Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Attempting to kick off a new manga series is a difficult endeavor. Not only do authors need to introduce the world to the audience, they must also provide enough of a hook and likable enough characters to keep them coming back for every new chapter. Daisuke Ashihara has had previous success with his Super Dog Rilienthal manga that ran for a little under the year in Weekly Shōnen Jump but now he is back with World Trigger, also published by WSJ. With Volume 1 of World Trigger now available for purchase, can it manage to hook readers?"