muzzle gets the spotlight in a June piece by LEN[A-7]
AnimeNEXT is ready to return to Atlantic City, NJ next weekend, and they will be welcoming back Studio TRIGGER, presented by Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, Shuhei Handa and Yo Yoshinari. In 2015 and 2016, these appearances included special episodes of Inferno Cop, the latter of which contextualized his Space Patrol Luluco crossover (and that's only now being shown in Japan).
At the beginning of the month, Anime Matsuri was held at George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston, Texas. Illustrator Mago represented anime studio Trigger at the event, and for the occasion illustrated Texas versions of Lulco and Midori, plus Kill La Kill's Ryuko and Mako. Get a look after the jump.
The US Netflix broadcast of the 1st season of Little Witch Academia (directed by Yoh Yoshinari and animated by TRIGGER) has not kicked off just yet, but if you'd like a taste of what's to come and you don't mind watching something in raw Japanese, you can check out a 1 hour + digest video of the first season that has been published to Youtube via the TOHO animation channel. Hit the jump to check it out.
Little Witch Academia is preparing to dive right in to its 2nd cour in April of 2017, and the official home page for the original TV animation about girls studying to be witches at a magical academy has updated with a new key visual, a new preview video, and the announcement of a new antagonist for the 2nd half of the series. Hit the jump to learn more.