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The World Ends With You anime to premiere in April 2021

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the video game The World Ends With You, which will be titled The World Ends With You – The Animation (also known in Japan as Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the second promotional video for the project was posted. The video reveals that the series has dated its premiere in Japan for the month of April 2021.

Square Enix had already started a countdown on the official site on November 17, which was destined to end on November 24 in Japan, at which point it revealed all the new information. The statement also revealed a new promotional image for this project.

The World Ends With You

More cast members were also revealed, including:

Kouki Uchiyama as Neku.
Anna Hachimine as Shiki.
Subaru Kimura as Beat.
Ayana Taketatsu as Rhyme.
Ryohei Kimura as Joshua.
Kenjiro Tsuda as Sanae Hanekoma.
Satomi Arai as Uzuki Yashiro.
Anri Katsu as Koki Kariya.
Kenji Takahashi as Yodai Higashizawa.
Takayuki Fujimoto as Sho Minamimoto.
Hitomi Nabatame as Mitsuki Konishi.
Hiroshi Shirokuma as Megumi Kitaniji.

For their part, Jupiter and Square Enix developed the game, which was released for the Nintendo DS console in Japan in 2007, and in the West in 2008. A game for smartphones developed by h.a.n.d. and released for iOS devices in 2012, and for Android in 2014.

Cast of voices

Kouki Uchiyama as Neku.
Anna Hachimine as Shiki.
Subaru Kimura as Beat.
Ayana Taketatsu as Thyme.
Ryohei Kimura as Joshua.

Production team

Kazuya Ichikawa is directing the anime at Domerica Studios in collaboration with Shin-Ei Animation Studios.
Midori Goto is in charge of writing and supervising the series scripts.
Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi are in charge of character design.
Takeharu Ishimoto is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.

Synopsis of The World Ends With You – The Animation

The protagonist, Neku, wakes up in the middle of the busy Shibuya Intersection without knowing how he got there. In fact, it is in an intermediate dimensional plane known as the Underground (UG).

Unknowingly, he has been forced to participate in the “Reaper’s Game,” so Neku teams up with Shiki, a girl he runs into on his way. Neku must then fight to survive by completing missions assigned to him and defeating the creatures known as “Noise”. By doing this, he will confront the “Reaper’s Game” and recover his memories. “The only way to survive is to trust your partner.” Can they survive this then?

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