Animator Takafumi Hori, a veteran of Trigger anime including Kill La Kill and the earlier Little Witch Academia shorts, has long been established as a fan of Emmy-nominated Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. And, now, they've had a chance to contribute. Episode 108/season 4 ep 4, "Mindful Education" debuts August 25th with Takafumi Hori as special guest animator." More after the jump.
On August 22, 2011, after leaving Gainax, Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ohtsuka etasblished Trigger, the studio that would bring the world anime from Inferno Cop, Little Witch Academia and Kill La Kill to Kiznaiver and Space Patrol Luluco. The fifth anniversary has been marked with special Comiket goods, and, last night, a Luluco marathon that ended with a special animated sequencing featuring mascot Trigger-chan and her buddies Muzzle and Spring from notable artists.
Fan favorite animation studio TRIGGER has teamed up with Japanese brewers Kirin Company, Limited, for an animated commercial advertising Kirin's "Hyoketsu" line of fruit-flavored, alcoholic beverages. Hit the jump to check out the commercial, which features cameos from some familiar faces.
There's lots going on at Trigger these days. Maybe not quite as much as last season when they had Luluco and Kiznaiver running, but there's the Little Witch Academia tv anime on the horizon, and, they're preparing to celebrate their 5th anniversary. Meanwhile, their site has published its August splash art. This time, it's by manga artist Ahndongshik of Gagoze, Lindbergh and the how new Renjou Desperado.
The 5th anniversary of the founding of animation studio TRIGGER is just around the corner, and the official TRIGGER Twitter feed is teasing the release of a line of commemorative character goods as part of the festivities. Hit the jump to learn more.
Trigger will soon be swapping one collaboration with limited t-shirts for another. Ending this weekend, Animate's AKIBA Culture Zone shop has been running a Space Patrol Luluco exhibit with life-sized standee, original and duplicate merchandise and exclusive goods. Then, Village Vanguard, Japan's "Exciting Book Store will be offering limited VVear shirts featuring Kill La Kill, Kizniaver,and Little Witch Academia.
It's time for the first monthly art piece on anime studio Trigger's site since we learned the secret origin of their mascot. For July, Trigger-chan, Spring Muzzle and Frag are drawn by Tokiya Sakba, an illustrator who has been working on the Pokémon Trading Card Game since the Arceus expansion, as well as a pin-ups and jacket art for music acts, and decidely less family friendly illustrations.
Hiroshi Kobayashi's directorial debut at Trigger, KIZNAIVER, is a work with a clear thematic focus on the issue of isolation in contemporary Japanese society. How does he convey these ideologies through his directing and use of recurring imagery? Hit the jump to read more!
Little Witch Academia—which originally began as an Anime Mirai short in 2013, followed by a crowdfunded sequel in 2015—is preparing to become a full-fledged TV anime series. The baton was passed at the end of Space Patrol Luluco, and the official website followed up to confirm plans for the upcoming series. Read on for more.