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World Trigger


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: World Trigger
Japanese: ワールドトリガー

Information

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: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 29,069 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #507
Members: 106,473
Favorites: 774
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Ranked #945Popularity #507Members 106,473
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Episodes: /73

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

World Trigger was also adapted into a Japan-only PlayStation Vita action game titled World Trigger: Borderless Mission, and an iOS and Android game titled World Trigger: Smash Borders.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuga, Yuuma
Kuga, Yuuma
Main
Muranaka, Tomo
Japanese
Muranaka, Tomo
Jin, Yuuichi
Jin, Yuuichi
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Mikumo, Osamu
Mikumo, Osamu
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Amatori, Chika
Amatori, Chika
Main
Tamura, Nao
Japanese
Tamura, Nao

Staff

Hongou, Mitsuru
Hongou, Mitsuru
Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Script, Series Composition
Pile
Pile
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

#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)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Ashita no Hikari (アシタノヒカリ)" by AAA (eps 24-26)
#2: "Dream Trigger (ドリームトリガー)" by Pile (ep 48, 73)




More reviewsReviews

lithae
Jan 10, 2015
I'm going to have to disagree with the opinion a lot of people seem to get from first impressions of this anime. I love it, especially the universe, plot, and characters. Worth giving a chance and continuing to watch. I'm addicted!

Art:
The first thing people complain about is the art, but I think that has more to do with how almost every anime these days has very cookie-cutter animation, so when one comes out that has a different style people drop it for that sole reason-- preconceived notions abound. JoJo has extremely silly animation, but since it is rather famous already people get passed that, and read more
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coffeeworld
Apr 11, 2015
1st thing to say... PURELY UNDERRATED. 2nd, felt sorry for those who dropped this series from the start. 3rd, this show is AWESOME!

Way back when I started watching World Trigger, the first 10 episodes are a bit booring because there's a lot of dialogues. But wait, you'll realized these dialogues will help you understand what is World Trigger. It's educational dialogue for this show. And wait, don't expect that the rest of the episode is dialogue, the next cours will blow you with a lot of action pack. It's like you're watching a ONE PIECE like atmosphere since it is also produced by Toei read more
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Link_of_Hyrule
Nov 1, 2014
**NOT A TRUE REVIEW; THIS IS MY IMPRESSION OF THE SERIES THROUGH 10 EPISODES. IT WILL EDITED OR DELETED WHEN APPROPRIATE**

What happens when an anime whose entire premise is based on an imaginative and creative world lacks any sort of imagination or creativity? Apparently, World Trigger happens. This cheap, lazy adaptation fails to offer anything that we haven’t seen a million times over. Super powers, monsters, cardboard cutout characters, zzzzzzzz… Oh, sorry, I dosed off there. I guess you can’t say that this anime is necessarily bad, but it’s so painfully uninteresting and unoriginal that it’s not worth watching. This is the kind of show read more
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steven_kun
Apr 26, 2015
REVIEW IS BASED ON RECENT EPISODE 27 OF THE ANIME (without reading the manga)
Also my first review on trying to being as detailed as possible without spoilers.

There are a lot of controversial discussions regarding 'World Trigger' out there but don't let them fool you. This is probably one of the most underrated shows out there that deserves a bit more recognition.
Personally, I enjoyed every aspect of this anime so far from the plot, characters and silly faces with a slight comedy there and then.

Story - 9
The plot starts by introducing a four year background story of the city of Mikudo being attacked and serverly read more
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