The World Ends With You Anime opening theme changed after ALI Drummer’s arrest

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The world ends with youThe official Twitter account of announced that it is the opening theme of The world ends with you: the animation, after the arrest of the drummer who worked on the song. The anime will still debut on April 9, 2021, but “Teenage City Riot” will no longer be used in the opening sequence. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

“Teenage City Riot” was written and performed by ALI (Alien Liberty International) along with rapper R-Shitei (R- 指定). A jazz fusion band based in Tokyo, all members of ALI are Japanese multinational artists from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The video for the rap version of The world ends with youThe opening theme song uploaded by Square Enix has since been on set to private on YouTube

The band caused a furore in 2019 after the first season of Beastars used their single “Wild Side” as the opening. Later their song “Lost in Paradise” with rapper AKLO became the ending theme for season one of Jujutsu Kaisen

There is currently no further information on the arrest of Kahadio, the band’s drummer, which took place on April 8, 2021. News of the arrest was broken via ALI’s official homepage, as well as through the band’s record label Sony Music Labels Inc.The band stated that they would “continue to monitor the ongoing investigation and handle the situation accordingly.”

The world ends with you: the animation airs in Japan on April 9, 2021, with Funimation handling the North American release through its streaming platform.

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