When Jump announced that The Promised Neverland is getting a TV anime, fans all over the world rejoiced. However, it seems that there’s some bad news for them as well as the manga may be ending soon enough. This is because mangaka Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu have confirmed that their series has now entered its final arc.
The two mangaka have confirmed this in the comments section of issue #41 of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. However, they did not reveal when the manga will end exactly, as arcs would often last months, or even years.
Of course, the announcement comes as a shock to many, as the manga is still set to receive an anime adaptation. It will be a TV anime which will premiere on January 2019. However, the anime’s first episode will have an advance screening during the Jump Festa event tour in November 2018.
The manga follows the children of the Grace Field House orphanage, who usually follow happy lives. However, their world goes upside down when they discover that their guardians are just raising them as demon food. The Promised Neverland also won several awards, including Best Shonen Manga during the 63rd Shogakukan awards. It also received nominations during the 11th Manga Taisho awards, as well as the 22nd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Expect the manga’s staff to reveal more details about the new TV anime in the future.