The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Square Enix’s The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) has revealed a brand new visual for the 2021 TV series. The site has also revealed the main cast and the series’ character designs.
The main cast from the game return for the adaptation to reprise their roles. The character designs were also unveiled:
- Kouki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) returns to voice Neku Sakuraba
- Ayana Taketatsu (Suguha Kirigaya from Sword Art Online) voices Raimu “Rhyme”
- Subaru Kimura (Takeshi Gouda in Doraemon (2005+)) as Daisukenojo “Beat” Bito
- Anna Hachimine (First Game/Anime role) voices Shiki Misaki
- Ryouhei Kimura (Kodaka Hasegawa in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) as Yoshiya “Joshua” Kiryu
- Kenjirou Tsuda (Sadaharu Inui from Prince of Tennis) as Sanae Hanekoma
- Anri Katsu (Motoharu Tsuchimikado from Toaru Majutsu no Index) voicing the role of Kouki Kariya
- Satomi Arai (Kuroko Shirai from Toaru Kagaku no Index) returns to voice Uzuki Yashiro
The leading members of the anime’s production staff include:
- Director: Kazuya Ichikawa (Monster Strike the Animation, Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy)
- Series Composer: Midori Gotou (Attack on Titan: Junior High, Hoozuki no Reitetsu)
- Anime Character Designers: Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts) and Gen Kobayashi (Schoolgirl Strikers, Final Fantasy V Advance)
- Music Composer: Takeharu Ishimoto (Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII)
- Animation Studios: Domerica (Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, Flying Witch Petit) and Shin-Ei Animation (Doraemon, Denki-gai no Honya-san)
The first promotional video for the series was revealed, showcasing the visuals and music:
The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) is a Japanese Role-Playing Game developed and published by Square Enix. The game was originally released in 2007 on the Nintendo DS to positive reviews. The game was ported to mobile devices on iOS and Android in 2012 and on Nintendo Switch in 2018 as The World Ends with You: Final Remix. The Switch release included updated controls, co-op, and a new scenario.
Here is the game’s synopsis:
Complete the mission…or face erasure. That’s all Neku knows after regaining consciousness in the middle of a busy intersection without his memories. Now he and his partner must fight to survive a life-or-death game in this twisted tale with more turns than the urban labyrinth of Tokyo they’re trapped in.
The TV anime adaptation of The World Ends with You, The World Ends with You The Animation, will air in 2021 on MBS and TBS during their Animeism block.