Cover of the first volume of World Trigger, featuring one of the main protagonists Yūma Kuga.
|Genre||Action, Comedy, Science fiction|
|Written by||Daisuke Ashihara|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Original run||February 9, 2013 – present|
|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|
|Network||ANN (TV Asahi)|
|Original run||October 5, 2014 – April 3, 2016|
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, with the series ending on April 3rd, 2016.
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" (
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 March 2016, fourteen volumes have been released in Japan. Viz Media has licensed the series 
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. 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. 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.
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. The series is slated to run for 50 episodes.
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.
Before the original anime ended, the "World Trigger Natsu Matsuri 2015" (World Trigger Summer Festival 2015) event announced World Trigger: Isekai Kara no Tōbōsha, a brand new series with an original story not presented in the World Trigger manga, and with new characters and concepts.
In August 2015, it was announced that Toei would be producing an English dub using actors from Ocean Productions.
On March 7, 2016, it was confirmed that the World Trigger anime would end, after it was announced that TV Asahi would be replacing their anime block with a sports programme.
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