Via Oricon News and Comic Natalie: award-winning dystopian manga series “The Promised Neverland“, written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, has officially ended today 15th June 2020 with the release of Weekly Shounen Jump #28.
The series ran for approximately four years, sold over 21 million copies, and reaped numerous awards including the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Award and “Kono Manga ha Sugoi! 2018” (“This Comic is Amazing!”) for the Shounen category.
In commemoration of the finale, “The Promise Neverland Exhibition” will be held from 11th December 2020 to 11th January 2021 at the Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View Sky Gallery. Beautiful illustrations and valuable source materials will be on display.
The TV anime adaptation and the live-action film adaptation for “The Promised Neverland” are both scheduled for release in early 2021, while a Hollywood drama adaptation to be helmed by the director of “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” is also in the works.
“The Promised Neverland” follows the story of Emma, a little girl living in the Grace Field House orphanage, with Norman, Ray, and several other children. Their “Mama” Isabella takes good care of them but strictly forbids them from venturing outside the grounds.
When the three children discover a fellow orphan butchered to death, they realize that the orphanage was actually a farm, and the orphans were livestock sold by Mama Isabella to be devoured by demons. Emma, Norman, and Ray plan an escape from the house, and are determined to leave no child behind.