The opening theme tune for The World Ends With You: The Animation has been modified from “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” by ALI to “Calling – Animation OP Ver.”
The opening theme tune for The World Ends With You: The Animation has been modified from “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” by ALI to “Calling – Animation OP Ver. -” by Leah, in keeping with Kingdom Hearts Insider.
The tune change comes after Sq. Enix introduced on the anime’s official website Thursday that its opening theme was going by way of a last-minute change earlier than the present’s first airing due to the arrest of ALI drummer Kahadio, whose actual identify is Kadio Shirai.
Sq. did not delve into too many particulars of the sudden tune swap and Shirai’s arrest aside from saying it was a results of a “scandal,” however in keeping with NHK, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Shirai as a suspect of communications fraud and theft after, investigators stated, he had withdrawn a whole bunch of 1000’s of yen in money from an account linked to a refund rip-off final month. The sufferer concerned was improperly billed for medical bills and was tricked into depositing cash into the account in order that he might get a refund for it.
In response to Shirai’s arrest, Sony Music Labels requested Sq. Enix to take away all of ALI’s music from The World Ends With You: The Animation and substitute “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” with a unique tune from one other artist or group as its opening theme tune.
ALI launched an announcement on its website apologizing to followers for any inconvenience they’ve prompted them because of Shirai’s arrest, whereas noting that the case is beneath investigation.
“We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and concern that we now have prompted to our followers and different associated events,” they stated. “Whereas watching the progress of the investigation sooner or later, we are going to sincerely reply to all involved events who had been inconvenienced, and can take strict measures relating to the remedy of the person.”
The World Ends With You: The Animation hit airwaves at this time, and “Calling” comes on throughout the first three minutes of the primary episode. To be honest, “Calling” is a extra acceptable tune selection for a gap theme tune than “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” as a result of it was pulled straight from the unique supply materials. Apart from, an anime adaptation of The World Ends With You isn’t full with out each component from the unique Nintendo DS recreation, together with the music that outlined each the JRPG and the last decade it was launched in.
The World Ends With You: The Animation is accessible to stream on Funimation.
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