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Yakusoku no Neverland

Alternative Titles

English: The Promised Neverland
Japanese: 約束のネバーランド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.691 (scored by 247,783 users)
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Ranked: #472
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Popularity: #151
Members: 462,183
Favorites: 11,379
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ise, Mariya
Morohoshi, Sumire
Uchida, Maaya
Kouno, Hiyori
Kaida, Yuuko
Sister Krone
Fujita, Nao
Ozawa, Ari
Ueki, Shinei
Kayano, Ai


Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Kurata, Ayako
Episode Director
Oono, Toshiya
Script, Series Composition

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"Touch Off" by UVERworld

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#1: "Zettai Zetsumei (絶対絶命)" by Cö shu Nie (eps 1-8)
#2: "Lamp" by Cö shu Nie (eps 9-11)
#3: "Touch Off" by UVERworld (ep 12)

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Mar 28, 2019
papsoshea (All reviews)
Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) was definitely one of the most anticipated series of 2019, a thrilling experience, and a very novel twist on the general shonen template. Its premiere episode hit the anime community by storm and solidified its place at the top of the Winter season alongside Mob Psycho 100’s sequel, and Dororo. Through a mix of evocative direction, ominous sound design, and wonderfully tense pacing, the reveal of the shows big secrets that unfold throughout its run feels genuinely terrifying, for the most part—bringing us closer to the horror of the character's situation. It's a killer hook and a strong statement read more
Mar 28, 2019
Karhu (All reviews)
Yakusoku no Neverland is the biggest disappointment of the year so far. Not so much because it was so exceptionally bad, but because it had potential to be outstandingly great. What looked like a prime example of well-build thriller and highly atmospheric mystery end up being just a bunch of empty promises. Perhaps the English title, 'Promised Neverland' is actually a self-parody since following the series was an experience far from magical. At least one thing the series foreshows, I guess.

The first 4 episodes are all passable, of highly respectable quality to be exact. I was impressed by how it managed to gasp my read more
Mar 28, 2019
RebelPanda (All reviews)
The Promised Neverland is a great psychological thriller manga, but this adaptation trades complex psychological warfare for conventional horror. The mystery is simplified, the characters lack depth due to the absence of inner monologues, and the artwork is mediocre. In spite of these shortcomings, constant tension and decent scares make it watchable.

This adaptation strived for a tense atmosphere with exciting horror. On the other hand, the manga focused on the lingering psychological horror born from the characters' gradually learning about the hellish dystopian world they live in, as well as their strategic planning to escape it. The story’s premise is still very enthralling: A farm read more
Mar 28, 2019
XHellLyterX (All reviews)
Horror is a genre that I rarely see effectively executed in anime. In fact, the genre itself seems to be pretty scarce in the anime medium. The first episode of The Promised Neverland perfectly encapsulates how to properly utilize horror. The atmosphere is great. We’re presented with a seemingly happy orphanage life being lived out by the characters, all children, and their “mama.” Yet as the viewer, it becomes apparent that everything's not quite what it seems, and there’s just this sort of unnerving tension in the air. The presentation is also top notch. Visuals and music are handled expertly and are very complementary to read more


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