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Anime Hajime Review: World Trigger 3rd Season

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Original Run: October 10, 2021 - January 23, 2022
Number of Episodes: 14
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Based on the Series Created By: Daisuke Ashihara

***The following may contain spoilers for World Trigger 3rd Season. Reader discretion is advised.***

Series Synopsis

Border’s Rank Wars are quickly coming to a close, and Tamakoma’s Mikumo Squad’s chances of joining the coveted Away Team are lowering. However, our heroes have just gained a new weapon – the captured Aftokrator general Hyuse (voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki).

But as one might expect, having a defeated enemy who helped lead a massive invasion joining your team can be tricky. 

Fortunately, Osamu Mikumo, Yuma Kuga, and Chika Amatori (voiced respectively by Yuuki Kaji, Tomo Muranaka, and Nao Tamura) have faced long-odds in the past and have only grown stronger as a result. 

Series Positives

The fact of the matter is, if you read my review of World Trigger 2nd Season, then you already know what is good about this series; 3rd Season was more of a simple continuation rather than a highly anticipated sequel. 

Granted, I was very much looking forward to this installment, and I am incredibly sad that I have no news regards a season four.

The point is, rehashing what I have already talked about in detail would needlessly stretch out this review. After all, there is only one question you – assuming you’ve watched the previous eighty-five episodes – care about:

Is season three any good?


In fact, I’ll take it one further. 3rd Season was the best of the series yet. 

For starters, the action and animation in this installment, my god, I remember what this series was like back in the early stages of season one. Although this franchise has always looked fine, it only started looking amazing following its five-year break (2016 to 2021). And 3rd Season pulled out all the stops.

The final round of the Rank War, in particular, was phenomenal.

Thus, if you have been watching and enjoying this franchise up to this point, there is no conceivable reason you would have any issues with this season.

With all that said, there was one scene in 3rd Season that elevated World Trigger to a new level – emotional.

Without giving too much away, Chika Amatori finally revealed why she has been so hesitant to shoot and hurt others in combat. The resulting exchange was unexpectedly (in a good way) hard-hitting and memorable. 

This series has always had brilliant character development, and Chika has been no different. But this scene – THIS scene – was proof that World Trigger can deliver when the chips are down. And when this story finally takes us to the other dimensions, I feel that will become a thing.

Series Negatives

Much like I said with World Trigger’s positives, the same is true with its negatives. Heck, this series has continued to have the same issues.

World Trigger cannot stop explaining itself, even if we literally just saw what the story was explaining. 

As a result, the narrative can sometimes come off as slow and repetitive. So, in that spirit, from the last review:

If given a choice, I suppose it is better to have more information, but this series takes it to another level. Whenever a new character, or more often than not, a new Border agent comes into the story – and believe it or not, even after season one, there are people we haven’t met yet – they are going to get a backstory.

This pattern, by itself, wouldn’t be too bad. In fact, I would consider it a commendable quality to World Trigger. The problem is, this show insists on taking up half an episode to do this. And always in the middle of a fight, no less.

I had hoped season two had kicked this habit, given how strong the opening episodes were. But in the end, thinking World Trigger wouldn’t do what it has always done is like expecting water not to be wet. It is what it is.

Final Thoughts

Well, here’s hoping season four comes sooner rather than later. There needs to be more of this series because, believe it or not, it feels like it has only just begun.

Continuing the same impossible-to-put-down story, fast-paced action, and thoroughly memorable characters, this franchise has only been getting better.

Therefore, World Trigger 3rd Season has earned a recommendation.

But these were just my thoughts. What are yours? Have you seen this series? How would you advise World Trigger 3rd Season? Leave a comment down below because I would love to hear what you have to say.

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