Welcome to the second half of our World Trigger discussion, wherein we answer all your questions in another Q&A extravaganza!! Our discussion went so long that half of our team has to bail out! Which members of Team Osamu-1 made it to the end of the podcast? Only one way to know the answers to this and many other mysteries! Trigger on!


00:21 – Intro

04:53 – Least Favorite World Trigger Characters?
09:25 – Which Mascot is better; Raijin-maru or Battle Cat?
10:21 – What are our favorite squads from the B-rank wars?
16:25 – Would we be a Sniper, Gunner, Shooter, All Rounder, Attacker, Operator, or Trapper?
16:40 – What are our favorite Trigger Loadout Combinations?
17:47 – Favorite Neighbor?
18:11 – Anime OST Recommendation
18:27 – Who do we like the most from Tamakoma-2 and why?
18:48 – Opinions on the volume extras and Ashihara’s author comments?
21:38 – Are we put off by Ashihara’s “same-face” designs?
22:00 – Will we continue reading WT if it resumes serialization?
23:11 – What do like most about Ashihara’s work?
26:15 – When will Ashihara continue the manga?
26:37 – Why is World Trigger the best sports manga?
27:33 – Which agents from the Rank Wars do you expect to see later in the series?
28:53 – How do view Osamu’s growth over the series?
29:17 – Is the World Trigger power system one of the best in manga?
31:00 – What is your opinion on the non-main character arcs of the manga?
32:16 – Do we find the non-sexualized portrayal of the female characters refreshing?
38:00 – Do we think Osamu and his unit will succeed?
41:46 – What do we think about Ashihara not communicating?
42:24 – What do we think of the Primo dub?
45:45 – Is Osamu’s dub portrayal faithful to the manga’s characterization?
46:30 – Opinions on the character development in the series?
47:57 – How does Osamu compare with other tactical leader characters like Shiroe from Log Horizon or Lord Ainz from Overlord?
50:03 – Any thoughts considering the future of the series?
52:02 – Why do the side of Osamu’s glasses vanish in profile view?
52:52 – How is a Black Trigger power determined?
53:52 – Why does Kage wear a mask?
54:15 – Theories on when, how, and who Chika will have to kill?
56:40 – How strong is Kido as a fighter?

59:30 – Wrap-up

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Our next episode will be a review of Go Nagai’s Devilman! We’ll be celebrating its resurgence in popularity thanks to Masaaki Yuasa’s Devilman Crybaby anime adaptation and Seven Seas’s recent release of the original manga and some of its spinoffs! We’re recording the podcast on Sunday, June 3rd! We’ll be joined by Josh Dunham, host of Senpai Coast to Coast and founder of Wave Motion CannonIt’s been a long time since Josh has been on the show, but we’ve planned to discuss Devilman with him for a while and figured now was the best time to do it! If you have any Devilman-related comments, questions, or discussion topics you’d like us to talk about, please send them our way either in the comments below, in our Discord server, by commenting in the Manga Mavericks thread on Animation Revelation, tweet them to us, or by sending an e-mail to mangamavericks@gmail.com! And as always, thanks for listening!


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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