Anime Discovery – TIME OF THE SEASON Fall 2014 Edition: World TRIGGER

So I understand that this is another anime adaptation based on a manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump?

What? I’m starting to notice a pattern with some of these shows.

Series Director: Mitsuru Hongo

Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino

Music: Kenji Kawai

Original creator: Daisuke Ashihara

Character Design:
Hitomi Tsuruta
Toshihisa Kaiya

Animation Production: Toei Animation

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

(Series is currently unlicensed at the time of this first impression)

Plot Summary: One day a gate to another world opened in Mikado City. This entities of the other world, called Neighbors, sent out an invasion force that overran the area surrounding the gate. Given the technological superiority of the Neighbors, the destruction of the city seemed only a matter of time. But then suddenly Border appeared in the town, an organization that researches the technology of the Neighbors to protect this side of the gate. In a short time they built a huge base and became established as the line of defense against the Neighbors. One day a student named Yūma transfers to the same middle-school class as Osamu, a teenager who belongs to Border. He has a weapon called Trigger that is only allowed to be possessed by people in Border, and claims to have come from beyond the gate.

Thoughts on it so far: Well, this isn’t exactly wholly original (then again, what is and isn’t original nowadays?) and yet, I wasn’t really expecting much from this in the first place. It’s the basic alien invasion plot with a mysterious new person coming from this organization to protect those against the Neighbors and all that stuff. Yes, I do notice the budget of this is most likely crap but then again it’s Toei. I had that same shit when Sailor Moon Crystal debuted and while that show had some animation problems, it’s merely harmless and the same can be said for here. Come to think of it, I kind of see the animation problems mostly as more of its positive highlights (It just looks funny in a humorous way to me). The show isn’t awful by any means but I don’t see myself tuning in week after week for it (so much like Crystal except they have a reason for that).

You know what? This gets a CONTINUE BI-WEEKLY. It’s fine but not enough to merit it a weekly watch.

Until then, this is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, bringing all the elements in one format.


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