Ahead of its release next year.

Back in June, Square Enix revealed its much-loved fighting-and-fashion JRPG, The World Ends With You, would be getting the anime treatment, and now, ahead of its launch next year, the program has actually gotten a new trailer.

The World Ends With You: The Animation, as the brand-new anime adjustment is understood, takes its narrative lead from the initial, incredibly engaging 2007 Nintendo DS video game, starting when lead character Neku Sakuraba awakens in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district, just to find that truth has actually gone distinctly askew.

“Now a reluctant individual in the mystical ‘Reapers’ Game’,” discusses Square Enix’s main summary (thanks Gematsu), “Neku should collaborate with a woman called Shiki in order to make it through. Together, they finish objectives and beat beasts called ‘Noise’ as they slowly reveal the real nature of this twisted Game.”

The DS initial gathered a lot of appreciation for its amazing, excessive split-screen real-time fight system, however it’s most likely best kept in mind for its fantastic sense of design, which avoided the typical RPG dream tropes in favour of something significantly more contemporary, including elements of Japanese youth culture, style, and consumerism into its core systems.

It had a very likeable cast of characters, and the entire experience was boosted by a sensational soundtrack and striking visual design – the latter of which, nicely, appears to have actually been consistently replicated by the anime, as you can see in the new trailer above.

The World Ends With You: The Animation is because of air a long time in 2021.