Author’s Health Causes 1-Month Hiatus for World Trigger Manga
The official Twitter profile of Daisuke Ashihara’s “World Trigger” manga series made an announcement on December 28, indicating that the publication will be on a short hiatus. This temporary pause, featured in Shueisha’s February 2024 issue of Jump SQ. magazine, will start from Thursday and is due to health-related issues with the author. Fans can expect the continuation of the manga in the March issue, due to be issued on February 2.
In recent times, the manga had previously paused its publication with the magazine’s September 2023 issue, and continued once again with the October 2023 issue.
In addition, the series also took several breaks in 2021, and subsequently had four more stoppages during the course of 2022.
World Trigger first appeared in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2013, with Ashihara leading its creation. However, due to health issues, the manga had to go on an indefinite break in November 2016. Two years later, the manga made its comeback in October 2018, lasting for five issues. Then in December 2018, it switched to Shueisha’s Jump SQ. The 26th compiled book of the manga series was then released on June 2.
The manga has digital English versions immediately available through both Viz Media and MANGA Plus, while physical copies are also published by Viz Media.
World Trigger’s first anime television season, produced by Toei Animation, premiered in October 2014. This was followed by a second season in October 2015. In February 2020, Crunchyroll started streaming the English dubbed version. The anime’s second season premiered in January 2021 and ran for 12 episodes and was aired on Crunchyroll in sync with Japanese airing times.
The anime’s third season first aired in October 2021 on TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation programming slate. Crunchyroll streamed this season as well, mirroring its release schedule in Japan. Both the second and third seasons of the show offer an English dubbed version.
The first stage show of the series took place from November to December 2021. The subsequent performances took place in August 2022, and another one in August 2023. The fourth show, which will showcase the “Galopoula Invasion” story arc, has been scheduled to run in October and November 2024 in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
Reference: World Trigger manga’s X/Twitter account