World Trigger

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ワールドトリガー
English: World Trigger
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Type: TV
Episodes: 73
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2014 to Apr 3, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 06:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.581 (scored by 147649147,649 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #544
Members: 424,198
Favorites: 2,862

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When a gate to another world suddenly opens on Earth, Mikado City is invaded by strange creatures known as "Neighbors," malicious beings impervious to traditional weaponry. In response to their arrival, an organization called the Border Defense Agency has been established to combat the Neighbor menace through special weapons called "Triggers." Even though several years have passed after the gate first opened, Neighbors are still a threat and members of Border remain on guard to ensure the safety of the planet.

Despite this delicate situation, members-in-training, such as Osamu Mikumo, are not permitted to use their Triggers outside of headquarters. But when the mysterious new student in his class is dragged into a forbidden area by bullies, they are attacked by Neighbors, and Osamu has no choice but to do what he believes is right. Much to his surprise, however, the transfer student Yuuma Kuga makes short work of the aliens, revealing that he is a humanoid Neighbor in disguise.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yanai, Hiroshi
Mizutani, Kei
Producer, Chief Producer
Hongou, Mitsuru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ogawa, Kouji
Director, Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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1: "GIRIGIRI" by Sonar Pocket (eps 1-23)
2: "Ashita no Hikari (アシタノヒカリ)" by AAA (eps 27-47)
3: "Dream Trigger (ドリームトリガー)" by Pile (eps 49-72)

Ending Theme

Episode Videos


Jul 11, 2023
World Trigger does what most other anime/manga cannot do, build a proper world setting and story pacing. IF you don't mind the horrible animation quality that it unfortunately has in the first season, then this anime will be enjoyable to watch. Logic and reasoning is prevalent in this anime. Motivations and characterizations are done well. There is no such thing as power of friendship or random power ups. It's all reasonably paced and builds up properly. However, the pacing can seem too slow as it does take the time to properly build up tensions, conflicts, or characters arcs.

Overall, this anime is a great watch for ...
Mar 15, 2024
Mixed Feelings
World Trigger starts pretty strong if you can get past the first couple episodes. It has good world building and all the invasion stuff is very entertaining. It does... have issues, however. And they become very apparent in seasons 2 and 3. Season 1 also has a large pointless filler arc that didn't even get dubbed that you can just skip completely: episodes 49-63.

The biggest issues are pacing and one dimensional characters. Characters also get very little progression and often end up repeating the same progression arcs over and over ad nauseam. Even when they finally seem to get over it and you're like "oh ...
Jan 20, 2021
First of all I hate animes that does a freaking long review of the entire series, instead of just the most reason development, I mean if you haven't watch the series from the beginning then it doesn't matter either way cause this is a freaking long anime. That said can't believe why so many positive reviews of 8s and 9s seriously.

This anime has such terrible main cast, 2/3 were useless from the beginning. The main guy tries to improve himself throughout the series and we're force to follow his boring non-progressive development for almost the entire time. The worse part is the MC received ...

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