Yakusoku no Neverland
The Promised Neverland
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Yakusoku no Neverland

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 約束のネバーランド
English: The Promised Neverland
German: The Promised Neverland
Spanish: The Promised Neverland
French: The Promised Neverland
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 181
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 1, 2016 to Jun 15, 2020
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Suspense Suspense
Themes: Psychological Psychological, Survival Survival
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Demizu, Posuka (Art), Shirai, Kaiu (Story)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 158060158,060 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5012
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #17
Members: 310,536
Favorites: 19,946


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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /181


At Grace Field House, life couldn't be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind "Mama" who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside.

There is only one rule they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two top-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture past the gate and unearth the harrowing secret behind their entire existence. Utilizing their quick-wittedness, the children must work together to somehow change their predetermined fate.

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As a part of the JUMP START initiative, the first three chapters of Yakusoku no Neverland were published in English as The Promised Neverland in VIZ Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump on the same day as the Japanese release. After, the series was added to VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump lineup and it was simulpub through MANGA Plus. The volumes were published by VIZ Media from December 5, 2017 to August 3, 2021. The series has also been licensed in Polish by Waneko, in Spanish by Norma Editorial, and in Portuguese by Devir.


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Jul 31, 2023
I only picked up the manga because I loved the first season of the anime but I was extremely disappointed with the second one, so I had some expectations. That means the first part of the story, the initial escape, I already knew and love. Great story, concept and pacing. The second part was practically all new to me and it was good fun. A lot of new characters that helped make this world feel alive, and a great adventure that never felt too grand for our main cast. I loved how all the characters were important, not necessarily to the plot but to Emma ...
Oct 14, 2023
Mixed Feelings
*No spoilers*

The Promised Neverland is a manga I learned about through its anime adaptation. I bought the entire set and read it all at once. The manga tells the story of orphan children raised on a farm from which they are sold as meat to aliens. Although the first arc is excellent, the quality of writing and story-telling declines over the length of the story. If you are interested in the horror or thriller genre, this may be of interest to you.

Story: 4/10
The Promised Neverland tells the story of orphan children raised on a farm from which they are sold for their brains to aliens. ...
Apr 15, 2023
This manga is unfortunately one of the worst things a manga can be: a total waste of time.

The Promised Neverland generated quite a bit of hype when it was initially released because of its interesting premise. I will be the first to admit I was drawn in by this premise and the first arc was incredibly enjoyable. The characters are likable, the pacing is perfect, and the cat-and-mouse game that the characters have to play is so full of suspense I couldn't stop reading (it reminded me quite a bit of Death Note). "I can't wait to see what kind of trials and tribulations these ...

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