The Promised Neverland Season 2 episodes have been broadcast for some time and many fans naturally wonder if and when an English dub will become available. This used to be a simple question, but we’re living through unprecedented times. Many things we took for granted are delayed or canceled and anime-related cultural activities are no exception. Here’s what we know about the English dub of The Promised Neverland Season 2:
UPDATE: As of August 2021, Funimation has released the English dub of The Promised Neverland Season 2.
The 11-episode second season of the beloved horror anime is one of the many series that suffered due to the ongoing pandemic. Originally meant to be released in 2020, it got delayed and eventually hit our screens on January 2021. As can be expected, dubbing, which also requires a lot of work and many gatherings, was delayed.
Of course, The Promised Neverland is in a better position than other anime: it’s a rather popular title and it has a previous, successful season. Season 1 can be found on Crunchyroll with English subtitles and on Funimation, both subbed and dubbed. This is good news, as there is already a cast of voice actors. The process could thus begin quickly and smoothly, given that casting is also time-consuming, even in the best circumstances.
Another good sign, is the anime show’s streaming platform. The second season of The Promised Neverland is aired on Hulu and Funimation. The latter is well-known for its simulDubs. So far, no episode of The Promised Neverland season 2 has been released in English, so we can’t talk of a simulDub in this case. Even so, most Funimation anime end up with an English dub sooner rather than later. Given the current restrictions, summer 2021 could be a realistic timeframe if no dub is released while the show is still ongoing.
Some other shows that are currently ongoing – and very popular – on Funimation already have dubbed in progress with a couple of dubbed episodes already released. These include That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 and Mushoku Tensei. While this isn’t the same as a release date for The Promised Neverland Season 2 dub, it’s nevertheless encouraging.
Of course, some fans aren’t particularly excited about the dub of The Promised Neverland Season 2, thinking the new season is bad due to its divergences from the source material, including the too rushed return of a beloved character. Whether or not this is the case for you, why not check out the completed manga of The Promised Neverland while waiting for the dub and the newest episodes to come out?