The first teaser trailer stays faithful to the original’s art style and the anime itself will be a retelling of the original game with expanded scenes.
The Reaper’s Game is about to begin…
The World Ends with You The Animation is coming to Funimation in 2021!
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— Funimation (@FUNimation) July 4, 2020
The official description from the teaser trailer’s YouTube page is as follows;
“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”…?”
The World Ends with You: The Animation is directed by Domerica’s Kazuya Ichikawa and is being produced by Domerica x Shin-EI Animation.Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts’ Tetsuya Nomura is also working on the project, and he was responsible for the main character designs and orchestration of the game.
In 20018, The World Ends with You: Final Remix was released on Nintendo Switch and, in our review, we said it “is as good as ever in handheld mode, but it loses much of its appeal with motion controls.”
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