Legendary Studio Orange needs very little introduction. Known for their amazing animation works like Beaststars, Dimension W, and soon, Trigun Stampede, this talented studio has wowed us all with some wonderful anime series! We here at Honey’s Anime were fortunate enough to sit down with two of Studio Orange’s members, Chief Producer Kiyotaka Waki and Producer and PR Yoshihiro Watanabe, to ask some questions about their creations and the upcoming Trigun Stampede series. Here is our interview that hopefully, you all will enjoy as much as we did!
Are there any changes to Vash’s attitude in this new version of Trigun, Trigun Stampede?
Was there a consensus effort to update the visual style to make a more contemporary look?
Does Studio Orange have any interest in reviving other series aside from Trigun in the future?
Studio Orange released a short-form anime on YouTube called Home, about the search for a crashed commercial vessel on mars. Do you think that YouTube is a good venue for testing concepts for longer stories?
The funding for Home came from the Japanese government. With that, we were able to challenge things that we usually can’t for the commercial format. Such as staff that was starting young but wanted to challenge other positions. We had more technology to use and with that, we were able to show people what we could produce.
Studio Orange has done a lot of series that have heavy CG elements but have been able to blend the traditional and CG in a seamless way. Land of the Lustrous is a great example of this. Is the goal of being a master of the new and traditional mediums a conscious effort to become the go-to studio for that kind of work?
You got to produce one of the most iconic Toho properties, Godzilla: Singular Point, is there any hope that you will be able to produce other kaiju-related properties?
What anime to this day has been one of the most difficult for the company?
Beastars had a unique style with its open animation…what inspired the stop motion style that is used?
So how did it feel/does it feel to do Trigun Stampede so far?
We are so grateful to have spoken with both Kiyotaka Waki and Yoshihiro Watanabe from Studio Orange and truly hope Trigun Stampede does incredibly well! We learned a lot during our interview and equally saw the passion from those who truly love anime as much as we do! Let us know in the comments below if you liked this interview and want us to do even more like it!