This year’s 26th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga will receive a television anime adaptation.
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The anime will premiere in January 2019 on Fuji TV‘s Noitamina programming block. The anime’s official website is streaming a special promo video on Monday, and the video features the voices for Emma, Ray, and Norman. The 26th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump also previewed the rough anime character designs for Norman, Emma, and Ray.
The previous issue of Weekly Shonen Jump hinted at an important announcement for the manga last week.
Viz Media is serializing the manga in its digital English edition of Shonen Jump, and is also publishing the volumes in print. The company shipped the third volume on April 3. Viz Media describes the story:
The children of the Grace Field House orphanage have their happy lives upended when they find out they’re being raised to be fed to demons. Can they escape their fate before it’s too late?
Shirai and Demizu launched the manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and Shueisha shipped the manga’s eighth compiled volume on April 4. The manga has 4.2 million copies in print in Japan.
The manga won the Best Shōnen Manga award at the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Awards in January, was nominated for the 11th Manga Taisho awards in January, and was nominated for the 22nd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in February. The series also topped the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi!(This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook’s list of manga for male readers in December.
The manga’s supervising editor previously stated in February that the manga had reached its “turnaround point.”