Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation

The World Ends with You The Animation

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Alternative Titles

English: The World Ends with You The Animation
Synonyms: It's a Wonderful World, This Wonderful World, Subarashiki Konosekai, Subaseka, TWEWY
Japanese: すばらしきこのせかい The Animation


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.021 (scored by 68356,835 users)
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Ranked: #82902
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Popularity: #2380
Members: 50,092
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One day in the bustling city of Shibuya, a boy named Neku Sakuraba finds himself holding two black pins that enable him to read the minds of people around him. However, these pins also give him the ability to see the "Noise," hostile creatures capable of "erasing" people from existence. After discovering that he is trapped within the confines of the city, Neku receives a message regarding a mission that will nevertheless erase him should he fail.

While trying to fend off a Noise attack, Neku meets a girl named Shiki Misaki who asks him to form a partnership pact with her to fight against the monsters. Shiki explains that she and Neku have become "Players" participating in the "Reaper's Game"—an event spanning over seven days, each featuring a different mission.

As Neku and Shiki both strive to survive each day that passes, they begin to meet other Players and Reapers alike, battle stronger Noise, and learn the truth behind the mystery that this game is shrouded in.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation is an adaptation of the 2007 Nintendo DS video game Subarashiki Kono Sekai. It was first revealed with a teaser website on June 25, 2020 and officially announced on July 3, 2020 at Anime Expo Lite.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ichikawa, Kazuya
Shimizu, Youji
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Nomura, Tetsuya
Character Design


Opening Theme

#1: "Calling -Animation OP Ver.-" by Leah (ep 1)
#2: "Twister -Animation OP Ver.-" by MJR (ep 2)

Ending Theme

"Carpe Diem" by ASCA

Apr 30, 2021
Pikoo2 (All reviews)
This is my first ever review. I'm writing this review as of 4 episodes in. The reason why I decided to write this review is simply because im a big fan of the original DS game. I loved the story, the characters, the soundtrack etc.. This anime though has failed to live up to the game in many ways.

The story, while still interesting in its premise, has a way of making itself to be not interesting. There is no real tension, one thing happens then it immediately jumps to the next without making us care first. The reason why we don't care is because the read more
Apr 30, 2021
MozillaFennekin (All reviews)
Note: This is a preliminary review based on the first four episodes. After the series has completed, I will delete this review and replace it with another version that will cover everything.

The World Ends With You, or “twoo-wee” for short, is a 2000’s DS game that has maintained a strong cult following after over a decade, so much so that it received an anime adaptation to promote an upcoming sequel game. Some people, especially those whose names start with Mozilla and end with Fennekin, will talk up and down about how the game is an elite, undefeated kino masterpiece of peak fiction, but read more
May 9, 2021
Vespidae (All reviews)
No one should watch this unless they've played the game first.

It speedruns through plot points, which makes a lot of problems crop up. Characters seem flat and their character progression arcs just seem like the creator forgot what their personalities are supposed to be. And then these flat characters try to present emotional moments that have no impact because they're cardboard cutouts whose only value is interesting character design.

The fight scenes are uh. . .something. The creatures they fight are 3d modeled, and the characters switch between being 3d and 2d, sometimes the attacks don't look like they're doing anything and sometimes the show tries read more
Jun 3, 2021
TG-Golem (All reviews)
Reposting because MAL deleted it out of a technicality based on me forgetting to update my episode view count. Mod was happy for me to repost. So its all good :)

Subarashiki Kono Sekai or The World Ends with You the Animation is based on the cult classic 2007 Nintendo DS game of the same name that saw a port to mobile, and later Nintendo Switch. The game developed and published by Square Enix was a master class JRPG with a really unique art style (Provided by Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasies Tetsuya Nomura) a gripping and emotional story about breaking out of your insecurities, meeting read more

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