World Trigger Episode 1 Preview Features Yūma

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series to premiere October 5

TV Asahi began streaming a preview of the first episode of the television anime adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga last Friday. The series will premiere on October 5.

Yūma: I'm Yūma Kuga. I came to Mikado City with a goal, but suddenly ended up going to school. Huh? Four Eyes? Why are you poking your nose into what has nothing to do with you? In Mikado city, where the gate to the parallel universe has opened, the battle with Triggers clears the way for the future. World Trigger starts October 5 at 6:30 in the morning. Trigger On!

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 published 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.

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