Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Dec. 20, 2020 at 4:32 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's "The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)" manga series has released on Friday a new promotional video for "The Promised Neverland Season 2" TV anime series. The anime will begin broadcasting on January 7, 2021 at 25:25 JST (effective January 8, 1:25 AM JST) on Fuji TV's Noitamina anime programming block.
The new season's cast and staff will reprise their roles. It is animated by CloverWorks and directed by Mamoru Kanbe, with Toshiya Ono handling series composition, Kazuaki Shimada handling character designs, and Takahiro Obata composing the series' music. The new season was announced in March 2019. It was originally set for release in October 2020 but it was later postponed to January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiro Akiyama will perform the second season's opening theme song "Identity." The ending theme song will be performed by Myuk and composed by Eve titled "Mahou".
The first season of the TV anime adaptation of the series was aired from January 11 to March 29, 2019 with 12 episodes covering the first story arc.
A live-action film adaptation was released in Japanese theaters on December 18, 2020.
The Promised Neverland series is based on the Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2016 to June 2020, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into twenty tankōbon volumes.
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.