On the official page for the manga series by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, Yakusoku no never land (also known as The Promised Neverland) announced that this literary franchise has broken the barrier of 32 million copies in circulation around the world that has amassed among its 20 manga compilation volumes, considering both physical and digital formats. The illustration also takes into account sales from the series of novels inspired by the manga.

Shirai and Demizu started publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha in August 2016 and finalized in June 2020. The publisher published the nineteenth and nineteenth compilations volume on July 19.

The piece inspired an anime adaptation that was released in January 2019. A live-action film with minor changes to the plot will be released on December 18th. A second season of the anime has been confirmed to premiere in October 2020, but due to the current health situation in Japan, it will now be released in January 2021.

Yakusoku no Neverland Synopsis

Life couldn’t be better for the orphans at Grace Field House. Together with the other children and a friendly “mother” who takes care of them, they make a big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since everyone is adopted by the age of 12. Their daily life involves rigorous tests, but after that they are allowed to play outside.

There is only one rule to follow: do not leave the orphanage. But one day two high-profile orphans, Emma and Norman, venture through the door and discover the terrible reality behind their entire existence: They are all cattle, and their orphanage is a farm that grows food for a mysterious race of demons. With little time to complete an escape plan, the children must somehow change their fate.

Fountain: Manga Mogura

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