‘The World Ends with You’ is an action RPG created by Square Enix and Jupiter, a Japanese video game developer released in July 2007. The premise follows Neku Sakuraba and his friends “who are forced to participate in an event called the Reapers’ Game, a week-long competition that will determine their fate.”
A twelve-episode anime adaption “The World Ends with You: The Animation” arrived in April 2021 produced by studio DOMERICA and Shin-Ei Animation. Its popularity has led to Funimation announcing an English dub.
“You have seven days. Just kidding! We’re excited to announce that The World Ends with You The Animation English dub is officially on its way to Funimation, and we’ve got your details on the series’ cast, crew, and more,” Funimation wrote on their website. “Episode 1 of The World Ends with You The Animation English dub will arrive on Funimation, which means it’s almost time for you to kickoff (or re-live!) the death-defying journey of Neku, Shiki, Beat, Rhyme and more.”
They continue, “The English voice cast for the series includes Ben Balmaceda (Kemono Jihen, Attack on Titan) as Neku, Morgan Lauré (DECA-DENCE, Gleipnir) as Shiki, Van Barr Jr. (Edge of Eternity) as Beat and Dani Chambers (The Day I Became a God, ASTRA LOST IN SPACE) as Rhyme.”
The rest of the cast includes Drew Breedlove as Futoshi, Brandon Potter as Hanekoma, Anthony DiMascio as Higashizawa, Andrew Kishino as Kariya, Christopher Wehkamp as Kitaniji, Marisa Duran as Konishi, Brent Mukai as Minamimoto, and Jessica Peterson as Yashiro with Kyle Phillips as ADR Director.
Check out the trailer for the show:
“The World Ends with You The Animation first aired during the Spring 2021 anime season on Funimation and ran for 12 episodes. Based on the Nintendo DS game of the same name, the series was produced by Square Enix, DOMERICA, and Shin-Ei Animation,” Funimation adds.
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