Yesterday it was revealed that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga will receive a second television anime season adaptation that is slated to air during 2020. In addition, the 12th and final episode of the anime revealed that it will be receiving a second season. More details will be announced at a later date.
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since August 1, 2016, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into seven tankobon volumes as of January 2018. The story follows a group of orphaned children in their escape plan from a farm. Viz Media licensed the manga in North America and serialized The Promised Neverland in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. An anime television series adaptation will premiere in January 2019 in the Noitamina programming block.
The Promised Neverland synopsis:
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 afterward, 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 horrifying reality behind their entire existence: they are all livestock, and their orphanage is a farm to cultivate food for a mysterious race of demons. With only a few months left to pull off an escape plan, the children must somehow change their predetermined fate.