Studio Trigger

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Trigger Inc.
株式会社トリガー
kabushiki kaisha
Industry Anime and production enterprise
Founded August 22, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-08-22)
Founders Hiroyuki Imaishi, Masahiko Ōtsuka
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan[1]
Key people
Masahiko Ōtsuka
(company director, co-founder)
Hiroyuki Imaishi
(board member, co-founder)
Kazuya Masumoto
(board member)
Takuya Igarashi
(producer)
Parent Ultra Super Pictures
Website www.st-trigger.co.jp

Trigger Inc. (株式会社トリガー, Kabushiki kaisha 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]

Trigger was established on August 22, 2011 by Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ōtsuka shortly after leaving Gainax.[2] The studio name and official website was revealed in October 2011.[3] Along with assisting production on various series, Trigger has released a short film, Little Witch Academia,[4] and has developed its first original anime television series, Kill la Kill, which aired from October 2013 to March 2014.[5][6] 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.[7]

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

In 2018, Studio Trigger created a Patreon.[8]

Works[edit]

TV series[edit]

Title First run start date First run end date Episodes Note(s)
Kill la Kill October 4, 2013 March 28, 2014 24 Original work.
When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace October 7, 2014 December 23, 2014 12 Based on a light novel by Kota Nozomi.
Space Patrol Luluco April 1, 2016 June 24, 2016 13 Original work.
Kiznaiver April 9, 2016 June 25, 2016 12 Original work.
Little Witch Academia January 9, 2017 June 26, 2017 25 A television series remake of the short film Little Witch Academia.
Darling in the Franxx January 13, 2018 July 7, 2018 24 Original work.
Co-production with CloverWorks.
SSSS.Gridman October 7, 2018 TBA 12 Collaboration with Tsuburaya Productions.
Promare TBA TBA TBA Co-production with XFLAG.

Original net animations[edit]

Title Year(s) Type Reference
Inferno Cop 2012–2013 ONA [9]
Turning Girls 2013 [10]
Ninja Slayer From Animation 2015 [11]

Stand-alone shorts[edit]

Title Year Type Produced for Reference
Little Witch Academia 2013 Cinematic Anime Mirai 2013 [4]
Electronic Superhuman Gridman: boys invent great hero 2015 ONA Japan Animator Expo [12]
Power Plant No. 33 [13]
Sex&VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED [14]
Bureau of Proto Society [15]
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade Cinematic [16]

Other[edit]

Title Year Type Client Role Reference
Project X Zone 2012 Video game Bandai Namco Opening animation production [17]
Yonhyakunijuu Renpai Girl 2013 Light novel Enterbrain Promotional video production [18]
Hacka Doll 2014 News app DeNA Promotional video production (2 PVs) [19]
Bishoujo Mobage: Mobami-chan Mobile game line Promotional video production [20]
Black Dynamite Long-form TV series Cartoon Network Season 2 opening animation production [21]
Hacka Doll the Animation 2015 Short-form TV series Creators in Pack Animation production assistance [22][23]
Battlesaurs OVA Pixar Opening animation production [24]
Change our MIRAI! Music video Sega Animation production for fictional band Irodorimidori from the rhythm game CHUNITHM [25]
Fire Emblem Fates Video Game Nintendo Animation [26]
Hyoketsu 2016 Alcoholic drink Kirin Commercial production [27]
Steven Universe Short-form TV series Cartoon Network Animation production assistance (Season 4, Episode 4 – "Mindful Education") (uncredited) [28]
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes 2017 Short-form TV series Cartoon Network Opening animation
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Video game Bandai Namco Cutscene animation production
Indivisible 2019 Video game Lab Zero Opening animation [29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RECRUIT - TRIGGER Inc". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Animator: Gurren Lagann Helmer Imaishi Establishes Studio". Anime News Network. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Hiroyuki Imaishi's New Studio Name, Website Revealed". Anime News Network. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Gonzo, Trigger, Pierrot, Madhouse Make Anime Mirai 2013". Anime News Network. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Studio Trigger's 1st TV Series Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Kill La Kill Anime Reunites Gurren Lagann Director, Writer". Anime News Network. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  7. ^ Little Witch Academia 2 project page 8 July 2013
  8. ^ https://www.patreon.com/studioTRIGGER
  9. ^ "Studio Trigger's 1st Inferno Cop Short Streamed". Anime News Network. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Ninja Slayer Novels' Online English Release, English-Dubbed Trailer Unveiled". Anime News Network. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  12. ^ "9th Animator Expo Short 'Gridman' Streamed". Anime News Network. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  13. ^ "11th Animator Expo Short Power Plant No.33 Streamed". Anime News Network. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  14. ^ "14th Animator Expo Short 'Sex and Violence with Mach Speed' Streamed". Anime News Network. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Japan Animator Expo Streams Yasuhiro Yoshiura's 'Bureau of Proto Society' Short". Anime News Network. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Trigger's Little Witch Academia 2 Meets Kickstarter Goal". Anime News Network. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Studio Trigger, Evangelion's Yoko Takahashi Work on Project X Zone Opening". Anime News Network. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  18. ^ "Trigger Makes Anime Promo for Enterbrain's Winning Novel". Anime News Network. January 25, 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Studio Trigger Makes Promo Anime for DeNA's Hacka Doll News App". Anime News Network. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  20. ^ "Trigger Animates Promo For DeNA's Line of Bishōjo Social Games". Anime News Network. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  21. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/09/10/kill-la-kill-director-helms-black-dynamite-opening
  22. ^ "DeNA's Hacka Doll News App Inspires TV Anime". Anime News Network. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Crunchyroll to Simulcast HackaDoll the Animation Anime Series for Fall 2015". Anime News Network. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Studio Trigger Animates Extra For Toy Story That Time Forgot Home Video Release". Anime News Network. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  25. ^ "Trigger Animates Music Video for Sega's Chunithm Rhythm Game". Anime News Network. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  26. ^ Template:The game credits
  27. ^ "Studio Trigger Fukuoka Animates Kirin Beer Ad". Anime News Network. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  28. ^ Hori, Takafumi (25 August 2016). "New episode of Steven Universe this Thursday..." Tumblr. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  29. ^ "Skullgirls developer teams up with anime studio Trigger for Indivisible". Retrieved 6 December 2016.

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