TWEWY’s 10th Anniversary
In Japan, it is now the date of the 10th Anniversary of the Japanese release of “The World Ends With You”, perhaps better known there as すばらしきこのせかい (Subarashiki kono sekai) or すばせか (”Subaseka”) for short.
Though we may not have a sequel to this fantastic game, for those of us who are fans with fond memories of the game, let’s just take this day to reminisce about it and share some positive thoughts, maybe some ways that the game impressed or impacted us, and stay hopeful that one day, we WILL get a proper sequel (or at least a spiritual successor) to this wonderful game.
A little story about me and TWEWY… I myself didn’t play a large variety of games as a kid. But someone told me about TWEWY and somehow I decided to do something I rarely did and play a game that I was unsure about, unfamiliar with. It was difficult in a sense, and perhaps odd: why play a game like this when I could play games I already know are fun?
But had I not tried the game, I wouldn’t know the joy of TWEWY, and I wouldn’t have learned the lessons I did from this game. Dare I say I might be a bit of a different person by now, a bit more secluded, and like Neku, drowning out the “noise” of the people around me… keeping my personal bubble just big enough that without taking a single step, I could stretch my arms and reach out to anything already in it, but not anything more.
“The world ends with you.”
So while we wait for a sequel, let’s make the most out of our world. Expand our horizons and try to find happiness in life that we may not have found otherwise. Just like how some of us chanced upon TWEWY and found joy in it that had we not played it, we would not have known.
Just another TWEWY fan