THe World Ends withYou were one of theMost stylish games theSquare Enix released the Nintendo DS in 1994 in2007. It captured youth culture and had flashy character designs withIt is important to emphasize fashion. The same applies to its sequel, Neo: The World Ends withYou can, andWhile there have been many changes, the basics of what we do are still the same. theBetween 14 and 15 years theTwo games theThe trend for sequels is still hot.
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We had thePossibility to sit down andSpeak withThere were many people involved withNeo The World Ends with You, including producers Tetsuya Nomura andTomohiko Yamashita as well as Gen Kobayashi artists and Miki Yamashita about the character designs and theThese are the fashionable influences that they represent.
“I do feel that we did put more emphasis on the fact that [Neo] takes place in the modern era. So I was more conscious of trying to check the current fashion trends for this title,”Nomura agrees. There are eras. fashionTrends that are “in”Eventually, they will be phased out. andThen you will be back. With that, you are done. in mind, he wasn’t as overly conscious of the design or fashionTrends inShibuya in the days when he was still working on theFirst game compared to theContinuation
Nomura used social media as inspiration for designing characters, especially for the movie. the game’s protagonist, RindoKanade andHis knee-length outer jacket. “There are a lot of fashion influencers that are very young, in their teens, in Japan. So I was looking around their social media accounts, trying to take inspiration from them,”He explains. “There were a few that really stood out to me. So I took those as reference and took bits and pieces from there to kind of consolidate and come up with [Rindo’s] design.”
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RindoWears a hoodie with the in-game Jupiter of Monkey brand logo; him wearing theBrand was more important than any other part of the business. theDesign yourself. “With the outer jacket being a little bit more flashy, we wanted to make sure that the hoodie was a little bit more subdued and simple,”Nomura.
Nomura’s general policy when it comes to designing is to incorporate elements that have a deeper meaning behind them. Neku Sakuraba, theProtagonist from theFirst game, also wears theJupiter of Monkey brand Rindo. Nomura and Nomura both loved the same brand, so they wanted to find a common thread.
Both protagonists actually have a common basis. theJapanese saying “mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru,”This translates into “see not, hear not, and speak not”. This saying may be more familiar as the Three Wise Monkeys and theConcept of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”With NekuHis signature feature was his big headphones. This concept was tied with “hear no evil”While Rindohas his facemask, which he plays into “speak no evil.”
In an earlier interview Nomura also stated that he noticed masks becoming popular among his peers. the younger generation. He added, “There really was no alternative option to a mask. That was something that really worked with this background setting, which is why we ended up going in this direction for his fashion approach.”
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With this design philosophy in mind, it would be great if there were a third entry. in theThe protagonist of a series could wear something that blurs their vision, such as a blindfold or goggles. Nomura had only this to say when asked about it. “It seems like fans have already picked up on it, and are already speculating. But who knows what will happen?”
Concerning Rindo’s friends, they were primarily designed by artists Kobayashi and Yamashita. Kobayashi was inTosai charge “Fret” Furesawa, Rindo’s best friend. “I tried to be conscious of making him a polar opposite with Rindo,”He explains. “Like giving him wavy hair that’s different from what Rindo has.”The team knew there would be many scenes that involved just theThere were two of them so it made sense to give them distinct personalities and designs. Fret is a very happy, go-lucky feeling andBright character in comparison to RindoWho is more laid back but not as introverted as Neku.
“I tried to take hints from people that actually exist in real life and use them as a reference, that is one piece of advice that [Nomura] had given me,” says Kobayashi. Kobayashi noticed that famous men, especially male idols, looked very similar to what was his goal. withFret. Fret. andSelect aspects fromFret can be created by many people
Nagi, a new girl joins the fray Rindo’s crew, and Yamashita handled her design. She says, “when I got debriefing instructions for her character, it said that she is essentially an ‘otaku girl’”. Yamashita wanted this personality trait to be reflected in his work. the forefront of Nagi’s design. Nagi is known for wearing an “an” type of clothing. “Ita bag”, where you can place badges of characters or people that you’re a fan of. Nagi will love this. fashion piece, Yamashita felt like Nagi’s “otaku girl”The best of characteristics shine through.
Sho Minamimoto was an antagonist from theFirst game, but then returns and joins RindoAlso. Nomura was theMinamimoto was originally designed by one of its original creators back in2007. However, this time around, he delegated Minamimoto’s updated design to Kobayashi. Nomura’s only instruction was to “Stop wasting your time.” from theCharacter to wear a hoodie and a long coat.
But it was Yamashita who ended up finalizing Minamimoto’s design. On top of Nomura’s instructions, she was also asked to give theCharacter pants that are 70% inLänge, just above his ankles. “With that, I tried to incorporate an overall silhouette that was very The World Ends with You-esque, something that would fit him and look cool,”She explains.
NEO: The World EndsWith You is available now on PC and Nintendo Switch andPS4