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World Trigger

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


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


Score: 7.641 (scored by 55,208 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #571
Members: 183,933
Favorites: 1,230
Ranked #1308Popularity #571Members 183,933
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hongou, Mitsuru
Ogawa, Kouji
Director, Episode Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Uchiyama, Mana
Episode Director

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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)

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)

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Feb 2, 2017
Revenir (All reviews)
People are too quick to call a series a “underrated”. This is because it’s not easy to gauge the popularity of a series in relation to the following you think it "should" have. If I were to make a list of underrated series, that list would be incredibly short. It would also include World Trigger which isn't a label typically attached to a Weekly Shonen Jump series. An up and comer in WSJ that drew interest in the when it began to air from the mere fact the it ran in that magazine, that interest almost immediately dissipated in the first couple of episodes. Suddenly, read more
Jul 12, 2016
Dnastro (All reviews)
Truly an amazing anime really balanced out as in everything is explained you can't question anything about any scene or something i loved how they done that..

Sadly it is underrated alot of people dropped it at the start? the art is kinda okay but what's more important are the fights and scenes very cool, there's no overpowered character like most animes or the true main guy owns all no everyone is accounted for everyone in it has a job to do not totally focused on main character

I heard that they didn't continue the anime cause people aren't talking about it? which is a lame reason.. read more
May 1, 2018
TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
The 2010s era of anime was a great time for shounen jump anime adaptations because, for the most part, all the shounen jump adaptations were not only great in terms of quality but they managed to be near perfect adaptations. Sure some of them had filler episodes in it but compared to other shounen jump anime adaptations from the past decade or two they were pretty good for what they are despite being non-canon. Haikyuu, Assassination Classroom, Bakuman, Hunter x Hunter 2011 and My Hero Academia are the some of the best examples of this of how to adapt the source maternal correctly as well read more
Jun 18, 2016
Sora_Legacy (All reviews)
Unlike most people, I personally loved this anime. I understand the first few episode wasn’t so great but we need to look at a bigger picture right. Most people say the art is terrible but I think it’s alright. As for the story, I find it very interesting. you will a little confused in the beginning but as you continue, you’ll fully understand it and enjoy it. The character development is a bit slow, however, I think are great for a shounen anime. I agree that sound aren’t really impressive but view as a whole, I think it was really worth it to watch it! read more


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