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'The Promised Neverland' manga series reaches 26 million copies in circulation worldwide

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Dec. 19, 2020 at 8:10 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Instagram account for the live-action film adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's "The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)" manga series has announced on Friday that the manga has exceeded 26 million copies in circulation worldwide.

The Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2016 to June 2020. A TV anime series adaptation by CloverWorks premiered from January to March 2019 with the new season broadcasting on January 7, 2021.

The 2nd season's cast and staff will reprise their roles. CloverWorks is in charge of the animation production and is directed by Mamoru Kanbe. Toshiya Ono is handling series composition, Kazuaki Shimada for character designs, and Takahiro Obata for the series' music composition. The new season was announced in March 2019 and was originally set for release in October 2020 but it was later postponed to January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A live-action film adaptation was released in Japanese theaters on December 18, 2020.

It follows the story of Emma, Norman, and Rey, three young orphans who discover that their orphanage is most assuredly not all that it seems. When Emma and Norman find themselves discovering that one of their fellow orphans wasn't actually adopted, but was instead offered as food to a race of monsters that are seemingly ruling the world, the story creates a spine chilling narrative that sees the trio playing a game of cat and mouse with their overseers as they try to formulate a plan to escape.



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