Outlaw Star's Mitsuru Hongo Directs World Trigger Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Toei anime adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara's manga premieres on October 5

This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday the main staff for the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga.

Mitsuru Hongo (Outlaw Star, Immortal Grand Prix second series) is directing the anime at Toei Animation with series composition by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, Dance in the Vampire Bund). Toshihisa Kaiya (Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~, Tansuwarashi) is designing the characters and will also serve as animation director, while Kenji Kawai (Ranma 1/2, Fate/stay night) will compose the music for the soundtrack.

The magazine also lists that the anime will premiere on October 5.

The series will star Tomo Muranaka as the protagonist Yūma Kuga, Yuuki Kaji as Osamu Mikumo, Yūichi Nakamura as Yūichi Jin, Rie Kugimiya as Kirie Konami, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as as Jun Arashiyama, among others.

World Trigger debuted in last year'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 it will publish the first print volume on October 7.

Viz Media describes the series as follows:

Weekly Shonen Jump's newest series is out of this world! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and from it emerge gigantic invincible creatures that threaten all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a mysterious group of warriors who have co-opted the alien technology in order to fight back!

The World Trigger television anime from Toei Animation will premiere on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on the TV Asahi station and its affiliates in October. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine's Jump Special Anime Festa will screen a World Trigger anime at its tour this November.

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