Hello to you once again!
I know its been a while since I’ve talked about a manga, but never fear its here! Today I’ll be talking about, “The Promised Neverland,” also known as ,“Yakusoku no Neverland,” which was written by Kaiu Shirai and published by Viz Media. This one was a very interesting story, so it revolves around main kids named Emma, Norman and Ray who live in an orphanage thinking that their life was perfect and couldn’t wait for the day that they got adopted like all other orphans do.
They didn’t even think it was weird nor question why they wore numbers on their necks, why their strict rules placed in the mansion and one of them being they can never go past the gate in front of the mansion or why they have to take tests everyday to test their knowledge. To them this was the norm.
One day, this secret is revealed after they try to catch with Connie who just got adopted and was taken to the gate to be picked up. When they get there though they are shocked to find Connie dead; that they are grown and harvested as food for demonic creatures and that their ‘Mama’ who takes care of them is in league with them. With this shocking secret revealed they make it their mission to escape the farm before its their time to go up on the chopping block.
I find this manga so messed up on so many ways and it will mess with your heart so much. In this there are so many twists and turns in this epic adventure to survive and try to find their own true paradise. There are so many questions though……..where are the other humans? When did this all happen? Why aren’t the kids with the other humans if their are any? What are the demons? Why is it so important for the kids to be offered to them?
Spoiler Alert Incoming
There are so many questions while you read it and it as no problem sucking you in. You meet a lot of interesting characters and you hope with all your heart that they all live, but its kind of like Akame Ga Kill at first the person that’s your favorite is the one who gets killed. But, you still cross your fingers and hope that they all make it alive. Like for example, when Norman was ‘adopted’ and taken to the gate, I was like “NNOOOOO NORMAN!” Until I get to the very end of the series, I will still believe that Norman is still alive. Norman is way to smart and cunning to just give up like that. The one reason why I think he might still be alive is because when they opened the gate door for him, he looked confused as hell. As if what he was expecting wasn’t there, even though he knew he was going to die, so for me that was a hint and little light of hope that he’s still alive somewhere and that they did something else to him.
I recommend this to anyone who wants to read a good manga. Also, I don’t recommend this for the faint hearted. This is a series that will tug your heart all over the place and there are those little faint touches of gore in it as well. For the people who have read it know what I’m talking about. Hope you all enjoy this awesome series as much as I do and yes I do think this is one of those manga that deserves an anime series. Enjoy!