Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: February 5, 2020 at 7:24 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the anime adaptation of Square Enix and Jupiter's "The World Ends With You" game franchise has revealed on Friday its first promotional video (PV) and a combined key visual for the upcoming TV anime series adaptation of the franchise titled "The World Ends With You: The Animation". The series is scheduled to begin broadcasting on April 9, 2021 in Japan.
The new series is animated and produced by the collaboration of Square Enix, DOMERICA and Shin-Ei Animation. It is directed by Kazuya Ichikawa with screenplay adapted from the game by Midori Gotou. The characters are designed by Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi, and music is composed by Takeharu Ishimoto. The game's producer Tomohiko Hirano and director Tatsuya Kando are supervising the animation production.
The series is based on the action role-playing game with urban fantasy elements developed by Square Enix and Jupiter for the Nintendo DS which was released in July 2017 in Japan and by 2008 in North America and Asia-Pacific. The game was inspired by elements of Square Enix's previous game, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
In the game, Neku Sakuraba and his allies are forced to participate in a game that will determine their fate. The battle system uses many of the unique features of the Nintendo DS, including combat that takes place on both screens, and attacks performed by certain motions on the touchscreen or by shouting into the microphone. Elements of Japanese youth culture, such as fashion, food, and cell phones, are key aspects of the missions.
Source: The World Ends With You: The Animation Official Twitter