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New World Trigger Anime Unveils Trailer, Early Theatrical Screenings of 1st 2 Episodes

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
December 25-January 7 screenings in 12 theaters in Japan will include exclusive footage

The official website for the television anime of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed a new trailer for the new anime season on Friday. In addition, the site revealed that the new season's first two episodes will have a special screening run with exclusive footage in 12 theaters in Japan from December 25 to January 7.

The anime will premiere on January 9 as part of TV Asahi's NUMAnimation programming block.

The new cast members for the anime include:

Hisao Egawa as Gatlin

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Ratarikov

Mie Sonozaki as Wen Sō

Kenjiro Tsuda as Koskero

Ayumu Murase as Reghindetz

Ryoko Shiraishi as Yomi

Morio Hatano (Saint Seiya Omega's first season, Dragon Ball Super's Future Trunks Saga, episode director for Hugtto! Precure and Star Twinkle Precure) is serving as the series director. Hiroyuki Yoshino, Toshihisa Kaiya, and Kenji Kawai all return from the previous World Trigger anime to supervise the series scripts, design the characters, and compose the music, respectively.

The anime will air on TV Asahi, and will feature the following returning cast:

Ashihara debuted the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. The manga went on hiatus since November 2016 due to Ashihara's poor physical health, and returned in the magazine in October 2018 for five issue before moving to Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine in December 2018. The manga then took a one-month break in May 2019 so that Ashihara could recover from intestinal obstruction complications that arose from his recent cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal surgery). The manga took another one-month break in November 2019 due to Ashihara's poor physical health. The series also had a one-month break this past August due to Ashihara's health.

Ashihara took a one-week break in September 2014 to treat the nerve roots affected by cervical spondylosis (wear and tear on neck area of spinal column), and has since taken several one-week breaks due to sudden illness.

Viz Media publishes the series simultaneously in its digital anthology version of Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga inspired a two-season television anime adaptation in 2014 and 2015.

Sources: World Trigger anime's website, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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