The Promised Never Land is a dark fantasy anime series that was first released in 2019. The dark fantasy genre is a special genre that includes popular anime such as Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Killer, especially in recent years. The Promised Neverland is a TV adaptation of a record-breaking manga series of the same name. Share the same sales volume with popular series like Death Note and fruit basket, the manga is written by Kaiu Shirai. There is a well known name on the studio side of the anime, CloverWorks, although it is a new studio. CloverWorks, which reminded of its name with Horimiya in 2021, is also the creator of many popular animes such as Bunny Girl Senpaic and Wonder Egg Priority† The second season of Promised Neverland originally aired on Fuji TV between January 8, 2021 and March 26, 2021. The anime, which is also streaming on Hulu TV and Funimation, enjoys worldwide popularity. Fans are now raving about the third seasonso what do we know so far about the series and season three?
What was the storyline of the 2nd season and what could be next?
If you haven’t finished the second season of The Promised Neverland yet, let’s just say that this part of our article contains some spoilers, albeit minor ones. But assuming you find out the details of the third season, you have already seen the second season of the anime.
As you may recall, the first season took place in an orphanage called “Grace Field House”, and we witnessed the lives of young children, especially Emma, Norman and Ray, who realized the truth. What was this truth? “Grace Field House” was actually a farm and the kids here were dinner for the creatures called demons. Children grow up carefree and stress-free; their brains also develop with education and arouse the appetites of the demons. When it came to harvesting, they were sent to eat, presumably because a family had adopted it. Our beautiful trio also made cunning plans and tried to escape, and the mother of the farm, Isabella, didn’t sit still either. Emma and those around her were busy getting rid of the walls around the farm. So far, it’s been what happened in the first season, with fans eagerly awaiting a second season.
Two years later, The Promised Neverland premiered with its second season on January 8, 2021. We were behind the walls in the second season of the anime. Because the mysterious outside world is no longer as magical as it used to be, the second season of the anime has also been heavily criticized. Trying to survive, Emma and her friends run away from the demons after her and make plans to rescue the friends and all the other farm children they left behind while looking for a place to live. So things were tough. The anime needed to get rid of the mystery element compared to the first season, but not much could be done about that. Questions such as what happened to humans and why demons ate humans were answered in season two. At the end of the second season, we had a happy ending, and the door is hardly left open for a third season. The second season of the anime moved quickly through many key chapters in the manga, so we highly recommend reading the manga.
Not much to say about the drawings. They kept the quality of the first season and the shades of green again. The opening and closing pieces aren’t bad either, but “Touch Off”, the opening piece of the first season, was missed.
Will there be a third season of The Promised Neverland?
From December 13, 2021At the time of writing, The Promised Neverland has not yet been renewed for a third season† CloverWorks, Shueisha or any other company related to the anime have not made any statement regarding a new season. The Promised Neverland has been one of the popular anime worldwide lately, but whatever happened, season two didn’t go so well, and some fans want a reboot of the second season instead of a third. We watched a season that differed from the manga in many ways. So does the anime offer the possibility of a third season? Although there is no official explanation, it is possible to speculate on this matter under a number of important factors.
Manga status of the anime?
Written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, the manga series was published by Shueisha between August 1, 2016 and June 15, 2020. The manga, which was no longer running, had a early final† It is possible to follow the manga, which has reached a total of 20 volumes, in English as well. American manga publisher Viz Media has published all available parts of the manga in English.
Coming back to the anime side, the first season of the anime had a script that was true to the manga. The first five parts of the manga were adapted into the first season of the anime. In the second season of the anime, many details were included until the 14th part, but it had almost original content and 140 chapters worth content were skipped. While it had a happier ending compared to the manga, it was far from the manga. It’s hard to say there’s enough source material available for a third season as it’s tied to a good or bad finale. Fans seem to have to wait more for a reboot than for a new season.
Disc sales and popularity
The more popular an anime is, the more profit it will generate and the greater the chance of a new season. Previously, disc sales were good data to see the financial situation, but in recent years, with the proliferation of exclusive distributors and online streaming services, it has lost its value. Still, we’re looking at BluRay and DVD sales for comparison and to see its popularity in Japan. In general, the disc sales of an anime are expected to exceed 4,000 for a new season, but The Promised Neverland sold only 324 units in the second season. It didn’t have a high number of disc sales in its first season, but still, disc sales dropped to a quarter.
However, as we mentioned, disc sales are not as strong as they used to be to see popularity. Anime has a strong social media popularity and Google search volume. According to the Myanimelist, anime ranks among the top 50 most popular anime. There doesn’t seem to be a problem in terms of popularity for a possible third season. In addition, the live-action movie released on December 18, 2020 and the game on the smartphone platforms on April 22, 2021 will provide additional financial revenue for the series.
3rd season Chance of The Promised Neverland
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Perfect ratings (8.57 on MA, 8.4 on IMDb)
Bestselling manga (32m+)
Major distributor like Netflix, HBO, Hulu
Extra income with live-action movie and video games
Underrated Season 2
No success in disc sales
Manga is over
Not enough source material
When is the third season of the anime?
As a result of our review above, a third season of the anime series is highly unlikely. However, another possibility is to see a reboot. An anime movie may also appear in later times. However, if you’ve seen the second season of the series, you more or less know that there won’t be a third season that can be hooked up. The anime would have such a second season, as the manga is no longer going on and does not need an advertisement. At this stage, the best option is a reboot series, and it won’t appear anytime soon. Maybe it’s possible to see a reboot with a new production nearby 2023 – 2024† However, this issue is currently only fans’ expectation and is not based on official news. We will be with you with updates.