Why ‘The Promised Neverland’ Season 3 Still Needs To Happen (Despite The Last Part Being Disappointing)

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The Promised Neverland Season 3 (Image Credit: Adult Swim)

Last Updated on January 26, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

The Promised Neverland Season 3 has a lot to answer, and despite the hovering clouds of uncertainty, the future of the series does look bright.

The Promised Neverland is a TV adaption of a record-breaking manga series of the same title. This dark fantasy thriller anime series was first released in 2019.

Fantasy anime is one of the most popular anime genres, especially in recent years. This unique genre includes some very popular animes like Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan and many more.

The Promised Neverland’s Season 1 had a brilliant premise and storyline that laid an excellent foundation for the anime series. It had established some horror elements with significant cliffhangers to get the audiences’ interest. It’s a pity that it couldn’t be utilized in the next season.

The Promised Neverland Season 1 was so well written that it became popular worldwide and blew everyone’s minds.

However, Season 2 had a rushed and relatively icky ending that hardly justified the manga’s fantastic qualities.

So what has happened in The Promised Neverland, and what went wrong?

Warning: This post contains spoilers ‘The Promised Neverland.’

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The Promised Neverland Characters (Image Credit: Adult Swim )

A full breakdown of everything that took place in The Promised Neverland

The story begins in a surprisingly healthy tone, but it doesn’t take long before the true horrors of The Promised Neverland are unveiled.

The story starts with a cheerful and merry Emma, an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage housing Emma and 37 other orphans of different ages.

The children lead an everyday life, with ample food, clean beds, neat clothes, fun games and the love of their so-called “Mom”, Isabella.

Their education is considered a vital part of their growth, and Emma, with her two best friends, Norman and Ray, consistently excel in the routine exams.

The children are allowed total freedom, except to venture past the perimeter wall or gate which separate the Grace Field House from the outer world.

The horror starts when a little girl named Conny is sent away to be “adopted” one night, but Emma and Norman follow with her favourite stuffed toy because she forgot it.

At the gate, they see Conny dead and uncover the sinister truth about their existence, that is, to be raised as meat for monsters.

Emma and Norman plan with Ray to flee from Grace Field House with the children. The trio began training the other children under the facade of playing tag. They then learned more about their so-called Mother, Isabella, and discovered how to disable their trackers, but the planning wasn’t relatively smooth.

Norman was taken for adoption a few months before the getaway. Emma and Ray then decide to escape with some of their older siblings, leaving half of the younger kids behind.

Heading into The Promised Neverland’s season 1 finale episode, the getaway was finally put into action. Ray and Emma set the Grace Field House on fire, giving them a chance to reach the edge of the farm and climb the giant wall using stolen sheets from their home.

Thus, setting up a glorious and emotional final chapter.

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The Promised Neverland Season 3 (Image Credit: Adult Swim)

What Happened in Season 2 of The Promised Neverland?

The Promised Neverland Season 2 mainly revolves around the dangers outside the Grace Field House and how they tackle them.

They encounter demons of all types, including the good ones, Mujika and Sonju, who help them in their quest to save everyone.

Emma and Ray later meet Norman again. Together with their backers, they fight a battle for liberation against the devil queen Legravalima and the mortal Peter Ratri, who handles the Farms.

Eventually, through her own determination, Emma ensures the freedom of all the children and re-forges “The Promise”, bringing all of them to the human world.

What was “The Promise”?

‘The Promise’ was an agreement made to end a lengthy war between humans and demons. ‘The Promise’ was an understanding where each of them would live in their own separate worlds.

The human world was free from the threat of demons, and the demon world, where human breeding farms were put up to provide meals for the monsters.

So What Went Wrong in Season 2 of ‘The Promised Neverland’?

Season 2 of the series entirely neglected all the significant arcs that develop the characters of the main characters, like Norman and Emma. Not only were the essential arcs skipped, but the pacing of the season was also very rushed.

The viewers were unhappy with the second season as they had very high hopes for the anime, especially after its first season.

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The Promised Neverland Still(Image Credit: Adult Swim)

Should We Hope for ‘The Promised Neverland’ Season 3?

Unfortunately, the bad news is that the second instalment of the series spent all the original material of its manga series.

So there is no hope for a Season 3 of the series.

There is a possibility the fans might get to see a reboot as it is a very popular anime. We hope the reboot (if there will be one) will undo the disappointments of its previous season and live up to its original glory.

That’s pretty much all we know about the chances of The Promised Neverland Season 3. Let’s hope we get a reboot.

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