Sports Show to Debut in World Trigger's Current Timeslot

posted on 2016-03-02 12:00 EST

TV Asahi announced in a Wednesday presentation of its April 2016 changes that it will launch a live Sports Sunday program on Sundays from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m.

TV Asahi has been airing anime in this timeslot in Tokyo's Kanto region since 2000, and its network of national affiliates have also been airing anime in this timeslot since 2011. World Trigger now runs in this slot.

Neither TV Asahi nor World Trigger's studio Toei Animation has announced what will happen to this anime after Sports Sunday premieres.

The World Trigger television anime premiered in October 2014. Crunchyroll and Hulu are streaming the series as it airs. Toei Animation describes the anime story:

World Trigger begins when a mysterious gate to another world is opened in Mikado City, letting invaders from another dimension called "Neighbors" overrun the area.

A new defense league called "Border" is created in order to protect the City from these apparitions. The fighters are equipped with an amazing weapon called "Trigger" allowing them to put on an armor and use special powers.

The story takes place four years after those events, when a young student, Yuma Kuga, arrives at Mikado City. He witnesses, along with another student Osamu Mikuno, a portal opening. To fight the creature, Osamu finds himself forced to reveal his affiliation to the Border and pulls his Trigger out. When Osamu is injured, Yuma joins the fight and saves him. Yuma turns out to be very powerful!

Who is really Yuma? Why did he come to Mikado City?

Daisuke Ashihara's original World Trigger manga debuted in 2013's 11th issue of Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Viz Media added the series to its digital anthology version of Weekly Shonen Jump, and also publishes the manga in print.

Source: Sports Nippon via Yaraon!

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