Growing pains: the philosophy of Kiznaiver

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Kiznaiver follows a group of high school students who are chosen to be a part of an experimental program which creates bonds between people by forcing them to share each other’s pain.  White haired and vacant, Katsuhira “Kacchon” Agata lives a half-life, neither fully present or entirely withdrawn, numb to the sting of experience and […]

Little Witch Academia’s Japanese home releases including English subtitles

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While Little Witch Academia will be coming to Netflix soon after the full series has aired in Japan, if you want to watch or own the show a little earlier, there’s some good news for those of us outside Japan. It’s been announced that the Japanese Blu-ray and DVD releases of Yoh Yoshinari’s anime will all include the […]

Update: Little Witch Academia trailer reveals premiere, previews theme songs

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The upcoming Little Witch Academia anime had a new promo video released today, and it confirms that all-important premiere date of January 8th. But an extra touch of sparkle has been added with previews of the show’s opening and ending themes. In the video below, you will first hear Yuiko Ouhara’s return from The Enchanted […]

News: Kill la Kill animator guests on Steven Universe

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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 […]

Update: Little Witch Academia’s TV anime will be streamed by Netflix

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Passing on the baton from the now-concluded Space Patrol Luluco, studio TRIGGER are leaping headlong into their next project – a full length Little Witch Academia TV anime series. Following up the announcement on the show’s official website with a tweet asking fans to look forward to a “new Little Witch Academia world!!”, the studio’s president Masahiko Otsuka said that Yoh Yoshinari is returning […]

News: Inferno Cop shoves into Space Patrol Luluco as guest star

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The former police officer turned flaming vigilante “spirit of justice” (in no way related to Ghost Rider), TRIGGER’s Inferno Cop, has been running his mouth on Twitter, as ever. But this week, he’s been nudging us towards his upcoming guest-starring role on Kill la Kill‘s spiritual sibling show Space Patrol Luluco. After the news came about that Space Dandy screenwriter Kimiko Ueno […]

News: Retribution for TRIGGER fans in Space Patrol Luluco’s season three debut

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It’s been a week since season two of Space Patrol Luluco reached its end, and now it’s back with its season three premiere, bringing in a few treats for fans of the earlier TRIGGER. Living up to its name as the sequel to Kill la Kill, this episode of Luluco might prove a worthy watch for the sceptics. Tonight's episode of […]

Bakuon!! and sisterhood as seen through shonen

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Not all viewing seasons are created equally; the flurry of excitement surrounding one isn’t necessarily going to carry over to the next. And if we’re being completely honest, the number of essential or breakout shows each season (or even each year) can usually be counted on one hand. But what you can depend on is […]

Yoko Honna of Pretty Cure and Whisper of the Heart joins cast of TRIGGER’s Space Patrol Luluco

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Studio TRIGGER’s Kill la Kill sequel, the “intergalactic first love story” Space Patrol Luluco, had a new character to introduce to us in the first episode of season 2. Lalaco Godspeed, whose relationship to our heroine you can probably guess, made her entrance in the short anime series last week sporting swashbuckling Life Fiber gear, and she’s voiced by […]

Update: Crunchyroll adds airing details for exclusive stream of Kiznaiver’s April release

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Thanks to a sizeable update on Studio TRIGGER’s original anime Kiznaiver, we now know that we can look forward to the first episode airing in April, with previews of the first two episodes coming on March 27th to tide us over. The theme song performers have also been revealed, with Boom Boom Satellites of Gundam […]

Studio Trigger’s new project directed by Kill la Kill’s Imaishi

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Today, studio Trigger has announced its latest project, which will be directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi of Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann and premiere in April on the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block. A website with the URL luluco.tv also launched by Trigger features the date April 1st, as well as a countdown. But […]