‘World Trigger’ Season 3 anime reveals new teaser visual, more details on upcoming live-action stage
Written by: Allysa Malicdem
Published on: August 5, 2021 at 3:33 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official website and Twitter of Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger anime series has unveiled on Wednesday a new teaser visual for the upcoming third installment of the franchise. The new visual features the characters Yuma and Hyuse side-by-side in battle. Moreover, the official website and Twitter for the live-stage adaptation of the series has revealed a new visual and additional cast along with the show schedules.
The third season is set for release in October. The series will stream on TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation programming block. The second season premiered on January 9 with 12 episodes.
Toei Animation is animating the new season with Morio Hatano serving as the new series director. The series composition is handled by Hiroyuki Yoshino with Toshihisa Kaiya and Hitomi Tsuruta for the character designs and animation direction, and the music is composed by Kenji Kawai. The cast reprises their roles which includes Tomo Muranaka as Yūma Kuga, Yuuki Kaji as Osamu Mikumo, Nao Tamura as Chika Amatori, Yūichi Nakamura as Yūichi Jin and Nobunaga Shimazaki as Hyuse.
Apart from the upcoming third season, more details for the live-action stage play has been announced together with a new visual featuring the 12 cast members.
Joining the stage cast are:
Daiki Kikkawa as Isami Tōma
Tsubasa Okuno as Ryō Utagawa
Hayate Miyao as Shirō Kikuchihara
Yuya Katsuki as Mitsuru Tokieda
Ryohei Yamauchi as Ken Satori
Kō Kanegae as Yōsuke Yoneya
Kazuya Yūki as Tōru Narasaka
Shiu Satо̄ as Shōhei Kodera
Jōji Saotome as Masamune Kido
Norihito Nakayashiki directs and writes the script for the stage play. GIRA MUNDO takes charge of music composition with choreography under Yumebō.
The "World Trigger" TV anime series is based on Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara. It was initially serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2013 to November 2018 and transferred to Jump Square in December 2018. Its chapters have been compiled by Shueisha into 22 tankōbon volumes as of June 2020.
Plot Summary via Anime News Network:
One day a gate to another world opened in Mikado City. This entities of the other world, called Neighbors, sent out an invasion force that overran the area surrounding the gate. Given the technological superiority of the Neighbors, the destruction of the city seemed only a matter of time. But then suddenly Border appeared in the town, an organization that researches the technology of the Neighbors to protect this side of the gate. In a short time they built a huge base and became established as the line of defense against the Neighbors. One day a student named Yūma transfers to the same middle-school class as Osamu, a teenager who belongs to Border. He has a weapon called Trigger that is only allowed to be possessed by people in Border, and claims to have come from beyond the gate.