World Trigger made the headlines as soon as it came out from its long hiatus. Season two and three rejuvenated WorTri fans with a much-needed dose of entertainment.
This anime beautifully shows the story of people living in a metropolis ravaged by creatures known as neighbors and how an organization defends those people using an energy source called trion.
World Trigger has only one TV series whose first two seasons have already finished airing, and the third one is currently ongoing since October 2021.
With no other movies or specials, this franchise is easiest to follow and experience while you awe at its awesome rank-battles.
Let me guide you through the correct watch order for this amazing franchise.
- World Trigger
- Season 1 (2014 – 16)
- Season 2 (2021)
- Season 3 (2021) (ongoing)
- Introduction arc (episodes 1 – 8)
- Black Trigger Capture arc (episodes 9 – 16)
- Border Enlistment arc (episodes 17 – 21)
- Large Scale Invasion arc (episodes 22 – 37)
- B-Rank Rank Battles arc (episodes 38 – 48)
- Fugitive arc (anime exclusive arc) (episodes 49 – 63)
- B-Rank Rank Battles arc (episodes 64 – 73) (continued)
- Galopoula Invasion arc (episodes 73 – 77)
- B-Rank Rank Battles arc – Part II (episodes 77 – 87)
- Expedition Selection Exam arc (episode 88 – ongoing)
For World Trigger, there is no separate chronological order as you can start this anime according to the release order, i.e., the chronological order and the release order are the same.
Apart from the conventional story arcs adapted from the manga, the Fugitive arc is one particular arc that was initially intended to be a spin-off series but later got introduced into the main anime series as a filler arc or an anime exclusive story arc.
If you are thinking of skipping the Fugitive arc, knowing it to be a filler arc, then there’s a chance you might miss some excellent plot points and incredible fight scenes as this arc is shown in between the B-Rank Battles story arc.
World Trigger has been dramatically underestimated, and due to its long absence following the first season, many people seem to have forgotten about this fantastic anime. Despite its reviews and people’s critics, this is an anime worth your time and money.
You can watch Black Trigger on Tubi and Crunchyroll with your preferred choice of subtitles or dubbed versions.
Crunchyroll is streaming all of the three seasons of World Trigger in English dub.
Tubi, however, stayed true to the original medium and is currently streaming only the first season of World Trigger in English subtitles.
To complete watching all the episodes from the first two seasons and the ongoing third season, you are looking at the runtime of 2047 minutes which approximately rules out to 34 hours and 7 minutes, roughly one and a half days.
Let me give you the runtime of each season –
- Season 1 – 1679 minutes
- Season 2 – 276 minutes
- Season 3 – 92 minutes (only four episodes has been aired, ongoing)
Yes, downloading and watching World Trigger offline is very easy. You can download as many shows as you like if you are a subscriber to Crunchyroll.
Having Crunchyroll’s Mega Fan subscription ($9.99 per month) or an Ultimate Fan subscription ($14.99 per month) will provide you the download option, and you can watch this anime series offline without missing any single episode.
Unfortunately, Tubi does not provide any download options to the viewers.
About World Trigger
World Trigger, also known in short form as WorTri, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara. It was initially serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2013 to November 2018 and later transferred to Jump Square in December 2018.
A mysterious white-haired kid named Yūma Kuga gets transferred to the local school. Turns out, Kuga is actually a humanoid or ‘neighbor.’ In school, he becomes friends with another student, Osamu Mikumo, who is, in fact, an undercover C-class Border trainee. Mikumo becomes the perfect guide for Kuga to save him from being discovered by Border.