After a rather unappealing ending to the previous season fans are worried if they’ll get a third season of The Promised Neverland. Most of who watched the second season were left in shock when Studio CloverWorks skipped more than a hundred chapters. The ending was a literal slideshow of the remaining arcs of the manga. This led to much harsh reception. All in all there still remains a vast number of people really hoping for The Promised Neverland season 3 to happen, and potentially justify the rather unexpected ending to season 2.
Yakusoku no Nebārando, better known as The Promised Neverland, is a manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It began publication back in 2016 as a part of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. This lasted till June 2020 when the manga finally finished with 181 chapters, later compiled into 20 volumes. The manga received wide praise for its thrilling plot, achieving a rating of 8.19 on MyAnimeList. This soon led the manga to be adapted into an anime by CloverWorks. So if the manga is so good why are fans worried if they’ll ever get a third season of The Promised Neverland? We’ll explain that in this article.
The Promised Neverland Season 2: An Unforseen Mayhem
The first season was amazing from the stunning visuals to the engaging story, but that isn’t where things turned for the worst. The first season had higher views, and better ratings than the manga. Fans were anxiously awaiting a continuation by Studio CloverWorks. Thus came 2021 when The Promised Neverland Season 2 was announced, and then released in the Winter of the same year.
The season airs
Excitement was in the air, and eyes were glued weekly to the screen. The second season kicked off with Emma, Ray, and the children finally escaping the sanctuary once known to them, Grace Field House. With the loss of Norman still aching them, Emma and Ray stay strong and push forward for the betterment of the group.
Soon, Things turn out to be way sinister then they could’ve ever expected. The outside world is a mess; with unspeakable threats luring about, and worse, barely any recourses available to survive on.
Where it went downhill
From here the story continued much like in the manga. With continuing episodes though, much of the plot was seen to be skipped over. This led many crucial instances in the anime to receive no build-up. Much of the anime was rushed with the story being laid out bluntly.
But the major gut-wrenching moment came in the last episode. When CloverWorks fast forwarded about 2 years of chapters in under ten minutes! This had the fandom burst into an absolute frenzy. They started review bombing the season on various sites and CloverWorks received a large amount of negative response. Now, the question still looms around as to whether The Promised Neverland season 3 is a possibility.
The Promised Neverland Season 3
As you may have already deduced by the above information, there hasn’t been an official statement regarding the confirmation of a third season. To be honest, I’m fairly certain that at least for a few years a new season won’t be made.
The second season disappointed immeasurably, and that has left the studio wanting to not pick it up again. Though we can never say for certain who messed that season up, was that the creative team, or maybe Shirai wanted the anime to be like that, but we can still hope that a day might come when a season three might be announced. At the earliest we can expect season 3 to debut in 2025.
It’s also very likely that after such a major hiccup, CloverWorks or some other studio could reboot the anime. As like the case with Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.
The Promised Neverland Season 3 Trailer
You guessed it again, there’s no trailer as of yet. This is due to the series having such negative feed back at the moment. If a trailer for the third season does arrive though, it’ll most probably show the sped up parts seen in the last episode of season 2. That will hopefully be a redemption arc for the studio.
The Promised Neverland Season 3 Release Date
There’s no definitive release date for The Promised Neverland season 3. An educated speculation does lead me to believe that if an announcement were to happen it’ll most likely be so in 2024. And this too will be at the earliest. It’ll take sometime before the current wave of negativity surrounding the anime dies down. If you’re in the mood of more Neverland then I recommend you to check out the manga, and live out the full experience.
What Do Fans Say About The Promised Neverland Season 3
You’ll be surprised to read what different takes people have for the future of the series. One user wanted a remake of season 2 (don’t we all), Followed by a season 3. While others had this to say.
I LOVED Promised Neverland season 1, saying s2 broke my heart was an understatement. Claymore was decent tho, never read the manga, is it worth?
— The 3 W's : Wrestling, Weed and Waifus (@Luriality) July 20, 2022
Whereas others said that saying “season 2 broke my heart was an understatement”!
Watched Shield Hero season 2
this was horrible to the point of being so bad it's good
literally on the level of Promised Neverland 2 or Tokyo Ghoul Root A
— kriki (@krikio_0) June 29, 2022
This one tweet specifically stood out most. That’s due to comparing season 2 of The Promised Neverland with the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero, which was an utter disaster piece as well.
What do you think of The Promised Neverland season 2, and would you want a season 3?