The Promised Neverland Could’ve Gone Better

The setting of The Promised Neverland takes place at the Grace Field House orphanage. Emma, Norman, and Ray are the brightest kids there. Along with 30+ other kids, they are taken care of by a woman who they refer to as their mom. They all have good food, clean clothes, and a good environment to learn. 

Emma and Norman soon discover the dark truth about the outside world they are forbidden from seeing, and decide that they have to make an escape. 

Season one of The Promised Neverland was a masterpiece. It had amazing animation and followed a thought-provoking storyline. It was built upon outsmarting a world that was entirely against them. Plus there was a constant tension and a need to think hard and make really important decisions. 

After two years of waiting for the first episode of season 2 to come out, I was pretty excited. The trailer was incredible to see, and it got my hopes up for the new season of The Promised Neverland, if only I knew the true horrors to come.

Season two has a total of twelve episodes. The first episode doesn’t even start where season 1 ended. It skipped two arcs and a lot of people were mad, including me. It was all rushed. 

More than fifty chapters from the source material were skipped in the anime. That’s a lot of information that was left out. It should’ve taken way longer than twelve episodes if much of the storyline wasn’t skipped. 

About five or six episodes in, it didn’t even seem like it was going to get any better. It felt like they didn’t know where to go with the show. It was just poorly executed. It doesn’t even seem like the characters are the same anymore. No one is coming up with good ideas and it seems like they’re ignoring the important problems. 

I was never hooked during the second season. I recommend watching the first season of the anime and just reading the manga for the rest of it.