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Square Enix has released the debut trailer for The World Ends With You: The Animation to coincide with their Anime Expo Lite 2020 panel.

Based on the original story from the cult classic Nintendo DS game, this upcoming anime series adaptation will challenge Neku to survive the seven-day Reaper’s Game.

After waking up in the middle of a busy Shibuya Crossing intersection, he comes to realise that he is in an alternate plane of existence called the Underground (UG).

To survive, Neku must partner with Shiki and work to complete the missions that are thrown at them while defeating mysterious creatures called Noise.

Domerica and Shin-Ei Animation have worked on the production, which involves director Kazuya Ichikawa, screenwriter Midori Goto, character designers Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi and music by Takeharu Ishimoto.

The World Ends With You: The Animation will be made available to stream on Funimation worldwide in 2021.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.