The Best Episodes of WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

Last Updated: May 9, 2019

Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious 'Beasts'. The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts. Only a small group of young girls, the Fairies, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.

No News Was Good News

#1 - No News Was Good News

Season 1 - Episode 6

Chtholly regretfully goes back to the Fairy warehouse without Willem, while he meets with some surprisingly older acquaintances. Souwong, cursed to live eternally, explains how the world Willem now lives in came to be and what his plan for the future entails. However, reminiscing with his former companion is not on Willem's mind... "Right now, I just want to hurry up and get back to them."

star 8.21
42 votes
Writers: Mariko Mochizuki, Junichi Wada, Hiroki Ikeshita
Evidence of Existance

#2 - Evidence of Existance

Season 1 - Episode 11

The situation on the surface heats up as a massive cave is found beneath Gomag City, and lying there is something very unexpected.

star 8.17
35 votes
Writers: Akira Kareno, Hiroki Ikeshita
Chtholly

#3 - Chtholly

Season 1 - Episode 12

A desperate battle unfolds upon the Saxifraga as it tries to escape the attack of timere. Chtholly, clinging to the last pieces of emotions she still possesses, decides to fight.

star 8.08
37 votes
Directors: Junichi Wada
Writers: Akira Kareno, Junichi Wada
My Happiness

#4 - My Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 10

Chtholly helps out around the base as his secretary and gains the adulation of everyone there. Willem, on the other hand, starts having doubts about some unanswered questions after meeting Nopht and Rhantolk.

star 8.03
31 votes
Writers: Toshizō Nemoto, Takefumi Anzai
Starry Road to Tomorrow

#5 - Starry Road to Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 3

Explaining the relationship between the Fairy and the Holy Sword, Willem shows Chtholly a different way to use Seniorious in battle. However, he soon collapses to the ground due to the poor state his body is in... "Trying to find a way for you to avoid opening the Fairy Gate and dying."

star 8.00
44 votes
Writers: Shingo Nagai, Junichi Wada
Slight Light, Slight Hope

#6 - Slight Light, Slight Hope

Season 1 - Episode 8

Willem is called to the floating island 49 base, and ordered to select a Fairy soldier to send to the surface in aid to the salvage operation. However, he decides he is done waiting for others to come home and he will accompany her on that mission. "I was ordered to send a Fairy soldier to the surface."

star 7.93
30 votes
Writers: Toshizō Nemoto, Takeshi Nishino, Hidekazu Satō
Dice in Pot

#7 - Dice in Pot

Season 1 - Episode 4

Willem is distracted and distraught as the girls are off to battle. Due to a dream one of the girls has, he is required to visit Corna di Luce so she can be examined. "Are you worried about Chtholly and the rest? Half a month has passed without any word."

star 7.88
40 votes
Writers: Toshizō Nemoto, Takefumi Anzai
Late Autumn Night's Dream

#8 - Late Autumn Night's Dream

Season 1 - Episode 2

Willem learns that Chtholly and the others are Fairies and the weapons used in the battle against the Beasts. In recognizing the enormous fate resting on these young girls' shoulders who disregard their own lives, he remembers his past. Chtholly asks Willem to listen to her final request. "If I were going to die in five days, would you be a little nicer to me?"

star 7.75
44 votes
Writers: Mariko Mochizuki, Kenji Yasuda
Moonlit Sorcery

#9 - Moonlit Sorcery

Season 1 - Episode 9

Things continue to get worse for Chtholly, who bravely decides to live in the moment. Meanwhile, the rescue operation to the surface finally begins.

star 7.71
31 votes
Writers: Shingo Nagai, Hidekazu Satō, Kazuya Miura
Home, Sweet Home

#10 - Home, Sweet Home

Season 1 - Episode 7

Grick meets Nopht and Rhantolk, two Fairy soldiers charged with guarding the salvage expedition to the surface. Rhantolk ponders the meaning of her existence with regards to the presence of the Beasts. "I already consider you my kids, more or less."

star 7.63
35 votes
Writers: Shingo Nagai, Yasuo Iwamoto
From Dawn Till Dusk

#11 - From Dawn Till Dusk

Season 1 - Episode 5

The battle rages on Island-15 when an unknown Beast suddenly emerges. Despite the retreat order being given, Chtholly charges at the monster but is taken aback when the voice of a young girl echoes in her mind... "I'll be waiting, so you had better come back."

star 7.61
33 votes
Writers: Mariko Mochizuki, Tsutomu Yabuki
Broken Chronograph

#12 - Broken Chronograph

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the streets of the floating island city, a young girl is chasing a cat. Chtholly suddenly falls off a roof but is saved by the last surviving human, a man named Willem. She asks him to guide her to a place she wants to see. "Yeah. I've gotten my wish, along with some good memories. I can go without regrets now."

star 7.50
46 votes
Writers: Akira Kareno, Junichi Wada