The rather excellent lookingThe World Ends With You anime adaptation is set to premiere on April 9, 2021, in Japan. Running for an undisclosed number of episodes (likely 26), original game publisher Square Enix is going to be hosting a series of events ahead of the show’s launch to hype up fans.
The first of these will be an online event in March that will air an advanced screening of the first episode alongside different scene cuts and artwork from the series. After that, a week before airing, a special “Pre-Broadcast Special Program” will air on April 2, 2021, which likely covers some of the background on how the series came to be.
If that isn’t enough to get you excited, a brand new trailer has revealed what the opening theme to the series will be. A song titled “Teenage City Riot feat. R-Shitei” by Japanese group ALI, it features some rap and jazz that sets the stage pretty nicely. It’s not exactly how the music in the game sounds but certainly meshes with the style that is The World Ends With You.
We don’t have any word on when a localization of the series will be happening for fans in the west. Funimation was previously named when the series was announced, so it shouldn’t be too long before subtitles or a dub crop up.
Source: Square Enix