Kenjiro Tsuda Succeeds Keiji Fujiwara as Takumi Rindō in World Trigger Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Character will appear in 2nd season's 8th episode on March 6

The official website for the anime based on Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed on Monday that Kenjiro Tsuda will play Takumi Rindō in the anime. The character will appear in the eighth episode of the show's second season on March 6.

Keiji Fujiwara previously played the character in the first anime season. Fujiwara passed away in April 2020 at 55 due to cancer.

The second season of the anime premiered on January 9 as part of TV Asahi's NUMAnimation programming block. The new season's first two episodes had a special screening run with exclusive footage in 12 theaters in Japan from December 25 to January 7. The special theatrical edition of the first two episodes alone featured 51 cast members.

The second season will air for one cours (one quarter of a year). The anime will get a third season.

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.

South Korean boy band TOMORROW X TOGETHER are performing the main theme song "Force." Motoko Ōmori of the rock band Mrs. Green Apple wrote the song specifically for the anime. Rock band Kami wa Saikoro o Furanai are performing the ending theme song "Mirai Eigō" (The Endless Future).

Ashihara debuted the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. The manga went on hiatus in 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.

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

Sources: World Trigger anime's website, Anime Hack

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