Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Wednesday that they will simulcast the second season of The Promised Neverland next month.
The first episode of the new season will premiere on Friday, January 8, at 02:40am PHT.
Subsequent episodes will air every Fridays at 02:00am PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast, with a same-day encore at 06:00pm PHT.
Freedom is Beautiful, but Brutal.
Fifteen children escape Grace Field House, a false paradise, hoping for a chance at freedom. Instead, they encounter plants and animals they have never before seen, and are chased by demons. The outside world is so beautiful, and yet is almost too cruel to face.
Even so, the children refuse to give up. They are guided in their search for better lives only by a message from Minerva and a pen Norman left behind in order to fulfill their promise to return to the House to save those of their family who are still trapped within. (Synopsis from Aniplex of America)
The Promised Neverland is an anime series based on the Japanese dark fantasy manga series, written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from August 2016 to July 2020 with a total of 20 volumes.
The first season of the anime series premiered during the Winter 2019 season, from January to April, which was also aired on ANIPLUS Asia on a simulcast basis in Southeast Asia.
The staff from the first season, including director Mamoru Kanbe, musical composer Takahiro Obata and character designer Kazuaki Shimada, which will be produced by anime studio CloverWorks.
Toshiya Ono, who handled the scripts for the previous season, will be joined by creator Kaiu Shirai in working on the series composition of the upcoming season.
The lead voice cast from the previous season, including Sumire Morohoshi (as Emma) and Mariya Ise (as Ray), will return to reprise their respective roles in the upcoming season.
The Promised Neverland Season 2 will be ANIPLUS Asia’s second simulcast title for the Winter 2021 season, after Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, which is scheduled to premiere on the same day.
The anime channel will announce more simulcast titles in the coming days.
For more details on the channel and program schedule, please visit aniplus-asia.com.