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World Trigger Season 3: Everything We Know

May 26, 2021 10:02 PM

Based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Ashihara, ‘World Trigger’ is a science fiction action anime show set in a world under constant threat of invasion from interdimensional beings known as the Neighbors. Four years ago, after their initial attack, humanity realized that their traditional weapons were no match for the new enemy. This was when an enigmatic organization called Border emerged and using World Triggers, i.e., weapons made from Neighbor technology, it forced the invaders to retreat for the time.

In the present time, a new batch of recruits, including Yuuma Kuga, Osamu Mikumo, and Chika Amatori, join the Border to defend Earth from the persistent enemy. The first season of ‘World Trigger’ ran from October 5, 2014, to April 3, 2016. Its immense popularity ensured that the show would return for a second season, which has recently concluded. If you want to know whether there will be another season, here is what we have been able to find out.

World Trigger Season 3 Release Date

World Trigger’ season 2 premiered on January 10, 2021, and released 12 episodes before concluding on April 4, 2021. Toei Animation is responsible for developing the anime. Morio Hatano replaced Kouji Ogawa as the series director for the second season, while Hiroyuki Yoshino returned to serve as the scriptwriter. Initially, season 2 was meant to comprise 13 episodes, but the producers concluded the season after airing one episode less.

Season 3 of ‘World Trigger’ was announced even before season 2 started airing, during the Jump Festa ’21 in December 2020. The first season of the series has 73 episodes. With season 2 airing only one cour, the following season will likely cover the next cour. During the AnimeJapan 2021 event in March 2021, the release date of the upcoming season was revealed. The show’s social media accounts later confirmed that ‘World Trigger’ season 3 is set to premiere sometime in October 2021.

World Trigger Season 3 Spoilers

Season 2 covers two main storylines from the manga series, Galopoula’s expedition to Earth to destroy Border’s Expedition Ship, and some of the early battles of the B-Rank Rank Battles Arc, both of which have begun in the first season. In the season 2 finale, the three-way competition between Tamakoma 2, Oji, and Ikoma Units continues. Kuga forces Oji and Oki to bail out with Chika’s help. He himself is subsequently taken out by Ikoma. Chika then does a voluntary bail-out.

As Ikoma stands alone in the battleground, he momentarily thinks that they have won, but soon realizes that Tamakoma 2 has clinched victory with 4 points, while his unit has 3 points, and Oji’s has 2 points. Meanwhile, Hyuse performs remarkably during his tests, garnering attention from all corners. He even manages to hold his own against Ikoma. Although Hyuse eventually loses to Kei Tachikawa, he soon discovers that the man is the top attacker at Border. The finale episode ends as Hyuse formally joins Tamakoma 2.

In season 3, Tamakoma 2 might fight against Kageura Unit, Azuma Unit, and Suzunari First in their next round. Hyuse might take part in that battle as the fourth member of Tamakoma 2 and significantly contribute to their potential victory. The squad might then encounter Ninomiya Unit, Ikoma Unit, and Yuba Unit. After they have crossed all the hurdles, the squad might join the expedition team to Aftokrator.

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