Usually, when an anime series gets popular enough, it gets adapted into a video game. It’s not always the case when it’s the other way around, but for a game like Square Enix’s The World Ends With You, it only makes sense.
Recently, a curious Tweet talking about an “Animation” was posted on the game’s official Twitter account. Not coincidentally, a countdown timer has appeared on the game’s official website, stating that an announcement will be made at the upcoming Anime Expo Lite digital event, happening on 3 July.
From what has been teased, it looks as though The World Ends With You might be actually getting an anime series. No animation studio or release date have been announced yet, though we imagine those details to be unveiled on 3 July itself.
For the uninitiated, The World Ends With You is a JRPG that follows the story of a boy named Neku, who wakes up in the middle of Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan, with no recollection of his memory, and a strange timer attached to his wrist. The game was beloved for its distinct manga-like art style, music, and memorable characters.
The game first released on the Nintendo DS in 2007, and has since been remastered for mobile devices in 2012, as well as Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.