January 6th, 2021 is a day that anime and manga lovers alike have been waiting for. It marks the day that the long awaited second season of The Promised Neverland began to stream. The first episode was released on Hulu (among other platforms) today, and the rest will premiere on a weekly basis for the next two months.
The Promised Neverland is an anime based on a twenty volume long manga written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It’s twentieth and final volume is set to release on July 6th of this year.
If you aren’t familiar with The Promised Neverland, the series centers around an orphanage and three specific kids: Emma, Ray, and Norman. The orphans live in the home cared for by the home’s mother, living there until they are shipped off to a home. Or… that’s what Mother wants them to think. The protagonists soon learn that they live in a world of demons and their only purpose is to be a food source to these monsters.
The show’s themes of mystery, thriller, and family are what made it so popular in the anime community and more. I mean, how can you resist these cuties?
If you haven’t watched the first season, stop here and catch up! The rest of the article will contain spoilers for the first season’s conclusion.
For those of us who suffered through the cliff-hanger from season one, you’ll remember how Emma, Ray, and some of the other kids had just successfully escaped the Grace Field house. Now that they’ve gotten past the wall, they have to learn all about this new world they’re in. Who is an enemy? Who is safe? How do they get to the location of the mysterious William Minerva? And most importantly, how will Emma lead her family to safety in this unknown world?
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the trailer for the second season here.
According to an episode description posted to the show’s Twitter, the first episode of season two is slated to start right where we left off. Additionally, the creator of the show mentioned that it stays true to the storyline of the original manga.
Are you watching The Promised Neverland today? Let us know! What are your hopes for Emma, Ray, and the family? And perhaps the biggest question of all… is Norman alive?!