The Promised Neverland Will Receive a Game Adaptation

The Promised Neverland

According to an announcement broadcast on its official Twitter account, hit manga and anime The Promised Neverland will receive a game adaptation. The announcement was posted on January 8, 2021 via the @yakuneba_staff Twitter account, which is the franchise’s official Japanese Twitter presence [Thanks, ANN].

Unfortunately, details beyond the simple announcement of a Promised Neverland game besides a tease for more information later on were unavailable. The use of the wording “game app”  seems to imply a mobile release, though.

Created by Kaiu Shirai and Illustrated by Posuka Demizu, The Promised Neverland launched in 2016 and ran until 2020 in the pages of Shonen Jump. The series was a hit, selling over 26 million copies and prompting an anime adaptation that is ongoing, as well as a live-action film that released in Japan in December 2020. Even Hollywood has gotten involved, with Amazon Studios developing an adaptation targeted at the international young adult market.

The Promised Neverland is set in the year 2045, following Emma, an 11-year old orphan living in the orphanage of Grace Field House. Grace Field House is a child’s paradise, with comfortable amenities and lots of love from their “Mother,” the caretaker Isabella. Emma and her two friends Ray and Norman are top students at the orphanage, and when they discover Grace Field House’s sinister, deadly secret, they resolve to survive and do anything they can to escape.

The Promised Neverland manga is published in English by Viz Media, and is available to read in Shonen Jump or as separately published volumes (18 of 20 have been released as of January 2021). The anime series is streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and HIDIVE, and was added to Toonami in April of 2019 and Netflix in 2020. The second season premiered on Hulu on January 7, 2021.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.