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Funimation Acquires ‘The World Ends with You’ Anime Rights; Series Detailed

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Known as Subarashiki Kono Sekai, the RPG is making the leap to anime.
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Originally developed as a Nintendo DS game back in 2007 in Japan and seeing mobile adaptations later on, the Final Remix version of The World Ends With You RPG arrived for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. We learned at the end of June that it’s making the leap to anime form with the launch of the official site and social media along with the debut of the key visual to the right.

As promised at the time, more information was planned for Anime Expo and that landed with Funimation announcing that they’ve picked up the rights for the project with its 2021 plans. With it looking incredibly close to the game in terms of animation style, the first trailer has arrived as well that you can see below.

The series has Kazuya Ichikawa on board to direct with Midori Gotou handling the scripts at Sanzigen. It’s worth noting as well that TAkeharu Ishimoto is composing the music for it having done the game music. DOMERICA and Shin-Ei Animation are handling the production. Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi are credited for the character designs.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Kouki Uchiyama as Neku
  • Anna Hachimine as Shiki
  • Subaru Kimura as Beat
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Rhyme
  • Ryouhei Kimura as Joshua

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The World Ends with You is an action role-playing game with urban fantasy elements developed by Square Enix and Jupiter for the Nintendo DS. Set in the modern-day Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo, The World Ends with You features a distinctive art style inspired by Shibuya and its youth culture.



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