Parallel to the announcement of the adaptation to live-action series, it was reported that the manga written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, Yakusoku no Neverland (also know as The Promised Neverland), has exceeded 20 million copies in circulation.

Shirai and Demizu started publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in August 2016, and the series entered its final arc since September 2018. In August 2019, it was announced that the manga had entered its plot climax. The publisher published the eighteenth compilation volume on March 4 and the manga will end this month.

The play inspired an anime adaptation released in January 2019. A live-action film with slight plot modifications will be released on December 18. A second season of the anime was confirmed to premiere in October 2020, but due to Japan's current health situation, it will now be released in January 2021.

Synopsis of Yakusoku no Neverland

At Grace Field House, life couldn't be better for orphans. Together with the other children and a kind "mom" who cares about them, they make a great happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted at the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous testing, but afterward, they are allowed to play outside.

There is only one rule that they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two high-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture out the door and discover the horrible reality behind their entire existence: they are all cattle, and their orphanage is a farm to grow food for a mysterious race of demons. . With little time to carry out an escape plan, children must somehow change their destiny.

Source: @WSJ_manga

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