NEO: The World Ends with You (NEO TWEWY)

Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu Overview

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This is a character page for Yoshiya 'Joshua' Kiryu in the game NEO: The World Ends With You (NEO: TWEWY). Read on to learn more about him, Social Network reward, and his history with the Reaper's Game.

Joshua in NEO: TWEWY



Joshua Shibuya's Composer
A whimsical and elusive being from a Higher Plane. Three years ago, he spirited Neku away to Shinjuku in an attempt to learn more about the Executor. He keeps constant watch over Shibuya, even if he rarely graces the city with his presence.
Affiliation The Higher Plane
Voice Actor: English: Aaron Spann
Japanese: Ryohei Kimura

Joshua Social Network Reward


Reward ULTIMATE Difficulty
Description Makes battles even tougher, but provides even more EXP and an even wider variety of pins.
FP Cost 8
Timeframe Week 3 | Day 7"

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Joshua Backstory (TWEWY)

Joshua TWEWY

Before the Start of the Reaper's Game

Joshua possessed a unique gift of being able to see both the UG and the RG which caused him to be isolated from people since no one believed him. He found solace in Sanae Hanekoma and frequently stayed in his cafe to learn more about the UG and the Reaper's Game. At the start of The World Ends with You, he is already the Composer of Shibuya.

A few days before Neku entered the UG, Joshua and his Conductor, Megumi Kitaniji, started a bet in the form of the Reaper's Game to determine Shibuya's fate. Joshua believed that humanity is increasingly becoming corrupted and Shibuya is the root cause of this, hence, he wanted to erase Shibuya while Kitaniji wanted to find a way to avert this. Kitaniji is given 30 days to save Shibuya and Joshua left to find a proxy for himself.

Becoming Neku's Partner (Week 2)

Joshua and Neku TWEWY

Joshua was Neku's partner for Week 2 of the Reaper's Game after he saved him from being attacked by Noise. Neku was suspicious of Joshua ever since partnering up with him since he can make phone calls which Neku and the other Players couldn't do and also he can scan him which he cannot do with Reapers and other Players. His suspicions further arose when an attack from a Taboo Noise revealed Joshua's true power.

Joshua Revealed He's Shibuya's Composer

By the end of the game after Neku defeated Kitaniji in his final form and the true nature of the Reaper's Game was revealed, Joshua challenged Neku into a standoff to determine Shibuya's fate. Neku couldn't bring himself to shoot Joshua after trusting him all throughout their time as partners. Joshua shoot Neku at the end but seeing Neku's change pushed him to spare Shibuya and return Neku and the other surviving Players back to the RG.

NEO: TWEWY Related Guide

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Wicked Twisters
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Beat IconBeat TWEWY Shoka Icon.jpgShoka Neku IconNeku -
TWEWY Susukichi Icon.jpgSusukichi TWEWY Tsugumi Icon.jpgTsugumi
Deep Rivers Society
TWEWY Fuya Icon.jpgFuya
TWEWY Kanon Icon.jpgKanon
TWEWY Motoi Icon.jpgMotoi


Shibuya Reapers
TWEWY Kariya Icon.jpgKariya TWEWY Uzuki Icon.jpgYashiro TWEWY Coco Icon.jpgCoco
Shinjuku Reapers
TWEWY Shiba Icon.jpgShiba TWEWY Kubo Icon.jpgKubo TWEWY Ayano Icon.jpgAyano
TWEWY Kaie Icon.jpgKaie TWEWY Hishima Icon.jpgHishima -

Other Characters

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NEO TWEWY Hazuki Mikagi IconHazuki - -


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