The staff of Anime NYC 2022 has announced that the event will host Studio Trigger staff members Hiromi Wakabayashi, Shigeto Koyama, and SUSHIO.
Wakabayashi worked on the Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime at Gainax. He also worked as assistant episode director for two episodes of The IDOLM@STER anime alongside Atsushi Nishigori and many other Gainax alumni. Wakabayashi joined Studio Trigger in 2011. He was the creative producer for Kill la Kill, wrote the script for Inferno Cop, and was credited for story cooperation for the first two Little Witch Academia anime films. He was scriptwriter on some episodes of Space Patrol Luluco, and also directed and storyboarded the anime’s opening sequence. Wakabayashi was the creative producer for Promare.
Koyama debuted with his design work on the Diebuster anime. He also provided designs for such anime as Eureka Seven, Gurren Lagann, Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit, Inferno Cop, Kill la Kill, Captain Earth, Gundam: Reconguista in G, Space Patrol Luluco, and DARLING in the FRANXX. Koyama designed the character Alexis for Trigger’s SSSS.Gridman anime, and drew character designs and mechanical designs for Promare.
SUSHIO worked for Gainax before working at Studio Trigger. At Gainax, he served as a key animator for Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, among other titles. At Trigger, he served as the character designer and chief animation director for Kill la Kill, and the lead animator for Kiznaiver. He served as key animator for Trigger’s Promare anime film.
Anime NYC 2022 is scheduled to take place on November 18-20, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York.