World Trigger Anime's Promo Previews Characters
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Toei Animation began streaming a new promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga on Friday.
Narrator: The super-popular science-fiction manga in Weekly Shonen Jump is finally adapted to anime!
Osamu: Trigger, on!
Words on screen: Trigger, on!, other-world, asteroid, Trion powers, Ray Blast, Irregular Gate, Border
Yūma: I'm Yūma Kuga.
Text: Yūma Kuga
Osamu: My name's Osamu Mikumo.
Text: Osamu Mikumo
Yūichi: The elite with true talent, Yūichi Jin has arrived!
Text: Yūichi Jin
Chika: I'm Chika. Chika Amatori.
Text: Chika Amatori
Words on screen: Jun Arashiyama, Yōsuke Yoneya, Tōru Narasaka, Shūji Miwa, Shōhei Kodera
Words on screen: Kyōko Sawamura, Masafumi Shinoda, Motokichi Kinuta, Takumi Rindō
Yūma: Trigger, on! Boost double! Ready, set...!
Yūma: I came from the world beyond the gate. I'm what you guys would call a “Neighbor.”
Narrator: World Trigger. Beginning broadcasts on TV Asahi and related channels on Sunday, October 5 at 6:30 a.m.
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 series will star:
- Tomo Muranaka as Yūma Kuga
- Yuuki Kaji as Osamu Mikumo
- Yūichi Nakamura as Yūichi Jin
- Nao Tamura as Chika Amatori
- Hideyuki Tanaka as Replica
- Rie Kugimiya as Kirie Konami
- Jun Fukuyama as Kyōsuke Karasuma
- Tomoaki Maeno as Reiji Kizaki
- Keiji Fujiwara as Takumi Rindō
- Takeshi Kusao as Masafumi Shinoda
- Masakazu Morita as Shūji Miwa
- Kana Hanazawa as Ai Kitora
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as as Jun Arashiyama
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 starting on October 5.
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. Shueisha will publish the eighth compiled volume in Japan on October 3.
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!
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine's Jump Special Anime Festa will screen a World Trigger anime at its tour this November.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.