On 5 February 2021, the upcoming anime series The World Ends With You The Animation just released a new trailer. The series is slated to premiere on 9 April 2021 so better mark your calendars! The anime adaptation will be produced by domerica and Shin-Ei Animation under the direction of Kazuya Ichikawa. In addition, the anime series lifted its second key visual.
The World Ends With You is an action role-playing game that features urban fantasy elements. Square Enix and Jupiter are the developers of the game and it is also available to play for free in Android, Nintedo Switch, and Nintedo DS. Additionally, the game features distinctive art styles inspired from Shibuya City, a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. Known for its astonishing graphics, mesmerizing soundtrack, and the setting of the gameplay, this game surely deserves its animation.
Cast & Production
- Neku: Koki Uchiyama
- Shiki Misaki: Anna Hachimine
- Beat: Subaru Kimura
- Rhyme: Ayana Taketatsu
- Joshua: Ryohei Kimura
- Sanae Hanekoma: Kenjiro Tsuda
- Uzuki Yashiro: Satomi Arai
- Koki Kariya: Anri Katsu
- Yodai Higashizawa: Kenji Takahashi
- Sho Minamimoto: Takayuki Fujimoto
- Mitsuki Konishi: Hitomi Nabatame
- Megumi Kitaniji: Hiroshi Shirokuma
- Director: Kazuya Ichikawa
- Scriptwriter: Midori Gotou
- Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi
- Music: Takeharu Ishimito
Fun fact: Takeharu Ishimoto was also the one behind the game’s original music!
In addition, in case you don’t know what the game is about, you can read the synopsis below:
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. This definitive version of Square Enix’s RPG classic brings the dark story to life on the Nintendo Switch system along with an extra chapter, exclusive two-player combat, and some killer, new remixed music. 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.
Synopsis via Nintendo
Furthermore, opening theme song of the anime series will be performed by ALI titled “Teenage City Riot” featuring R-指定.
You can watch the The World Ends With You new trailer here.
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