Square Enix’s Nintendo DS game “The World Ends With You” (“Subarashiki Kono Sekai”) — originally released in 2007 and recently ported to the iOS and Android platforms as well as the Nintendo Switch, will finally be having an animated adaptation! More details about the upcoming show will be revealed at “Anime Expo Lite” — the online version of Anime Expo, on 4th July 2020.
“The World Ends With You” takes place in a fictional version of the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, Japan — which is split into the Realground or the real world, and the Underground where entities known as Reapers play a deadly Reapers Game.
Protagonist Neku plays the Reaper Game over the course of three weeks with partners Shiki, Joshua, and Beat. He relearns how to value human interaction and make friends while discovering his missing memories that led up to his entry into the Reaper Game.