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World Trigger Anime's English-Dubbed Trailer Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Toei Animation commissioned English dub

Toei Animation US began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the World Trigger anime on Wednesday.

Toei Animation premiered the first three English-dubbed episodes at Anime Expo. The show was not licensed by a US company: Toei Animation itself commissioned the English dub of the first six to seven episodes.

The World Trigger television anime from Toei Animation premiered on October 5 at 6:30 a.m. on the TV Asahi station and its affiliates. Crunchyroll streams the English sub of the anime every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Hulu also streams the series.

The series is ongoing, and a second series depicting stories that are not in the manga is slated for October.

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.

The manga is also inspiring the fighting game World Trigger: Borderless Mission for the PlayStation Vita this year.

[Via WTK]


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