The Promised Neverland (Episode 23) – Daijuuichiwa

The Promised Neverland Season Two Title

Can Emma convince Peter Ratri to join them as they flee to the human world or will he turn on them once more? Not that anyone besides Emma really cares at this point… certainly not the animators, that’s for sure!

What happened?

Peter Ratri looked back at his life and how he had his older brother killed so that he could take over and ensure the promise was maintained. However, when Emma offered him a chance to join them, he pulled a knife and slit his own throat, prefering to die that join them.

With that taken care of, they activated the elevator to the gate to the human world. Norman was able to open the door with the pen. The kids and the moms all walked through the gate, but Emma, Ray, Norman, and the other kids from Lambda stayed behind, determined to change the world for the better with the help of Mujika and Sonju.

Isabella took the kids to the human world where they built new lives while Emma, Ray, and Norman went on an epic quest to overthrough the demon Queen and put Mujika in her place. Something that they accomplished and promptly headed off the human world themselves.

The End!

The Promised Neverland Season Two Episode 11 Peter Ratri kills himself

What did you think?

Part of me wants to swear right now. A lot! This was the laziest most boring ending in the history of endings. I noticed that the animation was starting to slow and switch to panning single images early in the episode, and then, when they went to the human world we were treated to a five-minute montage of images which also included Emma, Ray, and Norman’s quest.

I’m going to try to erase this season from my memory and pretend that season one was the ending. This was such a let down that it’s hard to believe that it’s even the same story. The only good thing to come of it was Peter killing himself and saving us all from the power of Emma’s friendship. I literally cannot believe that this was The Promised Neverland.

The Promised Neverland Season Two Episode 11 Emma is staying behind

What have you learnt?

I guess we’re not even going to talk about Sonju’s desire to eat free-range humans? Seriously, why was that scene even in the series? It was back in episode three and I questioned whether it needed to be there then, and it looked like it didn’t. If anything it shouldn’t have been there as it now makes no sense whatsoever. After how tight the writing and direction were in the first season, this season feels like a slap in the face to anyone that enjoyed it. Just for reference, I gave season one a ten out of ten. This one barely manages two, and that’s being generous.

The Promised Neverland Season Two Episode 11 The Human World

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5 Comments

  1. Well crap, sorry the ending wasn’t up to par. Yeah, just remember the awesome first season.:-)

    • Yeah. It was quite the let down.

    • writerRichieK
      writerRichieK

      It turns out to be true about the unreasonable demand of tight schedule for any staff working at Cloverworks. Imagine you’re being forced to make a sequel season that gives you heartache & heartbreak, not to mention the mental health of all animators involved are affected so badly.

      https://twitter.com/animenews_news/status/1376959577036623873?s=19

      This is one of the main reasons why the animators in Japan should have union labors & optional crowdfunding within the anime industry.

      Otherwise, the animators are forced to obey the production committees’ unreasonable/ridiculous demands for a sequel season to be the one adapting the rest of the series’ volumes. 🙁

  2. I know Wonder Egg Priority & Promised Neverland are made up of completely different production teams, but I can’t help speculating that Cloverworks is becoming one of the anime studios to implement an unhealthy, overwork workplace culture. Of course there should be a few anime studios who won’t conform themselves to this human rights violation method. Kyoto Animation is the primary example to represent “progressive, worker-friendly environment”.

    I’m bringing this up because this issue will greatly affect the storytelling of great anime series that have yet to be adapted/made.

    Think about the right amount of working hours to make the storyboards, draw the background art, & animating the characters & their movements with no rushed deadline at all. I believe TPN’s sequel season could’ve a proper continuation if the toxic workplace culture of overworking is abolished once and for all in Japan. 😔

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Yeah, it’s always surprised me that they are still working on the season as it releases, which is why we keep getting these pointless catch-up episodes.

      I’d rather they took their time and banked an entire season before they release. That way they can start working on the next season without the insane deadlines.

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