As previously reported the game is based on the 2007 RPG of the same name, following characters on the edge of life and death. Players follow Neku Sakuraba, a teenage boy who died in unknown circumstances, trying to solve the mystery of his death as he is forced into the Reaper Game.
In the Reaper Game, lost souls eliminate enemies called Noise that are attracted to negative feelings that surround the living. While Noise are the primary opponents of the game’s participants, former game winners who chose to become Reapers also try and stand in their way.
Ahead of its official premiere, part of the first episode will be shown early on Japanese stations MBS and TBS 28. There will also be a special campaign on Twitter. However, it appears the majority of the show will broadcast in 2021, based on recent promotional images.
The World Ends With You: The Animation premieres September 18th in Japan.