The Promised Neverland Season 2 Will Not Follow the Manga

    Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump recently revealed that the plot for The Promised Neverland Season 2 will be an original story. Luckily, the mangaka, Shirai Kaiu, will be overseeing the season’s script and development. Weekly Shonen Jump also said that viewers will get to see “another The Promised Neverland” this upcoming season.

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    An anime whose second season has an original storyline hasn’t been seen since Tokyo Ghoul √A. Mangaka Ishida Sui oversaw the development for √A so that it would be a “what if?” situation. In this case, √A was a “what if Kaneki, the protagonist, joined the antagonist organization?”


    Since nothing more has been said about what we’ll see in The Promised Neverland Season 2, it’s possible that it may take a direction similar to Tokyo Ghoul √A.

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    The Promised Neverland Season 1 premiered in January 2019. So, it’s been about two years since the first season released. Here is a quick recap of the first season’s plot according to MyAnimeList:


    Surrounded by a forest and a gated entrance, the Grace Field House is inhabited by orphans happily living together as one big family, looked after by their “Mama,” Isabella. Although they are required to take tests daily, the children are free to spend their time as they see fit, usually playing outside, as long as they do not venture too far from the orphanage—a rule they are expected to follow no matter what. However, all good times must come to an end, as every few months, a child is adopted and sent to live with their new family… never to be heard from again.

    However, the three oldest siblings have their suspicions about what is actually happening at the orphanage, and they are about to discover the cruel fate that awaits the children living at Grace Field, including the twisted nature of their beloved Mama.

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    The second season will air on January 8. It won’t be too long before we get to see what the original plot is all about!

    How do you feel about this? Are you disappointed we won’t be getting a true adaptation of the manga? Let us know down below.

    Want more The Promised Neverland content? Check out our coverage on the Grace Field Café, the live-action movie, and the Mori Art Exhibition!

    Sources: Anime News Network, MyAnimeList, and Shonen Jump

    1. I’m definitely upset that the anime won’t be following the manga’s story line. I’ll still give it a chance because I want to see where it goes.

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