Crunchyroll to Stream World Trigger Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
Media service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the World Trigger television anime series. It will begin streaming on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.
Daisuke Ashihara debuted the original World Trigger manga in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine last year. 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 story:
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!
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