Meant to post this sooner but alas life. Mark Fujita brought it back from the grave and breathed life into this piece with his wonderful editorial efforts.
We spent an afternoon with President/Co-Founder of Studio Trigger Masahiko Otsuka and Tatsuru Tatemoto, who have both become friends.
It's not the first time they've visited. You can find an earlier post I made about Otsuka-san's visit when he was still a part of Gainax.
There are some interesting bits in this Q and A about animation budgets and also some things you might have already heard in other interviews.
As I'm drawing, sometimes a character jumps out at me. This guy must have been a rowdy, gator wrastlin', tree trunk of a man from a swampland deep in the south. Watch out little frog, hes' hungry!