World Trigger

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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 141438141,438 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #534
Members: 407,616
Favorites: 2,748

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hongou, Mitsuru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ogawa, Kouji
Director, Episode Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Koga, Gou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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


Aug 19, 2023
This anime must be the most underrated anime in history, no joke. I saw so many shonens and I truly believe World Trigger is one of the best of the genre.

Story - 9 : The story of World Trigger is unbelievable. By story here, we are talking about World Building. The world building of this anime is off the charts. Whether it is the current state of earth with Neighbor invasion, how the earth is interacting with the universe and who lives outside the earth, the different civilisation and how they interact with each other, and I don't even need to get started on ...
Dec 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
okay so, before watching this anime i always said i wanted to see a mc who doesnt have some secret god-like powers or even if he's not strong at all to not have a crazy enough personality to be able to match or fit in with everybody but oh boy... after i watched this anime i understood why every mc is like that, the mc and that little girl makes this anime painful to watch, mc is literally so boring in every season and he doesnt get stronger at all, the only character development he had was his personality but even after that he stayed ...
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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