Adaptation of Square Enix's game premieres in 2021
Back in July, Square Enix formally announced plans to adapt DS RPG The World Ends With You into a TV anime, with the premiere set for 2021. Kazuya Ichikawa is directing the anime, with Midori Goto writing and Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi on character designs for the Domerica x Shin-Ei Animation production, and now we have some more footage in a new 90-second trailer.
Neku Sakuraba: Koki Uchiyama
Shiki Misaki: Anna Hachimine
Daisukenojo "Beat" Bito: Subaru Kimura
Raimu "Rhyme" Bito: Ayane Taketatsu
Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu: Ryohei Kimura
Race through the streets of Shibuya and survive the seven-day Reapers’ Game!
Neku awakens in the middle of Shibuya’s bustling Scramble Crossing with no memory of how he got there. Little does he know he’s been transported to an alternate plane of existence known as the Underground (UG). Now an unwilling participant in the mysterious “Reapers’ Game,” Neku must partner up with a girl named Shiki in order to survive. Together, they complete missions and defeat monsters known as “Noise” as they gradually uncover the true nature of this twisted Game.
“There’s only one way to stay alive in Shibuya: trust your partner.”
Will they survive the Reapers’ Game?
To mark the occasion, the official Twitter account kicked off a 7-day campaign that involves following the Japanese @TWEWY_PR account, solving a mystery in the campaign tweet, and checking back to see whether you got it right after the period ends.
Source: Square Enix