The Promised Neverland is a horror anime series based on the manga series of the same name, written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The series follows a group of gifted orphans led by 12-year-old Emma, who find out they have only be raised to be eaten by demons.
From there on, we see their plans and misadventures as to they try to outsmart their foster mother, Isabella, escape and live freely. When the first season came out, it became one of the favorite anime shows of the Winter 2019 season. This winter, The Promised Neverland is finally back with a second season, following Emma, Ray, and their friends after their escape, as they try to survive in a world where demons rule and human are considered to be meals.
So far, 5 out of 11 episodes of The Promised Neverland Season 2 have come out. Here’s what you need to know before episode 6 comes out:
Episode 5 was unexpected in two ways; firstly, we were introduced to a demon city, after 4 episodes of the children surviving in forests or underground hideouts. By concealing their human features and scent, the older children are able to move among the demons and find food.
There seems to be a pattern of illustrating the demons as more ambiguous than season 1 would have us think. Season 2 introduces not only demons who refuse to eat children because of their religion, but also demons living in poverty and ailing because they are denied access to meat.
While we root for the children and want them to make it to the human world, it’s apparent that not all demons are absolute villains. Secondly, a beloved character from season 1 who was presumed dead, appears alive and well. There will definitely be a lot to unpack in the next episode.
The original airing day for Episode 6 of The Promised Neverland Season 2 was thought to be this Friday the 12th of February, but on that date. a recap will be released instead. The release date for the actual episode 6 is Friday, the 19th of February. For those watching Funimation shows for free, it will be available a week later, on the 26th of February instead.
Episode 6 of The Promised Neverland Season 2 will be released in Japan around 1.25 AM on the 19th of February. This translates to around 4.30 AM on the 18th of February for the US and Canada, and around 5.25 PM on the 18th of February for Central Europe.
If you are a subscribed user of Funimation or another of the platforms that host The Promised Neverland you only have to wait 11 days to watch Episode 6. For those who are watching free on Funimation, this would be 18 days, but if you’re interested in other works by studio CloverWorks that produces the show, you might want to check out their other works for this season, Horimiya and Wonder Egg Priority.
The Promised Neverland Season 2 can be watched in Japanese with English subtitles on Hulu and Funimation. As is the case with much popular anime, season 1 was dubbed by Funimation, meaning that Season 2 is likely to follow at some point in the future. Season 1 is also available on Crunchyroll.
Given the events of Episode 5, the sixth episode might be one of the most interesting ones in the season so far. But will the children manage to survive until they reach the promised Neverland that is the human world? Stay tuned to find out!