World Trigger Anime's New Arc Adds Takahiro Sakurai, More to Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Toei Animation's World Trigger anime series announced new cast members on Saturday for the new anime-original "Fugitive Arc" of the series that will premiere on October 11.
The new characters include:
Takahiro Sakurai as Gieve, a tracker from the unknown rebel planet nation Elgatess
Sakiko Tamagawa as Charon, an autonomous-type Trion Warrior who accompanies Gieve
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Xeno, a genius engineer of Trion Warriors
Mamiko Noto as Lilith, a mysterious woman who escaped Elgatess
The website revealed a new key visual for the new arc last Monday.
The new arc will also feature two new types of Trion Warriors. 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 new Trion Warrior models may be even more powerful than the Rabbit models.
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 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.
Images © Daisuke Ashihara / Shueisha, TV Asahi, Toei Animation