On the official site for the animated adaptation of Daisuke Ashihara’s manga, World Trigger, a new promo image for the third season of the project was posted. The press release maintains the premiere date scheduled for next October in Japan, and noted that on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. (Japan time) there will be a special broadcast that will offer more information in this regard.
For its part, Ashihara began publishing the World Trigger manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013. The manga went on hiatus since November 2016 due to Ashihara’s poor health, and was resumed in December 2018, this time in Jump SQ magazine. Going forward, the series would take multiple breaks for different reasons.
The play inspired a 73-episode anime adaptation produced by Toei Animation Studios, under the direction of Mitsuru Hongo, Kouji Ogawa and Morio Hatano, released in October 2014. A second season has been on air since last January 10, with Crunchyroll airing it in the West.
World Trigger Synopsis
When the door to another world suddenly opens on Earth, the city of Mikado is invaded by strange creatures known as “Neighbors”, who are malicious beings with traditional weaponry. In response to this invasion, an organization known as the Border Defense Agency engages Neighbors using weapons known as the “Triggers.” Even several years after the start of the battle, the Neighbors remain a threat and the members of the Agency remain on alert.
Despite this delicate situation, members in training, such as Osamu Mikumo, are not allowed to use their Triggers outside of headquarters. But when a mysterious student in his class is dragged into a forbidden area by bullies, the Neighbors launch an attack, and Osamu has no choice but to do what he thinks is right. To his surprise, transfer student Yuuma Kuga quickly takes care of them, revealing that he is a Neighbor in disguise.