Rumor: Gen Urobuchi’s Next Project Might be a Trigger Anime

First of all please keep in mind that this is solely a rumor at this point, but it’s pretty exciting.

Gen Urobuchi is by far anime’s most famous writer, with works like Psycho-Pass, Madoka Magica, and Fate/Zero under his belt.

Gen Urobuchi's Psycho-Pass

Trigger is the new Gainax-born studio that has taken the world by storm, with shows like hugely successful Kill la Kill and the wonderful Little Witch Acadamia.

Not Gen Urobuchi's Kill la Kill

Rumors claim that these two figures are working together on an upcoming project.

This may correlate with Trigger’s announcement of a new project.

What makes this interesting, is considering the parallels of these two.

Gen Urobuchi is known for hugely popular series (Think Madoka), and lately seems to be in a slump, having his name stamped on terrible shows like Aldnoah ZeroGunslinger Stratos: The Animation, and Chaos Dragon, while Expelled from Paradise‘s reception was… ‘meh’. However, his latest project, The Psycho-Pass Movie, has fared far better than his other recent works.

Trigger’s first project, Kill la Kill, is hugely popular (Often claimed as the ‘Savior of anime), but lately seems to be in a slump, with Ninja Slayer From Animation ending up pretty terrible, and When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace only getting a ‘meh’ reaction. But their latest project, Little Witch Acadamia: The Enchanted Parade is simply wonderful.

Not Gen Urobuchi's Little Witch Acadamia

Another thing to consider is that Gen Urobuchi, known as the ‘Urobutcher’ by fans, has only written dark and violent series, with Suisei no Gargantia being his lightest. Trigger, on the other hand, is known for more wacky and fun series, like Kill la Kill.

That said, as a fan of both creative forces, I am very much looking forward to what could come out of it, and hoping the rumors true.

GJ Corban
GJ Corban
Hi there, I'm GJ Corban, that stands for Gregory Jr., but I've been accidentally called CJ, DJ, JJ, and even Jesus... thrice. Other than that I'm just a guy obsessed with storytelling and the culture and news that surround it.