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The World Ends With You Changes Opening As ALI Drummer Is Arrested Upon Scandal

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The upcoming series The World Ends With You urgently reported that ALI won’t perform the series’ opening theme song. The band revealed on April 8, 2021, that their drummer had been arrested as a result of a scandal. The incident occurred at a particularly inconvenient time, as the series is set to premiere on April 9, 2021.

Originally, ALI would be performing the opening theme song of The World Ends With You series titled “Teenage City Riot” featuring R-指定. Meanwhile, ASCA will still be performing the ending theme song titled “Carpe Diem.”

The World Ends With You Changes Opening Theme Song - Key Visual
The World Ends With You Key Visual

Alien Liberty International Co., Ltd. reported that ALI’s band member, Kahadio Shiroi has been arrested for a scandal. In addition, Sony Music Labels Inc. requested the anime production committee of the series to suspend the use of the opening theme song performed by ALI. You can read ALI’s full statement below:

この度、弊社所属アーティストであるALIのドラムス担当Kahadio(本名・白井カディオ)が不祥事案で逮捕されました。
ファンの皆様、関係各所の皆様へ多大なるご迷惑とご心配をおかけしておりますことを深くお詫び申し上げます。
今後捜査の進捗を見守りつつ、ご迷惑をお掛けしております関係各位の皆様へ誠実なご対応をさせていただくと共に、本人の処遇につきまして厳正に対処させていただく所存であります。

Rough English Translation of the Statement

We are sorry to announce that Kahadio (real name: Kahadio Shirai), the drummer of our artist ALI, has been arrested for misconduct.
We would like to express our deepest apologies for the inconvenience and concern this has caused to our fans and all related parties.
Moreover, we will continue to monitor the progress of the investigation and take sincere action against those who have been inconvenienced, and we will also take strict action against the person concerned.

via ALI Official Website

Even though the opening will change, the series will still premiere on April 9, 2021. Also, you can watch the promotional video for The World Ends With You below:

Furthermore, you can see all of our stories here!

Source: ALI Official Website
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