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The Promised Neverland
Aliases: Yakusoku no Neverland Studio: CloverWorks Adaptation: Manga Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Shounen Episodes: Release Date: Jan, 2019 Streaming: Hulu, Crunchyroll, FunimationNow, HIDIVE,
Plot: 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 afterwards, 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.
Good thing I didn't read the synopsis but there were obvious warning signs. I was guessing human organ trafficking or monsters looming outside. Then they mentioned the kids who get adopted never wrote a single letter.
Art style - I have to get used to. Their faces are squished in. When Emma and Norma went to give Conny her stuffed rabbit, the art and camera became bizarre. I had the wrong guess if who died first. I thought it was the glasses girl who wanted new clothes but it was Conny who wasn't 12.
HOUSTON, TX, January 7, 2019 – HIDIVE announced today that it acquired streaming rights to a new thrilling sci-fi adventure from animation studio CloverWorks (DARLING in the FRANXX, Fairy Tail: Final Series, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai), The Promised Neverland, for audiences in the United States, Canada, and other select territories. Fans can watch the premiere on Wednesday, January 9 at 15:00 UTC and catch new episodes every Thursday starting on January 17 at 17:25 UTC.
I thought the series was going to focus on the land beyond the orphanage/farm. I assume the majority of the anime will be about escaping.
The mom is a smart character. She k new Emma and Norman were the ones who found out about Connie. She enlisted help from another woman and added a new child, an infant. Knowing Emma will not leave anyone behind
For a horror anime, we only had two deaths. I don't think I notice death flags for Korona. The monster just took its sweet time and just watched her. I wasn't scared or disturbed or really feel sad for Korona. The monster grabbed her and plant a flower on her.
We get new info but it was a brief flashback teasing fans who were curious about Isabella.
Should Norma run or accept his fate? The kids, Emma and Ray, you have to admire their optimism and bravery. I did enjoy the scene where they tossed ideas to make their bodies defective for the demons like breaking an arm and getting sick. That was a good comic relief scene without going down the typical chibi or exaggerated anime facial expressions while keeping a realistic atmosphere. It was endearing and felt natural because they are children really mature children facing an impossible situation but never giving up.
The tenacity and resilience of these children come a long way in this anime.
When Norma came back, it hits you hard, a discovery of a huge cliff behind the walls creates a devastating effect on our characters.
How will they overcome this? That's the next thing and if the anime can keep its tone in realism.
I didn't really feel the emotions behind Norma's farewell. We did have Emma in a desperate attempt to help Norma escape but Norma rejects it. I did enjoy seeing Norma's flashbacks of his cherished memories like the cup phones he packed. The little children have a cute design, full of innocence.
There was nothing after Norma's disappearance when he was call in. No horror unleashed or heroic sacrifice. We just have to wait for further developments.
Emma and Isabella had a very intense scene. Isabella tries to make Emma give up but Emma refuses to do so.
We just get a time skip with a calendar montage. It leaves on a cliffhanger with Emma having a plan on the day of Ray being shipped out.
While the story was short on adrenaline and more on strategy like a chess game (no mind games), the characters help build it
If you had no attachment to Emma, Ray, Norman, Isabella, then ... ?
It is hard to say since I didn't really cry for Norman or feel much. I did feel something seeing Isabella losing to Emma
Oddly enough, I cried for Attack on Titsn and Seraph of the end. They had more visceral raw emotions. Neverland has its strengths in other areas, but the tearjerker - I didn't have it in me
They probably explain why later on but I found making the moms pregnant was unusual. They are producing kids via machine because humans don't give birth to large litters. Unless demons eat at a large wide period or something
Ray remembering the humming while he was a fetus was unbelievable. I need to look up infantile something.
Why didn't Isabella escape? Will she remain a recurring character after Emma'escape?
Manage to finally watch this and, maybe a contender for my favorite anime of the year along with Mob Psycho II. I just absolutely love the escape thriller, that manage to do a fantastic job with the soundtrack, direction, camera work, characters etc. Granted I guess it would have been nice to have a bit more world building, but I guess they probably go more into that in the manga once they escaped.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT