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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 1566615,666 users)
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Ranked: #12702
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #353
Members: 46,570
Favorites: 1,781

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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.

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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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May 20, 2023
Preliminary (232/? eps)
World Trigger is the most underrated shonen manga of all the shonen manga I know.
I'm going to write a synopsis first. I'll write it briefly, it tells the story of A gate to another dimension has opened, and from there emerged a giant invincible creature that threatens all of humanity. Earth's only defense is a group of mysterious warriors who have used alien technology to fight back, that's the outline of the whole story
okay now go to the review

STORY: 8/10
For me, the story itself is quite interesting, because we will explore various worlds later, which of course will be very interesting if there is a ...
Sep 13, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (164/? eps)
This show just screams wasted potential, the premise isn't that unique to say but the perspective the main character gives a breath of fresh air. He's not OP, but not too talentless, his design is bland ( but I think that's deliberate), he finds alot of methods to make himself stronger instead of the usual i gonna try my body so hard that I can fight talented me and improve hard work pays of blah blah blah. This is just a guy who doesn't have much time and is trying to take the shortest route to do undertake a certain objective. I think Kuga ...
Jul 2, 2017
Preliminary (126/? eps)
World Trigger is shounen series mix with some sci-fi elements and its kinda work.

Earth is under attack by different dimensional alien monsters. That all you need to know and it's a good set up, a lot of room for the creator to plexes his imagination. Plus open goal for the story to move freely on its own pages and perfect for a long epic war story.

the alien monsters and the setting are beautifully drawn but the characters design is the biggest reason why I dropped this manga. They are drawn in simplistic designs, meaning the lack of expression and it's terrible. It's something likes ...

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