FEATURE: Anime Academy Teaches the History of Studio TRIGGER


In case you requested trendy anime followers to call a studio that produces works which can be both on the spot classics or extraordinarily polarizing, they’d in all probability draw a bull's eye on Studio TRIGGER — a Tokyo-based animation studio that has produced each large, splashy hits and quirky, oddball titles that don't at all times hit their mark.


Followers who wish to know extra concerning the historical past of TRIGGER are in luck as a result of an episode from Season 2 of Anime Academy — an academic YouTube collection produced by Crunchyroll — has an installment specializing in precisely that topic.



Within the video (above), Victoria Holden guides followers by way of the meteoric rise of TRIGGER, starting with the studio's founding in 2011 by ex-Gainax staff and Gurren Lagann alumni Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ōtsuka. Anime Academy additionally explores TRIGGER taking over extra artists (akin to Yoh Yoshinari and Akira Amemiya), the studio's fiercely artistic method to artwork, the formation of the Extremely Tremendous Footage holding firm (with Sanzigen, Ordet, and Liden Movies) and the creation of the Extremely Tremendous Anime Time programming block, and TRIGGER's distinctive accessibility to followers all around the world through conference appearances and social media.


Inferno Cop prepares to unleash some fiery justice in a scene from the 2012 Inferno Cop original web anime.


Anime Academy additionally examines a cross-section of TRIGGER's most well-known works, akin to: Kill la Kill, KIZNAIVER, When Supernatural Battles Turned Commonplace, and SPACE PATROL LULUCO, all of that are presently out there through streaming on Crunchyroll; and Little Witch Academia, which is accessible through streaming on Netflix. Extra just lately, TRIGGER has revealed its first feature-length theatrical anime movie, PROMARE (distributed on U.S. residence video by GKIDS), and the furry-themed BNA: Model New Animal (out there on Netflix).


Mako Mankanshoku dons a 2-Star Uniform and poses like a delinquent in a scene from the 2013 Kill la Kill TV anime.


In case you'd prefer to know extra about Japanese animation studios akin to Studio TRIGGER, you may as well take a look at all the Anime Academy Season 2 playlist on YouTube, and extra seasons protecting different anime-related matters are additionally out there. Anime Academy Season 3 delves into the nitty-gritty particulars of how anime is created, whereas the primary season of Anime Academy breaks down fashionable anime phrases and tropes.


What's your favourite Studio TRIGGER creation, and why is it Inferno Cop? Which collection is extra controversial: When Supernatural Battles Turned Commonplace or Ninja Slayer: From Animation? Bought a sizzling tackle PROMARE? Tell us within the remark part under!


Hime poses for a Crunchyroll ad banner.



Paul Chapman is the host of The Biggest Film EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Enjoyable Time.