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News ► The official TWEWY - The Animation website updates with character art and descriptions


Oracle Spockanort

the only villain on staff
Staff member
Jul 13, 2008
  • Put That Thing Back Where It Came From
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The official website for The World Ends With You - The Animation has updated with tons of brand new information about the story, the characters, and the staff working on the upcoming anime series.



SQUARE ENIX's The World Ends with You  was developed by the same creative minds behind the world-famous FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS.

When the game first released on the Nintendo DS in 2007, it received high praise as well as numerous award nominations. It has since been rereleased on iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch, and it continues to attract new fans to this day.

And next year, in 2021, the game that captivated players around the world is returning in an all-new anime! Tetsuya Nomura, Takeharu Ishimoto, and other members of the original team have rejoined forces to bring the compelling story to life once more.


Race through the streets of Shibuya and survive the seven-day Reapers' Game!

Neku awakens in the middle of Shibuya's bustling Scramble Crossing with no memory of how he got there. Little does he know he's been transported to an alternate plane of existence known as the Underground (UG). Now an unwilling participant in the mysterious "Reapers' Game," Neku must partner up with a girl named Shiki in order to survive. Together, they complete missions and defeat monsters known as "Noise" as they gradually uncover the true nature of this twisted Game.

"There's only one way to stay alive in Shibuya: trust your partner."

Will they survive the Reapers' Game?


Based on the original story “The World Ends with You”  by SQUARE ENIX

Director: Kazuya Ichikawa(DOMERICA)
Screenwriter: Midori Goto(SANZIGEN)
Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura & Gen Kobayashi(SQUARE ENIX)
Music: Takeharu Ishimoto(THRILL)



Neku Sakuraba (Voice: Kouki Uchiyama)

A graffiti-loving 15-year-old boy who wears headphones all the time and doesn't want to get too involved with other people. When he woke up suddenly in the crowd of Shibuya, something was different from before.

Shiki Misaki (Voice: Anna Hachimine)

A 15-year-old fashionable girl who is very careful about her clothes. She always carries a hand-made cat stuffed animal.

Beat/Daisukenojo Biito (Voice: Subaru Kimura)

A stubborn and hot-headed 15-year-old boy who works with Rhyme. It is a mystery why he is here in Shibuya.

Rhyme/??? (Voice: Ayana Taketasu)

A hardworking and dedicated girl. She works with Beat and is always smiling brightly.

Joshua/Yoshiya Kiryu (Voice: Ryohei Kimura)

A mysterious boy who is cheeky and always well-dressed. While it seems that he is trustworthy when it comes to many things, there are some areas where he cannot be trusted.

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Violet Pluto

Active member
Oct 19, 2019
I was wondering if they would keep Shiki's knife hips and I can't say I'm not disappointed. Yeah they might not fit with the style but how sharp they were was kind of comical to me and I would have loved to see that in animation... Did 3D have knife hips? I forget.

U.N. Owen

Active member
Aug 1, 2015
Whoo, they got the DDD cast to return. Don't know what I was so worried about.