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Yen Press Adds “Worldend: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?” Light Novel

So, are you busy? Will you save them?

Earlier today, Yen Press announced that they licensed Akira Kareno and illustrator Ue’s Worldend: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? light novels. As of press time, no details on the release have been confirmed.

Worldend: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? began publication in November 2014, under Kadokawa Shoten’s main label. The series spans six collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on February 1.

The title received an anime adaptation in the Spring 2017 broadcast season. Jun’ichi Wada (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Ragnastrike Angels) directed the series at studios C2C and Satelight, with Toru Imanishi providing character designs. Series creator Akira Kareno was in charge of series composition, while Tatsuya Katou (High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, Yatterman Night) scoring the soundtrack.

Funimation describes the title as:

Five hundred years have passed since humanity went extinct at the hands of the “Beasts.” Now, the only ones left fighting are the Fairies—a group of female warriors with the power to wield holy swords. An unstable and uncertain life, these girls only know danger. But everything changes when the last human suddenly awakens and takes the girls in. What can Willem do for these girls trapped in war?

Source: Yen Press (Industry Panel)

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