It seems that Neverland is closer than we’d ever expect.
The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (Issue 26, 2018) reports that the upcoming The Promised Neverland anime adaptation will hit Japanese TV in January 2019. The series is slated to run in Fuji TV’s NoitaminA block.
The article includes character designs for Ray and Emma, and directs readers to website “neverland-anime.com” for a trailer (with voice-overs). The site is not yet active as of press time.
As a reminder, Amazon currently holds the exclusive digital rights to all NoitaminA titles for the foreseeable future.
Kaiu Shirai and illustrator Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland launched in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump on August 1, 2016. The series currently spans seven volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on April 4.
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the series in North America. They describe the title as:
In THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, Emma, Norman, and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.