The upcoming anime adaptation of the video game The World Ends With You will premiere on April 9th.
The premiere date for the upcoming series was announced in a new trailer posted by publisher Square Enix. The new trailer features the opening theme for the animated series, Teenage City Riot by ALI and featuring R-Shitei.
The anime is based off the 2007 video game of the same name from Square Enix. In it, players follow Neku Sakuraba, a teenage boy who died in unknown circumstances, as he participates in the Reaper Game in order to solve the mystery of his death.
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.
You can find the new trailer below.
You can find the rundown of the series from our previous coverage below.
The legendary game returns as an anime!
Make your way through “SHIBUYA” and survive the seven-day “Reaper’s Game”!
The main character Neku wakes up in the middle of a busy Shibuya Crossing Intersection unaware of how he got there.
He’s in an alternate plane of existence called the Underground (UG).
Unknowingly forced to participate in the “Reaper’s Game”, Neku must partner with Shiki, a teenage girl player whom he meets.
Neku must fight to survive by completing the missions thrown at him and defeating the creatures called “Noise.” By doing so, he will confront the “Reaper’s Game” along with the truth buried deep inside his memory.
“The only way to survive is to trust your partner”
Will they survive the “Reaper’s Game”…?
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 (SQUARE ENIX)
Music: Takeharu Ishimoto (THRILL)
Production: DOMERICA x SHIN-EI ANIMATION