NEO: The World Ends with MERCHWant to bring some of the Shibuya UG into your everyday lives? We take a look at some of the most stylish pieces of merchandise based on NEO: The World Ends with You!
NEO: The World Ends with You is something special.
Not only is it an excellent RPG in its own right, with super-satisfying combat, instantly memorable characters and a compelling story that keeps you guessing, it positively oozes cool.
From the fashions to the food to the toe-tapping tunes, every element of the game is supremely stylish. If only there was some way bring some of that distinctive style into your everyday life…
Which (admittedly rather tenuously) brings us to merchandise. The game has inspired numerous items, from action figures to cushions, and they’re all really… well, cool.
We genuinely love them, so we thought we’d highlight just a few of our favorite pieces that are either available now, or coming soon.
NEO: THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU BRING ARTS ACTION FIGURE - RINDO
When you’ve been turned into a BRING ARTS action figure, you know you’ve made it. Rindo Kanade is the latest Square Enix hero to be immortalised, and he’s among the coolest yet!
NEO: The World Ends with You sees the introspective young man gain strength and confidence as the leader of the Wicked Twisters. His innate sense of style is perfectly captured in his figure, thanks to its incredible attention to detail.
For example, the texture and detail of his threads - from his coat to his pants - has been painstakingly recreated to match the game. He also has multiple points of articulation, which allows you to replicate his distinctive silhouette from the game in different poses.
Of course, Rindo’s more than a man of action - he’s also a thinker, and the BRINGS ARTS figure captures this side with three unique text bubbles, which can be affixed to the character for different moods.
That’s not the end of the customization either - ‘Rindude’ comes with three face parts with different expressions, multiple hands, including one with a smartphone and even coat parts with pocket openings for Rindo to stick his hands in.
If you preorder Rindo from the Square Enix Store, you’ll also get a bonus item - an acrylic stand that features the logo from NEO: The World Ends with you. They look pretty good together, we must say.
NEO: THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU BRING ARTS ACTION FIGURE – MINAMIMOTO
Okay, this one is zetta cool!
The mathematically-minded Minamimoto appears in both NEO: The World Ends with You and its predecessor, and he’s now a BRING ARTS Action Figure!
He’s a particularly good one too. Like Rindo, he’s been meticulously created based on his appearance in the game - note the distinctive texture on his jacket for example.
But it’s not just his look - Minamimoto’s confident personality is also on full display. Not only does he have three face parts with different facial expressions, and multiple hand parts for different poses (including his iconic loudspeaker!), he also comes with unique speech bubbles with some very characteristic dialogue.
As with the Rindo BRING ARTS Action Figure, preordering Minamimoto through the Square Enix Store will get you a bonus acrylic stand.
NEO: THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU CUSHION - MR MEW
It’s Mr Mew! And he’s a cushion!
This ludicrously adorably cushion features the face of everyone’s favorite plushie pal and mascot for the Shibuya brand Gatto Nero.
It’s the ideal size for most couches and chairs, and its immediately recognisable design will perk up any piece of furniture you put it on. It’ll bring back fond memories of NEO: The World Ends with You and its predecessor whenever you park yourself next to it.
It’s available to preorder now, with an expected release date of November 12, 2021.
NEO: THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU SPECIAL MERCHANDISE SET
If you love a game, then choosing a between individual pieces of merchandise can be a real head-scratcher. Fortunately, that’s no issue with this special set, which was previously only available exclusively in Japan, as part of the NEO: The World Ends with You Collectors’ Edition.
The set features several items inspired by the new game. Your attention’s likely already been drawn to the sturdy, stylized record bag - it features graffiti and messages that should be very familiar to fans of the game.
It also includes an adorable Mr Mew pouch, which can be easily attached to clothes or bags for easy transport. It’s the perfect size for storing things like ear buds or your favorite pins. Speaking of which…
Yes, the set also includes pins. Two, in fact! One features a design that’s based on the main man Rindo. The other has the Reaper Pin design, with an embossed finish.
Unfortunately, neither pin will give you psychic powers, but don’t Fret - they do at least come packaged in a cool stylized ‘cassette case’. That’s pretty awesome in its own right, if you ask us.
NEO: THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK CD
After the incredible music of the original The World Ends with You, people were expecting big things from the sequel. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint!
The original game’s composer Takeharu Ishimoto returned to the series, and delivered a vibrant, catchy, immersive, and… well, simply rather wonderful new soundtrack.
In addition to new songs, the soundtrack also features new arrangements of beloved tracks from the original game, including ‘Twister’ and ‘Calling’. They’re all included in this expansive compilation CD, which lets you soak in the cool vibes of the Shibuya UG whenever you want.
THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU THE ANIMATION - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Mr Ishimoto also leant his considerable talents to the new The World Ends with You anime, which started airing in 2021!
The full soundtrack is now available on the Square Enix Store, and features a massive 54 tracks from the show. That includes the original themes: ‘Calling –Animation OP ver.-‘ and ‘Twister –Animation OP ver.-‘, as well as the ending theme “Carpe Diem -TV size-“.
It also includes the background music, which was newly created for the animation. It’s a bumper compilation of extremely cool sounds, and demands to be listened to, whether you’re a fan of the original game, or learning about it through the anime!
That was just a taste of the merch available on the Square Enix Store. There’s action figures, statues, jewelry, soundtracks, collectibles, plushes, clothing and so much more - all based on our amazing games. Head over to the Store to check it out:
If you’ve yet to experience NEO: The World Ends with You… well, you should remedy that as soon as possible because it’s great. The game’s available on PS4 and Switch:
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