“What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?”
Alternative Titles: WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?, SukaSuka, 終末なにしてますか？忙しいですか？救ってもらっていいですか？
Airing Status: Finished, April 11, 2017 – June 27, 2017
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Tragedy, Fantasy
“Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts.’ The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts. Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber. Unable to fight any longer, Willem becomes the father that the girls never had, caring for and nurturing them even as he struggles to come to terms with his new life, in which he feels the pain of helplessly waiting for his loved ones to return home from battle that his ‘Daughter’ once felt for him so long ago. Together, Willem and the girls gradually come to understand what family means and what is truly worth protecting.”
WorldEnd is a hidden gem that was initially dismissed as another shallow light novel adaption but it soon became prominent that this anime was based off one of the most tragic and depressing light novels. The characters, especially Willem and Chtholly are strongly developed throughout the season accompanied by melancholic music which flawlessly reflect the atmosphere and tragic story. The mixture of emotions you’ll receive from their childish innocence and the bonds they form will without a doubt make rivers flow from your eyes. WorldEnd is, in our opinion, one of the most underrated, beautiful and tragic anime series. It is definitely worth a watch.
WorldEnd PV – KADOKAWAanime