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.
The Promised Neverland starts with Emma, a happy lucky girl who spends her days in pure happiness along with all the other orphans. All the children there enjoy their daily activities that are not as burdensome as playing, eating delicious food, and taking extensive tests with full focus ... but wait. This is when you realize that this is not an ordinary orphanage, but the children who grew up there completely forgot about it. It was only after Emma witnessed the terrible truth about the purpose of the orphanage surrounded by walls that she and several other orphans began to
wonder about the mystery outside the orphanage.
I will make a concise summary so that you can enjoy this series comfortably and to keep the element of mystery intact, which I do with a phenomenal work to keep you intrigued while still maintaining a steady pace. This is very important because it is one aspect that makes you come back again.
We move to the character section. At first glance, the main character Emma is a typical shounen character beaming with optimism and cheerfulness. In fact, all the main characters are portrayed as intelligent in their own way and for good reasons. Unlike many shounen characters who are very stupid, the characters in this manga will do and think about everything the reader thinks.
Art is a priceless masterpiece. There is no problem for animation, they do a good job from the point of view of the camera, color selection, key animation, and character design. What I like most is that they are very solid in the quality of animation. I appreciate this video and need hard work.
I will summarize the two chapters in this paragraph, which is the voice and sensuality part of enjoying this series. Voices in this series are very suitable for the characters they play not only that they can also make a good opening theme without any spoilers in it. At first I heard the manga and light novels "Yakusoku no Neverland" from my friend, he recommended reading this manga and as a result I really liked this series.
The Promised Neverland is one of the most hauntingly brilliant anime I’ve seen in the last decade, and it definitely deserves the hype it’s receiving at the moment.
Horror is a genre that anime has always struggled with, as when you try to mash conventional horror tropes such as gore and disturbing imagery with eyes that take up half of a character's head, it usually isn’t horrific in the slightest bit. Because of this, horror in anime commonly strays away from the horror conventions of horror films in the western world, and instead revolves around psychological horror. This is the approach that The Promised Neverland has
chosen to take when telling its story.
And it’s absolutely terrifying.
I suggest that you go into the first episode completely blind to get the full effect of the show, but if you need some more convincing as to why this show is worth your time, then read on.
The Promised Neverland revolves around a group of children that reside in an orphanage known as the “Grace Field House.” It’s an orphanage located in a secluded area in the woods, and the children that live in the orphanage are only given one rule by their “Mama”: they are not allowed to exit the gates of the orphanage that leads to the outside world, nor are they allowed to cross the fence that separates the children of the orphanage from the nearby forest. The children of the orphanage are raised to be naive, so they don’t question these rules. However, we as the viewer know something is off, which adds to the looming dread and tension of the beginning of the series.
Two of the kids then discover that the orphanage is actually a farm that raises children and prepares them for their “harvest”, when they’re murdered and fed to demons at a steep price. Upon discovering the truth of their existence, three of the orphans devise a plan to escape the orphanage once and for all.
After this, the story evolves into a terrifying cat and mouse game that is reminiscent of a series such as Death Note. There’s constant intellectual battles between the adults and the children, and the stakes are so incredibly high that it’s hard to stop watching. Every single scene feels more tense than the last, and the lingering fear of the chance that our three protagonists will be caught and immediately murdered permeates throughout the entirety of each episode.
Even more surprising about the series is that it’s based off of a Shonen Jump manga, and don’t let this turn you away from the show, as I checked out the source material and the manga feels nothing like the majority of the works published in the magazine. It feels far more Seinen than Shounen, and this adult edge helps to greatly elevate the levels of tension and horror in the manga.
Overall, The Promised Neverland is a terrifying look into despicable human behavior that could possibly make the entire anime community vegans due to its similarities with farm animal treatment. Jokes aside, The Promised Neverland is shaping up to be one of this years strongest shows, and one of the most horrifying anime of the past decade. This is not one that should be missed.
Damn... Its been quite a long time since Ive given an anime a solid 10/10. I really want to critisize Yakusoku no Neverland but its just way too damn perfect! This anime actually nailed absolutly everything! There is just no other way to put it...
The story is phenomenal! I personally love the "escape" and "mind game" theme of the anime, and I would really love to see more animes with this theme. The way everything plays out is just so bloody brilliant! I love it!
The Art is one of the best I have every seen! Every second of this anime I could feel my
eyes having the biggest bloody orgasm just holding in all the damn squirt.
The Sound... NANANA NANANA NANANA NA! I fucking love it! This anime without a doubt goes into my top 3 anime OPs list. The soundtrack also plays out so damn well!
I LOVE EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER! I could feel the emotions of all the characters. I have an interest for every single character. I have genuine interest in what the characters are thinking. Its just too damn brilliant... *Wipes tears*
As of this review, Im up to date with the Manga, and all the current episodes are just adapted way too damn well... I GENUINELY CANT CRITISIZE THIS ANIME! Everything is just too fucking good! EVERYTHING!
An anime has never been this interesting to me since "Made in Abyss".
Overall giving this anime a solid ∞/10. I enjoy every single episode and I have constant orgasms watching this adaptation. Absolute masterpiece right here lads! <3
Apart from Dororo, this is my anime of the season! It's a flawed masterpiece and has earned a 9 from every single category I judge an anime on which is both a great thing but shows that it could've been executed slightly better overall and been a true masterpiece!
Cloverworks is not a studio I particularly like at all, however I must give them their props, apart from a couple of budget limitations in some occasional backgrounds or distant characters- the animation is mainly crisp and fluid with fantastic emotion being portrayed in the way each character is presented! Furthermore, I must praise the stylistic direction
and camerawork that almost creates a claustrophobic atmosphere in scenes of tension and that make the horror element of this anime much more prevalent. Uverworld sings the OP. That is all I have to say for you to understand that it's fantastic; as is everything else sound wise in the anime with the exception of the lackluster ED in my opinion!
Firstly, I love the juxtaposition in the first episode that set the scene for what the story was truly about; it's gritty and has been excecuted at a very high level! The concept is very interesting and can go many ways in which they can open up a variety of different threats that the characters may face! However, the story so far seems slightly rushed and seems to be following a basic predictable route which I hope will change soon as it's got incredibly high potential! In addition, the characters are probably the least flawed thing in the entire show, the anime's main 3 heroes are all fantastic and can already be identified as being complex and 3 dimensional, furthermore, I'm loving the "villains" and their attitudes probably even more than the main characters because of how amazing they appear to be right from the beginning, I won't spoil anything btw.
Having not read the manga, I cannot feel any disappointment so far because just as with Dororo, my expectations were extremely high but the anime managed to exceed them. I'm not sure if the manga contains all these flaws but regardless of their existence, this anime is an absolute gem and one of the best this season and I predict of this entire year! Just as I stated in my opening statement, this anime is a masterpiece... a heavily flawed one :)