VIZ Media has announced that the company has acquired the license for the World Trigger manga series, and that it will be releasing the first and second volumes of the series on October 7, 2014. The series is rated “T” for teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each.
Digital versions will also launch for $6.99 (USD/CAN) each on the same day on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ Manga app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks and Google Play stores. New volumes will be released bi-monthly.
World Trigger begins four years after a mysterious portal to another dimension bursts open and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Osamu Mikumo may not be the best among the elite warriors who co-opt other-dimensional technology to fight back, but along with his Neighbor friend Yuma, he’ll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it.
In the series’ opening volume, upstanding Osamu always does the right thing, whether it means pitching in to save Earth after school or turning the other cheek to bullies. But when he meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?
Hope Donovan, Editor, says, “In World Trigger, Mikado City will never be the same once the aliens invade and it’s up to a team of unlikely heroes armed with weapons called Triggers to defeat them and save mankind. This hugely entertaining manga series has delighted Weekly Shonen Jump fans with its fast-paced story, dynamic and relatable characters, and clean, engaging art style. Catch all the opening action as we release the first two manga volumes simultaneously in print and digitally this Fall!”