History VideoGame / TheWorldEndsWithYou

10th Apr '17 5:37:10 PM DustSnitch
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** Joshua's name is full of possible allusions to [[spoiler:the fact that he's the Composer, God-like ruler of the Game, and "resurrects" at the end of the game]]. "Joshua" is [[spoiler:basically another name for Jesus]], "Yoshiya" contains the kanji for "justice", and "Kiryu" is written with the kanji for "Paulownia tree" and "life". (The Paulownia tree has legendary ties with the Phoenix bird of rebirth... and is also called [[AmbiguouslyGay The Princess Tree]], for extra giggles.)

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** Joshua's name is full of possible allusions to [[spoiler:the fact that he's the Composer, God-like ruler of the Game, and "resurrects" at the end of the game]]. "Joshua" is [[spoiler:basically basically another name for Jesus]], UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, "Yoshiya" contains the kanji for "justice", and "Kiryu" is written with the kanji for "Paulownia tree" and "life". (The Paulownia tree has legendary ties with the Phoenix bird of rebirth... and is also called [[AmbiguouslyGay The Princess Tree]], for extra giggles.)
13th Feb '17 5:18:31 AM morenohijazo
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* SuccessSymbiosis: Shiki Misaki is this to her best friend Eri, helping to make the materials for her friend's fashion hobby and generally being a supportive, admiring friend.
6th Feb '17 2:19:37 PM Anderling
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* AntiPoopSocking: Of the three kinds of experience that your pins can get, one can only be gained by leaving your DS off for a significant period of time (or by changing the date on your system, but that's ''cheating!'') Other than experience for your pins, stat boosting food can only be consumed at a rate of 24 "bytes" per day (you can eat items worth six bytes or less at any time, but they rarely give significant statistic boosts). This can be circumvented by purchasing an item or by adjusting the internal clock of your DS.

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* AntiPoopSocking: Of the three kinds of experience that your pins can get, one can only be gained by leaving your DS off for a significant period of time (or by changing the date on your system, but that's ''cheating!'') Other than experience for your pins, stat boosting food can only be consumed at a rate of 24 "bytes" per day (you can eat items worth six bytes or less at any time, but they rarely give significant statistic boosts). This can be circumvented by purchasing an a specific item or by adjusting the internal clock of your DS.
25th Jan '17 6:43:28 AM HTD
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* AffectionateParody: Another Day often comes across as this, of {{Super Sentai}}-style shows and [=RPGs=] ("Black joined the party!") and games are SeriousBusiness type shows like ''Franchise/YuGiOh''.
** The Tin-Pin storyline is also a parody of the game ''you just played.''

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* AffectionateParody: Another Day often comes across as this, of {{Super Sentai}}-style shows and [=RPGs=] ("Black joined the party!") and games are SeriousBusiness type shows like ''Franchise/YuGiOh''.
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''Franchise/YuGiOh''. The Tin-Pin storyline is also a parody of the game ''you just played.''



* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In "Another Day", some character alignments switch around and a few character tics are removed and replaced with new ones -- gone are Higashizawa's food puns, now he acts like an overly flirty woman. [[invoked]]
** The best and most immediate inversion of character is Neku himself, who is suddenly and almost inexplicably [[WeWantOurJerkBack joyous and full of love for life]]. And begins each day praying to God in slang. And sleeps in the middle of the Scramble Crossing ''on purpose''.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In "Another Day", some character alignments switch around and a few character tics are removed and replaced with new ones -- gone are Higashizawa's food puns, now he acts like an overly flirty woman. [[invoked]]
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[[invoked]] The best and most immediate inversion of character is Neku himself, who is suddenly and almost inexplicably [[WeWantOurJerkBack joyous and full of love for life]]. And begins each day praying to God in slang. And sleeps in the middle of the Scramble Crossing ''on purpose''.



* AwesomeButImpractical: In general, you will have ''long'' since beaten the main game ''and'' all the secret missions before you come anywhere close to obtaining half the cool items/powers, much less be able to use them. Completion has to be its own reward, because you're not going to get the toys when they'd do you any good.
** A lot of pins that you do find in your first playthrough can fall under this too.
** It's possible to collect a ''significant'' number of items (pins and items with ability unlocked) before ''Another Day'', thanks to strategy guides and combat grinding. But no one would ever do that.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: In general, you will have ''long'' since beaten the main game ''and'' all the secret missions before you come anywhere close to obtaining half the cool items/powers, much less be able to use them. Completion has to be its own reward, because you're not going to get the toys when they'd do you any good. \n** A lot of pins that you do find in your first playthrough can fall under this too.\n** It's possible to collect a ''significant'' number of items (pins and items with ability unlocked) before ''Another Day'', thanks to strategy guides and combat grinding. But no one would ever do that.



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Kitaniji and/or Joshua]]. One was a god-like figure who wanted to destroy Shibuya because of its dire problems, and the other was trying to start an AssimilationPlot to convince him otherwise.
** Well, only if you believe that [[spoiler:Joshua]] didn't actually arrange things so that he'd lose from the beginning. It's just [[GambitRoulette that]] [[ChessMaster kind of]] [[GambitPileup situation]].
** Then there was [[spoiler:Hanekoma]], a third party who was against both [[spoiler:Kitaniji and Joshua's]] ideas and helped [[spoiler:Minamimoto]] with his plans as a backup in case things didn't turn out well.
** In the short chapter [[AlternateUniverse Another Day]] the Big Bad [[spoiler:initially appears to be [[PunchClockVillain Uzuki]], who didn't really have a big role in the main story]]. [[spoiler:However, during the final confrontation [[DiscOneFinalBoss Higashizawa]], who had an even smaller part in the main story pulls a [[TheStarscream Starscream]] on her.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Kitaniji and/or Joshua]]. One was a god-like figure who wanted to destroy Shibuya because of its dire problems, and the other was trying to start an AssimilationPlot to convince him otherwise.
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otherwise. Well, only if you believe that [[spoiler:Joshua]] didn't actually arrange things so that he'd lose from the beginning. It's just [[GambitRoulette that]] [[ChessMaster kind of]] [[GambitPileup situation]].
** Then there was [[spoiler:Hanekoma]], a third party who was against both [[spoiler:Kitaniji and Joshua's]] ideas and helped [[spoiler:Minamimoto]] with his plans as a backup in case things didn't turn out well.
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situation]]. In the short chapter [[AlternateUniverse Another Day]] the Big Bad [[spoiler:initially appears to be [[PunchClockVillain Uzuki]], who didn't really have a big role in the main story]]. [[spoiler:However, during the final confrontation [[DiscOneFinalBoss Higashizawa]], who had an even smaller part in the main story pulls a [[TheStarscream Starscream]] on her.]]



* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:Panthera Cantus, a.k.a. Mr. Hanekoma.]]
** Also Progfox, Grindcore Minks, Wooly AOR, and Goth Metal Drake. [[spoiler:And arguably Reaper Beat and Taboo Minamimoto, who you are required to fight but not win against unless you're going for 100% Completion. Or just for the sweet, sweet taste of victory.]]

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* BonusBoss: BonusBoss:
** Progfox, Grindcore Minks, Woolly AOR, and Goth Metal Drake. They appear as Blue Noise during the main game, are very powerful, have no part in the storyline and fighting them is completely optional. Although they pale in comparison to the game's true superboss,
[[spoiler:Panthera Cantus, a.k.a. aka Mr. Hanekoma.H.]]
** Also Progfox, Grindcore Minks, Wooly AOR, and Goth Metal Drake. [[spoiler:And arguably Reaper [[spoiler:Reaper Beat and Taboo Minamimoto, who you Minamimoto. You are required to fight them in the main story, but not win against unless you're going defeat them: surviving for a sufficient amount of time is enough. However, they can be fought as Blue Noise in the post-game (with no time limit), and defeating them is necessary for 100% Completion.completion. Or just for the sweet, sweet taste of victory.]]



** The last two pigs in Pork City.



* CannotSpitItOut: When Neku finds out that Joshua [[spoiler:killed him, it takes an entire frustrating day before he confronts Joshua about it]]. Joshua himself seems to fall into this trope when [[spoiler:he doesn't tell Neku that he didn't kill him (as Neku discovers at the end of week 2)...until we find out much later that he actually ''did'' kill Neku]].
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified in canon]], however, as we can see Neku's thoughts. Not only is Neku not entirely certain of his claim, Joshua is his partner and Neku needs him to win the game and save Shiki. Neku waits until Joshua is at a psychological disadvantage and he has more evidence.

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* CannotSpitItOut: When Neku finds out that Joshua [[spoiler:killed him, it takes an entire frustrating day before he confronts Joshua about it]]. Joshua himself seems to fall into this trope when [[spoiler:he doesn't tell Neku that he didn't kill him (as Neku discovers at the end of week 2)...until we find out much later that he actually ''did'' kill Neku]].
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Neku]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified in canon]], however, as we can see Neku's thoughts. Not only is Neku not entirely certain of his claim, Joshua is his partner and Neku needs him to win the game and save Shiki. Neku waits until Joshua is at a psychological disadvantage and he has more evidence.



* CatchPhrase: Sho's "So zetta slow!" along with his other math-related tics.
** Neku's "Oh snap!" upon receiving a quest item.

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* CatchPhrase: Sho's "So zetta slow!" along with his other math-related tics. \n** Neku's "Oh snap!" upon receiving a quest item.



* CombinationAttack: If you earn enough stars during battle, Neku and his partner can perform different types of Fusion Attacks.
** Uzuki and Kariya also have one when you fight them.

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* CombinationAttack: If you earn enough stars during battle, Neku and his partner can perform different types of Fusion Attacks.
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Attacks. Uzuki and Kariya also have one when you fight them.



* CrutchCharacter: Shiki has elements of this. Since female clothing has high bravery requirements, she begins with a high bravery stat, making her easier to equip than Neku, Joshua, and Beat. Her attack chain also has frames of invincibility at the end, making ButtonMashing for the top screen a more viable strategy.
** Doubles as foreshadowing, as Shiki ''is'' the bravest of the characters and the only one to win the game in one round. The first boss fight against the Game Master mentions this, as Shiki has undergone obvious CharacterDevelopment.
*** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Alternatively]], [[spoiler:Shiki having Eri's appearance allows her to feel brave enough to wear more clothing options since that's all she ever wanted to look like, but she is still insecure about her ''own'' appearance. It's implied Shiki won the first round because Neku couldn't, after all.]]

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* CrutchCharacter: Shiki has elements of this. Since female clothing has high bravery requirements, she begins with a high bravery stat, making her easier to equip than Neku, Joshua, and Beat. Her attack chain also has frames of invincibility at the end, making ButtonMashing for the top screen a more viable strategy.
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strategy. Doubles as foreshadowing, as Shiki ''is'' the bravest of the characters and the only one to win the game in one round. The first boss fight against the Game Master mentions this, as Shiki has undergone obvious CharacterDevelopment.
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CharacterDevelopment. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Alternatively]], [[spoiler:Shiki having Eri's appearance allows her to feel brave enough to wear more clothing options since that's all she ever wanted to look like, but she is still insecure about her ''own'' appearance. It's implied Shiki won the first round because Neku couldn't, after all.]]



* DamageSpongeBoss: Ovis Cantus (Higashizawa) has 8000 HP. Leo Cantus has 3141 while Tigris Cantus has 4444. Both are fought much later in the game, and Tigris Cantus is fought on the final day.
** Oddly, Ovis Cantus is one of the easier bosses, as he largely remains stationary. Other bosses with 4000-5000 or so hit points are often ''much'' more difficult due to their status as a GetBackHereBoss and vary from "frustrating" to "impossible" based on a player's combat style.

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* DamageSpongeBoss: Ovis Cantus (Higashizawa) [[spoiler:Pig Butoh, a unique pig that does not run away and can headbutt Players for a sizable amount of damage, although it only has 8000 HP. Leo Cantus has 3141 while Tigris Cantus has 4444. Both are fought much later in the game, that one attack and Tigris Cantus is fought on the final day.
** Oddly, Ovis Cantus is one of the easier bosses, as he largely remains stationary. Other bosses with 4000-5000 or so hit points are often ''much'' more difficult due to their status as a GetBackHereBoss and vary from "frustrating" to "impossible" based on a player's combat style.
no special tricks besides that.]]



* DeadlyEuphemism: Everyone is "erased" by the Noise. [[spoiler:However, this becomes a SubvertedTrope when you learn that you're DeadToBeginWith, and that Erasure ''[[CessationOfExistence erases you out of existence]]'', rather than being a euphemism for death.]]
** According to the Secret Reports, [[spoiler:erasure is only erasure from ''physical existence''. The Soul is separated from its mind and body and becomes a part of the UG. By organizing it according to a certain code it can take on any imaginable form, but only the Composer has enough Imagination to rearrange it as a human being]]. This explains [[spoiler:Rhyme]]'s erasure: [[spoiler:her Soul was dispersed and her body vanished. Mr. Hanekoma coded it into the form of a pin, which Beat and Neku both used to code her Soul into Noise form. Eventually, the Composer returned her Soul to its original human code, as we see in the ending.]]

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* DeadlyEuphemism: Everyone is "erased" by the Noise. [[spoiler:However, this becomes a SubvertedTrope when you learn that you're DeadToBeginWith, and that Erasure ''[[CessationOfExistence erases you out of existence]]'', rather than being a euphemism for death.]]
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]] According to the Secret Reports, [[spoiler:erasure is only erasure from ''physical existence''. The Soul is separated from its mind and body and becomes a part of the UG. By organizing it according to a certain code it can take on any imaginable form, but only the Composer has enough Imagination to rearrange it as a human being]]. This explains [[spoiler:Rhyme]]'s erasure: [[spoiler:her Soul was dispersed and her body vanished. Mr. Hanekoma coded it into the form of a pin, which Beat and Neku both used to code her Soul into Noise form. Eventually, the Composer returned her Soul to its original human code, as we see in the ending.]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: ''Every'' shopkeeper you meet is a StepfordSmiler at best and a Jerkass at worst when you first encounter them (with one or two exceptions). As you build up a rapport with each one, however, they give you increasingly better service, including access to stuff in the stock room and tips about your current gear. Several even start to become attracted to Neku.
** The inverse of this is [[spoiler:Makoto when he re-opens Shadow Ramen. When the player reaches 100%, Makoto starts becoming worried that Neku only visits Shadow Ramen because the teenager has a crush on him.]]
* DemonicDummy: Mr. Mew, but only implied. Since all the media related to the game make him out to be cute, we'll tell you the creepy part now--Shiki just levitates Mr. Mew; she ''does not'' control the thing. And why is that? Shiki animated him via ''something'' called "[[BlackMagic psychomancy]]".
** [[http://twewy.wikia.com/wiki/Shiki According to the TWEWY Wiki]], the Japanese manual mentions that Shiki uses a pin called Groove Pawn with the Psychokinesis psych to animate Mr. Mew. As an aside, Beat uses the pin Respect with a Shockwave psych that he activates with his skateboard. Joshua... probably just does his own thing.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: ''Every'' shopkeeper you meet is a StepfordSmiler at best and a Jerkass at worst when you first encounter them (with one or two exceptions). As you build up a rapport with each one, however, they give you increasingly better service, including access to stuff in the stock room and tips about your current gear. Several even start to become attracted to Neku.
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Neku. The inverse of this is [[spoiler:Makoto when he re-opens Shadow Ramen. When the player reaches 100%, Makoto starts becoming worried that Neku only visits Shadow Ramen because the teenager has a crush on him.]]
* DegradedBoss: The first Grizzly, Shark, Corehog and Rhino Noises appear as end-of-the-day bosses before becoming regular enemies a few days later.
* DemonicDummy: Mr. Mew, but only implied. Since all the media related to the game make him out to be cute, we'll tell you the creepy part now--Shiki just levitates Mr. Mew; she ''does not'' control the thing. And why is that? Shiki animated him via ''something'' called "[[BlackMagic psychomancy]]".
** [[http://twewy.wikia.com/wiki/Shiki According to the TWEWY Wiki]], the Japanese manual mentions that Shiki uses
a pin called Groove Pawn with the Psychokinesis psych to animate Mr. Mew. As an aside, Beat uses Mew, according to the pin Respect with a Shockwave psych that he activates with his skateboard. Joshua... probably just does his own thing.Japanese manual.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: Everything in the game seems to build up to it being done when you defeat [[spoiler:Higashizawa]]. After all, it's [[spoiler:The 7th day, when the Reaper's Game is supposed to be done]]. However, after defeating him, [[spoiler:Neku wakes up on the first day... of a ''new'' Reaper's Game]]. Finished? [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Not at all]]. [[spoiler: Yet ironically enough, he IS the Final Boss of Another Day, not including the two True Final Bosses.]]
** [[spoiler:Pig Butoh on Pork City's 13th floor. A unique Pig that can fight back on its own; seems fitting for the final Pig in the game? No; once you beat him, you need to beat the king: Pig Mazurka, a {{Flunky|Boss}} MetalSlime who can get away pretty quick on the bottom screen. Oh, and after beating him? You fight ''Panthera Cantus''.]]

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: DiscOneFinalBoss:
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Everything in the game seems to build up to it being done when you defeat [[spoiler:Higashizawa]]. After all, it's [[spoiler:The 7th day, when the Reaper's Game is supposed to be done]]. However, after defeating him, [[spoiler:Neku wakes up on the first day... of a ''new'' Reaper's Game]]. Finished? [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Not at all]]. [[spoiler: Yet ironically enough, he IS the Final Boss of Another Day, not including the two True Final Bosses.]]
** [[spoiler:Pig Butoh on Pork City's 13th floor.floor is a Disc One Bonus Boss. A unique Pig that can fight back on its own; seems fitting for the final Pig in the game? No; once you beat him, you need to beat the king: Pig Mazurka, a {{Flunky|Boss}} MetalSlime who can get away pretty quick on the bottom screen. Oh, and after beating him? You fight ''Panthera Cantus''.]]



* [[FairyBattle Fairy Metal]] [[MetalSlime Slime Battle]]: The Pig Noise.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In-story, it's treated as either extremely anomalous or a mark of involvement in the Reapers' Game if an NPC's mind can't be read. In-game, there are generally more [=NPCs=] without thoughts to be read than there are ones that do.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: GameplayAndStorySegregation:
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In-story, it's treated as either extremely anomalous or a mark of involvement in the Reapers' Game if an NPC's mind can't be read. In-game, there are generally more [=NPCs=] without thoughts to be read than there are ones that do.



* GratuitousEnglish: Grammatically the official lyrics to the songs are all fine, but the singer seems to pronounce every other word wrong and the singer seems to skip many of the words and sing a few out of order. "Hybrid" is hit with this hard, [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish but there are still some pretty good ones.]]
** Every time "You have 7 days" shows up in the English version, it's "Timelimit within 7 days" in the Japanese version.

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* GratuitousEnglish: Grammatically the official lyrics to the songs are all fine, but the singer seems to pronounce every other word wrong and the singer seems to skip many of the words and sing a few out of order. "Hybrid" is hit with this hard, [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish but there are still some pretty good ones.]]
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]] Every time "You have 7 days" shows up in the English version, it's "Timelimit within 7 days" in the Japanese version.



* HandWave: On the final day and in the AlternateUniverse bonus chapter, [[spoiler:Shiki still looks like Eri]]. If you seek out Joshua in the bonus chapter before you go to Molco, he explains it (vaguely, as always) as a trick of the mind; that is, you expect to see the same thing you always have. This is a bit of a NoFourthWall moment, too, since it's closer to addressing the player--Neku would of course have ''no'' idea what the hell he's talking about. In fact, his first thought is "Is this kid high?"
** And then he proceeds to give the ''real'' explanation: "[[CosmicDeadline When you're drowning in a sea of work with not enough time]], why pour your soul into assets that will be used all of...what, once?" Neku still thinks that he's high.

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* HandWave: On the final day and in the AlternateUniverse bonus chapter, [[spoiler:Shiki still looks like Eri]]. If you seek out Joshua in the bonus chapter before you go to Molco, he explains it (vaguely, as always) as a trick of the mind; that is, you expect to see the same thing you always have. This is a bit of a NoFourthWall moment, too, since it's closer to addressing the player--Neku would of course have ''no'' idea what the hell he's talking about. In fact, his first thought is "Is this kid high?"
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high?" And then he proceeds to give the ''real'' explanation: "[[CosmicDeadline When you're drowning in a sea of work with not enough time]], why pour your soul into assets that will be used all of...what, once?" Neku still thinks that he's high.



* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Played straight with Neku, but extremely inverted in Kitaniji.
** Not as much of an inversion in Kitaniji's case as it may seem; [[spoiler:it's actually a subtle clue that his plan involves false unity]].

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* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Played straight with Neku, but extremely inverted in Kitaniji.
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Kitaniji. Not as much of an inversion in Kitaniji's case as it may seem; [[spoiler:it's actually a subtle clue that his plan involves false unity]].



* HurricaneOfPuns: Any time Higashizawa speaks, playing off his chef quirk. Especially his boss fight.
** Any time Minamimoto speaks will be a hurricane of math puns.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Averted. The characters can only eat a limited amount of food for each 24-hour real time period, and they have to digest it by battling. Even more realistically, you can eat anything that's six bytes or less without limit--Neku and company can literally eat ice cream and drink coffee all day.
** Played straight later if you get the Hollow Leg swag which removes the limit. Very useful for grinding.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: Any time Higashizawa speaks, playing off his chef quirk. Especially his boss fight. \n** Any time Minamimoto speaks will be a hurricane of math puns.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Averted. The characters can only eat a limited amount of food for each 24-hour real time period, and they have to digest it by battling. Even more realistically, you can eat anything that's six bytes or less without limit--Neku and company can literally eat ice cream and drink coffee all day.
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day. Played straight later if you get the Hollow Leg swag which removes the limit. Very useful for grinding.



* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: From easy to hard: "[[SublimeRhyme Face the Noise, Erase the Noise, Hush the Noise, Crush the Noise.]]" Erase the Noise is default.
** Those are only descriptions, though. The names are the more basic Easy, Normal, Hard, and Ultimate.



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Everyone. Every Player, every Reaper, every 2-bit NPC walking down the street is covered head to toe with expensive, gorgeous, and pointless designer toggery. But, this ''is'' Shibuya.
** It's also hard to believe you get outright {{Stripperiffic}} outfits like Shiki's in the same time and place as heavy, black hoodies like BJ's. Certain thought fragments imply that the game takes place in the summertime and others imply that it's winter, but there are plenty of highly impractical outfits for both seasons. Stores will also sell both summer- and winter-wear to you.

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Everyone. Every Player, every Reaper, every 2-bit NPC walking down the street is covered head to toe with expensive, gorgeous, and pointless designer toggery. But, this ''is'' Shibuya.
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Shibuya. It's also hard to believe you get outright {{Stripperiffic}} outfits like Shiki's in the same time and place as heavy, black hoodies like BJ's. Certain thought fragments imply that the game takes place in the summertime and others imply that it's winter, but there are plenty of highly impractical outfits for both seasons. Stores will also sell both summer- and winter-wear to you.



* IWillWaitForYou: Shiki. [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted when she's made Neku's entry fee for the second week.]]
** Less obvious but still there, Neku waiting for [[spoiler:Joshua]] to meet him at Hachiko. [[spoiler:He never shows up.]]
*** [[spoiler:A bit of a case of NoPlaceForMeThere. Joshua, in a bonus scene, is seen watching over the others gathered there and he's in his true form. His unhappy expression (which Hanekoma comments on) implies he wishes he could join them.]]

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* IWillWaitForYou: Shiki. [[spoiler:Cruelly subverted when she's made Neku's entry fee for the second week.]]
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]] Less obvious but still there, Neku waiting for [[spoiler:Joshua]] to meet him at Hachiko. [[spoiler:He never shows up.]]
*** [[spoiler:A bit of a case of NoPlaceForMeThere. Joshua, in
In a bonus scene, he is seen watching over the others gathered there and he's in his true form. His unhappy expression (which Hanekoma comments on) implies he wishes he could join them.]]



* {{Kawaiiko}}: Nao doesn't dress like a little kid, but she's a cutesy kogal through and through, giving everyone [[TastesLikeDiabetes unbearably sweet]] nicknames. In fact, you can call her "Nao-Nao". For ''short''.
** [[http://twewy.wikia.com/wiki/Atarashi_Koko Coco]] from ''Solo Remix'' plays this straight, though.

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* {{Kawaiiko}}: Nao doesn't dress like a little kid, but she's a cutesy kogal through and through, giving everyone [[TastesLikeDiabetes unbearably sweet]] nicknames. In fact, you can call her "Nao-Nao". For ''short''.
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''short''. [[http://twewy.wikia.com/wiki/Atarashi_Koko Coco]] from ''Solo Remix'' plays this straight, though.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The protagonist, as in all Square games. He actually has it twice!
** [[spoiler:Rhyme]], too, lost a particularly important memory before the story starts; [[spoiler:that Beat is the older brother that she admires]]. Interestingly enough, [[spoiler:that memory was ''Beat's'' entry fee, not hers]].

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The protagonist, as in all Square games. He actually has it twice!
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twice! [[spoiler:Rhyme]], too, lost a particularly important memory before the story starts; [[spoiler:that Beat is the older brother that she admires]]. Interestingly enough, [[spoiler:that memory was ''Beat's'' entry fee, not hers]].



* LostForever: The Pig Noise disappear forever once beaten, even during the NewGamePlus. If you sell one of the unique drops from the pigs in Pork City and save, there's no way to recover them without erasing your save file and restarting the game. ''Everything'' else can be reacquired from somewhere (or can't be discarded in the first place).



* OneWingedAngel: Cantus form; every Game Master, along with [[spoiler:Hanekoma and arguably Joshua]], achieves it at some point.
** The FinalBoss takes it UpToEleven. [[spoiler: You beat Kitaniji and he comes back and goes One Winged Angel like every other officer... only for Joshua to arrive after he's beaten, giving Kitaniji the idea to use Joshua to give his One Winged Angel form its own One Winged Angel: Draco Cantus.]]

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* OneWingedAngel: Cantus form; every Game Master, along with [[spoiler:Hanekoma and arguably Joshua]], achieves it at some point.
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point. The FinalBoss takes it UpToEleven. [[spoiler: You beat Kitaniji and he comes back and goes One Winged Angel like every other officer... only for Joshua to arrive after he's beaten, giving Kitaniji the idea to use Joshua to give his One Winged Angel form its own One Winged Angel: Draco Cantus.]]



** [[UndergroundMonkey Many, many normal enemies get this treatment as well]], although there are usually minor additions to the model instead of just a palette swap.



* PerkyGoth: Princess K, once you get her FSG to max.
** The shopkeeper at Tigre Punks is a Perky ''Punk''.

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* PerkyGoth: Princess K, once you get her FSG to max.
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max. The shopkeeper at Tigre Punks is a Perky ''Punk''.''Punk''.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: The Pig Noise disappear forever once beaten, even during the NewGamePlus. In the DS version, if you sell one of the unique drops from the pigs in Pork City and save, there's no way to recover them without erasing your save file and restarting the game. ''Everything'' else can be reacquired from somewhere (or can't be discarded in the first place). Averted in the Solo Remix version, where it is possible to rebuy them after seeing TheStinger.



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Deconstructed. During the second week, Neku is feeling sorry for himself for losing [[spoiler:Shiki]] as his entry fee and is immediately cut down by Joshua, who tells him that all Players are fighting for something precious and Neku's entry fee doesn't make him any more a deserving candidate to win the Game than anyone else.
** On a more meta note, the game plays this trope stunningly straight -- but we aren't shown until it's deconstructed yet again on the final day. [[spoiler:The game has you rooting for Neku and his friends all the way, with Kitaniji being played up as the BigBad. But once Kitaniji is finally defeated, we learn that he was working to save Shibuya all along, while everyone helping Neku was unwittingly enabling the Composer's plan to destroy it.]]
* PsychicPowers: The game's magic system. The powers granted by pins have names such as "[[PlayingWithFire Pyrokinesis]]" and "[[MindOverMatter Psychokinesis]]", and the game (not the characters, the game itself) refers to playable characters as ESP'ers. MindReading is also a important plot and gameplay element.
** Neku is a special case, as he can use ''every pin'' available, whereas generally, Players are only able to use certain psychs. For example, Shiki can only use the psychokinesis pin 'Groove Pawn' to control Mr Mew. She could not use Pyrokinesis, so she gave her Pyrokinesis pin to Neku.
* PunchclockVillain: Arguably, most of the Reapers. They're inarguably the antagonists, but most of them don't have anything personal against the Players and are just doing their job. Furthermore, a good deal of them are quite decent, and will be at least grateful if they are helped by Players, like 777 and Kariya.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Deconstructed. During the second week, Neku is feeling sorry for himself for losing [[spoiler:Shiki]] as his entry fee and is immediately cut down by Joshua, who tells him that all Players are fighting for something precious and Neku's entry fee doesn't make him any more a deserving candidate to win the Game than anyone else.
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else. On a more meta note, the game plays this trope stunningly straight -- but we aren't shown until it's deconstructed yet again on the final day. [[spoiler:The game has you rooting for Neku and his friends all the way, with Kitaniji being played up as the BigBad. But once Kitaniji is finally defeated, we learn that he was working to save Shibuya all along, while everyone helping Neku was unwittingly enabling the Composer's plan to destroy it.]]
* PsychicPowers: The game's magic system. The powers granted by pins have names such as "[[PlayingWithFire Pyrokinesis]]" and "[[MindOverMatter Psychokinesis]]", and the game (not the characters, the game itself) refers to playable characters as ESP'ers. MindReading is also a important plot and gameplay element.
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element. Neku is a special case, as he can use ''every pin'' available, whereas generally, Players are only able to use certain psychs. For example, Shiki can only use the psychokinesis pin 'Groove Pawn' to control Mr Mew. She could not use Pyrokinesis, so she gave her Pyrokinesis pin to Neku.
* PunchclockVillain: PunchClockVillain: Arguably, most of the Reapers. They're inarguably the antagonists, but most of them don't have anything personal against the Players and are just doing their job. Furthermore, a good deal of them are quite decent, and will be at least grateful if they are helped by Players, like 777 and Kariya.



* RareCandy: While most of the food items that permanently boost stats are not rare or expensive, the foods that boost drop rate are exceptionally expensive and hard to obtain. Curious Mushrooms can be bought for either 590,000 yen or fifteen 10,000 yen pins. Absolute Shadow Ramen requires redeeming several quest items, including the rare Dark Matter.
** Not just them; a few food items are extremely expensive as well, such as the ones sold at the Shibu Q-Heads pharmacy and the Natural Remedies shop. And while food generally isn't rare or expensive, you do need to fight a number of battles before you can get the stat boost.

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* RareCandy: While most of the food items that permanently boost stats are not rare or expensive, the foods that boost drop rate are exceptionally expensive and hard to obtain. Curious Mushrooms can be bought for either 590,000 yen or fifteen 10,000 yen pins. Absolute Shadow Ramen requires redeeming several quest items, including the rare Dark Matter.
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Matter. A few food items are extremely expensive as well, such as the ones sold at the Shibu Q-Heads pharmacy and the Natural Remedies shop. And while food generally isn't rare or expensive, you do need to fight a number of battles before you can get the stat boost.boost.
* RareRandomDrop: The Black Mercury pin, part of the Darklit Planets, can be acquired through two ways: the [=WildKat=] shop (which has a random Darklit Planet pin for sale which does not change in a single save file), or grinding in the Shibuya River in Another Day, the only place where you can find the rare Fifenfrogs, which have a base 0.13% chance of dropping Black Mercury on Ultimate difficulty. Be prepared to spend a lot of time grinding for this pin if it is not available from [=WildKat=] in your file.


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* RecurringBoss:
** [[spoiler:Reaper Beat]] is fought at three points during Week 2.
** Minamimoto is the final boss of Week 2 and reappears as a boss in Week 3 as [[spoiler:Taboo Noise]].
** Uzuki and Kariya: both are initially fought individually, then both at the same time as a DualBoss twice.
** Kitaniji is fought in a total of three fights in the final day.


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* UndergroundMonkey: Many normal enemies appear in different versions that only differ from each other by colour and minor additions to the model.
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--> "If you're not careful, that [[FreudWasRight obscene tentacle]] will start [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything violating]] your HP!"

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--> "If you're not careful, that [[FreudWasRight [[NaughtyTentacles obscene tentacle]] will start [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything violating]] your HP!"
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** In the Japanese version, he will say "Neku-kun, yoroshiku"[[nte]]"It's nice to meet you, Neku"[[/note]] at the start of battle, even if that's their first battle, before any conversation between them.

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** In the Japanese version, he will say "Neku-kun, yoroshiku"[[nte]]"It's yoroshiku"[[note]]"It's nice to meet you, Neku"[[/note]] at the start of battle, even if that's their first battle, before any conversation between them.
6th Jan '17 1:33:06 AM lalaTKG
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: While the title change was due to legal issues, thus providing a reason for the use of the trope, ''The World Ends With You'' is quite a bit more "hardcore" than ''It's a Wonderful World.''
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** According to the Secret Reports, [[spoiler:erasure is only erasure from ''physical existence''. The Soul is separated from its mind and body and becomes a part of the UG. By organizing it according to a certain code it can take on any imaginable form, but only the Composer has enough Imagination to rearrange it as a human being]]. This explains [[spoiler:Rhyme]]'s erasure: [[spoiler:her Soul was dispersed and her body vanished. Mr Hanekoma coded it into the form of a pin, which Beat and Neku both used to code her Soul into Noise form. Eventually, the Composer returned her Soul to its original human code, as we see in the ending.]]

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** According to the Secret Reports, [[spoiler:erasure is only erasure from ''physical existence''. The Soul is separated from its mind and body and becomes a part of the UG. By organizing it according to a certain code it can take on any imaginable form, but only the Composer has enough Imagination to rearrange it as a human being]]. This explains [[spoiler:Rhyme]]'s erasure: [[spoiler:her Soul was dispersed and her body vanished. Mr Mr. Hanekoma coded it into the form of a pin, which Beat and Neku both used to code her Soul into Noise form. Eventually, the Composer returned her Soul to its original human code, as we see in the ending.]]



* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:The players are dead and playing for a second chance at life. Neku is unaware of this, though, due to his amnesia]].

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* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:The players are dead and playing for a second chance at life. Neku is unaware of this, this though, due to his amnesia]].



* DirtyMindReading: You can do this to the surrounding NPC's.

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* DirtyMindReading: You can do this to the surrounding NPC's.[=NPCs=].



* EmergencyTransformation: Half-way through Shiki's week, [[spoiler:Rhyme is erased while saving Beat from a Noise trap set by Uzuki and Kariya]]. [[spoiler:In order to save both Rhyme and Beat, Mr Hanekoma reorganizes Rhyme's Soul into the form of a Noise pin and convinces Beat to make a pact with the pin to stay alive.]] She's human again by the time the credits roll.

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* EmergencyTransformation: Half-way through Shiki's week, [[spoiler:Rhyme is erased while saving Beat from a Noise trap set by Uzuki and Kariya]]. [[spoiler:In order to save both Rhyme and Beat, Mr Mr. Hanekoma reorganizes Rhyme's Soul into the form of a Noise pin and convinces Beat to make a pact with the pin to stay alive.]] She's human again by the time the credits roll.



* FromBadToWorse: At the end of the game things are spiraling out of control -- [[spoiler:Rhyme is gone, her Pin is in the hands of a person who will destroy it if you don't win the Reaper's Game, the third week Joshua is "dead" and shiki is your entry fee, and now after you get everyone back you find out that Joshua is really the Composer, and then the Conductor, in one last resort, turns into a more powerful Noise form by absorbing every one of your partners, leaving you to fight him alone.]]

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* FromBadToWorse: At the end of the game things are spiraling out of control -- [[spoiler:Rhyme is gone, her Pin is in the hands of a person who will destroy it if you don't win the Reaper's Game, the third week Joshua is "dead" and shiki Shiki is your entry fee, and now after you get everyone back you find out that Joshua is really the Composer, and then the Conductor, in one last resort, turns into a more powerful Noise form by absorbing every one of your partners, leaving you to fight him alone.]]



** In-story, almost every mission has it's time limit, and failing to fulfill tasks in time results in facing Erasure. In-game, there is no time limit of any kind, and you can grind your level and pins as long as you want to.

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** In-story, almost every mission has it's its time limit, and failing to fulfill tasks in time results in facing Erasure. In-game, there is no time limit of any kind, and you can grind your level and pins as long as you want to.



** The Shibuya's Game is one plot-wise as well. Lose to Megumi, and he turns all the people in Shibuya into a HiveMind. Defeat Megumi, and [[spoiler:the real Composer wins the Game and destroys Shibuya.At least until Neku's feelings of trust persuade him to do a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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** The Shibuya's Game is one plot-wise as well. Lose to Megumi, and he turns all the people in Shibuya into a HiveMind. Defeat Megumi, and [[spoiler:the real Composer wins the Game and destroys Shibuya. At least until Neku's feelings of trust persuade him to do a HeelFaceTurn.]]



** In the Japanese version, he will say "Neku-kun, yoroshiku" at the start of battle, even if that's their first battle, before any conversation between them.

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** In the Japanese version, he will say "Neku-kun, yoroshiku" yoroshiku"[[nte]]"It's nice to meet you, Neku"[[/note]] at the start of battle, even if that's their first battle, before any conversation between them.



* InvisibleToNormals: The Players, the Reapers and the Noise are all invisible to normal people. The Players can be seen if they go into shops, and the Reapers are also said to be visible in the real world except for their wings. Interestingly, scanning will reveal some random NPC's can notice some of these phenomena - probably due to latent PsychicPowers or something.

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* InvisibleToNormals: The Players, the Reapers and the Noise are all invisible to normal people. The Players can be seen if they go into shops, and the Reapers are also said to be visible in the real world except for their wings. Interestingly, scanning will reveal some random NPC's [=NPCs=] can notice some of these phenomena - probably due to latent PsychicPowers or something.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Beat, during the third week. Neku also evolves into one, going from someone who doesn't care about other people to someone who does care for others, but sometimes loses patience with Joshua's JerkAss tendencies and Beat's [[IdiotHero moments of stupidity]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Beat, during the third week. Neku also evolves into one, going from someone who doesn't care about other people to someone who does care for others, but sometimes loses patience with Joshua's JerkAss tendencies and Beat's [[IdiotHero moments of stupidity]]stupidity]].



* LarynxDissonance: Admit it, when you first heard Joshua's voice, you were surprised that it was coming from the mouth of a 15 year old boy.



* MarkOfTheBeast: [[spoiler:Taboo Minamimoto.]]
* MarkedChange: [[spoiler:Taboo Minamimoto.]]



* MissingTrailerScene: The promotional trailers for the game contain more than a few scenes that never made it into the game, like Neku ''flying up the side of a building'' and an extra scene by the Udagawa tag wall. Many fans mistakenly believe that those scenes were specifically cut from the English-language version, mostly because they are among the most popular scenes to include in fanvids.



* MyGreatestFailure and MyGreatestSecondChance, [[RuleOfThree times three]]: A large source of guilt for Beat is [[spoiler:the death of his sister, Rhyme]]. The Reapers' Game gave him a greatest second chance, which he botched by [[spoiler:being careless and failing to protect her]]. [[spoiler:Mr Hanekoma]] gave him a greatest ''third'' chance by [[spoiler:binding Rhyme's Soul to a pin]], and Beat failed ''yet again'' when [[spoiler:Konishi crushes her Noise form and takes her pin hostage]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding It all works out in the end]], but ''[[EpicFail damn]]''.

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* MyGreatestFailure and MyGreatestSecondChance, [[RuleOfThree times three]]: A large source of guilt for Beat is [[spoiler:the death of his sister, Rhyme]]. The Reapers' Game gave him a greatest second chance, which he botched by [[spoiler:being careless and failing to protect her]]. [[spoiler:Mr [[spoiler:Mr. Hanekoma]] gave him a greatest ''third'' chance by [[spoiler:binding Rhyme's Soul to a pin]], and Beat failed ''yet again'' when [[spoiler:Konishi crushes her Noise form and takes her pin hostage]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding It all works out in the end]], but ''[[EpicFail damn]]''.



* NiceHat: You eventually get Minamimoto's hat as an item, and StatisticallySpeaking, it would best be described as an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Hat]]

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* NiceHat: You eventually get Minamimoto's hat as an item, and StatisticallySpeaking, it would best be described as an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Hat]]Hat]].



** People who haven't played the game usually think it has something to do with the world ending [[spoiler: The fate of Shibuya, which was made into the game's world, hangs in the balance, though. And you come close to causing its end.]]

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** People who haven't played the game usually think it has something to do with the world ending ending. [[spoiler: The fate of Shibuya, which was made into the game's world, hangs in the balance, though. And you come close to causing its end.]]



* PostEndGameContent: If you think that killing the FinalBoss makes the game over, you're wrong. Say hello to a lot of the best equipment and stickers that has just been unlocked. Of course you still have to buy it.

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* PostEndGameContent: If you think that killing the FinalBoss makes the game over, you're wrong. Say hello to a lot of the best equipment and stickers that has have just been unlocked. Of course you still have to buy it.



* POVCam: At the end when [[spoiler:Neku sees Joshua and Mr Hanekoma together after the duel]].

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* POVCam: At the end when [[spoiler:Neku sees Joshua and Mr Mr. Hanekoma together after the duel]].
5th Jan '17 11:10:51 PM lalaTKG
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* AffectionateParody: Another Day often comes across as this, of {{Super Sentai}}-style shows and [=RPGs=] ("Black joined the party!") and games are SeriousBusiness type shows like Yu-Gi-Oh.

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* AffectionateParody: Another Day often comes across as this, of {{Super Sentai}}-style shows and [=RPGs=] ("Black joined the party!") and games are SeriousBusiness type shows like Yu-Gi-Oh.''Franchise/YuGiOh''.
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[[caption-width-right:348:Don't hate the Players; hate the Game.[[note]]From left to right: Joshua, Neku, Shiki, and Rhyme, with Beat behind them.[[/note]]]]



There's also a [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/23/the-world-ends-with-you-live-remix-coming-this-winter-from-square-enix-and-gree/ social game]] subtitled ''Live Remix'', set in an alternate universe. At the beginning of the week, players are assigned into groups of 20, and need to work together to defeat Ringleader Noise. Coco Atarashi [[AscendedExtra returns]] to guide you throughout the game as you explore Shibuya. [[NoExportForYou There's no English release yet]], however, and the Japanese game shut down on February 28, 2014.

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There's also a [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/23/the-world-ends-with-you-live-remix-coming-this-winter-from-square-enix-and-gree/ social game]] subtitled ''Live Remix'', set in an alternate universe. At the beginning of the week, players are assigned into groups of 20, and need to work together to defeat Ringleader Noise. Coco Atarashi [[AscendedExtra returns]] to guide you throughout the game as you explore Shibuya. [[NoExportForYou There's There has been no English release yet]], release]], however, and the Japanese game shut down on February 28, 2014.
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