One of my most anticipated shows of this season and of this year, The Promised Neverland is back and this episode felt like it flew by! I guess it’s a little fair to say that not too much happened this episode other than a chase scene, but this episode was so engaging that I really didn’t even feel the time go by and was sad when the episode ended. It left off on a great cliffhanger and I can’t wait to learn about these two demons that saved the kids.
Norman left behind that pen that had me wondering what exactly it was, and turns out it holds a holographic map. It amazes me how smart these kids are for them to figure out how to use it and how to find Minerva. It makes me even wonder if Minerva is still even around.
So far this season definitely has a different feel from the first, which makes perfect sense. This episode had a Made in Abyss feel with the dread and uncertainty of the outside world, as well as the strange creatures and fauna around them. Along with Minerva’s pen, the kids were also realized that the story book that they carry around is actually a survival guide for the world outside the farms. They learned about certain plants and traps and put them to good use, and it’s genius that Minerva was able to hide the fact it was a survival book by camouflaging it as a simple fantasy story.
As we had two chase scenes from the demons, I was just expecting the worse and was terrified that one of the kids was going to die or get captured. This is a very big group of young kids, and while they’re pretty smart and fit for their ages, they’re still just kids. And every single one of them are still ignorant about the outside world and one mistake could cost them their lives. And on top of that, they have to remain vigilant and stay out of the demons’ way and not get taken back to the farm. This is all so high stakes, that if this were a smaller group I don’t think I would feel as much nervousness and dread for them. But with such a large group, having to find a large amount of food and water and having to stick close together and leaving behind so much marks…yeah, I’m just scared for them. There’s no guarantee that ALL the kids will survive and the thought makes me sad. And Emma passing out just made me more nervous (i had noticed the bleeding gradually getting worse). I’m basically just going to be on the edge of my seat the whole time, aren’t I?
And suddenly, they’re getting the help of these two demons, a young girl and a hooded man on a (demon?) horse. Again it reminds me of when Reg got help from Nanachi in Made in Abyss but anyway! We don’t get much out of them this time as we were left with a cliffhanger but I get the feeling they really are good ones. Who exactly are they and why are they helping humans, I can’t say. I bet I could figure some things out if I slow down and analyze both the OP and ED but that might ruin the experience for me so I won’t. But there’s still soooo much we don’t know about the demons and possibly there are demons out there that don’t agree with eating human children. Maybe demons don’t even need to eat human children in the first place. It’ll be so exciting to find out what’s going on next time.
It’s great seeing The Promised Neverland again after a couple years and this episode totally hyped me up for this season. There’s still so much mystery around and I’m enjoying the survival aspect this time around as well, and slowly learning about the outside world and the demons should be a delight as well. I haven’t read the manga but I do know that the anime is going to end, or at least do something, anime original. I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing, I just hope it makes sense and will be enjoyable. Either way, I’m excited and ready for what this season will bring us!
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