YMMV / World Trigger

  • Arc Fatigue: While the rank battles are quite interesting, there's a lot of rank battles.
    • To be clear, at the moment the rank battle arc is almost 100 chapters, which is longer than every other previous arc combined! Even if it can be engaging, it can make waiting for the story to get moving again somewhat tiresome.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Osamu has a lot of fans because he's a weak underdog. However, he has a lot of haters as well for the very same reason.
  • Counterpart Comparison: A white-haired boy with red eyes, unbelievable power and odd tendencies that takes a shine to the local Extreme Doormat Child Soldier, and is later revealed to be a friendlier member of the alien race that, until now, seemed Always Chaotic Evil? Hmmm...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kirie Konami was ranking 3rd place in the first popularity poll despite not being part of the main cast.
    • Haruka Ayatsuji, the operator of the Arashiyama Unit placed 15th place, which is higher than a lot of combatants, despite only doing mission control and barely appearing.
    • Kōhei Izumi started mostly as a supporting character to Tachikawa but became very popular almost instantly and ranked 9th in the first poll. His role was expanded in the invasion and even moreso when acting as a mentor to Osamu in the Rank Wars and he even made the cover of volume 8, even before Miwa did.
    • Mirai Hatohara, the deserter from Ninomiya squad, is already very popular with fans and fanartist despite not even appearing outside of flashbacks and photos yet.
  • Growing the Beard: Most people agree that the series improved a lot after the focus shifted from Yuma being wacky and curbstomping everything towards the Border organization and the more strategic team-based battles.
  • Les Yay: Rei Nasu and Yuko Kumagai seem to be very fond of each other, at times bordering on being more than just friends and teammates. Even moreso in the additional anime scenes.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Jin plus his Prophet Eyes make him the best kind.
  • Memetic Mutation: '=3=', due to the regular duck-faces made throughout the series.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Tsukihiko Amo. According to Netsuki, his appearance while fighting is not Human, and he has a tendency to level everything within a radius of hundreds of metres, leaving nothing but barren wastes in his wake. Just how powerful is he?
  • Narm: The anime has a lot of this due to the Off-Model animation.
  • Tear Jerker: Chapter 20 full stop.
  • The Woobie: Mirai Hatohara. If Yuzuru memories of her count, she had a rough life in Border because she was unable to shoot humanoid targets.