1. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, 2. Kill la Kill, 3. Promare, 4. Little Witch Academia, 5. Uchuu Patrol Luluco, 6. Kiznaiver. Trigger, a powerhouse in the world of anime, has captivated audiences with its unique and innovative approach to animation. Let’s embark on a journey through the best animes by Trigger Studio.
As one of the best animes by Trigger Studio, the anime delves deep into the underbelly of a cyberpunk world, challenging the boundaries of human will and the consequences of unchecked technological advancement.
In the dystopian landscape of Night City in the anime “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,” a futuristic Californian metropolis, dreams are often destined to wither and fade. Among the denizens of the city’s sprawling slums, a young man named David Martinez strives to honor his mother’s lifelong ambition by ascending the ranks of Arasaka, the preeminent global security corporation. As he enrolls in the prestigious Arasaka Academy, his mother toils relentlessly to sustain their family amidst the urban decay.
However, David’s life takes a tragic turn when a violent encounter with a street gang leaves him in ruins. In a twist of fate, he stumbles upon the Sandevistan cyberware, a prosthetic implant that endows its bearer with superhuman speed. Driven by anger and vengeance, David makes the decision to integrate this device into his being, using its newfound power to exact retribution on one of his tormentors. This choice carries dire consequences, leading to his expulsion from the academy and shattering his aspirations of earning his mother’s pride.
Amidst the ruins of his hopes, David’s path converges with that of Lucy Kushinada, a data thief who extends an invitation to redemption. Yet, this alliance thrusts David into the shadowy realm of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” – cybernetically enhanced criminals who defy the law for monetary gain. The life of an Edgerunner is fraught with peril, where survival comes at a steep price, and the line between man and machine blurs dangerously. Nevertheless, David’s pursuit of survival within a corrupt system compels him to take risks and confront the very essence of his humanity.
MyAnime List Score: 8.6/10
Fanart by Dino: https://beneaththetangles.com/2023/04/28/fanart-friday-too-cyberpunk-lucy/
Kill la Kill
In the wake of her father’s tragic murder, Ryuuko Matoi, our protagonist in “Kill la Kill,” embarks on a quest to unmask his killer. Her pursuit hinges upon a solitary clue: the missing half of a powerful invention known as the Scissor Blade. This trail leads her to the prestigious Honnouji Academy, an educational institution that defies convention. At its helm is the unyielding student council president, Satsuki Kiryuuin, who commands a loyal cadre of subordinates known as the Elite Four. Within the academy’s unforgiving hierarchy, Satsuki bestows extraordinary powers upon the privileged few who attain the apex – a set of unique superhuman abilities conferred through enigmatic garments known as “Goku Uniforms.”
Bearing the weight of a bruising defeat at the hands of one of these uniformed students, Ryuuko retreats to her ravaged home, where fate guides her to an extraordinary discovery: it is here that she stumbles upon Senketsu, a rare and sentient entity known as a “Kamui” or God Clothes. Through a fateful communion with Ryuuko’s blood, Senketsu awakens, forming a bond with her and bequeathing her might. Empowered by the union with Senketsu and the Scissor Blade, Ryuuko initiates a resolute campaign against the Elite Four, resolute in her mission to reach Satsuki and unveil the architect behind her father’s demise.
MyAnimeList Score: 8.04/10
Fanart on Gfoppy: https://gfoppy.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/kill-la-kill-fan-art-lady-satsuki-by-kawanocy/
Three decades ago, a seismic shift in the course of humanity occurred with the sudden emergence of a new breed of beings, wielding the fiery gift of pyrokinesis. These individuals, labeled as the “Burnish,” manifested with a ferocity that wreaked havoc upon their surroundings, leaving a grim trail of death and desolation in their wake.
In the heart of this uncertain landscape stands the autonomous republic of Promepolis, a thriving nation that owes its continued existence to the unwavering resolve of its leader, Kray Foresight, against the seemingly inexorable threat of the Burnish. In a testament to human ingenuity, the fire-wielding threat is confronted head-on by a dedicated brigade of firefighters, collectively known as the Burning Rescue. This elite team, fueled by the brilliance of their resident mechanic Lucia Fex, leverages cutting-edge technology to confront the manifestations of Burnish fury.
Amidst this backdrop of the anime “Promare,” a spirited young recruit named Galo Thymos emerges as an advocate of Foresight, revering him as a personal savior who once rescued his life. With unwavering enthusiasm, Galo throws himself into his duties as the newest member of the Burning Rescue, determined to shield his homeland from the menace of the Burnish. However, the status quo is soon disrupted by the rise of a radical faction, the Mad Burnish, who employ acts of terror to champion the Burnish cause. An encounter with Lio Fotia, the leader of this extremist group, sets Galo on a quest for truth that forces him to reconsider everything he held as incontrovertible, unraveling deep-seated convictions and thrusting him into a turbulent sea of moral ambiguity and self-discovery.
“Promare” challenges perceptions of heroism, prejudice, and the elemental force of identity. It is a testament to the human propensity for adaptation in the face of existential threats and a resonant exploration of the duality of power and its ability to influence the fates of both individuals and nations.
MyAnimeList Score: 7.93/10
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Little Witch Academia
“A believing heart is your magic!” – These words were once spoken by the illustrious witch Shiny Chariot, igniting an unwavering fire within the heart of Atsuko “Akko” Kagari – our protagonist in “Little Witch Academia.” This chance encounter with her idol during a mesmerizing magic performance left a long-lasting mark on young Akko, inspiring her to follow in the footsteps of Shiny Chariot and become a witch capable of bringing joy to people’s lives. Undeterred by her non-magical background, Akko sets forth on her extraordinary journey, enrolling in the venerable Luna Nova Magical Academy.
However, the path to her dream school is fraught with unexpected challenges. Akko’s odyssey to Luna Nova is anything but smooth, but amidst the perils, she forges connections with two fellow students: the reserved Lotte Yansson and the acerbic Sucy Manbavaran. To her astonishment, Akko unearths Chariot’s mystical wand, the Shiny Rod, which she embraces as her own. Her tenure at Luna Nova, however, proves to be a tough test, one that forces her to confront her peers, most notably her self-proclaimed adversary, the exceptionally gifted and beautiful Diana Cavendish. Determined to bridge the chasm separating her from her more accomplished peers, Akko relies on her unyielding resolve to compensate for her sometimes reckless behavior and her novice grasp of magic.
Set in an era of waning wizardry, “Little Witch Academia” navigates the enchanting escapades of Akko and her companions as they work around the profound essence of being a witch. The narrative casts a radiant light on themes of determination, friendship, and self-discovery in the midst of the waning magical arts – a spirited exploration of the human spirit and the enduring allure of magic in a world that has seemingly left it behind.
MyAnimeList Score: 7.81/10
Fanart on Zerochan: https://www.zerochan.net/full/2155111
Uchuu Patrol Luluco
Residing in the unconventional environs of Ogikubo, a hub where humans and extraterrestrial beings coexist, our “Uchuu Patrol” Luluco is a middle school student with a desire for an ordinary life. Her aspirations, however, take a peculiar turn one fateful morning when her father, a member of the Space Patrol, unwittingly ingests a volatile sleep capsule, resulting in his instantaneous cryogenic suspension.
To compound the situation, Luluco’s frantic attempt to assist her father leads to an unintended shattering of his frozen form. In her haste to resolve this predicament, she ventures to the Space Patrol headquarters: it is within the precincts of this institution that Luluco crosses paths with Over Justice, the stern and resolute chief of the Space Patrol. Over Justice discerns an opportunity amidst this chaos, promptly enlisting Luluco as a temporary space operative tasked with clandestine investigations. The mission is clear: to infiltrate her own school and aid the Space Patrol in its crusade against nefarious activities that lurk within the institution’s corridors.
MyAnimeList Score: 7.54/10
Fanart by Zigemu: https://www.deviantart.com/zigemu/art/Space-Patrol-Luluco-621146542
In “Kiznaiver,” Katsuhira Agata, a reserved and emotionally distant adolescent, resides in a perplexing state where the sensation of pain has gradually waned. Katsuhira’s subdued disposition renders him a target for bullies who exploit his insensitivity to pain for financial gain. Even the most violent physical assaults barely solicit a flinch from him, mirroring his emotional detachment.
However, an unexpected turn of events shatters the monotony of Katsuhira’s existence. Katsuhira, Chidori, and four other adolescents find themselves ensnared in a grand scheme, forcibly inducted into the Kizuna System as designated “Kiznaivers.” This mechanism binds these individuals through shared pain: if one member suffers from an injury, the others experience an identical level of anguish.
Conscripted to become subjects and test subjects for a system conceived with the lofty goal of promoting global harmony, the Kiznaivers are thrust into a dangerous game. With their fates inextricably entwined, they must confront the vulnerable depths of their true selves, laying bare their innermost emotions, or risk catastrophic consequences that extend far beyond the confines of the Kizuna System.
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