The Promised Neverland manga authors will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the popular manga’s release by publishing a new work.
Promised Neverland creators Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a new work in the 35th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Shonen Jump News reported that the new work will be titled “DC3” and will be released to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the original publication of The Promised Neverland manga. No other details about Shirai and Posuka’s new project have been announced, so it’s currently unknown if this new work is directly related to the story and world of the series. it’s a completely unrelated work, such as the one-shot horror manga Spirit Photographer Saburo Kono, released by the two creators shortly after the conclusion of The Promised Neverland in 2020.
Kaiu Shirai & Demizu Posuka will be publishing a new work titled ‘DC3’ in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #35 to commemorate The Promised Neverland’s 5th Anniversary.
— Shonen Jump News – Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) July 14, 2021
The Promised Neverland was created by writer Kaiu Shirai and artist Posuka Demizu in 2016. The story revolves around a group of young children being raised in an orphanage, who live seemingly happy lives until when they realize that the orphanage, their caregivers, and the entire world around them are not what the adults appear to be. Promised Neverland quickly became one of Weekly Shonen Jump’s biggest hits of the past five years, with over 32 million copies sold.
The series was adapted into an anime in 2019 by the studio that made the Wonder Egg Priority anime, CloverWorks. The first season was mostly praised for its faithful adaptation of the manga’s mystery and tension, but the second season was praised by both fans and critics for its over-simplification of the story. original story, fast paced and completely omitted some storylines and characters from the manga. While no explanation has been given as to why the anime took such a big leap, fans have noticed that the series’ creator stopped being credited on the show after Episode 10.
Amazon Studios is developing a live-action film series based on the manga, which will reportedly be co-directed by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and written by Rodney Rothman.
Anime Promised Neverland is available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. There’s only the first season on Netflix, but that might actually be more of an act of kindness than a downside. The manga has been localized in English and published in print by VIZ Media.