Shibuya 渋谷区 (Shibuya-ku) is the setting of The World Ends with You, its remixes: -Solo Remix-, -Live Remix-, and Final Remix, as well its sequel NEO: The World Ends with You. All of the locations in the games lie within this area.
The real-world Shibuya is one of the 23 special wards of central Tokyo, and is famous for its fashion and nightlife. The in-game map is modeled closely after the real-world Shibuya and features many of the same locations and landmarks, though almost all of the location names have been changed. For example:
- 104 corresponds to 109
- Pork City corresponds to Mark City
- Towa Records corresponds to Tower Records
- Shibu Dept. Store corresponds to Seibu Dept. Store
- Shibukyu Main Store corresponds to Tokyu Dept. Store
- Shibu-Q Heads corresponds to Tokyu Hands
- AMX corresponds to HMV
- Molco corresponds to Parco
- Cadoi City corresponds to Marui City
- A-East corresponds to Shibuya O-East
- Shibuya also appears in the Kingdom Hearts series. It is mentioned as the hometown of the TWEWY characters in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. A version of Shibuya also exists in a "world of fiction" called Quadratum and appears in Kingdom Hearts III. Sora is seen waking up in Shibuya, with 104 in the background and fans thought it was Neku's Shibuya but Nomura, in Kingdom Hearts III Ultimania, confirmed that Neku's world and Yozora's world are two different worlds.