Studio Trigger

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Trigger Inc.
Native name
株式会社トリガー
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryAnime, animation, and production enterprise
FoundedAugust 22, 2011; 9 years ago (2011-08-22)
FoundersHiroyuki Imaishi, Masahiko Ōtsuka
Headquarters,
Key people
ParentUltra Super Pictures
SubsidiariesTrigger Dōga-bu (2013)
Websitewww.st-trigger.co.jp Edit this at Wikidata

Trigger Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社トリガー, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Torigā), also known as Studio Trigger, is a Japanese animation studio founded by former Gainax employees Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ōtsuka in August 2011.

Business[edit]

Studio Trigger was founded by former Gainax employee Hiroyuki Imaishi, following his success with Gurren Lagann (2007). This led to the creation of Studio Trigger, with Gurren Lagann's visual humor and style defining the studio's work, and Trigger being seen as a successor to Gainax.[2][3]

Studio Trigger was established on August 22, 2011 by Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ōtsuka[4] shortly after leaving Gainax.[5] The studio name and official website was revealed in October 2011.[6] Along with assisting production on various series, Trigger has released a short film, Little Witch Academia,[7] and has developed its first original anime television series, Kill la Kill, which aired from October 2013 to March 2014.[8][9] On July 8, 2013, Trigger launched a Kickstarter project in order to fund a second episode of Little Witch Academia. The project was well received and achieved its goal of $150,000 in under five hours, and went on to raise a total of $625,518.[10]

Studio Trigger, along with studios Sanzigen and Ordet, joined joint holding company Ultra Super Pictures.

In 2018, Studio Trigger created a Patreon[11] with the goal of acquiring necessary funding for projects and merchandise. They offer both a US$1 and US$5 option for patrons and currently have over 2000 backers on the platform, raising over US$6000 per month.[11]

Works[edit]

Anime television series[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Original run start Original run end Eps. Note(s)
2013 Kill la Kill Hiroyuki Imaishi October 4, 2013 March 28, 2014 25 Original work.
2014 When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace Masahiko Otsuka (chief)
Masanori Takahashi
October 7, 2014 December 23, 2014 12 Based on a light novel by Kota Nozomi.
2016 Space Patrol Luluco Hiroyuki Imaishi April 1, 2016 June 24, 2016 13 Original work.
Kiznaiver Hiroshi Kobayashi April 9, 2016 June 25, 2016 12 Original work.
2017 Little Witch Academia Yoh Yoshinari January 9, 2017 June 26, 2017 25 A television series based on the short film Little Witch Academia.
2018 Darling in the Franxx Atsushi Nishigori January 13, 2018 July 7, 2018 24 Original work.
Co-production with CloverWorks and A-1 Pictures.
SSSS.Gridman Akira Amemiya October 7, 2018 December 23, 2018 12 Related to the Tokusatsu Gridman the Hyper Agent by Tsuburaya Productions.
2020 BNA: Brand New Animal Yoh Yoshinari April 8, 2020 June 24, 2020 12 Original work.
TBA SSSS.Dynazenon Akira Amemiya TBA TBA TBA Related to SSSS.Gridman.[12]

Anime films[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Release date Dur. Note(s) Refs.
2013 Little Witch Academia Yoh Yoshinari March 2, 2013 30m Produced for Anime Mirai 2013 [7]
2015 Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade Yoh Yoshinari October 9, 2015 55m [13]
2019 Promare Hiroyuki Imaishi May 24, 2019 115m Co-production with XFLAG and Sanzigen. [14]

Original net animations[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Release start Release end Eps. Note(s) Refs.
2012 Inferno Cop Akira Amemiya December 24, 2012 March 18, 2013 13 Released on YouTube. [15]
2013 Turning Girls Masahiko Otsuka
Ren Shimorenjaku
June 17, 2013 July 29, 2013 7 Released on YouTube. [16]
2015 Ninja Slayer From Animation Akira Amemiya April 16, 2015 October 8, 2015 26 Released on Niconico. [17]
2022 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Hiroyuki Imaishi TBA TBA 10 To be released on Netflix. [18]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RECRUIT - TRIGGER Inc". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ Qu, Hans (20 June 2019). "'Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann' and Taking Up the 'Evangelion' Torch". Film School Rejects. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  3. ^ "The 50 Best Anime Series of All Time". Paste Magazine. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Masahiko Ōtsuka". IMDB. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Animator: Gurren Lagann Helmer Imaishi Establishes Studio". Anime News Network. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Hiroyuki Imaishi's New Studio Name, Website Revealed". Anime News Network. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Gonzo, Trigger, Pierrot, Madhouse Make Anime Mirai 2013". Anime News Network. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Studio Trigger's 1st TV Series Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Kill La Kill Anime Reunites Gurren Lagann Director, Writer". Anime News Network. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Little Witch Academia 2". Kickstarter. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Studio TRIGGER". Patreon. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Trigger, Tsuburaya Productions Announce New Gridman Anime, SSSS.Dynazenon". comicbook. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Trigger's Little Witch Academia 2 Meets Kickstarter Goal". Anime News Network. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  14. ^ "1st Promo Video for Trigger, XFlag's Promare Anime Reveals Theatrical Release in 2019". Anime News Network. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Studio Trigger's 1st Inferno Cop Short Streamed". Anime News Network. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  16. ^ Minto, Evan; Estrella, David (9 July 2015). "Interview: Studio Trigger on Inferno Cop, Turning Girls, and Kill la Kill". Ani-Gamers. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Ninja Slayer Novels' Online English Release, English-Dubbed Trailer Unveiled". Anime News Network. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  18. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (June 25, 2020). "Trigger Announces Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime for Netflix Debut in 2022". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  19. ^ "Studio Trigger, Evangelion's Yoko Takahashi Work on Project X Zone Opening". Anime News Network. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  20. ^ "Trigger Makes Anime Promo for Enterbrain's Winning Novel". Anime News Network. January 25, 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Studio Trigger Makes Promo Anime for DeNA's Hacka Doll News App". Anime News Network. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Trigger Animates Promo For DeNA's Line of Bishōjo Social Games". Anime News Network. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  23. ^ Green, Scott (10 September 2014). ""Kill La Kill" Director Helms "Black Dynamite" Opening". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  24. ^ "DeNA's Hacka Doll News App Inspires TV Anime". Anime News Network. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  25. ^ "Crunchyroll to Simulcast HackaDoll the Animation Anime Series for Fall 2015". Anime News Network. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  26. ^ "Studio Trigger Animates Extra For Toy Story That Time Forgot Home Video Release". Anime News Network. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  27. ^ "Trigger Animates Music Video for Sega's Chunithm Rhythm Game". Anime News Network. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  28. ^ "Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Credits". MobyGames. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  29. ^ "Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest Credits". MobyGames. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  30. ^ "9th Animator Expo Short 'Gridman' Streamed". Anime News Network. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  31. ^ "11th Animator Expo Short Power Plant No.33 Streamed". Anime News Network. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  32. ^ "14th Animator Expo Short 'Sex and Violence with Mach Speed' Streamed". Anime News Network. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  33. ^ "Japan Animator Expo Streams Yasuhiro Yoshiura's 'Bureau of Proto Society' Short". Anime News Network. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  34. ^ "Studio Trigger Fukuoka Animates Kirin Beer Ad". Anime News Network. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  35. ^ Hori, Takafumi (25 August 2016). "New episode of Steven Universe this Thursday..." Tumblr. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  36. ^ Trumbore, Dave (1 August 2017). "'OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes' Creator Ian Jones-Quartey on His Robot-Punching Protagonist". Collider. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  37. ^ Romano, Sal (2 November 2017). "Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time details Trigger-produced anime scenes, character strengthening, more". Gematsu. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  38. ^ Sanchez, Miranda (30 May 2019). "How Kill la Kill Went from Anime to Game". IGN. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  39. ^ McWhertor, Michael (6 December 2016). "Skullgirls developer teams up with anime studio Trigger for Indivisible". Polygon. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  40. ^ WayFoward (1 July 2019). "We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the amazing folks at @trigger_inc, who will be creating a brand-new opening animation for Shantae 5!". Twitter. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  41. ^ Mikikazu Komatsu (28 January 2020). "TRIGGER-Animated "IDOLiSH7" Idol Group TRIGGER's New MV "Crescent rise" Streamed". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 25 April 2020.

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