The Promised Neverland was a big part of the winter 2019 season and has a second season as well. With the property now slotted for live-action development by Amazon and after seeing the dub get some Australian streaming, Crunchyroll did some curation for HBO Max and the show was scheduled for an August 4th, 2020 debut. With it being just about two years at this point, the streaming contract is running out on this title and it’s now been slotted for an August 3rd, 2022 departure date. One that I don’t think will see a renewal at this point either.
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.
Aniplex USA is going to be bringing the first season out on Blu-ray as well and they revealed at their Anime NYC panel that the season one set is now scheduled for a March 31st, 2020 release date. The set is priced at $169.98 with a sales price of $129.98 where it’ll have the full twelve episode run. On-disc extras include Textless Opening & Endings, Season 2 Teaser, English Dub Trailer, Japanese and English Mix-up Video. Pack-in materials look to be a deluxe booklet.
The English 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.
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.