The World Ends With You‘s official Twitter account has announced that will probably be altering the opening theme of The World Ends With You: The Animation, after the arrest of the drummer who labored on the tune. The anime will nonetheless debut on April 9, 2021, nevertheless “Teenage City Riot” will now not be used within the opening sequence. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
TVアニメ「すばらしきこのせかい The Animation」OPテーマ曲変更についてのご報告https://t.co/05V8vtVNXO
— すばらしきこのせかい The Animation 公式アカウント (@TWEWY_PR) April 8, 2021
“Teenage City Riot” was written and carried out by ALI (Alien Liberty International) together with rapper R-Shitei (R-指定). A jazz-fusion band based mostly in Tokyo, all of ALI’s members are multinational Japanese artists from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The video for the rap model of The World Ends With You‘s opening theme tune uploaded by Square Enix has since been set to private on YouTube.
The band made waves in 2019 after the primary season of Beastars used their single “Wild Side” as its opening. Later, their tune “Lost in Paradise” that includes rapper AKLO turned the ending theme for the primary season of Jujutsu Kaisen.
There is presently no additional data on the arrest of Kahadio, the band’s drummer, which occurred on April 8, 2021. News of the arrest was damaged through ALI’s official homepage, in addition to by the band’s file label Sony Music Labels Inc. The band acknowledged that they might “continue to monitor the ongoing investigation and handle the situation accordingly.”
The World Ends With You: The Animation will air in Japan on April 9, 2021, with Funimation dealing with the North American launch through its streaming platform.