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The Promised Neverland Anime Announces 10 More Cast Members

posted on by Karen Ressler

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga revealed 10 more cast members for the series on Sunday.

The new cast includes:

(Top row in image above)

(Bottom row in image above)

The previously announced main cast includes: (Middle row)

The anime will premiere in January 2019 on Fuji TV's Noitamina block and stream exclusively on Amazon Prime in Japan. In France, the show will stream exclusively on Wakanim.

Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, The Perfect Insider) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures' CloverWorks studio (PERSONA 5 the Animation). Toshiya Ono (Gatchaman Crowds, The Perfect Insider) is writing the series composition, Kazuaki Shimada (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara.) is designing the characters for animation, and Takahiro Obata is composing the music.

The band UVERworld will perform the anime's opening theme song.

Viz Media is serializing the manga in its digital English edition of Shonen Jump, and is also publishing the volumes in print. The company shipped the sixth volume on October 2, and the seventh volume will ship on December 4. Viz Media describes the story:

The children of the Grace Field House orphanage have their happy lives upended when they find out they're being raised to be fed to demons. Can they escape their fate before it's too late?

Shirai and Demizu launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and the series has entered its final arc as of September. Shueisha shipped the manga's 11th compiled volume on November 2. The manga has more than 7 million copies in print worldwide, with more than 4.2 million copies in print in Japan.

The manga won the Best Shōnen Manga award at the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Awards in January, was nominated for the 11th Manga Taisho awards in January, and was nominated for the 22nd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in February. The series also topped the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook's list of manga for male readers last December.

Sources: The Promised Neverland anime's website, MoCa News


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