The official Twitter Handle of The Promised Neverland has officially announced on Aug 1, 2023, that the manga has sold over 42,000,000 copies worldwide!
The staff members thanked everyone around the world for showing their love for the manga series and their continued support for 7 years.
On the same day (Aug 1), the series celebrates the 7th anniversary of the start of serialisation. For the occasion, manga illustrator Demizu Posuka drew a special artwork, featuring the main characters.
The staff members also announce that along with manga, anime and live-action film, there’s also an international drama version in production.
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu.
It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2016 to June 2020, with its chapters collected in 20 tankōbon volumes. In North America, Viz Media licensed the manga for English release and serialized it on their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The Promised Neverland was adapted into an anime television series produced by CloverWorks and broadcast on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. The series’ first season ran for 12 episodes from January to March 2019. A second season ran for 11 episodes from January to March 2021. A live-action film adaptation was released in December 2020. Amazon Studios is also developing an American live-action series.
MyAnimeList describes the plot as follows:
At Grace Field House, life couldn’t be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind “Mama” who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside.
There is only one rule they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two top-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture past the gate and unearth the harrowing secret behind their entire existence. Utilizing their quick-wittedness, the children must work together to somehow change their predetermined fate.
Source: Official Twitter