World Trigger pauses due to creator health issues

Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger is taking yet another month-long hiatus due to the writer’s poor health, delaying the final chapter to a June release.

the Global trigger the manga will go on hiatus due to creator Daisuke Ashihara’s health issues.

As announced by the official Twitter account of the series and translated by Crunchyroll, the official Twitter account for the adventure/sci-fi series stated that the manga will be taking a month-long hiatus due to Ashihara’s “poor physical condition”. So the next chapter of Global trigger will debut June 3 in the July issue of Shueisha’s Jump SQ Instead.

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This isn’t the first time Ashihara’s poor health has delayed the release of Global trigger chapters. The manga series took a month-long hiatus in January this year for the February issue of Jump SQ, it was also not released in March, May and November of last year. Ashihara’s condition even caused the manga to go on hiatus in 2016 for about two years. Despite these frequent breaks, the exact nature of the author’s health problems has not been revealed.

Set in a world where monsters known as “Neighbors” have invaded Earth through a gate in Mikado City that leads to another realm, Global trigger follows Osamu Mikumo, a high school student who is secretly a member-in-training of an organization created to combat these beasts called the Border Defense Agency. Using specialized weapons called “Triggers”, Border manages to control the neighbors and life in Mikado City more or less returns to normal under the group’s watchful care. Everything changes, however, when Mikumo discovers that the mysterious transfer student Yuma Kuga is actually a humanoid neighbor in disguise. Thus begins an action-packed story as Mikumo helps Kuga hide his true identity from Border’s watchful eyes while learning more about himself along the way.

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An animated adaptation of Global trigger by Toei Animation began airing in 2014, with the third season recently ending in January this year. Coming in at a whopping 99 episodes, the series boasts considerable talent behind the scenes, with Morio Hatano (A piece) directing the second and third seasons, ghost in the shellof Kenji Kawai composing the music and Hiroyuki Yoshino of Code Geass fame as editor. The Japanese voice cast is also made up of anime legends such as Yuki Kaji (The attack of the Titans), Tomo Muranaka (Haikyuu!!), Yuuichi Nakamura (Jujutsu Kaisen), Rie Kugimiya (Kotaro lives alone) and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Fruit basket).

the Global trigger the manga is available in English physically through Viz Media’s series license and digitally through the Weekly Shonen Jump subscription. All three seasons of the anime adaptation are available to stream now on Crunchyroll.

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