Border Enlistment Arc
Story Arc Info
Story Arc: Border Enlistment Arc
Chapters: 33 - 43
Episodes: 17 - 21
Date: January 8 - N/A
Description: Yūma and Chika enlist into Border.
Story Arc Chronology
Preceded by: Black Trigger Capture Arc
Followed by: Large-Scale Invasion Arc

The Border Enlisment Arc is the Third arc of the series.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Trion Soldiers[edit | edit source]

Triggers[edit | edit source]

  • Scorpion
  • Eaglet
  • Ibis
  • Lightning
  • Ray-Gust
  • Asteroid
  • Chameleon

Summary[edit | edit source]

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Orientation[edit | edit source]

On Enlistment Day, Masafumi Shinoda briefly explained how their roles were important, and allows Arashiyama Unit to speak. While most of the novice units were excited, one said that the others were simple-minded. They explained that Arashiyama Unit wasn't a powerful team, only a mascot team to Yūma Kuga. Yūma (who is fully aware of Arashiyama Unit's true strength) then notes that they were probably manipulated to believe that, as they weren't lying. They split up snipers from attackers and gunners. Once they are split up, Jun tells them to look at the back of their hands at a number. The number reveals how long one has used their Trigger, and Yūma got 1000, which is what people usually get. He also explains that to get to B-Class, one must get 4000. There are 2 possible ways to increase your rank, get low times in the fighting exercises, or win a lot of battles.

Attacker & Gunner Colossal Neighbor Simulation Battle[edit | edit source]

The first test for Gunners and Attackers was to defeat a Trion Soldier simulation within 5 minutes. Some of the strongest members in Border like Ai Kitora managed to do it in very little time. Osamu apparently couldn't defeat the Neighbor within the time limit. After a few rounds, it is Yūma's turn to fight. He goes up against the Neighbor and defeats it is 0.39 seconds! In disbelief, a participant asks him to do it again, which he complies with and defeats it again in even less time! Back with the gunners and attackers, Sōya Kazama approaches them, and it seems that he wants to fight Yūma. Jun explains that Yūma is still in C-Class, but Kazama stated that there was a misunderstanding and that he really wanted to fight Osamu.

Sniper Colossal Neighbor Simulation Battle[edit | edit source]

Meanwhile, Chika is with the sniper group, where they practice shooting a Colossal Neighbor with Border triggers. Haruaki Azuma notes that her mentor must have absolute faith in her, as she knew that snipers had to run. When she and another sniper are ordered to fire, she makes a big hole in the wall and apologizes. While apologizing for it, she is praised by her instructors and fellow snipers alike.

Osamu Mikumo vs. Sōya Kazama[edit | edit source]

Osamu accepted the Kazama's challenge. He brings out his trigger, but Kazama uses Chameleon to make himself invisible and then attack Osamu, effectively defeating him 20 times. Osamu asks him to battle him once more. With that, Osamu turns his Trion into small cubes and scatters them across the arena, effectively drawing out Kazama. He uses a Raygust to create a shield, and then uses a Thruster trigger to ram Kazama against the wall. He then uses Asteroid to turn his Trion into a sphere and hit Kazama with it. Kazama's sword impales Osamu's neck, rendering him down, but Kazama's left side is completely destroyed, rendering him down as well.

Yūma Kuga vs. Shun Midorikawa[edit | edit source]

After excelling in the various training activities, Yūma asks Tokieda how he could increase his points. Tokieda says that he could invite a trainee to battle with him, to which he complies. He picks the trainee that was seen before criticizing the Arashiyama Unit. The trainee agrees and comes to him where Yūma easily defeats him 3 times. Meanwhile, Kido is seen with Shinoda and Rindō discussing Yūma. Shinoda states there will be a large-scale Neighbor Invasion. Back with Yūma, he is trying to buy something from a vending machine when his coin rolls away. He looks to see where the coin went when he sees Miwa. Yūma speaks with Miwa, about finding his sister. He offers to support him, but Miwa vehemently refuses and goes to the meeting. Osamu gets asked by various trainees to battle him after learning he tied with Kazama. He agrees to one of them though, and many trainees follow. Ending his discussion with Miwa, he, Yoneya, and Yōtarō, they go to the main lounge where they see Osamu battling a boy. The boy beat him 10 times nearly effortlessly, and it turned out to be the child prodigy named Shun Midorikawa. In order to save Osamu's reputation, Yūma challenges Midorikawa to fight. Midorikawa accepts, and using Scorpion, he easily defeats him twice. While Osamu was stunned by the losses, but Yoneya assured him that the tables would change. Yūma then started to defeat him almost effortlessly. The match ended with Yūma's victory; 8-2.

Explanation of the Neighbor World[edit | edit source]

Jin appears, stating that Kido and the others would like to speak with Yūma and Osamu. Midorikawa starts dancing around Jin, and Yoneya explains that Jin saved Midorikawa from Neighbors in the past. As they head to the meeting room, Jin discusses Midorikawa with Yūma. Yūma noted that Midorikawa fought like an unpredictable animal, which is why Osamu found it difficult to defeat him.

At the meeting, Kido asks Yūma for information about the Neighborhood. Yūma then brings Replica out to explain. Replica agrees to do it, but Kido must promise that he will not attempt to attack Yūma. Kido promises, as long as Yūma followed the rules. Yūma did not sense any lies from Kido, so Replica continued to display a map of the Neighborhood, personally compiled by Yūgo Kuga himself, which included many countries. For an invasion, there were 4 countries that were close enough to attempt it; Liberi, the maritime nation, Leoforio, the cavalry nation, Chion, the snow nation, and Aftokrator the military nation. Yūma notes that of the 4, Aftokrator and Chion were the more likely ones to attack as both nations used Ilgars. They respectively had 13 and 6 Black Triggers when Yūma visited them, but for invasion purposes, they would probably only use 1.

Preparing for the Invasion[edit | edit source]

After the meeting, Shinoda thanks Yūma for the invaluable information. He explains that Yūgo was his superior in the days of Old Border, and that he was colleagues with Kido who knew him for the longest time. He recommends that Yūma become an official member, though Yūma points out that if he were to suddenly advance in ranks, those who did not agree would come forward, especially since he is a Neighbor.

Jin meets Miwa on the roof. When Miwa demands to know what Jin wants, Jin explains that he foresaw Osamu getting into a predicament during the upcoming invasion, and that Miwa would save him. When Miwa denies the possibility of it happening, Jin tells him that he was a candidate for Fūjin, and should Miwa help Osamu, Jin would recommend that Miwa receives it. Miwa still remains in denial, but Jin assures him that he would save Osamu when the time came.

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Site Navigation[edit | edit source]

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Sagas Border Saga
Story Arcs Introduction ArcBlack Trigger Capture ArcBorder Enlistment ArcLarge-Scale Invasion ArcB-Rank Rank Battles Arc
Anime-Exclusive Fugitive Arc
Other Trigger KeeperTalented Elite Jin
Chapters 33343536373839404142
Volumes 4 • 5
Episodes 1718192021
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