The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that the magazine will publish a new bonus chapter of The Promised Neverland manga. The bonus chapter will debut on December 7, in the magazine’s first 2021 issue. The new chapter is going to be a one-shot that will focus on Sister Krone’s past. According to the Anime News Network, the chapter will be 36 pages long and will have a center color page.
Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu launched The Promised Neverland in Shonen Jump in August 2016 and ended the series in June of this year. Viz Media publishes The Promised Neverland in North America both digitally and in print, additionally, MANGA Plus publishes the manga digitally in English.
Even though The Promised Neverland manga is technically finished, Sister Krone’s story isn’t the first bonus chapter that Shirai and Demizu released. Shirai and Demizu also released a one-shot bonus chapter that focuses on Ray on October 5th called Special Side Story: The First Shot.
Additionally, there is news that Shirai and Demizu will release another one-shot chapter of the manga at “The Promised Neverland Special Exhibition” event in Tokyo this winter. It’s currently unclear if Sister Krone’s chapter will be the same one that will be debuted at the exhibition.
If we consider that the exhibition will take place four days after Sister Krone’s chapter is released and that the chapter that will be debuted is supposed to be 19 pages instead of 36, it might be safe to speculate that we will get another story that focuses on another prominent character in the story.
From her introduction to her death, Sister Krone is one of the characters that the manga and the anime doesn’t tell us much about. We do get snippets of her life moments before her death, but like Isabella, Sister Krone is shrouded in mystery. Hopefully next week’s bonus chapter of The Promised Neverland will give us some much needed answers about how Sister Krone fits into the mother/sister system. Hopefully, next week’s chapter will also give us more details about Sister Krone that humanize her a bit more than the original story does.
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