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World Trigger
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Kanji ワールドトリガー
Romanji Wārudo torigā
Genre Action, Science Fiction
Created by Daisuke Ashihara
Published by Japan: Shueisha
  • Taiwan: Tong Li
English Publisher Canada & United States: Viz Media
Original Run February 2013 – ongoing
Volumes 10 (Chapters)

World Trigger (ワールドトリガー, Wārudo torigā) is an ongoing Japanese manga written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara that has appeared in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 2013.


Ashihara was a large fan of Doraemon, and was inspired with the idea of using future technologies in the present.[1]Before creating the story, Ashihara created the characters and the world. He placed that characters in different roles to see what would work.[2]In the original concept, Yūma was a Border agent, and Osamu was a human who wasn't in Border. Ashihara wanted to create a concept of opposites, so he made Yūma a powerful Neighbor, and Osamu a weak Border agent.[3]


See also: Manga

One day, in Mikado City, a gateway to a parallel universe had opened. From it, an outbreak of aliens known as Neighbors wreaked havoc across the city with their own sophisticated technology. Suddenly, a mysterious group of people brought themselves together to repel their attacks. Soon after, Border was formed, an organization researching Neighbor technology and maintaining a defense system against the Neighbors. Its members are armed with weapons known as Triggers. Four years later, the city has recovered from initial Neighbor attacks to the point where its civilians have become used to them.

Yūma Kuga is a transfer student from a foreign country admitted to a local school. There, he meets fellow classmate Osamu Mikumo and a group of bullies harassing the two. After fighting off the bullies, a Neighbor appears. One of the bullies is about to get eaten, but Osamu, actually a member of Border, activates his Trigger, but fails to defeat the Neighbor, leaving Kuga to activate his own Trigger and defeat it successfully. Kuga reveals he isn't actually part of Border, and that his Trigger is a memento of his dead father who wanted him move to Japan to join the Border. He also reveals his father wasn't part of Border either, and that he actually transferred from the alternate dimension where the Neighbors come from.

Main CharactersEdit

See also: Characters
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Main Characters
Osamu Mikumo Yūma Kuga Chika Amatori Yūichi Jin



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  1. Daisuke Ashihara: One of my favourite series since I was young is Doraemon I was fascinated by the idea of bringing future technology into the present and using it in various ways.
    Source: Weeky Shōnen Jump '14 No. 15
  2. Daisuke Ashihara: Before coming up with the actual story, I first created the characters and the world. Then I placed the characters in various roles to see what would be interesting, adding and subtracting them from there.
    Source: Weeky Shōnen Jump '14 No. 15
  3. Daisuke Ashihara: Originally, Yūma was the Border agent and Osamu was a normal human who isn't in Border. My concept was that they were opposites, So I decided to go all the way and make Yūma a Neighbor. Osame became a low-level agent in Border.
    Source: Weeky Shōnen Jump '14 No. 15

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