The 2nd season of the TV anime “The Promised Neverland” will be broadcast on Fuji TV “noitaminA (Noitamina)” and other channels from 25:25 on every Thursday from Jan. 2021. Ahead of that, the 1st season will be re-broadcast from 24:55 on Oct. 1. This article summarized the information about the story, voice actors, staff, and the live-action film, where Hamabe Minami and others will perform.
< Synopsis >
The one adored as the mother is not the real parent.
The people living here together are not actual siblings.
The story takes place in “Gracefield House” where orphaned children live.
Mom and 38 siblings have been living humble but happy lives, even with no blood relations.
Emma, Norman, and Ray are 11 years old, and the oldest children in the house. They are so bright that they consistently get perfect scores during their daily exams.
One night, the kids see off an orphan named Conny, who is sent away to be adopted, but Emma and Norman follow her after noticing that she left something, and headed for the gate, which they are forbidden to get closer to. Then they discovered the truth behind the orphanage…
This fantasy depicts the three kids decided to escape the house with “all the kids in the house” after they realized who “Mom” actually is and that the house is the place to raise them to eventually be butchered.
< Characters & voice actors>
Morohoshi Sumire, who is known for playing Izumi Kyouka in “Bungo Stray Dogs”, and Hoshimiya Ichigo in “Aikatsu!”, will play the protagonist Emma. Uchida Maaya will play Norman, a genius with special capabilities of analysis and judgment. Ise Mariya will play Ray, who is the only one in GF house to be wise enough to argue with Norman. It’s a gathering of popular, talented, great people.
In addition, Kaida Yuuko was decided as Mom Isabella, Fujita Nao as Sister Krone, Isabella’s helper, Ueki Shinei as Don, Lynn as Gilda, Kono Hiyori as Phil, Ishigami Shizuka as Nat, Hino Mari as Thoma, Mori Yuuko as Lannion, and Ozawa Ari as Conny.
< Staff >
The director is Kanbe Mamoru known for “Subete ga F ni Naru”, and “Kimi to Boku” series. Oono Toshiya, known for “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga” series, is in charge of character composition, and Shimada Kazuaki, known for “Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara”, handles character design.
Furthermore, the music is produced by Obata Takahiro, known for “My Hero Academia”, and animation is produced by CloverWorks, known for “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” and “Fugoukeiji Balance:UNLIMITED”.
The story is based on the comic written by Shirai Kaiu and illustrated by Demizu Posuka, which started to be serialized in ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ published on Aug. 1, 2016. The manga finished in the 28th issue of ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ on June 15, 2020, after about four-years serialization.
The total circulation of 1st to 20th volume(to be published on Oct. 2) exceeded 25 million all over the world (including e-book edition).
It has won various awards including ‘Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2018 Otoko-hen No. 1 (This manga is amazing! 2018 Men ver.)’, and The 63rd Shogakukan Manga Award Boy’s Category.
The serialization of ‘The Promised Neverland’ has finished in ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ published today. I am grateful to see you all, and thank you for reading it for four years. However, #約ネバ (The Promised Neverland) has not been over yet. More and more exciting projects are coming, so please look forward to them.
pic.twitter.com/tVRg5CC5CU— “The Promised Neverland” Official (@yakuneba_staff) June 15, 2020
The final episode is coming in the 20th volume published on Oct.2, 2020.
Ahead of the release, the message advertisement has been displayed at the Hachiko Square, Shibuya from Oct. 1. ‘Yakusoku no Kioku (Promised Memory)’, to look back on the story of Ema and others with famous scenes and quotes, will be released at the new special web page (to be released 0:00 on Oct. 2), so please check it out.
The live-action film will be released nationwide on Dec. 18, 2020. It will star Hamabe Minami as Emma, Jyo Kairi as Ray, Itagaki Rihito as Norman, Kitagawa Keiko as Isabella, and Watanabe Naomi as Krone. The director is Hirakawa Yuuichirou, known for “Erased” and “Stepmom and Daughter Blues”, and Noriko Gotou, known for “Erased” and “War of Lie”, handles the script.
In addition, to commemorate the rebroadcast of the 1st season, the movie’s special news narrated by Emma (voiced by Morohoshi Sumire), Norman (voiced by Uchida Maaya), and Ray (voiced by Ise Mariya) has been released.
The 1st season of “The Promised Neverland” had been broadcast from Jan. 2019, and the long-awaited 2nd season will be broadcast from Jan. 2021.
On the rebroadcast of the 1st season of “The Promised Neverland”, which will start on Oct. 1, 2020, audio commentary by the great cast will be available on the supplementary sound channel.
It will be only here that you can listen to the story about “The Promised Neverland” by the cast, who played the same character in both anime and film.