It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for. In World Trigger, HQ Director Shinoda Masafumi is a Border executive who comes off as the voice of reason when Director Kido looks like he’s going off the deep end. You barely remember he’s there. Sure, at the beginning, we hear whispers of Shinoda being the most powerful Agent with a normal trigger, but you’re not really paying attention to that. That is, until the Second Neighbor Invasion and it’s all hands on deck. Then you remember that he trained Kei Tachikawa, the best swordsman in Border. Then you see why he earned the nickname “Tiger of Border.” Shinoda isn’t just a good warrior, he’s a smart one. Battle on, Shinoda!