A second season has been announced for one of the hit series of 2019's winter anime season - The Promised Neverland. After the rousing success of season 1, which debuted this past January, a follow-up has gone into production by studio CloverWorks.
The Promised Neverland is a mystery-thriller-adventure series that breaks the mold of most shounen genre conventions. Following the story of orphans in a home cared for by their "Mother" Isabella, The Promised Neverland is a tightly woven mystery with questions that often lead to more questions. Once two of the orphans, Emma and Norman, eventually discover that their home is actually a farm for sinister forces in which children are essentially raised as prisoners, they do whatever it takes to escape.
According to Kotaku, season 2 for The Promised Neverland has officially been announced. Though very little details have been revealed overall, the series will return in 2020, following up on the cliffhanger from season 1. Further details regarding season 2 should roll out closer to the release.
Despite the lack of details announced for season 2, season 1's finale hinted at a significant shift in tone. Whereas season 1 heavily played on the mystery and thriller aspects of the story, its ending suggests a tone that leans closer to horror, while also playing more into the show's growing adventurous side. Whether it'll lean closer to one or the other remains to be seen.
What's more is that The Promised Neverland will be coming to Toonami in April. According to Toonami's Facebook page, the series will air alongside other anime shows like Sword Art Online: Alicization, My Hero Academia, and Attack on Titan. And though Toonami has yet to be reveal a specific time slot for the series, it will announce details closer to The Promised Neverland's April 13 premiere on the network.
Not unlike Aka Akasaka's manga Kaguya-sama: Love is War and Domestic na Kanojo, The Promised Neverland is easily one of 2019's best new anime series. So, with season 2 of The Promised Neverland a go for next year, now would be a good time for anime fans to catch up. That being said, there are plenty more series to be distracted by now that Adult Swim and Crunchryoll have teamed up to get more anime content on TV. In the meantime, stay tuned for more information regarding The Promised Neverland's anticipated second season.