‘World Trigger’ reveals cast for second season

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The second season of the World Trigger anime series will premiere on January 9, 2021. TOEI Animation is producing this and revealed several new cast members on their official website on Thursday.

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Yōko Katori, leader of the Katori unit, played by Megumi Han

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Rokurō Wakamura played by Kenji Akabane

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Yūta Miura played by Yudai Mino

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Hana Somei played by Reina Kondo

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ICYMI, these are the new cast members that were announced previously:

Gatlin played by Hisao Egawa

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Ratarikov played by Toshiyuki Toyonaga

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Wen Sō played by Mie Sonozaki

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Koskero played by Kenjiro Tsuda

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Reghindetz played by Ayumu Murase

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Yomi played by Ryoko Shiraishi

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The returning cast includes:

  • Yūma Kataga played by Tomo Muranaka
  • Osamu Mikumo played by Yuuki Kaji
  • Chika Amatori played by Nao Tamura
  • Yūichi Jin played by Yūichi Nakamura
  • Hyuse played by Nobunaga Shimazaki

In addition, South Korean band TXT (Tomorrow by Together) is performing the main theme song, called “Force”, with the ending theme being “Mirai Eigō” by Kami wa Saikoro o Furanai.

The World of trigger series’ first season was announced in May 2014 and aired on Japanese TV from October 2014 to April 2016. Although slated to have 50 episodes initially, there ended up being a total of 73 episodes; the English dub is now available on Crunchyroll.

The show is based upon Daisuke Ashihara’s manga of the same name, which has 22 volumes as of June 2020. Originally serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 2013 to 2018, it moved to the Jump Square magazine, where it is also currently being published.

This is the premise of the series:

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When a gate to another world suddenly opens on Earth, Mikado City is invaded by strange creatures known as “Neighbors,” malicious beings impervious to traditional weaponry. In response to their arrival, an organization called the Border Defense Agency has been established to combat the Neighbor menace through special weapons called “Triggers.” Even though several years have passed after the gate first opened, Neighbors are still a threat and members of Border remain on guard to ensure the safety of the planet.

Despite this delicate situation, members-in-training, such as Osamu Mikumo, are not permitted to use their Triggers outside of headquarters. But when the mysterious new student in his class is dragged into a forbidden area by bullies, they are attacked by Neighbors, and Osamu has no choice but to do what he believes is right. Much to his surprise, however, the transfer student Yuuma Kuga makes short work of the aliens, revealing that he is a humanoid Neighbor in disguise.

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