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.”
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:
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.
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:
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Source: ALI Official Website
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