Orphans Shielded From A Dark Secret – The Promised Neverland Next Week From Viz

by Hannah Means Shannon

Next week, on December 5th, you’ll find the debut volume of a new series from Viz Media.

The Promised Neverland is written by Kaiu Shirai and drawn by Posuka Demizu, and will be released in print under the Shonen Jump imprint, rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens.

Future print and digital editions of the series will be released in English on a quarterly basis.

Viz say:

In The Promised Neverland, 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.

Writer Kaiu Shirai debuted in 2015 with Ashley Gate no Yukue on the Shonen Jump+ website. Shirai first worked with Posuka Demizu on the two-shot manga, Poppy no Negai, which was released in February 2016.

Posuka Demizu debuted as a manga artist with the 2013 CoroCoro series, Oreca Monster Bouken Retsuden. A collection of illustrations, The Art of Posuka Demizu, was released in 2016 by PIE International.