VIZ Media Launches Sci-Fi Manga Series World Trigger in Graphic Novel Format

VIZ Media announces the print and digital launch of creator Daisuke Ashihara’s thrilling sci-fi action manga series – World Trigger – in a dedicated graphic novel format on October 7, 2014. The series is currently being serialized chapter-by-chapter SIMULTANEOUS to Japan in the pages of the digital anthology Weekly Shonen Jump.

World Trigger will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint with the first two volumes releasing simultaneously on October 7, 2014. Volumes 1 and 2 are rated “T” for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each. New volumes are scheduled to be released bi-monthly.

Digital versions of World Trigger also will 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, comiXology and Google Play stores.

Destroy thy Neighbor. Earth is under constant threat from Neighbors, invincible monsters from another dimension that destroy humanity’s way of life. At least there are the elite agents of Border, warriors who co-opt alien technology to fight back. Our hero Osamu Mikumo may not be the best agent, 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, when straight-laced Osamu 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?

Things become tense and the action heats up in Volume 2. Osamu has protected the feisty Neighbor’s identity ever since they met, but he’s about to get a rude awakening when he discovers that Border has ways of sniffing out traitors in their midst.

World Trigger begins four years after a gate to another dimension opens, letting alien Neighbors invade and the unlikely heroic duo of Osamu and Yuma must deploy powerful weaponry called Triggers to defeat the invaders and save the world,” says Hope Donovan, Editor. “World Trigger has captivated fans in serialized form in Weekly Shonen Jump, and with the anime releasing in October, we can’t wait to introduce even more readers to the manga series with the simultaneous launch of the first two graphic novels in early October.”

WORLD TRIGGER © 2013 by Daisuke Ashihara/SHUEIHSA Inc.

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