Crunchyroll Adds What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?
posted on by Karen Ressler
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? anime worldwide outside of Asia as it airs in Japan. The stream will premiere at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 11.
The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto at 1:05 a.m. at night on Wednesday, April 12 (effectively Thursday morning). Crunchyroll's parent company Ellation previously confirmed that it will stream the series on its VRV platform.
The anime adapts writer Akira Kareno and illustrator ue's Shūmatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? light novel series. Kareno is personally handling series composition, and is also penning the scripts alongside Mariko Mochizuki (Aquarion Logos), Shingo Nagai (New Game!), and Toshizo Nemoto (Macross Delta). Jun'ichi Wada (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Ragnastrike Angels) is directing the series at C2C and Satelight. Tōru Imanishi (Ragnastrike Angels) is designing the characters for animation based on ue's original character designs and is also serving as chief animation director.
The series is set in a world where humans have been driven to extinction by "Beasts." The duty of fighting the Beasts fall to "Fairies," who are destined to use their powers to wield "Holy Swords" called "Kariyon" and eventually meet their destiny of death. A sole human being named Willem wakes up after several hundred years, and continues his fight against the Beasts. The series follows the everyday and transient lives of the leader Willem and the female fairy warriors.