Neku Sakuraba
Full Name Neku Sakuraba
Current Age 15
Gender Male
Location Shibuya
Class Player
Shiki, Beat
Main Weapon(s) Pins

Neku Sakuraba is the main character of the Nintendo DS game The World Ends With You.

Physical Appearence

He wears a black and purple turtleneck, white shorts, purple headphones, and purple shoes. He has fair skin and orange, spiky hair.


Neku's personality is rather unsociable. He has a lot of difficulty understanding people, so he always keeps to himself. Unfortunately, this results in his dislike of dealing with other people. His opinion of others is so low that he tends to see people only for their use. Neku refuses company, as he feels that friends only drag him down, cause him pain when they fail him and make him feel like "unnecessary baggage" to them. To him, society is simply an annoyance that forces their values on him, pester him and expect him to do things he doesn't want to do. As such, he admires the designer CAT for his/her "do what you want, when you want, where you want" motto.

Though at first his negative world view keeps his friends alienated despite their best efforts, Neku slowly softens as he listens to the advice of everybody around him. He becomes more open and trustful of others as he gets to know people like Shiki, Joshua, Beat, Rhyme, Hanekoma and others. As time passes, he begins to understand more about others and believes in his friends.