The action fantasy manga has printed over 5 million copies worldwide
Aniplex confirms today on May 28 that a TV anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai (story) and Posuka Demizu (art)'s shonen manga Yakusoku no Neverland/The Promised Neverland will be aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina midnight programming block from January 2019. The anime's official website is also opened at the same time. The site starts streaming an 80-second announcement PV (region-blocked to the US) narrated by the three main characters: Emma, Ray, and Norman. The voice cast for the three will be announced at later date.
The news was also reported in this year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump released today in Japan. The issue features the manga's illustration on its cover and reveals rough anime character designs of Emma, Ray, and Norman. In addition, it comes with a special booklet "The Promised Neverland: Invitation Book" to introduce the manga's world settings and various mysteries in the story.
The manga has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since its 35th issue of 2016. It has released
eight tankobon volumes so far and a total print of the series has reached five million copies worldwide.
Its next ninth volume is set to be released on June 4. From the release day, three promotional posters
to announce the anime adaptation featuring newly drawn illustrations of Emma, Ray, and Norman by
a yet-revealed anime character designer will be displayed at bookstores across Japan.
Tankobon first and ninth volume covers
"The Promised Neverland: Invitation Book" cover
Source: Aniplex press release, "The Promised Neverland" official Twitter
©Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu/Shueisha, The Promised Neverland Production Committee