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The Promised Neverland Anime Season 2 Casts Shin'ichirō Kamio, Atsumi Tanezaki

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Kamio plays Sonju, Tanezaki plays Mujika in January 7 anime

The official website for the television anime of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga announced two more cast members for the anime's second season on Friday. Shin'ichirō Kamio joins the cast as the new character Sonju, while Atsumi Tanezaki joins as Mujika.

The second season will premiere on Fuji-TV's Noitamina programming block on January 7, 2021.

The second season was scheduled to premiere in October, but was delayed to January 2021 due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production.

The first season of the anime adaptation premiered in January 2019. Aniplex of America streamed the anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and HIDIVE as it aired. Toonami began airing the anime in April 2019.

Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15. Viz Media publishes the manga digitally and in print in North America. Manga Plus also published the manga digitally in English.

A "Chapter 181.1" bonus chapter titled "Special Side Story: The First Shot" debuted in the 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on October 5, and Viz Media published the chapter in English. A separate new one-shot chapter of the manga will debut at an exhibition in Tokyo this winter.

A live-action film adaptation of the manga will open on December 18. Amazon is developing a separate, English-language live-action series adaptation of the manga.

Source: The Promised Neverland anime's website, Comic Natalie


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