Studio TRIGGER, creators of such anime as Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia and Darling in the Franxx are now allowing fans to support them directly on Patreon. The crowdfunding site allows fans to send weekly donations to creators, usually giving them access to exclusive content too.
The official statement given by the studio is as follows:
We’re a studio that strives for a global audience and values communications with our fans. If you’ve been in a creative business, I bet we can all relate that a simple feedback is all it takes to make our day great. However, there’s no denying at times we wished we had an extra buck or two. There’s been one too many incidents where we had to give up a merchandise idea because it was unprofitable, or simply due to lack of funding. That’s where you and Patreon comes in! With your support, we would like to forward funds into various aspect of the studio. Possibly a new line of merchandise, attending/conducting more events, or simply providing a little more to our staff.
The new funding venture was announced at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles. So far over 1000 Patrons are subscribed to the page and there are two tiers of funding pledges. Patrons will also get access to live drawing streams and more bonuses are yet to be revealed.
You can find their Patreon here