The World Ends With You
Photo Credit: Shin-Ei Animation

The World Ends With You is one of gaming fans’ role-playing action games developed by Square Eniz and Jupiter which is available on Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch

The game received a great amount of positive reviews and won several awards from İGN including best Nintendo DS role-playing game.

Well a perfect game like The World Ends With You deserves an anime adaptation, and at the end of June an anime adaptation was confirmed and recently Square Enix’s official Youtube channel released the official trailer for the anime.

The new trailer confirms the anime’s premiere date for the year 2021.

The title of the up and coming anime is The World Ends with You the Animation.

The Anime Expo Lite virtual event also revealed a key visual on its panel.

Photo Credit: DOMERICA x SHIN-EI ANIMATION

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Based on the original story “The World Ends with You” (SQUARE ENIX)
  • Director: Kazuya Ichikawa (DOMERICA)
  • Screenwriter: Midori Goto (SANZIGEN)
  • Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura & Gen Kobayashi
  • Music: Takeharu Ishimoto
  • Production: DOMERICA x SHIN-EI ANIMATION

The anime’s cast includes:

  • Kouki Uchiyama as Neku
  • Anna Hachimine as Shiki
  • Subaru Kimura as Bea
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Rhyme
  • Ryohei Kimura as Joshua

The official website for Nintendo describes the game:

”Complete the mission…or face erasure. That’s all Neku knows after regaining consciousness in the middle of a busy intersection without his memories. Now he and his partner must fight to survive a life-or-death game in this twisted tale with more turns than the urban labyrinth of Tokyo they’re trapped in.[…]
In the crowded chaos of Tokyo, players of the Reapers’ Game must complete daily missions or face total erasure. Neku might not be enthusiastic about forging relationships, but with his very life on the line, he’ll need to learn how to work together with a partner—and fast: they only have seven days.’