Square Enix officially confirmed what many fans have been expecting: an anime adaptation of The World Ends With You is coming soon.
Square Enix announced an anime adaptation of The World Ends With You. An official site has been opened and is currently in teaser mode.
— すばらしきこのせかい The Animation 公式アカウント (@TWEWY_PR) June 25, 2020
An official twitter account for The World Ends With You anime was launched as well.
More details on Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation will be coming at Anime Expo Lite on Friday July 3 1800 PDT / Saturday July４ 1000 JST. We should hear more then about the staff and cast.
Judging from the sole key visual revealed so far, featuring all the main characters of the original game, it’s highly likely the anime will be a straight adaptation of the original game’s story.
Subarashiki Kono Sekai was one of the first RPGs launched on Nintendo DS by Square Enix. It first launched in Japan in 2007. The game was later localized as The World Ends With You and released in the west. In Japan, an iOS and Android port launched in 2012. That port was used as base for The World Ends With You Final Mix first launched on Switch in 2019. Though many who played the original believe it’s inferior due to its controls. You can also read our review to learn more.
The World Ends With You is also popular thanks to the worldwide notoriety of its Creative Producer and Character Designer, Tetsuya Nomura. Multiple TWEWY characters have already appeared in the Kingdom Hearts series as well.
Many fans believed Square Enix would announce an anime adaptation when the game’s presence at Anime Expo Lite was first revealed with the artwork above. Furthermore, Square Enix also trademarked on June 1, 2020 Subarashiki Kono Sekai for goods, hinting that an anime was coming.