The Promised Neverland Manga Creator Kaiu Shirai Collaborates on Anime Season 2's Scripts
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mamoru Kanbe returns as director from the previous season for CloverWorks. Toshiya Ono is also back to supervise the series scripts, and is joined by original manga writer Shirai for the second season. Kazuaki Shimada returns as character designer and chief animation director. Hiroki Itai returns as prop designer. Shigemi Ikeda and Yukiko Maruyama both return as art directors, with Ikeda also credited for art setting alongside returning staff members Kayoko Tomono, Miho Norisue, and Shuichi Okubo. Asuka Yokota replaced Kazuko Nakashima as the color key artist. T2 Studio's Tomoyuki Shiokawa returns as director of photography. Mizuhio Kanda is the new CG director. Rie Matsubara returns as editor. Takahiro Obata returns as composer, with Katsunori Shimizu as sound director.
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.
Update: Asuka Yokota replaced Kazuko Nakashima as the color key artist. Thanks, DatRandomDude.
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