Anime Expo Lite kicked off with the reveal of The World Ends With You: The Animation, which was announced for worldwide release in 2021. Domerica is working on the project, and they've revealed that it's a 3DCG project, rather than just straightforward 2D animation. It was also mentioned that Takeharu Ishimoto, composer on The World Ends With You, is handling the music for the anime. Along with that, Tetsuya Norma will be involved as well. You can check out the official synopsis below.
Make your way through “Shibuya” and survive the seven-day “Reaper’s Game”!
The main character Neku wakes up in the middle of a busy Shibuya Crossing Intersection unaware of how he got there.
He’s in an alternate plane of existence called the Underground (UG).
Unknowingly forced to participate in the “Reaper’s Game”, Neku must partner with Shiki, a teenage girl player whom he meets.
Neku must fight to survive by completing the missions thrown at him and defeating the creatures called “Noise.” By doing so, he will confront the “Reaper’s Game” along with the truth buried deep inside his memory.
“The only way to survive is to trust your partner”
Will they survive the “Reaper’s Game”…?
Based on the original story “The World Ends with You” (Square Enix)
Director: Kazuya Ichikawa (Domerica)
Screenwriter: Midori Goto (Sanzigen)
Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura & Gen Kobayashi (Square Enix)
Music: Takeharu Ishimoto (Thrill)
Production: Domerica x Shin-Ei Animation