The Battle Begins at Goldy Pond – The Promised Neverland Volume 9 Review

With A08-63 turning out to be a secret human playground for the demons, some doubts over William Minerva’s true intentions have emerged. For Lucas at least. Now when Emma is here with her pen, he can finally find out what is behind those doors with the owl symbol in the Goldy Pond windmill. A phonecall with William Minerva Behind the doors is some sort of a control room. But more importantly there is a lake. It’s the real Goldy Pond from the map. And it has a small island that floats and water that you cannot actually feel when you touch it. Lucas and Emma were as confused by it as I am… This island has what appears to be an elevator with the owl symbol. Could this possibly take you to the human world? Emma tried using the pen to start the elevator but it hasn’t worked. Instead, the Continue reading…

The Forbidden Game at A08-63 – The Promised Neverland Volume 8 Review

How will Emma and Ray solve the difficult situation they found themselves in at the end of Volume 7? Will their unnamed guide offer some help? Or will they have to find the solution themselves? Emma and Ray in action It turned out being the latter. They had to find the solution themselves and it turned out successful – they realized that the demons die when they are hit in their eye. Their unnamed guide, however, is still convinced Emma and Ray are going to die soon. He will make that happen himself even if the demons won’t be able to. He even decided which of the kids he will let die. It turned out to be Emma, who a bit later on tried to make him open up to her and Ray, which he refused to do. The unnamed guide has been suffering. It must have been hard. But Continue reading…

A Risky Decision – The Promised Neverland Volume 7 Review

The children of Grace Field have finally reached the B06-32 which turned out to be a human shelter. Is the man awaiting for them William Minerva? I expressed my doubts about it in my Volume 6 post and it turns out I was right. Unnamed man The mysterious man in the human shelter is not William Minerva. But it turns out he also has a past of escaping human farms. But unlike the Grace Field group, his siblings didn’t survive the escape. This man was the only remaining survivor. And he stayed in the human shelter, where he seemingly lived for 13 years now. Seeing the Grace Field children only gave him negative emotions. This even led him to try shooting Emma, but luckily for the orphans some of his past traumas still seem to haunt him. I keep referring to him simply as “man” because he refuses to give Continue reading…

On the way to B06-32 – The Promised Neverland Volume 6 Review

Volume 5 truly had everything in store for the children of Grace Field. They escaped the orphanage but had to separate from their younger family. Then they faced new challenges by the nature itself and various demons. Ray was forced to leave the group as a way to escape the demons. But even he doesn’t have infinite stamina for running away so how could he save himself from this situation? Volume 6 of The Promised Neverland provides us with the answers. Rescue When Emma collapses and things look quite bad for the group, a mysterious girl arrives and leads them to a safer place. Meanwhile, Ray also gets rescued by a similarly mysterious person. He reunites with Emma in what looks like a cave. Upon meeting one of their rescuers, Ray is sharp-eyed as always and notices that it is in fact, a demon. Emma thought for a moment that Continue reading…

Escaping the anime-only zone – The Promised Neverland Volume 5 Review

During the Winter 2019 anime season we’ve been treated by the fantastic anime adaptation of The Promised Neverland. It had one big problem tho – it ended. Usually you would start collecting or reviewing a manga series from the very first volume. But my curiosity got the better of me and I’ve started reading The Promised Neverland from the fifth volume onwards. I do plan to collect the first four volumes. But it’s gonna happen a bit later I guess. With this in mind, the title of Volume 5 – Escape is fitting. Not only because the children have escaped Grace Field but also because the volume marks my Escape from being an anime-only follower of The Promised Neverland… Chapters 35 – 37 However, not all chapters from Volume 5 are content not adapted in the anime. The first 3 chapters, titled ‘Action, Part 4 & 5’ and ‘Escape’, cover Continue reading…