New Anime from Gurren Lagann Staff: Kill la Kill

Posted by Ben Huber on May 10, 2013 in Anime


Remember how I was getting excited for Hiroyuki Imaishi’s new studio and their work? Well their first full-length series has been announced: Kill la Kill. This show will reunite a portion of staff who worked on Gurren Lagann, ┬áincluding Kazuki Nakashima (scriptwriter for the popular giant robot show), along with Imaishi. Sushio will be doing the character designs. The story will revolve around a post-apocalyptic all-girls school in which each girl has a uniform that match their skills and powers. The main character, Ryuuko, will battle against the equally powerful Satsuki, the Student Council President, who desires control of the school. Seems like a suitably ridiculous premise for a series. Check out some more concept and promotional art below. Read more…

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Little Witch Academia Available for Free on Youtube

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 21, 2013 in Anime


Many people have been sadden that popular animation studio GAINAX has become an empty shell of its once impressive stature. What many might not know is that GAINAX legendary, Hiroyuki Imaishi, the director of Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking, character designer on FLCL, as well as a multitude of other projects, has formed his own studio. Studio Trigger was founded by Imaishi along with Masahiko Ohtsuka. Yoh Yoshinari is also working there, and their project for Anime Mirai, a government job booster program, has finally arrived on YouTube, fully subbed and completely free. I have high hopes for Trigger, and Little Witch Academia is a beautiful omen for the future. Trigger is currently working on a new anime series that will air sometime later this year. Read more…



First Trailer for Studio Trigger’s Little Witch Academia

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 18, 2013 in Anime


The Anime Mirai program in Japan is part of a government funding project to support studios that train new animators. The 2013 program has a few new anime shorts featured, and one of those is from Hiroyuki Imaishi’s new studio, Trigger. They’ll be releasing a new short on March 2nd (along with the others) called Little Witch Academia, and none other than Yoh Yoshinari will be directing. It looks to be very cute and reminiscent of GAINAX’s old work (which is no surprise given that Trigger features several GAINAX veterans). While you’re paying attention, also check out Studio Trigger’s other show, Inferno Cop, which is my anime of the year. It’s that good. Read more…

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First Teaser for Hiroyuki Imaishi’s New Anime, Inferno Cop

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 24, 2012 in Anime


And there’s barely any details… Hiroyuki Imaishi is one of my favorite Japanese animators, particularly for his work on Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking, Dead Leaves, and FLCL. But now that GAINAX has fallen apart, he’s gone his own way and formed a new studio called Studio Trigger with many of his old buddies from his last job. They have just released a short teaser for their first project, Inferno Cop – and there’s not too much to go on in the teaser. It’s set to debut on Christmas though, so I’m sure we’ll see more then. Along with Imaishi, Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi, and Akira Amemiya are also working on this anime. It’s a pretty solid lineup, so I’m anxious to hear more details about this in the next few days! Read more…



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