Photo Credit: The Promised Neverland Live-action

The film wholesaler TOHO uncovered during a 2020 lineup introduction on Thursday that the live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu‘s The Promised Neverland manga will open in theaters in Japan in December 2020.

The Promised Neverland film will move the story’s standard about vagrants having to dispatch at 12 years old to the age of 16. Hamabe is a self-proclaimed fan of the manga who purchased the print volumes and the digital book adaptation, and she commended the chief and the staff for understanding the story’s reality. She pledged to give a valiant effort for everybody who cherished the manga.

Yūichirō Hirakawa is coordinating the film. Noriko Gotou is writing the film’s content. Hirakawa and Gotou cooperated on the live-action Erased film.

19-year-old entertainer Minami Hamabe is featuring in the film as Emma. 13-year-old Jyo Kairi and 17-year-old Rihito Itagaki are playing Ray and Norman, individually.


Photo Credit: Shueisha

The Promised Neverland is a Japanese manga arrangement composed by Kaiu Shirai and delineated by Posuka Demizu. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since August 1, 2016, with the individual chapters gathered and distributed by Shueisha into sixteen tankōbon volumes as of October 2019.

The story of The Promised Neverland pursues a gathering of stranded youngsters in their break plan from a ranch. Viz Media authorized the manga in North America and serialized The Promised Neverland in their advanced Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Manga’s official description is:

Set in the year 2045, Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage housing her and 37 other orphans. Life has never been better: with gourmet food; plush beds; clean clothes; games; and the love of their “Mother”, the caretaker, Isabella. The bright and cheerful Emma always aces the regular exams with her two best friends Ray and Norman. The orphans are allowed complete freedom, except to venture beyond the grounds or the gate, which connects the house to the outside world.

One night, an orphan named Conny is sent away to be adopted, but Emma and Norman follow after noticing that she left her stuffed toy, Little Bunny, back at the house. At the gate, they find Conny dead, and they realize the truth of their existence in this idyllic orphanage. It is a farm where human children are raised as food for Demons, and worse, Isabella is their agent. Determined to break out of Grace Field House, Norman and Emma join with Ray to find a way to escape along with their other siblings.

The manga was designated for the tenth Manga Taishō grants in January 2017, getting 43 from the Manga Taisho grants’ “Executive Committee.” The manga was additionally assigned for the eleventh version of the Manga Taishō grants in 2018, accepting 26 points altogether. As of August 2017, the manga had 1.5 million in print. By October 2017, the number had expanded to 2.1 million. As of January 2019, the initial 12 volumes had 8.8 million duplicates in print around the world.