I went to see the TRIGGER office. They had just recently finished furnishing the office, and it was nice. I think their biggest draw (haha) is the customized tilting tables for the animators. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of them...
I met up with Masahiko Otsuka-san, the president of this new studio, and Sa-san of GAINAX, and Yamada-san of Sanjigen.
We went to dinner, and after that we came back to the studio.
Hiroyuki Imaishi was there, so we talked for a long time about the anime industry. He said he wanted to come back to the United States, maybe next time to the east coast.
By the way, this day (Dec 23) was a holiday, and the first of a three-day weekend. There were many, many staff working late at night as if it were a normal day. This is the anime industry, everyone.