The Promised Neverland
|Adult Swim (Toonami)|
|Apr. 13, 2019 - Jun. 29, 2019|
|12 (List of Episodes)|
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese anime series, based on the manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The series is directed by Mamoru Kanbe and animated by CloverWorks. The first season premiered in Japan from January 10, 2019 to March 28, 2019 in the Noitamina programming block on Fuji Television.
The series was licensed in North America by Aniplex of America, who began streaming the series on Crunchyroll, Hulu, FunimationNow, and Hidive, on January 9, 2019. On March 2019, a second season was officially announced to be in production in March of 2019, with a premiere set for 2020.
Aniplex of America licensed the series in North America and created an English dub of The Promised Neverland in association with Bang Zoom! Entertainment. The first season premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block from April 13, 2019 to June 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM.
Set in year 2045, Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a small orphanage housing her and her 37 siblings. Life had never been better; with food that tasted gourmet, plush beds, snow-white uniforms, and the love of their "Mother" (the caretaker) Isabella, as well the litany of daily exams that Emma always aced with her two best friends Ray and Norman. The orphans are basically allowed to do whatever they want, except venture out of the compounds or the gate that connects the house to the outside world.
On a fateful night, an orphan named Conny is sent away to be adopted, but Emma and Norman follow her after noticing that she had left her stuffed rabbit toy, Bernie, back at the house. Sneaking out, they find Conny dead and the truth of the existence of this supposed orphanage to be a farm where human children are raised as food for demonic creatures. Worse still, Isabella is in allegiance with the demons, ripping away at everything the two ever thought they knew. Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma partner up with Ray to peel away at the façade of the farm and find a way to escape with all their other siblings.
Emma — Emma is the main character of the series and one of the three oldest children living at Grace Field House. Like Ray and Norman, she is 11 years old and consistently gets perfect scores during their daily exams. She is identified by her ID number 63194 and known for her ample optimism as well as her capable athleticism. Upon discovering the truth of the orphanage, Emma teams up with Norman and Ray to escape the house. Her strong sense of selflessness insists that every one escape together.
Norman — Norman is one of the three oldest children living at Grace Field House and, like Ray and Emma, is 11 years old and consistently gets perfect scores during their daily exams. He is identified by his ID number 22194 and known for being a genius strategist and planner, as well as unbeatable at the game of tag. He discovers the truth of the orphanage with Emma and teams up with Ray to devise a plan to escape. While he knows leaving with every child in the house is nearly impossible, his love for Emma pushes him to continue trying.
Ray — Ray is one of the three oldest children living at Grace Field House and, like Emma and Norman, is 11 years old and consistently gets perfect scores during their daily exams. He is identified by his ID number 81194 and is known for being an avid reader with high intellectual abilities, blunt skepticism and cunning. Being the only biological child of their caretaker and "Mama" Isabella, he did not experience childhood amnesia, confirming his suspicions about the existence of demons and true nature of the house later when he was 6 years old.
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Emma||Erica Mendez||Sumire Morohoshi|
|Norman||Jeannie Tirado||Maaya Uchida|
|Ray||Laura Stahl||Mariya Ise|
|Don||Cedric Williams||Shinei Ueki|
|Phil||Amber Connor||Hiyori Kono|
|Nat||Michelle Ruff||Shizuka Ishigami|
|Anna||Brianna Knickerbocker||Ai Kayano|
|Thomas||Cristina Valenzuela||Mari Hino|
|Lannion||Philece Sampler||Yūko Mori|
|Conny||Jackie Lastra||Ari Ozawa|
|Isabella||Laura Post||Yuko Kaida|
|Krone||Rebeka Thomas||Nao Fujita|
|Color||Season||Episodes||Toonami Premiere||Toonami Finale|
|1||12||April 13, 2019||June 29, 2019|
The first season premiered in Japan from January 10, 2019 to March 28, 2019 in the Noitamina programming block on Fuji Television. The series began streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, FunimationNow, and Hidive in North America on January 9, 2019. The series was also simulcast on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand. In France, the series streamed exclusively on Wakanim. The English dub of The Promised Neverland premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block from April 13, 2019 to June 29, 2019.
- Japan (Fuji Television) — January 10, 2019 - March 28, 2019
- United States (Adult Swim) — April 13, 2019 - June 29, 2019
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Promised Neverland is coming to Toonami April 13th at midnight!! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 1, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2116916161932553/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 2, 2019.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "So we heard from some people that we WEREN’T actually building you a better cartoon show like we had said ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 4, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2118669455090557/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 5, 2019.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Promised Neverland Anime's Full Promotional Video Streamed ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 21, 2018. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-21/the-promised-neverland-anime-full-promotional-video-streamed/.141190. Retrieved on April 2, 2019.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "HIDIVE to Also Stream The Promised Neverland Anime ". animenewsnetwork.com. January 4, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-01-04/hidive-to-also-stream-the-promised-neverland-anime/.141659. Retrieved on March 28, 2019.
- ↑ "The Promised Neverland Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2020 ". animenewsnetwork.com. March 28, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-28/the-promised-neverland-anime-gets-2nd-season-in-2020/.145116. Retrieved on April 2, 2019.
- ↑ "Promised Neverland Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed in Trailer ". animenewsnetwork.com. April 5, 2019. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-04-05/promised-neverland-anime-english-dub-cast-revealed-in-trailer/.145454. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
- ↑ "The Promised Neverland ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. March 28, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2114625015495001/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on March 28, 2019.
- ↑ "AnimeLab Winter Simulcast Lineup 2019! ". animelab.com. December 28, 2018. https://www.animelab.com/blog/animelab-winter-simulcast-lineup-2019/. Retrieved on April 2, 2019.