The Promised Neverland series has become more popular after Netflix brought it to a larger audience. It has gathered more hype since then and has even surpassed anime titles released beforehand.
However, fans are in for a long wait after the series’ season 2 was delayed due to the global pandemic. Fortunately, the manga of The Promised Neverland has released a new update, and fans reactions have been mixed.
The Promised Neverland is set in the year 2045 and follows the story of Emma, an 11 year-old orphan. The little girl lives together with 37 other children in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage. The kids’ life was everything they ever dreamt off.
They are constantly provided with gourmet food, plush beds, clean clothes, and varying games. On top of that they experienced the love they were longing for from the caretaker, Isabella, which they usually called “Mama.”
However, Emma later realized the truth of their existence in this idyllic orphanage. Apparently, the orphans were just humanely raised to be butchered, and sold eventually as meat to demons. Together with her best friends, Emma devised a plan to escape and bring along the other children with them.
The final arc’s chapter 177 of The Promised Neverland has brought a heart-wrenching news to all the manga readers. The chapter has revealed that Isabella, known as “Mama”, has been pierced with the attack meant for Emma.
Furthermore, the children witnessed her completely bleeding out and bidding a tearful farewell as she slips away. With her final bit of strength, she was able to tell the kids that she genuinely loves all of them just as much as they love her.
Like the children, Isabella had been subject to the horrible system of the orphanage. She has previously done several misdeeds in order to work her way up to the level of Grandmother.
However, she later makes up for her mistakes and proved a key figure in helping Emma and the other kids to victory. Hence, it was heartbreaking for the fans to witness Isabella’s death.
After the release of that shocking episode, fans are eager to find out what will happen next to Emma and the orphans. There have been speculations that the kids are expected to finally make their way to the human world in chapter 178. Nonetheless, devotees will have to wait until May 24 to confirm these rumors.
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