The World Ends With You Anime First Episode Will Premier at UG Shibuya Fes

The World Ends With You First Episode

Square Enix will hold The World Ends With You UG Shibuya Fes online ahead of the official release of the upcoming animated series. Additionally, The World Ends With You UG Shibuya Fes online will allow attendees to catch an advanced screening of the first episode of the anime. A live talk session will be part of the event as well. This will feature interviews with the cast and crew of the animated series and will be available in both Japanese and English. The world premier of The World Ends With You first episode will happen on March 14, 2021 at 5:30pm JST/12:30am PST/3:30am EST. The stream will be archived until March 21, 2021.

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A physical event will be appear at the UG Shibuya Museum during this period. Admission to the event is entirely for free and will begin on March 14 and last until July 30, 2021. However, those who want to partake in the event digitally will have until March 31, 2021 to view the venue.

If you want to get a sneak peak at the upcoming animated series you will need to purchase a ticket for the screening. Several different types of tickets are available, each providing access to different events. The sneak peak for The World Ends With You anime first episode will be streamed through streaming service Zaiko. You can read the full list of various ticket tiers below.

  • World Premier – ¥2,200 (or $20)
  • World Premiere and Talk Session with Cast – ¥3,300 (or $30)
  • World Premiere and Limited Edition Merchandise – ¥17,600 (or $164)
  • World Premiere and Talk Session with Cast and Limited Edition Merchandise – ¥18,700 (or $175)

The limited edition merchandise at this event is a special skateboard featuring artwork associated with The World Ends With You. There is no mention that this item will be available to purchase outside of the UG Shibuya Fes event.

The World Ends With You: The Animation will air in April 2021. Funimation will be handling the North American release.

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