The World Ends With You Anime Releases Next Year

Announced this weekend at the digital FunimationCon 2020 event, The World Ends With You The Animation is a new anime launching in 2020 and is based on popular RPG game The World Ends With You.


This new anime uses the same art style as the original game, as seen in a newly released trailer.

Funimation shared these details about the upcoming series on their official blog post announcing the anime.

The Worlds Ends with You The Animation follows Neku Sakuraba as he’s thrust into a video game scenario in Shibuya called Reaper’s Game that will have him fighting for his life. Along with the allies he teams up with along the way, Neku will have to make it to the end to see his humanity again.

Originally published by Square Enix and released on the Nintendo DS in 2007, The World Ends With You has since been ported to mobile phones and the Nintendo Switch. Last month this news was teased via a teaser site.

No specific release date was given beyond the year 2021 for the new anime.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.



Hmmm, I have mixed feelings about this. The plot isn’t exactly what I’d call interesting, so it’d be interesting to see if they could manage to make this into something worth watching (probably not). I still can’t get enough of the name though “The World Ends With You” just sounds both poetic and cool at the same time. Definitely much better than the Title the Japanese version went with.