The World Ends With You is getting an anime of some kind, according to a tweet from the official Twitter account for the project.
The official website has a timer that has yet to start moving, along with a countdown for seven days. While the countdown hasn’t started yet, the reveal will take place on July 3 at 9 p.m. EDT. There’s also a link to the Anime Expo Lite page, which is the replacement for Anime Expo due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The studio that’s animating the show will likely be revealed during the convention. There is no explicit The World Ends With You-themed panel on the Anime Expo Lite schedule, but there are several for anime licensing companies like Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Aniplex.
The World Ends With You is a Nintendo DS game that was released in July 2007. It has since been ported to the Nintendo Switch in a re-released version called Final Mix, as well as ported directly to mobile devices. The game stars Neku, an orange-haired boy who wakes up in Shibuya with a mysterious timer on his hand. The game’s story twists fashion, friendship, and the lingering feeling of needing to isolate yourself from others into one great game.
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