WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?
What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?
What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Can you save me?
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
Fantasy; Drama; Romance; Action; Supernatural; Magic Post-Apocalypse; Tragedy; Psychological; Mystery
Willem Kmetsch is the last surviving human of the apocalypse. Frozen for five hundred years, he’s thawed and he’s looking for work. He is soon hired as the caretaker of a weapon’s storehouse, but when he shows up on his first day, he doesn’t find the weapons he was expecting. Instead, he finds Leprechauns: fairies that wield special weapons to defeat the seventeen beasts of the apocalypse. Inspired by his life before his petrification, he takes care of these fearless humanoids as he learns what happened while he was unavailable. However, the oldest of the living weapons, Chtholly, is developing the will to live, and it’s starting to affect her mentally…
Strong Bloody Violence
A fair share of bloody battles with a hefty dose of creature blood following most strikes.
There are a few scenes which show blood spatters from humans, too, as well as blood on some of the people.
Some scenes depict the remainders of a monster after having appendages cut off. You can briefly see inside some of these.
The mental disintegration depictions may frighten some viewers with their visual glitches, distortion, music and the textbook little-girl-in-your-ear.
Mild Sex References
As below, this is mostly presented by the light moaning during the massage scenes.
Mild Sexualised Nudity
This is mostly presented through massage scenes that, as mentioned above, feature some light moans. No nipple detail is present.
One scene has a character reveal that they considered suicide.
Reasons to Watch
This is the difficult part. I don’t want you to see this entry as an oversized ‘DON’T WATCH THIS’ post. Equally, I don’t want to influence your opinion with a biased review – there’s a reason this website is called ‘Anime Insights’ and not ‘Anime Reviews’! In this section, I’m going to try to convey to you some of the reasons (in no particular order) that I’ve seen this series’ fans give for enjoying it!
A tearjerker with very good production values (i.e. artwork and animation). Although, whether it will actually make you cry is something I can’t predict!
This show surprised critics and viewers alike with its writing and emotional depth. Most were likely thrown off by the extensive title!
Barrier of Entry
For those only after a tearjerker, it may be too bloody.
Scarborough Fair by Tamaru Yamada (Ep. 1)
DEAREST DROP by Azusa Tadokoro (Ep. 2-12)
From by TRUE (Ep.1-5, 7-11)
Kinema by TRUE (Ep. 6)
Ever be my love by Tamaru Yamada (Ep. 12)
Unlike the majority of FUNimation’s releases, the credits aren’t translated into English and, therefore, there are no textless themes available on-disc. At the end of each episode, silent credits roll in English on a black screen.
In western countries, this show is more commonly referred to as ‘What do you do at the end…’ rather than ‘What are you doing at the end…’, however FUNimation labelled it as the latter. Even the English translations of the novels refers to them as the former!
Animation Production: Satelight & C2C
Director: Jun’ichi Wada
ADR Director: Alexis Tipton
Series Composition & Original Creator: Akira Kareno
Music: Tatsuya Katō
Original Character Design: ue
Animation Character Design: Tōru Imanishi
Chief Animation Directors: Tōru Imanishi, Yumi Shimojō (Ep. 6, 11) & Kosuke Yoshida (Ep. 7-9)
Art Director: Mio Isshiki
Lead Voice Actors
Ryohei Arai as Willem Kmetsch
Azusa Tadokoro as Chtholly-Nota-Seniorious
Lead Voice Actors (FUNimation)
Micah Solusod as Willem Kmetsch
Amber Lee Connors as Chtholly-Nota-Seniorious