When Worlds Collide
Creator(s) Addemup
Producer(s) Time Warner
Distributor(s) Time Warner
Broadcaster(s) Adult Swim
Type Live Action/Animated
Genre(s) Comedy/Drama
First Air Date(s)
June 12, 2018
Age Rating(s)
Opening Theme Various ("All Star" by Smash Mouth in Pilot)
Ending Theme Various ("I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls in Pilot)
Country of Origin USA/Japan
Season(s) 1 (as of 1/1/2019)
Episodes 20 (as of 1/1/2019)
Runtime 30 minutes

When Worlds Collide is a Japanese-American cartoon/live-action television show centered around a teenager struggling to exist in a world where all dimensions exist simultaneously.

Episode Plot Summary

S1 E1: Pilot

The episode opens with Alan having a typical school day in Queens, New York City, being bullied as a "weeaboo" and a "nerd" by the majority of school ("Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band plays during this montage), except for one friend - Jake. Once he arrives at his home in the Queens suburbs in the afternoon, he wishes that life for him wasn't so boring before he goes to sleep that night...

When he wakes up the next day, he discovers that he has transformed into a Hanyo (more specifically, a wolf Hanyo). His mother freaks out, kicking him out of her house. Alan then travels throughout Queens, accidentally killing a man along the way ("King of Pain" by The Police plays during this).

Meanwhile, at a Brooklyn police station, two 911 calls are made: one from a single mother who claims that not only his son has gone missing, but there was a "wolf child" in her house, and the second is from a scared woman reporting that a man was killed, with his corpse's chest having a slash on it. Detective John Hogan is soon on the case.

S1 E2: Renegade Half-Demons

(coming soon)


Season 1

Episode # Title Description Opening Song Ending Song Type
1 Pilot Alan Harding is a normal loser and 15 year-old teenager - that is, until he turns into a Hanyo. "All Star" by Smash Mouth (sung by The Boys) "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls (once again, sung by The Boys) Live Action (except for Alan in Hanyo form


2 Regenade Half-Demons Alan meets up with his best friend, Jake (who has turned into a hanyo as well), and they both go on an epic chase throughout the USA. "Wanna be Startin' Somethin'" by Micheal Jackson (2:44 to 3:41, with portions cut out) (sung by various anime characters) "Band on the Run" by Paul McCartney and Wings

(1:18 to 2:05) (also sung by various anime characters)

Live Action (except for Alan & Jake)
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