World Trigger Season 4 Release and Renewal Updates
World Trigger Season 4

World Trigger Season 4 Releases: The final episode of World Trigger Season 3 aired on Jan 23, 2022. So, when will the anime series return for its fourth season? 

World Trigger is a Japanese anime based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara. Season 1 comprising of 73 episodes aired from October 5, 2014, to April 3, 2016. After a long hiatus, in 2021, Toei Animation returned with two more small-sized seasons with the same cast reprising their roles. Season 3 consists of 14 episodes concluded airing on Jan 23, 2022. Now, the anime community is eager to know when Toei Animation is planning to renew the series for the fourth season. Here’s everything you need to know about World Trigger Season 4 release and renewal.

Will there be World Trigger Season 4?

The renewal of any anime depends on factors like its popularity, availability of source material and its viewership across platforms.

Talking about World Trigger, it is a very popular anime globally. Like the first season, the recent two seasons received a tremendous response from viewers. On myanimelist.com, World Trigger Season 3 has a superb rating of 8.34/10 with around 15000 votes.

On various anime communities and forums, World Trigger Season 3 has been well received. In fact, it is touted as the best season of the series. So, popularity is not at all an issue that could hinder the renewal of World Trigger for season four.

Coming to the source material part, World Trigger anime is based on the manga of the same. To date, 213 chapters have been collected in 24 volumes. Season 3 adapted the story until Volume 22. So, currently, there are just two volumes (17 chapters) available for adaptation.

World Trigger Season 4 will complete the B-Rank Wars story arc and move on to adapting the Expedition Selection Exam story arc. A single cour (12 to 14 episodes) of World Trigger requires around 25-30 chapters of the manga. So, there is a shortage of source material at this time. Moreover, the manga author Daisuke Ashihara is going through some health issues. So, the publishing speed is slow. 

When will World Trigger Season 4 release?

As of Jan 30, 2022,  Toei Animation hasn’t officially renewed the anime series for Season 4. Having said that, World Trigger would return for a new season in the coming years.

As per animegeek.com, it is possible that more information about the fourth season will be announced at World Trigger Festival 2022 on February 27, 2022. This event at Tokyo Dome City Hall will feature the Japanese voice cast from the previous three anime seasons.

Coming to the release date, it all depends on the release module Toei animation wants to adapt. Currently, there isn’t enough source material. If the studio wants to deliver a single cour (12 to 14 episodes) then we can expect World Trigger Season 4 to release in 2023.

However, if the studio plans to release more episodes in a single go or at a small gap then we will have to wait long. Currently, there are only 17 chapters of manga available for adaptation. A two cour season would require around 50 chapters. With the current pace, the manga author Daisuke Ashihara requires at least two years to catch up.

Currently, World Trigger is available to stream on Crunchyroll, VRV and Tubi TV, Crunchyroll, VRV.