Genericon, taking place March 3-5 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate Troy, New York has announced plans to host Studio Trigger associated anime talent Hiromi Wakabayashi and Shigeto Koyama. Wakabayashi has had numerous production projects of the studio’s notable works, including script work on Inferno Cop, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia. Koyama is a noted designer and animator who also contributed to Inferno Cop, Luluco and Kill La Kill (thumbnail is from his Japan Animator Expo short “Obake-chan”).
From the event’s announcement
You may know Trigger for their dynamic animation and storytelling style in recent shows such as Kiznavier, Kill La Kill, and Little Witch Academia. You’ll also be familiar with their work if you have attended one of our staff-favorite screenings of Inferno Cop, or seen their new series Space Patrol Luluco.
Hiromi Wakabayashi has worked as a key animator, script writer, and creative producer in Japan’s animation industry. He is known for his production and direction work with Studio Gainax on “Gurren Lagann” and “Pany & Stocking with Garterbelt”. Wakabayashi has been involved with Studio Trigger as a creative director, producer, storyboard artist/Episodic director, and story developer. He’s worked on “Kill La Kill”, “Inferno Cop”, “Little Witch Academia”, and “Space Patrol Luluco”.
Shigeto Koyama has done concept art, design work, key animation, storyboard art, and script writing for notable movies and animated series in Japan and the US. He has worked with studio Gainax on “Gurren Lagan”, “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt”, and studio Khara’s“Evangeleon” movies. He has also worked on mechanical design for Baymax in “Big Hero 6”! With Studio Trigger, Koyama worked on storyboarding, design, and animation for “Inferno Cop”, “Space Patrol Luluco”, and “Kill La Kill”.
You can follow Wakabayashi, Koyama, and Studio Trigger on twitter:
Studio Trigger: https://twitter.com/trigger_inc
And read more about them on our Guest page: http://genericon.org/guests/
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.