Director: Mamoru Kanbe
Starring: Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, Mariya Ise
Genre: Anime, Fantasy, Horror
“Would you leave that person behind? Or take them with us?”
It’s been a while since my last anime review (Erased). This one, The Promised Neverland, is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I watched it twice (the first time alone and then with my sister) and it gave me a strange feeling both times.
The story follows Emma, Ray, Norman, and their “siblings”. All of them are in an orphanage, whose mother is Isabella, a very kind and lovely woman. This orphanage is not a regular one, because the house is bordered by a huge stone wall and a huge gate, whose passing is forbidden. Life is pretty simple here: every kid has food, toys, free time, and clean clothes. Sometimes they have some exams, but they don’t know the purpose of them.
From time to time, one of the children is adopted. The thing is they don’t know by who. And none of the children writes letters for the siblings. One night, after Conny is adopted, Emma and Norman try to catch her and to give her Little Bunny, a plush toy. But what they discover is terrifying…
That’s all from the plot because I don’t want to give any spoilers. The anime has a very good storyline filled with moments of hope and desperation from the main characters. I liked a lot the dialogues and the relationship between each character. I, also, loved the scenes from the halls of the house, which were pretty intense. And the ending is, just, incredible. I mean, there are a lot of plot twists and a lot of actions that you wouldn’t think of. I can’t wait for the second season, which will appear this year, I think in October.
You must watch it, even though you are not anime fans because the story is very good and you’ll love the characters.
“I want you to be part of that whole.”