The animation studio behind Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, Studio Trigger, has started a Patreon.
The idea of Trigger launching a Patreon first popped up last year, but members from Trigger revealed at their 2018 Anime Expo panel that they were making the Patreon a reality. During the panel, they stated that this Patreon is meant to support the studio and its animators. The Trigger Patreon page reveals more:
“We’re a studio that strives for a global audience and values communications with our fans. If you’ve been in a creative business, I bet we can all relate that a simple feedback is all it takes to make our day great. However, there’s no denying at times we wished we had an extra buck or two. There’s been one too many incidents where we had to give up a merchandise idea because it was unprofitable, or simply due to lack of funding. That’s where you and Patreon comes in! With your support, we would like to forward funds into various aspect of the studio. Possibly a new line of merchandise, attending/conducting more events, or simply providing a little more to our staff.”
The Trigger Patreon currently has two reward tiers with varying rewards ($1 USD and $5 USD) and one goal of $1500 USD per month that’ll open up live drawing streams for patrons. The page also says that this project is only run by one staff member and all updates will be made in English.
Back in 2013 Trigger launched a Kickstarter for Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (then known as Little Witch Academia 2), and the initial goal was met in under six hours. Trigger is currently working on ssss.Gridman, which Funimation licensed for this Fall, and Promare, an anime from Kill la Kill director Hiroyuki Imaishi. The team is also supervising the development of Kill la Kill the Game: If.
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