Writer Kaiu Shirai and illustrator Posuka Demizu are officially hit mangaka! Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that The Promised Neverland (Yakusoki no Neverland) has 1.5 million copies in print. The crazy thing is that the manga began serialization last August.
The Promised Neverland is a horror-mystery manga, which is not too common for Weekly Shonen Jump series. It 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 has become an immediate international hit, with Viz Media publishing new chapters in their version of Shonen Jump. The manga was also nominated for the 10th Manga Taisho Awards, but lost to Hibiki: Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou.
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