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The World Ends With You – The Animation Gets New Trailer, Teases Anime's Opening

A new trailer for The World Ends With You – The Animation reveals what seems to be the anime's opening featuring protagonist Neku.

September 19, 2020

A new trailer for the The World Ends With You – The Animation has been released, teasing the opening scene of the anime. We see Neku wake up in the middle of Shibuya’s famous Scramble Crossing with no memories of how he arrived there. Even more worrisome is the fact that both pedestrians and vehicles phase right through him:

The World Ends With You – The Animation was revealed back in July during a panel at Anime Expo Lite. The panel included Producer Tomohiko Hirano, Director Tatsuya Kando, Character Designer Gen Kobayashi, and Composer Takeharu Ishimoto. Kando, Kobayashi, and Ishimoto are all returning to their original roles from the game for the anime. You can watch the full panel over on YouTube.

The official website for The World Ends With You – The Animation is live and features more information regarding the main cast of characters that the anime will focus on. The project is set to release worldwide in 2021. A portion of the original development team helped with the production team, namely Game Producer and Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura (primarily known as the creator of the Kingdom Hearts franchise) taking on the role of Creative Producer. The original Japanese voice cast will also be reprising their roles. The anime is being made in 3D by Domerica and Shin-Ei animation. It was confirmed that there will be changes to the story from the game, but there will also be new things to explore and more depth added to the characters.

For more information about The World Ends With You – The Animation, you can follow the official Twitter for updates. If you are interested in trying out The World Ends With You for the first time you can purchase the game for Nintendo DS or Nintendo Switch over on Amazon. You can also read our review of the Switch title here.

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