Split-screen.com: "When Square-Enix and Jupiter released The World Ends With You for the DS, I was stoked but I wasn't the only one. Hordes of RPG gamers from around the world lapped up the game's innovative touch-screen combat, mosaic culture and amazing music. It was always the story that caught me. Nothing was ever as it seemed and just when you thought the stakes couldn't get higher, they did.
"But just the other day, I came across a very strange little property called Shi15ya (pronounced, 'Shibuya 15'). A 2005 Japanese-Drama series broadcast on TV Asahi, it centers around 15 year old kids in Shibuya, Tokyo.
"This Shibuya is actually a virtual simulation (like, say, Shibuya UG) created by some one (a Game Master, for instance) who watches over its 'inhabitants' (or Players) and when they don't function according to the rules, an enforcer is sent to 'kill' (or Erase) them. Sound familiar?"