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The World Ends With You Anime Reveals 2nd PV And Key Visuals

Square Enix’s ‘The World Ends with You’ is known for its addictive gameplay and complex yet unique storyline. This year’s Anime Expo surprised us with the news of the masterpiece game getting an anime adaptation.


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The anime will take place in a fictional version of the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, where the dead are brought to an alternate plane of existence called the Underground (UG).

The official website for The World Ends with You: the Animation revealed the second promotional video and two key visuals. The anime will premiere in April 2021. The exact release date has not been revealed yet.

2021 TV anime has been decided. Square Enix’s masterpiece game “The World Ends with You” will be animated! Produced by DOMERICA x SHIN-EI ANIMATION.

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The promotional video features the anime’s opening song “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” by the group Ali.

“The World Ends with You The Animation” PV 2nd

The video mainly explains the anime’s core plot. Neku Sakuraba, the protagonist, wakes up in a new world, where he has to survive for seven days to win and get out of it. Anyone who fails will be erased from existence.

Each player is given seven missions to complete. They are gifted with abilities that can only be used with a partner.

Neku teams up with a girl named Shiki to unleash their powers. We get to see Neku using his special move against a monster-like creature.

The official website also revealed two key visuals for this new anime.

The visual features Yodai Higashizawa, Sho Minamimoto, Mitsuki Konishi, Koki Kariya, Uzuki Yashiro, and Megumi Kitaniji.

They are five of the most powerful reapers, identified by the black wings on their back. All of them have survived previous runs of the game.

The World Ends With You Anime Reveals 2nd PV
The World Ends With You Visual | Source: Crunchyroll

The second visual shows Neku and his friends trying their best to win the game and save each other from getting erased.

The anime adaptation has kept the art style more or less similar to the game. The cast and staff details have been revealed.

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorKazuya IchikawaMonster Strike the Animation, Clean Freak! Aoyama kun, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
ScreenwriterMidori GotouHōzuki no Reitetsu
Character DesignTetsuya Nomura, Gen Kobayashi 
ProducerDOMERICA, Shinei AnimationFlying Witch Petit and Doraemon respectively
CharactersCastOther Works
NekuKouki UchiyamaKei Tsukishima (Haikyuu)
ShikiAnna Hachimine   
BeatSubaru KimuraSatori Tendō (Haikyuu)  
RhymeAyana TaketatsuErga Kenesis Di Raskreia(Noblesse)
JoshuaRyohei KimuraKōtarō Bokuto (Haikyuu)
Sanae HanekomaKenjiro TsudaJigen (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Uzuki YashiroSatomi AraiBeatrice (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World)
Koki KariyaAnri KatsuNile Dok (Attack on Titan)
Yodai HigashizawaKenji TakahashiArgass (Broken Blade)
Sho MinamimotoTakayuki FujimotoNao Cain (Bleach)
Mitsuki KonishiHitomi NabatameYukiji Katsura (Hayate the Combat Butler)
Megumi KitanijiHiroshi ShirokumaGiichi (Blade of the Immortal)

The anime will mainly focus on the bond of friendship and how it grows stronger with life-death situations.

We will get to see how Neku, a fifteen-year-old boy, clears the game known as “Game of the Reaper,” which spans a total of seven days.

About The World Ends With You

The World Ends with You is an action role-playing game with urban fantasy elements developed by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS in July 2007. The game was inspired by Square Enix’s previous game ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chains of Memories.’

The mobile version of the game was released in 2012, and for the Nintendo Switch platform, it was released in 2018 under the name of ‘The World Ends with You: Final Remix.’

In 2008, Shiro Amano drew a two-chapter one-shot manga in Shounen Gangan. Finally, Square Enix decided that it’s high time, and the game needs to be adapted into an anime series.

After a wait of 13 years, on July 25, it was announced that the popular action fantasy is being adapted into an anime series by Shin-Ei Animation and Domercia. It is scheduled to release sometime in 2021.

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