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‘The Promised Neverland’ Manga Getting Live-Action Film

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The Promised Neverland was a big part of the winter 2019 season and has a second season coming up next year. With the show getting a Toonami broadcast and the original manga selling well both in Japan and abroad, a live-action film is in the works that will open in the winter 2020 season next year. The film isn’t keeping the cast as young as the original work, bumping them up by about four years, which isn’t a surprise but is somewhat disappointing. The film is set to star Minami Hamabe as Emma, Jyo Kairi as Ray, and Rihito Itagaki as Norman. It’s being directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa, who directed the ERASED film.

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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 dub has Steve Staley as the ADR director working with scripts by Erica Mendez and Tyson Rinehart. The English cast includes Erica Mendez as Emma, Jeannie Tirado as Norman, Laura Stahl as Ray, Laura Post as Isabella, Rebeka Thomas as Krone, Cedric Williams as Don, Ryan Bartley as Gilda, Amber Connor as Phil, Michelle Ruff as Nat, Brianna Knickerbocker as Anna, Cristina Vee as Thomas, Dana Hayes as Lannion, and Jackie Lastra as Conny.

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.

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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.

[Source: ANN]


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