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New The World Ends With You Opening Now Without the Credits

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Square Enix uploaded a new video to its YouTube of the anime opening to The World Ends With You: The Animation. The company removed all credits from the opening, giving the art a cleaner look. The video also features the new theme song after Square Enix decided to pull the original theme due to controversy.

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The latest upload from Square Enix showcases the animation in all its glory. The video removes the opening credits to focus on the adaptation’s art. The opening also features the new theme song, “Twister -Animation OP ver.-” The official Japanese Twitter account for The World Ends With You announced on April 8, 2021 that it would change the original theme song, “Teenage City Riot.” The reason for the sudden change was due to the drummer of the band’s arrest.

The original opening to The World Ends With You anime differed from the above video. The tone was quite different due to the contrast between the songs, and it featured more action. Additionally, the old opening was just under one minute long, while the new video is one and a half minutes. Square Enix set the original theme to private on its YouTube channel.

The World Ends With You: The Animation debuted in Japan on April 9, 2021. Funimation is streaming the anime in North America.


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Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a staff writer, Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.