World Trigger
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World Trigger

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Japanese: ワールドトリガー
English: World Trigger
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 9, 2013 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Ashihara, Daisuke (Story & Art)


Score: 7.811 (scored by 1533115,331 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12552
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #345
Members: 45,405
Favorites: 1,753

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Mikado City, an otherwise peaceful city, is suddenly invaded after a gate from another world opens seemingly from nowhere. Interdimensional monsters called "Neighbors" attack, man-made weapons prove to be ineffective against them, and the city is quickly destroyed. When all hope appears to be lost, a mysterious group known as the Border Defense Agency begins to retaliate using specialized technology called "Triggers" and manages to halt the invasion. Four years later, the organization continues to protect the populace of Mikado City and are now revered as heroes.

Yuuma Kuga is a new student at First Mikado City High School—a school associated with Border—which comes as a surprise, as transfers to the dangerous areas are seen as suspicious. He is soon targeted by bullies, but Border's member-in-training Osamu Mikumo stands up for Yuuma, despite his doubts about him. The two's situation turns grim when a Neighbor arrives from a gate that abruptly opens in the forbidden zone; while Osamu struggles to fend it off with his Trigger, Yuuma defeats it with ease. As Osamu inquires about Yuuma's position in Border, it turns out that Yuuma is no agent—but a Neighbor himself.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


World Trigger was temporarily put on hiatus in November 2016 due to the author's poor health. The manga continued serialization on October 29, 2018.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since October 7, 2014. World Trigger has also been released in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. since February 12, 2014; in French by Kazé since October 22, 2014; and in Italian by Edizioni Star Comics since January 10, 2015.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese live stage play titled World Trigger the Stage, which was shown from November 19, 2021 to November 28, 2021. A sequel show titled World Trigger the Stage: Daikibo Shinkouhen was performed from August 5, 2022 to August 14, 2022. Two video games based on the series were released; developed by Artdink, World Trigger: Borderless Mission was published on September 17, 2015 for the PlayStation Vita. A smartphone game titled World Trigger: Smash Borders was developed by Ganbarion and published on July 21, 2015; it was later rereleased for the PlayStation Vita on February 17, 2016.

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Apr 7, 2015
Preliminary (98/? eps)
World Trigger... This is one manga that is extremely underrated and needs more followers. With the end of the longest arc, I can see just how much talent Ashihara has.

Story (may include spoilers, read at own risk):
World Trigger starts off as your normal "aliens invading Earth" story, but proves it self not to be. However, as we learn about the invaders (called Neighbors), we learn that they're so much more, and with the revelation of several Neighbor worlds, a story is set up since our protagonists are going to face it. While it goes into softer parts, especially during training, when the protagonists go to ...
Oct 1, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (55/? eps)
With the upcoming adaptation it’s high time this series got at least one review on MAL. Let me say it straight from the start: at this moment (ch. 55) it’s an OK battle shounen, that many readers will find entertaining, though I can’t shake off the feeling that it’s a bit tryhard. WT works diligently on being a good action series for teens but rarely strives for more and doesn’t show many moments of brilliance. However the potential of the series is great and it can develop into something more profound in future.

I’ll start with the art, since it will be the obvious dealbreaker ...
May 23, 2016
Preliminary (103/? eps)
"Extremely underrated" this is what I have seen all too often from most of my friends and various reviewers on MAL, so I'd told myself I'd give it a try. Quite frankly, someone has to take the bad role here, and I'm expecting a fair amount of hate for this review, but no matter, I'll stay as impartial and clear as possible.

Story: 5
I'll get straight to the point, it's bland, basic, cardboard cut, whatever you want to call it. The story in itself had potential, however, it's so awfully generic that I really can't get myself to enjoy it while reading. I've always ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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