Studio 4°C had a guest animation slot on The Amazing World of Gumball just last weekend, so now it seems there’s a spate of anime celebrities contributing to Cartoon Network shows of late. This time Takafumi Hori, studio TRIGGER veteran of Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, has been granted a wish as a fan of Steven Universe and worked on the Emmy-nominated series himself. The episode in question, ‘Mindful Education’, debuts today (August 25th) with Hori credited as special guest animator.
Storyboarder Jeff Liu thanked Hori for his participation in the episode, and Hori-san responded with gratitude to creator and storyboarder Rebecca Sugar in turn, saying “This is the first collaboration of Steven Crewniverse and studio TRIGGER! Rebecca-san, from the bottom of my heart, I’m most grateful to have been given this opportunity. And let me express my heartfelt appreciation to all of the staff!”