The Promised Neverland Readers Put Faith in Emma in Popularity Poll

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The mystery-thriller manga The Promised Neverland stars highly intelligent, plucky orphans attempting to thwart their destiny; to become food for monstrous overlords. The group is led by the determined heroine Emma, a red-head that's won the hearts of readers as indicated by Weekly Shonen Jump's latest popularity poll for the series. The results were published in this week's issue in Japan and in Viz's digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday.

The results are:

  1. Emma: 5,581 votes
  2. Norman: 4,762 votes
  3. Ray: 4,651 votes
  4. Phil: 2,094 votes
  5. Anna: 1,564 votes
  6. Mujika: 1,324 votes
  7. Yugo: 1,261 votes
  8. Isabella: 1,151 votes
  9. Gillian: 924 votes
  10. Krone: 794 votes

Creators Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu wrote in this week's Weekly Shonen Jump that the manga has entered its final arc. Shirai had stated in an interview posted on the Franceinfo French news website on August 21 that Shirai would like the story to "not extend too much" in accordance with the story's editor, adding that the length of the manga should be "ideally 20 to 30 volumes long."

The manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2019. The anime will have an advanced screening at this year's Jump Special Anime Festa event on November 25 in Tokyo and on December 2 in Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.

Viz Media is serializing the manga in its digital English edition of Shonen Jump, and is also publishing the volumes in print. Viz Media describes the story:

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.

Shirai and Demizu launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and Shueisha shipped the manga's 10th compiled volume on August 3. The manga has more than 5 million copies in print worldwide as of May 28.

Source: Viz Media's Weekly Shonen Jump

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