I see where your opinions differ. Now, tell me where you agree.

Haruaki Azuma to Noboru Koarai and Tsuneyuki Okudera, in Haruaki Azuma.[1]

Haruaki Azuma ((あずま) (はる)(あき) Azuma Haruaki?) is a B-rank (formerly A-rank) Sniper and the leader of the multiple generations of Azuma Unit.


Azuma Full

On the back cover of Volume 7.

Azuma is a tall, light-skinned young man of average build with neck-length black hair. He has black eyes with pronounced tear-troughs and a big, straight nose.

In his trion body he wears a navy blue, long-sleeved jacket with black lines bordering the zipper and the high collar, which he keeps open, and running horizontally around it both on the inside and the outside. Vertical black stripes run from the collar to the wrists of the jacket, interrupted only where Border's logo is emblazoned on the outer side of each sleeve a little below the wearer's shoulders. On the right breast are two piped patch pockets closed by flaps, while on the left is the B-rank logo. Underneath the jacket is a light-colored shirt with a slit collar with three holes on each side of the slit through which passes a lace tied into a loose bow. The uniform is completed by a pair of black pants and dark gray boots.


Azuma is a very self-possessed individual. Though he may show emotion in dire combat situations,[5][6] he is able to retain the lucidity and analytical mind which have earned him the trust and respect of many a Border agent.[7] He has mentored several members of the organization, some of whom know him to be slier than the widespread image of him as a person incapable of underhanded tricks.[8] After transmitting his teachings[9][10] he mostly lets his students find answers on their own, limiting himself to asking questions,[7] taking the in rank battles only after his disciples have suggested a course of action[11] and only rarely stating his preference.[12]

Albeit pragmatic, Azuma is a genial person who can often be seen wearing a faint smile on his face. He is quite popular among agents,[7] occasionally treating some to meals.[13][14][15] He showed himself to be reassuring and slightly humorous when he told Chika Amatori not to worry about shooting through the base's wall while trying out Ibis.[16]


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Yuma ring


  • (To Chika Amatori) "Get up. It's okay. It was a training accident."[2]
  • (To his allies against Lamvanein) "There's a huge gap in firepower. Don't attack if you don't have to. If we rush into a shooting match, the sheer difference in firepower will wipe us out."[17]
  • (To his allies against Lamvanein) "It's time to capitalize on our numerical advantage. Split up and diffuse his attention. If you stick together, one blast will take you all out."[18]
  • (Commentating during rank battles) "They factored their inability to beat Arafune Unit in a long-range battle into their overall strategy. By choosing this stage and giving Arafune Unit an obvious advantage they created a natural allegiance with Suwa Unit. Tamakoma Second put a lot of thought into this urban battle." [19]
  • (Commentating during rank battles) "This match is over. Tamakoma wins."[20]
  • (Commentating during rank battles) "Since Kodera explained everything, I have nothing left to say."[21]
  • (To Noboru Koarai and Tsuneyuki Okudera) "I see where your opinions differ. Now, tell me where you agree."[1]
  • (To Koarai and Okudera) "Go ahead, give me any job to do. I'm a pawn after all. But in this pawn's opinion, I'd prefer a simpler map."[12]
  • (Azuma's motto, taken up by Koarai and Okudera) "When you fight with strategy, take into account the enemy's strategic prowess."[9]
  • (To Koarai and Okudera) "Four more days. Let's make this into a winning battle."[9]
  • "This match could be the perfect chance to measure how much these two have grown..."[22]
  • (To Koarai and Okudera) "You two properly judged the state of battle this round. As Attackers, you've had to rely on team plays and combos up to now, but I'm thinking it's time to open up Sub Triggers to both of you."[23]
  • (To Osamu Mikumo) "Hatohara hit only a person one time. Her shots never missed the mark otherwise. She underwent intense training so she'd never hit anyone again."[24]
  • (To Osamu) "It's barely been a month since you stood up at that press conference and made your fiery declaration about making it onto the away mission. I never expected your squad would actually have the stuff to prove you right."[25]
  • "The guy couldn't care less about himself. All he's concerned about is supporting everyone else... He's unbalanced that way..."[26]


  • Taken literally, the kanji in "Haruaki" (春秋(はるあき)?) mean "spring" and "autumn". "Azuma" ((あずま)?) means "East".
  • He likes fishing, camping, sashimi, and tempura.[27]
  • Azuma has a driver's license.[28]
  • The author described Azuma as "low-tension, long-range, long-hair" in his profile in Volume 5.[29]


  1. 1.0 1.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 110 (p. 9)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 World Trigger Manga Chapter 17 (p. 12)
  3. 3.0 3.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 112 (p. 18)
  4. World Trigger Manga Chapter 169
  5. World Trigger Manga Chapter 45 (p. 3-6)
  6. World Trigger Manga Chapter 54 (p. 11-13)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 133)
  8. Volume 20 Character Profiles
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 World Trigger Manga Chapter 110 (p. 12)
  10. World Trigger Manga Chapter 166 (p. 12)
  11. World Trigger Manga Chapter 175 (p. 8)
  12. 12.0 12.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 110 (p. 11)
  13. World Trigger Manga Chapter 83 (p. 11)
  14. World Trigger Manga Chapter 120 (p. 15)
  15. Daisuke Ashihara: Q122: Azuma has an excessively large number of disciples, but is Satori’s mentor Azuma too? A: Satori is an intuitive type so he’s not Azuma’s disciple, but he often gets treated to meals by him.
    Source: Border Briefing File, Question 122
  16. World Trigger Manga Chapter 17 (p. 12-13)
  17. World Trigger Manga Chapter 58 (p. 17)
  18. World Trigger Manga Chapter 60 (p. 12)
  19. World Trigger Manga Chapter 88 (p. 18-19)
  20. World Trigger Manga Chapter 91 (p. 7-8)
  21. World Trigger Manga Chapter 91 (p. 17)
  22. World Trigger Manga Chapter 166 (p. 12-13)
  23. World Trigger Manga Chapter 175 (p. 18)
  24. World Trigger Manga Chapter 177 (p. 3)
  25. World Trigger Manga Chapter 177 (p. 4-5)
  26. World Trigger Manga Chapter 177 (p. 8)
  27. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 132)
  28. Daisuke Ashihara: Q: Is there anyone of 18 and above who has a driver’s license for a car or a bike? A: Aside from Reiji who has already driven in the story, it seems Fuyushima, Azuma, Suwa, Tsutsumi, Kako, and Kakizaki have normal driver’s licenses. The top brass and Sawamura have licenses too. Tachikawa doesn’t as you might expect. Zoe has a motorbike license, and Kage and Tōma have motorized bicycle licenses. It seems Arafune and Hokari want motorbike licenses too.
    Source: Question Corner 15, Volume 20
  29. Volume 5 Character Profiles


e d vBorder
Commander in Chief Masamune Kido
Administration Eizō NetsukiKatsumi KarasawaKyōko SawamuraMasafumi ShinodaMotokichi KinutaTakumi Rindō
General Staff Mikhael CroninRaizō TerashimaSeiji MizunumaYuri Rindō
S-Rank Tsukihiko Amō
A-Rank Ai KitoraAsumi AmakuraFutaba KuroeHayato UnoIsami TōmaJun ArashiyamaKei TachikawaKen SatoriKirie KonamiKyōsuke KarasumaKōhei IzumiMai KitagawaMitsuru TokiedaNozomi KakoReiji KizakiRyō UtagawaRyūji SaekiSaki KusakabeShinji FuyushimaShirō KikuchiharaShūji MiwaShun MidorikawaShōhei KoderaSōya KazamaTakaaki KatagiriTakeru YuigaTōichirō MomozonoTōru NarasakaYōsuke YoneyaYūichi JinYukimaru Ichijō
B-Rank Akane HiuraAtsushi HokariChika AmatoriDaichi TsutsumiFumika TeruyaHaruaki AzumaHiro KitazoeHisato SasamoriHyuseItsuki FujisawaKō MurakamiKōtarō SuwaKotarō TomoeKuniharu KakizakiMakoto ChanoMasataka NinomiyaMasato KageuraNoboru KoaraiOsamu MikumoRei NasuRokurō WakamuraShinnosuke TsujiSumiharu InukaiTaichi BetsuyakuTakuma YubaTatsuhito IkomaTatsuya KurumaTetsuji ArafuneTsuneyuki OkuderaYūko KumagaiYūma KugaYūta MiuraYuzuru EmaYōko KatoriYoshito Hanzaki
C-Rank Fumifumi SaotomeHidehide HinoeIzuho NatsumeTeruteru Kōda
Operators Aki HiyamiAn KobayakawaAoi KusumotoAsuka AsagiriHana SomeiHaruka AyatsujiHikari NireKaho MikamiKarin YuitsukaMadoka UiMako HitomiMegumi TokuraRen TsukimiRin KagamiRisa MakiRui OsanoSaki KusakabeSakurako TaketomiSayoko ShikiShiori UsamiYuu KunichikaYuka Kon
Former Border Agents Mirai HatoharaShin KazamaSōichi MogamiYūgo Kuga
Affiliated Personel RaijinmaruReplicaRinji AmatoriYōtarō Rindō
Units Arafune UnitArashiyama UnitAzuma UnitChano UnitEbina UnitFuyushima UnitHayakawa UnitIkoma UnitKageura UnitKakizaki UnitKako UnitKatagiri UnitKatori UnitKazama UnitKizaki UnitKuruma UnitKusakabe UnitKōda UnitMamiya UnitMatsushiro UnitMikumo UnitMiwa UnitNasu UnitNinomiya UnitŌji UnitSuwa UnitTachikawa UnitTokiwa UnitUrushima UnitYoshizato UnitYuba Unit
Branches Hayanuma BranchHisama BranchSuzunari BranchTamakoma BranchWataayu BranchYumite District Branch
Factions Kido Faction • Shinoda Faction • Tamakoma Branch
Triggers AsteroidBagworm • Bagworm Tag • Bail OutChameleonConnectorDummy BeaconEagletEscudoFūjinFull ArmsFull AttackGeistGimletGrasshopperHoundIbisIdatenKogetsu(Spear/Gen'yō/Senkū) • Lead BulletLightning • Makō • MeteorRadarRaygust (Shield/Thruster) • RingScorpionShield (Anchor Mode/Full Guard) • SpiderStarmakerSwitchboxTeleporterTomahawkTrion bodyViper
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