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Funimation Sets ‘The Promised Neverland’ Anime For Winter 2019 Lineup

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© Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu / Shueisha · Promised Neverland Production Committee

The anime adaptation of The Promised Neverland is set for a January 9th, 2018 premiere on Fuji TV in Japan and we learned last month that it’s set for streaming on Crunchyroll and Hul. Now, Funimation has revealed that they’ve entered the mix and will be streaming the series as well. It’s expected to just be the simulcast for it as other series from Aniplex for simulcast have been presented that way as well.

Mamoru Kanbe is directing it based on the series composition by Toshiya Ono. Kazuaki Shimada is working on the character designs with CloverWorks handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Sumire Morohoshi as Emma, Maaya Uchida as Norman, Mariya Ise as Ray, Nao Fujita as Sister Krone, Yuko Kaida as Isabella/Mom, Shinei Ueki as Don, Lynn as Gilda, Shizuka Ishigami as Nat, Ai Kayano as Anna, Mari Hino as Thoma, Yuuko Mori as Lani, Ari Ozawa as Conny, and Hiyori Kono as Phil.

The manga series has been released domestically by Viz Media and it comes from creators Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu. The project kicked off in Weekly Shonen Jump back in August 2016 and has been steadily rolling on since then.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: 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.

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