The Promised Neverland
Yakusoku no Neverland (Anime)
Other Name: 約束のネバーランド
Genres: Anime, Dark fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2016 to June 2020, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into twenty tankōbon volumes.
Set in the year 2045, Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage housing her and 37 other orphans. Life has never been better: with gourmet food; plush beds; clean clothes; games; and the love from their “Mom”, the caretaker, Isabella. The bright and cheerful Emma always aces the regular exams with her two best friends, Ray and Norman. The orphans are allowed complete freedom, except to venture beyond the grounds or the gate, which connects the house to the outside world.
One night, an orphan named Conny is sent away to be adopted, but Emma and Norman follow her after noticing that she left her stuffed toy bunny back at the house. At the gate, they find Conny dead, and they realize the truth of their existence in this idyllic orphanage—to be raised, eventually butchered, and sold as meat to a species known as demons. Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma join with Ray to find a way to escape along with their other siblings.
Grace Fieldhouse is a place where orphans live. Even though there is no blood connection, mom and 38 brothers have a small but happy life. Eleven-year-old Emma Norman Ray is the elder of the house and has the excellence to get a perfect score on every morning test. One night, the children see off Connie, who leaves for foster parents, but Emma and Norman find something left behind and head to the gate where they are forbidden to approach. There they witness the truth of the shock —
Children are raised to be eaten by demons. My favorite house is a farm. The kind mom is an enemy. Knowing the truth hidden in the house, Emma and Norman plan a jailbreak. However, Isabella seems to be aware that two children came to the gate on the night of Connie’s shipment …