In cooperation with Studio TRIGGER, we are proud to host Mr. Kazuya Masumoto from Studio TRIGGER as our guest speaker. Mr. Masumoto has served as producer for many legendary anime titles throughout his career, including Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking, Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill!
Born in Yamaguchi prefecture in 1976, Masumoto is a graduate student of Yoyogi Animation School Fukuoka. Starting his career as an episode runner, he participated in numerous titles such as Digimon, Zatch Bell!, Ojamajo Doremi, Popolocrois Story, Hamtaro, and Hajime no Ippo. In 2006, Masumoto joined studio GAINAX and produced the popular series GURREN LAGANN and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
In 2011, Masumoto left GAINAX with Imaishi Hiroyuki and Otsuka Masahiko and created Studio TRIGGER. Some of his titles he produced are KILL la KILL, Ninja Slayer from animation, and Space Patrol Luluco.