Yes! First things first, actually watching scenes/the shows will give a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge insight of the animation style. As well as watching some behind the scene action.
I recommend watching these ^ and just see the process of making this amazing show (it dont just gotta be Kill la Kill, there’s also Little witch academia that also has a behind the scenes stuff(there should be some links around this forum)
I also recommend studying the artbook of the process. I will link the pdf of it laters if I remember where I saw it (there are also some other amaaaaazing stuff in the files)
I also have a LWA production notes book that may be useful as well. It’s in Japanese but it may prove its use. If requested I’ll post a couple of pages from it and may give one away since I have 2. I’ll think of a conditions for winning it if you guys want.
When doing these studies, it shouldn’t be stressful and you shouldn’t feel pressured doing it. It’s a study for both fun and a learning experience. Most of us here wants to learn and be inside the Japanese anime industry.
As for the challenge using Studio Trigger, I suggest making a character animation doing some sort of action. Showing that fluidity that Trigger is known for (watch the LWA behind the scenes). They can be running, shooting, getting up, enjoying a meal, turning into gridman, etc. You can add the “explosion” or “a lot is happening in this scene” if you’ll like but I think showing the character should be the main priority.
Have fun guys and don’t be pressured doing this if you don’t want to. I’m excited to see what you guys cook up!