The rumor mill has been buzzing that the fantasy-thriller manga The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) will be receiving an anime.
Moetron first broke the news on Twitter after discovering that the “neverland-anime.com” domain has been registered to by someone based in Tokyo. The domain name follows similar styles that have been registered to Shueisha series titles in the past.
Adding fuel to the fire is Shueisha launching an official Twitter account for The Promised Neverland on Monday. The manga has been serialized since August 2016 and the delayed Twitter launch has fans hoping that an anime announcement is coming soon.
Writer Kaiu Shirai and artist Posuka Demizu launched the series in Weekly Shounen Jump. The manga crossed the 1.5 million copy milestone last August and topped an anime adaptation poll at this year’s AnimeJapan convention.
The Promised Neverland follows orphans Emma, Norman, and Ray. They live at the Grace Field House with other foster siblings and are allowed to do pretty much anything. However, they are forbidden to leave the compound or go to the gate. The children think nothing of this simple rule until they discover the fate of one of their recently adopted sibling.
The Promised Neverland isn’t a typical Weekly Shounen Jump series in that it’s a thriller with horror elements. Its crossover appeal has led to high sales and survey rankings, with the series competing against One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Black Clover in terms of popularity.