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Hanging out with Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi by LeSeanThomas Hanging out with Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi by LeSeanThomas
I just got back from a visit to Tokyo, to meet with one of my heroes, Hiroyuki Imaishi, director of Dead Leaves, Gurren Laggan & Kill La Kill and Founder of the red-hot new animation house, Studio Trigger. it was great to sit with him at his offices and at Sanzigen animation studio to just wrap about animation, influences and why "Drawn Together" was his major inspiration for Panty & Stocking w/ Garterbelt (no lie, lol). We're working together on something super cool. You'll know about it in the coming months. I've been busy, but expect more art updates soon. Thanks for sticking around these parts, and good luck on your projects!
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tanya-buka Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Kill la Kill was a great inspiration for me. 
You are lucky!))
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blacklitecontrol27 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't wait to see what your two minds could create, hopefully something over the top sexy that can help water down all the ultra violent media out there....
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SmithByDesign Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
dead leaves... that there (although i dont smoke) was a "high kush moment" in anime.
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zeoarts Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow man! much inspiration, best wishes.
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legomaestro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So it was HIM that founded Trigger! Makes so much sense now. So cool!

Don't know what Drawn Together is though haha
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soliton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
You lucky dog!
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vitolicio Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool!! I saw they work by kick starter, Awesome!!! Cheers from Chile!
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REY-HAN Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Awesome man :D
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JinMuller Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
2 Masters! 
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Layeyes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   General Artist
WOW, you are standing next to my top Idol!!! sooo dope!!
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johnnybuddahfist Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
one day I'm gonna shake both of your hands!
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Jonmkl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lesean, you are a freakin boss. Out of all the artists and animators out there right now you're one of the ones I respect the most, both for your love for, and your skill in the medium, and your willingness to get stuck into the core of the industry and really go to work.

Imaishi is the driving force behind some of my all time favorite series and one of the most mind blowing and refreshing animators I've ever seen.
I can't wait to see what you guys are working on!

Good luck on YOUR projects dude! I'm sure they're just gonna keep getting better and better!
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nfteixeira Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great minds together producing awesome things! Cannot wait to see what's around the corner from you guys! Clap 
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riazkhan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's Soo Awesome!!! :D
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:iconjel:
jel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   General Artist
LIving the dream!
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kingAlastor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Leyend Joins Leyend Crongrats man i wish i could meet you both  of you in a near future
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ShikaruOC Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thats great! I would love to work with those guys at some point. :)
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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
DUUUUDEEE NO WAYYYY
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Gotsoul808 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
My two hero's working on something? This is the ultimate inspiration.
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jsac38 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's freaking fantastic! 
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats loco-
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Artisan567 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
cool!
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WoodSpider Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Noice!
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY GOD! IT'S ANIME FUSION MELTDOWN!!! O_O
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jets Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Maaaan this is so very cool. You're trajectory is just where I thought you would be except I thought Cannon Busters would be out by now haha. 
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MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing opportunity, I'm jealous! :D
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krissblue Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where did you purchase that shirt?
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kb2design Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
YOU LUCKY SON OF MAN AND WOMAN!!!!
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Freimgul Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So he is the man behind all this masterpieces? He is not only your hero.
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energeticstudios Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow your working with Imaishi and Yoh Yoshinari wow what an opportunity and experience that too cool!!!
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MaximLardinois Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is amazing, I'm jealous! HYPE to see what your super secret new project is going to be :D
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drazebot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wait a second! wait a second!  you're working with Trigger now????
GOD DAMMIT with that much work on your shoulders we'll never see Cannon Busters completed 

Still I'm happy for you, but it's been ages since we've seen new art from you, cuz all you do nowadays is hush hush under the table  :(  
and on top of that this new book of yours is not gonna be shipped internationally? :(  double sad
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xenojo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
OMFG IM CRYING RIGHT NOW
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r-sack Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Wow, exciting!
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raultrevino Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, and I'm in Japan right now. What a shame not to meet you! Cheers, bro!
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LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
perhaps next time!
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raultrevino Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thank you so much for feature my work in your tumblr. I appreciate it. :)
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LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks for making them, you're awesome! :-)
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RZSTUDIO Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WTF! SO UBER JELLY! D:

That had to be the biggest insane honor ever~!
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HeavyMetalHanzo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love his work!
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trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
((super jealous)) 

i cant wait to find out what you are gonna be doing in these coming months! i bet its gonna be amazing
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