The Promised Neverland
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, Science Fantasy
Written by: Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu
For those who are looking for a great new series to read, check out the new Shonen manga Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland). The Promised Neverland is about three orphans: Emma, Ray and Norman; who together live in an orphanage along with 38 other siblings under the love and care of Isabelle aka “Mama” who loves and cares for all of the children.
In the orphanage, the children are to routinely take tests (to measure their intelligence), do chores, and play outside together as one big happy family. Seems like all is well (as seen through the eyes of our three protagonists), until one day Norman and Emma encounter a shocking truth about the orphanage that completely turns their world upside down.
With the truth about the orphanage looming over their heads, Emma and Norman must figure out a way to escape along with the rest of the kids, at least until they realize escaping might be easier said than done.
This Manga offers a ton of psychological manipulation, enjoyable mysteries, and an overall good time. Each chapter leaves you wanting more and more. If you enjoyed Manga like Code Geass or Death Note where there’s a lot of psychological battles; or series such as Erased, which offer tons of mystery of “who did it and why” variety, then I think this series might be for you.
If you’re interested in checking out a quick sample of the first three chapters then head over to The Promised Neverland