The World Ends With You Anime Launches This Month in Japan

The World Ends With You Anime Launches This Month in Japan

It's still set to launch next year in the west through Funimation.

You might remember that earlier this year, an anime adaptation of The World Ends With You was revealed. Now, the very first episode of the adaptation is airing on Japanese TV later this month.

The ever-reliable @aitaikimochi revealed the launch plans of The World Ends With You's anime adaptation on Twitter earlier today. The debut episode of the series will be airing on Japanese TV channel MBS/TBS on September 19, at the slightly unusual time of 1:15 a.m. JST (one for Japan's night owls, I suppose?).

Still, it's nice to hear that The World Ends With You is finally launching, and relatively soon after it was revealed just a few months ago. Additionally, @aitaikimochi explains that there's a special "7 Days" campaign launching after the debut episode airs on Japanese TV. There are no concrete details on what this campaign entails just yet, but as noted on Twitter, seven days after the air date for the anime would fall within the Tokyo Game Show 2020. Could Square Enix have a reveal poised for the showcase?

I'm actually not familiar in the slightest with The World Ends With You, a game that's tragically fallen by the wayside in my extensive Nintendo Switch backlog. If you, like me, are unfamiliar with Square Enix's cult hit RPG, head over to Kat's explainer on how it managed to become an RPG classic.

Currently, there isn't a precise launch date for an English-subtitled version of The World Ends With You. Rest assured it is coming next year though, as Funimation previously announced they would be airing the series at some point in 2021.

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