We have witnessed the majority of anime shows getting emerged from manga series or Light Novel editions. Only a handful of anime shows contain completely original storylines. However, the recent trend of adapting video games into anime show is attracting a lot of attention from the anime community. That’s why we decided to introduce you to The World Ends With You anime.
The show serves as an official anime adaptation of the RPG instalment of the same name. It was dispatched way back in 2007. Fourteen years later, Square Enix launched its anime adaptation in April 2021. The latter consisted of a dozen episodes. The company wanted to release it in January this year. But its launch event was postponed due to some unknown reasons.
Critical reception towards the anime instalment is mostly positive. They praised the animation, vocal performances, and its faithfulness to the game. However, some of them felt that the makers should have added more episodes to the show. It would have given some extra depth to all the important characters. Furthermore, the lack of the game’s soundtracks was a point of criticism as well.
Check out what we know about the show so far!
The World Ends With You Anime: Plot Synopsis
The entire storyline revolves around our protagonist, Neku. Surprisingly, he finds himself awakened at a place called Scramble Crossing in Shibuya, Japan. He has no idea how he got there. Soon, he discovers that he is living in an alternate or parallel universe, Underground.
To make things worse, he accidentally becomes a participant in the Reapers game. He has no alternative but to take part in the competition with a girl, Shiki. The duration of the game is 7 days. Additionally, the duo has to ensure its survival and defeat the monsters. These grotesque monsters are known as Noise.
Exciting daily tasks are a part of the gaming instalment as well. The more they play the game, the more they unravel all the dirty secrets about it.
The World Ends With You Season 2: Expected Plot
In November 2020, the designer and one of the producers of the original 2007 game, Tetsuya Nomura, tweeted that ‘Neo: The World Ends With You’ will dispatch at the end of Summer this year. Sometime later, Square Enix confirmed Neo’s release on July 27, 2021. The company also stated that the upcoming gaming instalment would contain a brand new storyline with fresh characters.
The NEO: The World Ends with You DEMO is calling!
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) June 25, 2021
First, Square Enix will release Neo for PS4 and Nintendo Switch players. It will also be made available for Windows at the end of this year.
So, we know for sure that the plot of the upcoming Neo game will serve as the main storyline for Season 2 of the anime adaptation. We do not know anything about the plot of the sophomore season. The makers have not released any official plot points about it. But we can expect to get an action-packed plot brimmed with non-stop entertainment here.
The World Ends With You Season 2: Important Characters
Like we mentioned above, the second entry will consist of new characters. Square Enix is keeping all the characters a secret to increase the hype about their upcoming product. We will update this section as soon as we receive any new information about it.
The World Ends With You Season 2: Release Date
Square Enix is set to dispatch the Neo instalment next month on July 27. That’s why we cannot expect the second season to get released till 2022. Plus, we are not confident about whether we will get it in 2023 or not. It is not a hidden fact that animes generally take longer periods of time than Western shows to return on the television sets.
The World Ends With You Season 2: Trailer
We are sorry to inform you that our website only has the trailer of the debut season for you! You can watch it to relive all the classic moments of the anime adaptation.