It’s been nearly a year since the release of the first episode of World End Economica. It would have been out earlier, but was pushed back for a number of reasons. However, the wait was well worth it, as the story has been significantly improved.
The first episode’s largest issues were the insufferable protagonist, weak artwork, and failed attempts to make the stock market trading in space seem interesting through text. Because of Haru’s cockiness, he fell hard at the conclusion of the first episode. That was pretty much the only time the story had any impact. Now in episode 2, four years have past. Haru’s dream of making a ton of capital and going to Mars went up in flames. And the person he had come to care for wound up disappearing. Haru has taken up an internship in law, aiming for a seemingly more realistic dream. However, it’s really just an excuse to run from his past failings. He’s only confronted with this fact when he is approached by a young woman with a dream of her own. Seeing her determination to uncover a fraudulent company by attaining capital for her business to pay legal fees for a chance in court, Haru seeks to confront his demons and move forward with his life. As well as trying to exact justice in a corrupt economy.