Spirits were high at the Studio Trigger offices after the airing of the Kill la Kill finale last Thursday. However, the Tokyo-based studio does not intend to rest on its laurels and is already gearing up to adapt several shitty generic light novels.
“We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of fan love and support for Kill la Kill,” said Trigger director and co-founder Masahiko Otsuka, “and we intend to squander it all in the near future with a string of run-of-the-mill school comedy light novel adaptations, and possibly some harem ecchi crap as well.”
Despite already having a reputation for more creative content such as Inferno Cop and Little Witch Academia, Trigger’s upcoming anime Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-Kei no Naka de (Inou-Battle in the Usually Daze) signals the studio’s desire to fit in a far less interesting rubric. “Why be special when you can be shit?” said Hiroyuki Imaishi, another co-founder of Trigger. “After all, it requires much less work, and your material sells 8 times better despite receiving mostly negative feedback.”
Fan reactions to the paradigm shift were largely positive. One 2ch user wrote: “I am looking forward to being able to bash Trigger material for its hack tropes and uninspiring designs and story lines. Because praise is hard. And anime fans don’t think you’re cool unless you bash it.”