The World Ends With You
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The World Ends With You
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Overview

"Let's bring home the bacon, y'all! Viva la revolution!"
— Fret

Tosai Furesawa (觸澤 桃斎 Furesawa Tōsai), nicknamed Fret (フレット Furetto) is a Player, a member of the Wicked Twisters, and a main character in NEO: The World Ends with You. He is Rindo Kanade's classmate from high school. Fret seemed to have died in a mysterious truck accident and was entered into the Reapers' Game after, along with Rindo.

Appearance[]

Fret Hand To Heart.png

Fret is a boy with blue eyes and brown hair with blond highlights. His hair is styled in an undercut with most of it brushed away from his face, save for a small section he lets fall down at the front. His outfit consists of a white, v-neck shirt, black vest, gray scarf, red plaid capris, and white shoes. He accessorizes with a black and white wristband, as well as a white, beaded necklace, a thin black choker, two white helix earrings, and a golden earring with two crossing arrows. He has a black snapback cap strapped at his rear.

Personality[]

Fret is described as happy-go-lucky and easy-going. Fret boasts the ability to get along with just about anyone and enjoys talking to people. While he styles himself as a natural conversationalist, he prefers to keep things light, subconsciously avoiding subjects that are too serious. He enjoys walking around town with his buddy Rindo, and sometimes has fun teasing him in a light attempt to draw him out of his shell. He is very outgoing, extroverted, and quick to introduce himself and try to make a friend or ally.

Unlike Rindo, he can be impulsive and tends to speak and act before thinking, leading him to sometimes say and do things that are silly or obnoxious on the spur of the moment, like spending all of his money on pins or scanning Noise without giving Rindo a warning.

Fret is a curious person, like when he deduced there were different types of Reapers from Uzuki Yashiro saying Shibuya Reapers. Kariya calls it an "inquisitive streak".

Story[]

NEO: The World Ends with You[]

Prologue[]

On a regular day in Shibuya with Rindo, Fret meets Rindo at the 104 Building which he nicknames "wunafo". Fret gifts Rindo a Reaper Pin. The duo grab lunch together, where Rindo is contacted by his FanGO friend Swallow who is in Shibuya, and points Rindo in the direction of an in-app monster he wanted to catch. Fret encourages Rindo to meet Swallow, but the plan is quickly derailed when they inadvertently enter the Reapers' Game.

Fret before being crushed to death.

Initially thinking the colorful explosions and fighting must be some sort of movie set, the two realize that the danger might be more real than they thought. Rindo is suddenly struck with a vision of Shibuya in ruins, though he snaps back to the present moment. He and Fret attempt to run away, and Rindo feels a sense of deja vu. As they flee, Fret is crushed by a truck thrown by a stray Noise, leading Rindo to scream in shock and horror as he is suddenly transported to a green, void-like space. After this, time rewinds, and Rindo is once again standing with Fret in front of the fight. This time, he guides Fret in the opposite direction of the truck and is able to prevent him from getting crushed. After this, they enter the Reapers' Game more directly.

Week One[]

On Day One, Rindo and Fret encounter Shoka Sakurane, who sets up the RNS or "Reaper Networking Service" for them, and Susukichi, who explains scanning and fighting Noise. He solves Day 1's puzzle with Fret, but on their way to defeat the target at Shibuya Hikarie, Fret gets them into an overwhelming Noise fight. Sho Minamimoto rescues them and berates them for their weakness. While Fret idolizes him and thinks of him as a new teammate, Rindo is apprehensive about Minamimoto's help. They defeat the boss, but their team isn't mentioned in the results.

Week Two[]

To be added.

Week Three[]

To be added.

Abilities[]

Remind[]

Fret using Remind to jog a Reaper's memory.

Fret's unique psych, Remind, jogs people's memories and helps them to remember things they have forgotten. A minigame will start when Remind is activated in which the player must tilt the left and right sticks in the correct positions to reassemble the scattered memory.

Relationships[]

Wicked Twisters[]

Rindo Kanade[]

Main article: Rindo Kanade

He has been friends with Rindo for some time, and the two are classmates at the same high school. They often hang out together in Shibuya, and frequent various shops and restaurants together in their free time. They are quick to form a team upon joining the Reapers' Game, and seem to work well together.

Nagi Usui[]

Main article: Nagi Usui

Nagi as a very perceptive person and notices Fret's subconscious avoidance of serious topics. She finds him disingenuous and dislikes him for it.

Sho Minamimoto[]

Main article: Sho Minamimoto

Rival Teams[]

Ruinbringers[]

Main article: Ruinbringers
Susukichi[]
Main article: Susukichi
Tsugumi[]
Main article: Tsugumi

Deep Rivers Society[]

Main article: Deep Rivers Society
Fuya[]
Main article: Fuya

Variabeauties[]

Main article: Variabeauties
Kanon[]
Main article: Kanon

Purehearts[]

Main article: Purehearts
Motoi[]
Main article: Motoi

Reapers[]

Shinjuku Reapers[]

Main article: Shinjuku Reapers
Shiba[]
Main article: Shiba
Kubo[]
Main article: Kubo
Ayano[]
Main article: Ayano
Kaie[]
Main article: Kaie
Hishima[]
Main article: Hishima
Shoka[]
Main article: Shoka

Shibuya Reapers[]

Main article: Shibuya Reapers
Kariya[]
Main article: Kariya
Uzuki[]
Main article: Uzuki
Coco[]
Main article: Coco

Others[]

Neku[]

Main article: Neku


Quotes[]

  • "Hey, can't spell "confusion" without "fun", right?"
  • "Really grinds my gears that those liars are still winning."
  • "So what are we thinking here?" (using Remind)
  • "For flavor, Rindude! Ya gotta immerse yourself if ya wanna have fun. C'mon! Ye olde treasure await-eth!"
  • "Geez, who are you - Doctor Zoolittle?"

Battle Quotes[]

  • "Feel the burn!"
  • "Alright! Who wants a piece of Fret?" (entering battle)
  • "No sweat for Fret!" (entering battle)
  • "Exquisite timing!"
  • "Burn, baby!" (when using the Pyrokinesis pin in battle)

Etymology[]

The kanji in Furesawa use traditional kanji. 觸 fure in his last name has the kanji 蜀, "green caterpillar", following on a trend of The World Ends with You characters having radicals for animals embedded in their names. 桃 tou means peach, and 斎 sai is Buddhist in its origins, meaning "religious abstinence" or "purification". Martial arts experts end their name in -sai and has a similarly dated feel. This stern, antiquated forename creates an ironic contrast with his carefree attitude.

His nickname, Fret, could be after a guitar fret. Like Beat, he is an ally of the protagonist with an antiquated full name who uses musical themed nickname which also happens to be four letters and end with a t, although it is unknown if this was intentional.

Trivia[]

  • Fret was designed by Gen Kobayashi.
  • Fret's basic white shoes mirror Rindo's and are supposed to be a visual metaphor for the two friends being connected. The two major protagonists having clothing to represent their connection is similar to how Neku Sakuraba and Shiki Misaki wore yellow wristbands.

References[]


Characters in NEO: The World Ends with You

Rindo KanadeFretNagi UsuiSho Minamimoto

SusukichiTsugumi Matsunae

Fuya Kawahara

Kanon Tachibana

Motoi Anazawa

Koki KariyaUzuki YashiroCoco Atarashi

Shiba MiyakazeTanzo KuboAyano KamachiKaie OnoHishima SazakuchiShoka Sakurane

Other Characters

Eiji OjiEiruHonoka KondoItsuki KanedaKen DoiMKNMr. MewNeku SakurabaRyojiSwallow