The Promised Neverland: First Impressions

There are several shows that have gotten a lot of buzz this season, and Promised Neverland is one of them. So many people familiar with the Manga have been talking about it, and as someone who’d never really heard of the series till now, I felt a bit out of the loop. Nevertheless, I needed to find out what all the hype was about, so it was with great eagerness that I threw myself into The Promised Neverland…

3 episodes later, I came back to my senses.

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Look at these precious smiles…

Geez, did I enjoy this show. The first episode alone was fantastic, and the follow-up has been really great so far. For those of you guys who’ve followed me for a while, I’ve often expressed my disappointment with Anime Horror in general, as none of it has ever really managed to affect me much. The Promised Neverland, however, did a fantastic job. The eerie, foreboding feeling that encapsulates the first episode beneath the bright, fun and flowery scenes was perfect, leading up to that incredibly climactic reveal right at the start.

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They use camera angles so, so well.

I adore these types of dystopian settings, but seeing it set as children pitted against genius-level adults and their demonic overlords was just so fantastic. I can’t wait to see how our protagonists work to get out of this predicament; I’m genuinely excited for each new episode!!

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Equal measures motherly and creepy…

The visuals have a pretty unique quality to them, as well. I love the round, innocent look of the children contrasted to the crisp, malevolent features present on their caretakers. It makes for a great juxtaposition and really helps set the odds apart. While the OP is fantastic, the ED isn’t my favorite, and the OST itself is pretty unremarkable, to be honest. Overall, though, the animation is top-notch, and the presentation is handled extremely well.

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This is basically my face during college exams…

I don’t want to ramble on for too long about the show, but it’s definitely a heavy contender for my personal Anime of the Season. Now, for all you wonderful folks out there; how are you enjoying The Promised Neverland? What’s your favorite part? Are you a follower of the manga, or a new entry to the series like I am? Let me know down in the comments!!

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Just gonna go cry now…

Anywho, thank you all so much for reading. Hope you have a wonderful day, and i’ll see you all in the next post!

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5 thoughts on “The Promised Neverland: First Impressions

  1. I didn’t know anything about the series going in, either, and I’m so glad I didn’t!! I’m surprised I didn’t end up getting spoiled about The Big Reveal in episode one. Usually with stuff that’s this hyped I end up accidentally stumbling upon all the secrets before I even get to watch lol

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  3. I’ve only seen the one episode because I read the first volume (Viz Media had it available for free as a promotional thing at one point) and kinda soured on it /because/ the hype is intense and the propensity for being spoilt is high. That said, the anime was basically spot-on and I do intend on trawling through it at my own pace once the hype dies (if it ever dies), so don’t let my decision to put this show on the backburner stop you from doing the same if you think it’s that good.

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    1. Yeah, I’ve gotta agree that the hype of the show is a bit annoying, people lauding it as the “savior of anime” (I HATE that term, btw)

      But the show in and of itself, i’m very much enjoying. I think they’re doing a fantastic job setting the atmosphere, the artstyle is pretty unique, and the music is great. It might just be a matter of taste, though.

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