Pile Performs Theme Song for New World Trigger Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that voice actress and singer Pile (Love Live!'s Maki Nishikino, Tenkai Knights, Duel Masters VS R theme songs) will contribute a song titled "Dream Trigger" as the theme song of the upcoming new World Trigger anime series. In addition, the magazine notes that the new anime series will premiere in Japan on October 4.
The magazine is also revealing the line art for two new types of Trion Warriors that will appear in the new series. The first model has large, powerful arms. The second is a man-sized Trion Warrior that may be used for capturing and reconnaissance purposes. The magazine notes that the new Trion Warrior models may be even more powerful than the Rabbit models.
The new series will depict stories not seen in the original World Trigger manga.
The "World Trigger Natsu Matsuri 2015" announced the new World Trigger series in July, and also revealed that it has the tentative title of Isekai Kara no Tōbōsha (Fugitives From Another World).
Toei Animation premiered the first three English-dubbed episodes at this year's 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. Toei Animation then streamed an English-dubbed trailer for the anime in August.
The anime series is currently ongoing.
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.