The World Ends With You: The Animation Premieres April 2021

The World Ends With You: The Animation

Square Enix have revealed the Japanese premiere date of The World Ends With You: The Animation, along with a new trailer.

As previously reported the anime 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. A preview of the series was shown in September.

You can find the new trailer and cast (via the official website, translation: DeepL adjusted) below.

Neku: Kōki Uchiyama
Shiki: 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 Ikamame
Megumi Kitaniji: Hirotsugu Shirakuma

UPDATE: In addition, ALI (Alien Liberty International) have been announced as providing the anime’s opening with their song Teenage City Riot. “As a band from Shibuya,” band member Leo Imamura tweeted “we are honored to play a fanfare where it’s setting is based in Shibuya as the battle field.”

Original story continues below:

The World Ends With You: The Animation premieres April 2021 in Japan.

In other news, Square Enix have announced action RPG NEO: The World Ends with You, launching Summer 2021 for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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