The Promised Neverland is an anime that has a lot of mysteries, and even adults can get hooked on it.
What kind of anime is "The Promised Neverland"?
The Promised Neverland is a shonen manga that was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump until June 2020. The Promised Neverland is so popular that it will be made into a live-action movie in Japan.
The movie will be released on Friday, December 18, 2020.
The Promised Neverland will also be made into a live-action drama worldwide by Fox21 and it will be streamed on Amazon prime in the future. The Promised Neverland’s anime and manga are attracting a lot of attention.
The protagonist Emma lives at Grace-Field House (GF), an orphanage for children. There, the orphans live a happy and joyful life under the care of Isabella, who is affectionately called "Mama". Three of the children, Emma, Norman, and Ray, are particularly bright and intelligent. One day, Connie left for a foster home. Emma and Norman find Connie's stuffed animal and go to the gate, a prohibited area, to give it to her. There, they see a shocking scene.
Three reasons why The Promised Neverland is interesting
The Promised Neverland is overwhelmingly popular not only with younger readers but also with adults who grew up reading Jump in the past. Let's unravel the secrets of The Promised Neverland's popularity, one by one.
The main protagonists are smart
The main characters in The Promised Neverland are children such as Emma, Norman, and Ray. There is plenty of anime with boys and girls as the main characters, but most of them are stories of how they get stronger and mature.
But The Promised Neverland is different. As you can see from the anime, they look like children, but their brains are at the level of adults.
You will be fascinated by their smart maneuvers and their childlike daring tactics.
To begin with, Grace-Field House, where Emma and her friends live, especially gathered children with advanced brains. And they take daily tests to train their brains. Intelligence, physical ability, and hunch are all at the highest level. Children at the highest level of everything brainstorm and think to survive. The more I read this manga of this anime, the more fascinated I became with it.
Story development in the cruel harsh world
The Promised Neverland is a harsh world for children. I can't write about it in detail because I don't want to give spoilers. Certain choices the children make can lead directly to "death". Of course, children can't be brought back to life like in the game. The Promised Neverland can sometimes seem cruel. The story, which is never reassuring, adds to the overall tension of the story.
Thrilling psychological battle
Grace-Field House turns out to be a human-rearing farm for shipping humans as meat. Emma and Norman witness Connie, who was supposed to be taken in by her foster parents, being shipped off to the demons as meat. Emma and Norman attempt to break out of the prison, which is ostensibly an orphanage, by involving their good friend Ray. The kind mom is actually a "keeper" working for the demons.
The psychological battle between Emma and her friends with Mama, who manages the children and raises them until they reach the proper age, is really scary. Emma and Norman must never let Mama find out about their escape plan. The children must prepare for the secret preparations in a well-supervised orphanage. Also, the children's intriguing gameplay with Sister Krone, who is sent to assist Mom, is a highlight of the first season.