World Trigger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
World Trigger
World Trigger Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first volume of World Trigger, featuring one of the main protagonists Yūma Kuga.
ワールドトリガー
(Wārudo Torigā)
Genre Action, Comedy, Science fiction
Manga
Written by Daisuke Ashihara
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original run February 9, 2013 – ongoing
Volumes 11 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Mitsuru Hongo
Produced by Kei Mizutani, Daichi Nagatomi
Written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, Yuuichi Nomura, Natsuko Takahashi, Masahiro Yokotani
Music by Kenji Kawai
Studio Toei Animation
Network ANN (TV Asahi)
Original run October 5, 2014 – ongoing
Episodes 50 (List of episodes)
Anime and Manga portal

World Trigger (Japanese: ワールドトリガー Hepburn: Wārudo Torigā?), also known in short form as WorTri (Japanese: ワートリ Hepburn: Wātori?), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara, and serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2013. An anime adaptation of the series produced by Toei Animation started airing on 5 October 2014.

Plot[edit]

In Mikado City (三門市 Mikado-shi?) (280 000 inhabitants), a "gate" to a different world is opened suddenly one day. Monsters called "Neighbors" (近界民(ネイバー) Neibā, lit. "Near-world people"?) start appearing from it, everyone is afraid of them because Earth's weapons don't work against them, but a mysterious group starts fighting off the Neighbors. They, the "Border" defense agency, create a defense system against the Neighbors. Since then, regardless of the Neighbors still emerging from the gates, people of Mikado City were living normally today. Four and a half years after the gate is opened for the first time, Yūma Kuga (空閑 遊真 Kuga Yūma?), a humanoid Neighbor, comes to Mikado City, where he meets Osamu Mikumo (三雲 修 Mikumo Osamu?), a Border agent.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga was written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2013, and are collected into tankōbon volumes published by Shueisha. As of June 2015, eleven volumes have been released in Japan. Viz Media has licensed the series.[1]

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation of World Trigger was announced on May 27, 2014[2] and will start airing on October 2014.[3]

On July 8, 2014, it was revealed that the anime adaptation would be produced by Toei Animation.[4]

On August 4, 2014, the anime's official website revealed the voice cast (in Japanese alphabetical order): Nobuhiko Okamoto, Rie Kugimiya, Hideyuki Tanaka, Nao Tamura, Jun Fukuyama, Tomo Muranaka and Yūki Kaji. It also revealed that the anime would be broadcast on TV Asahi. An event will be held on Roppongi Hills Arena (TV Asahi "Summer Festival" venue) to reveal the full cast and the characters they will be playing.[5] On August 6, 2014, the combined 37-38th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump revealed the roles for some of the cast, as well announcing the addition of Yūichi Nakamura as Yuichi Jin.[6] On August 11, 2014, the official website for the anime was updated to reveal the rest of the cast members' roles and a PV for the anime was posted.[7]

On August 20, 2014, Weekly Shōnen Jump's 39th issue revealed more of the anime's cast.[8] On August 25, 2014, the anime's official website revealed the anime would premier in October 5, 2014.[9]

On August 29, Weekly Shōnen Jump's 39th issue revealed the staff. Mitsuru Hongo is directing the anime at Toei Animation with series composition by Hiroyuki Yoshino. Toshihisa Kaiya and Hitomi Tsuruta are designing the characters and will also serve as animation directors, while Kenji Kawai will compose the music for the soundtrack.[10] The series is slated to run for 50 episodes.[11]

On September 10, it was revealed that the Nagoya trio Sonar Pocket would perform the anime's opening theme, "GIRIGIRI" (ギリギリ?, lit. "Borderline").[12]

Like in most of the TV anime that are broadcast on TV Asahi in Japan, the World Trigger anime incorporates all the credits into the opening theme and there is only an opening for the show and no ending for the show.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "A Visitor from a Strange World"
"I Sekai Kara no Raihōsha" (異世界からの訪問者) 
October 5, 2014
2 "Neighbors and Trion Warriors"
"Neibā to Torion-Hei" (近界民とトリオン兵) 
October 12, 2014
3 "Osamu Mikumo's Talent"
"Mikumo Osamu no Jitsuryoku" (三雲修の実力) 
October 19, 2014
4 "A-Class #5: Ai Kitora of Arashiyama Unit"
"A-kyū 5-i: Arashiyama-tai no Kitora Ai" (A級5位・嵐山隊の木虎藍) 
November 02, 2014
5 "Talented Elite: Yuichi Jin"
"Jitsuryoku-ha Erīto: Jin Yūichi" (実力派エリート・迅悠一) 
November 09, 2014
6 "Chika Amatori's Side Effect"
"Amatori Chika no Saido Efekuto" (雨取千佳のサイドエフェクト) 
November 16, 2014
7 "Miwa Unit's Attack"
"Miwa-tai no Kyōshū" (三輪隊の強襲) 
November 23, 2014
8 "Black Trigger"
"Burakku Torigā" (ブラックトリガー) 
November 30, 2014
9 "The Organization Known as Border"
"Bōdā to Iu Soshiki" (ボーダーという組織) 
December 7, 2014
10 "Tamakoma Branch"
"Tamakoma-shibu" (玉狛支部) 
December 14, 2014
11 "Each One's Determination"
"Sorezore no Ketsui" (それぞれの決意) 
December 21, 2014
12 "Tamakoma's A-Class Members"
"Tamakoma no A-kyū Taiin" (玉狛のA級隊員) 
December 28, 2014
13 "Border Top Teams"
"Bōdā Toppu Chīmu" (ボーダートップチーム) 
January 11, 2015
14 "NO. 1 Attacker: Kei Tachikawa"
"NO. 1 Atakkā: Tachikawa Kei" (NO.1アタッカー・太刀川慶) 
January 18, 2015
15 "Black Trigger: Fūjin"
"Burakku Torigā Fūjin" (ブラックトリガー・風刃) 
January 25, 2015
16 "A Future in Progress"
"Ugokidasu Mirai" (動き出す未来) 
February 8, 2015
17 "Official Border Enlistment"
"Bōdā Seishikinyuutai" (ボーダー正式入隊) 
February 15, 2015
18 "Osamu Mikumo versus Sōya Kazama"
"Mikumo Osamu VS Kazama Sōya" (三雲修VS風間蒼也) 
February 22, 2015
19 "Rank Battle! Shun Midorikawa's Plan"
"Ranku-sen! Midorikawa Shun no Sakuryaku" (ランク戦!緑川駿の策略) 
March 1, 2015
20 "Clash! Yūma vs. Midorikawa"
"Gekitotsu! Yūma VS. Midorikawa" (激突!遊真VS.緑川) 
March 8, 2015
21 "Neighbor World"
"Neibā no Sekai?" (近界民の世界) 
March 15, 2015
22 "The Large-Scale Invasion Begins"
"Daikibo Shinkō Kaishi" (大規模侵攻開始) 
March 22, 2015
23 "God's Country Aftokrator"
"Kami no Kuni Afutokuratoru" (神の国アフトクラトル) 
March 29, 2015
24 "Meeden's Baby Birds"
"Miden no Hinadori" (玄界の雛鳥) 
April 05, 2015
25 "The Most Powerful Squad in Border"
"Bōdā Saikyō no Butai" (ボーダー最強の部隊) 
April 12, 2015
26 "Fierce fight! Enedora vs Kazama Squad"
"Gekitō! Enedora VS Kazama-tai" (激闘!エネドラVS風間隊) 
April 19, 2015
27 "Border on the Counterattack"
"Hangeki no Bōdā" (反撃のボーダー) 
April 26, 2015
28 "The Organon User"
"Orugan no Tsukaite" (星の杖の使い手) 
May 03, 2015
29 "A Crossroads of Fate"
"Unmei no Bunkiten" (運命の分岐点) 
May 10, 2015
30 "Enemy General Hairein"
"Tekishō Hairein" (敵将ハイレイン) 
May 17, 2015
31 "Osamu Mikumo's Determination"
"Mikumo Osamu no Kakugo" (三雲修の覚悟) 
May 24, 2015
32 "Implacable Enedra"
"Shūnen no Enedora" (執念のエネドラ) 
May 31, 2015
33 "Hairein's Terror"
"Hairein no Kyōfu" (ハイレインの恐怖) 
June 7, 2015
34 "Fierce Combat! The Battle of The Best"
"Gekitō Kecchaku! Saikyō no Tatakai" (激闘決着!最強の戦い) 
June 14, 2015
35 "The End of the Battle"
"Tatakai no Hate ni" (戦いの果てに) 
June 21, 2015
36 "The Have-Not"
"Motazaru Mono" (持たざるモノ) 
June 28, 2015
37 "Hero and Partner"
"Hīrō to Aibō" (ヒーローと相棒) 
July 05, 2015
38 "B-rank Rank Wars Begin"
"Bkyū Rankusen Kaimaku" (B級ランク戦開幕) 
July 19, 2015
39 "Suwa Squad & Arafune Squad"
"Suwatai to Arafunetai" (諏訪隊と荒船隊) 
July 26, 2015
40 "Start-Up! Mikumo Unit"
"Shidō! Mikumo-tai" (始動!三雲隊) 
August 2, 2015
41 "The Brash Rookie"
"Namaikina Rūkī" (生意気な新人(ルーキー)) 
August 9, 2015
42 "Kō Murakami of Suzunari First"
"Suzunari Daiichi no Murakami Kō" (鈴鳴第一の村上鋼) 
August 16, 2015
43 "Nasu Unit's Choice"
"Nasu-tai no Sentaku" (那須隊の選択) 
August 23, 2015
44 "A Battle in Bad Weather"
"Akutenkō no Sentō" (悪天候の戦闘) 
August 30, 2015

Video game[edit]

A PlayStation Vita action game titled World Trigger: Borderless Mission has been announced for a 2015 release in Japan, together with an iOS and Android game titled World Trigger: Smash Borders.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viz Media Announces Print Edition for World Trigger Manga". Anime News Network. April 18, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shonen Jump's World Trigger Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "World Trigger TV Anime Slated to Premiere in October". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Toei Animation Produces "World Trigger" TV Anime Adaptation". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yuuki Kaji, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Rie Kugimiya Star in World Trigger Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Yūichi Nakamura Joins World Trigger TV Anime Cast". Anime News Network. August 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "World Trigger Gets Commemorative Video for Upcoming Anime". Anime News Network. August 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tomoaki Maeno, Masakazu Morita, Kana Hanazawa Join World Trigger Cast". Anime News Network. August 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Anime's premiere date". Toei Animation. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Outlaw Star's Mitsuru Hongo Directs World Trigger Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "World Trigger Anime Listed With 50 Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "主題歌にソナーポケットの新曲「GIRIGIRI」が決定!!コメントも到着!" (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "World Trigger game announced for PS Vita". Gematsu. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "World Trigger game announced for iOS and Android". Dengeki Online - Dengeki App. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 

External links[edit]