WorldEnd: Where Are You at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?

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WorldEnd: Where Are You at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?
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"I definitely can't find happiness anymore. Because I realized that I'm already... I'm already as happy as I could be." -Chtholly Nota Seniorious
Genre: Romance
Drama
Action
Running Time: 24 minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: April 11, 2017 - June 27, 2017
Created by: Akira Kureno
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 12


WorldEnd:  What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? is an action, drama, tragedy, romance, comedy, romantic comedy, fantasy, science fiction anime series.  It started out with a light novel series, written by Akira Kareno, illustrated by Ue, and published by Kadokawa Shoten for the magazine Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko.  It originally ran from November, 2014 to April, 2016 for 5 volumes in total.  After that it got a sequel light novel series.  It was written by Akira Kareno, illustrated by Ue, and published by Kadokawa Shoten for the magazine Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko.  It originally ran from April 1, 2016 to the present day, with 5 volumes in total so far.  After that it got a manga adaptation.  It was written by Akira Kareno, illustrated by Kaname Seu, and published by Media Factory for the magazine Monthly Comic Alive.  It has 2 volumes in total.  After that came the anime adaptation.  It was directed by Jun'ichi Wada, written by Akira Kareno, Mariko Mochizuki, Shingo Nagai, and Toshizo Nemoto, musically composed by Tatsuya Kato, and produced by Atsushi Ito, Studio Satelight, and Studio C2C.  It originally ran from April 11, 2017 to June 27, 2017, for 12 episodes in total.  

Why It Rocks

  1. Good voice acting in both Japanese and English versions.  
  2. Great soundtrack.  
  3. Excellent animation, especially during the fight scenes and the dramatic scenes.  
  4. Very appealing art style and character designs.  
  5. Interesting post apocalyptic setting.  
  6. It either alters or goes entirely against lots of tropes that people were pissed off about in terms of generic light novel anime. 
    • The main character, Willem, while being strong, isn't nearly as overpowered as typical.  
    • While the main character does disagree with the main female character being blindingly willing to sacrifice herself like you might expect from this type of show, he doesn't just state his ideology.  He first decides to prove that she isn't strong enough by defeating her single handedly, and then attempts to come up with an alternate way for the world to be saved, like an intelligent character.  
    • Oh, yeah, and the main character is very intelligent, which is a relief.  
  7. Engaging, well-written drama.  
  8. Interesting main character.  
  9. Heartwarming romantic undertones between our two leads, Chtholly and Willem.  

Bad Qualities

  1. Like many anime adaptations, this one doesn't have a proper ending, and instead just kind of stops with somewhat of a cliffhanger.  
  2. Willem's design is pretty generic.
    • While it's a relief that he's overpowered and an interesting protagonist at the same time, he hardly used his powers, and it seems likely that the plot, even Willem, forgot that he has powers in the first place.
  3. The title is rather weird and nonscensical.

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