約束のネバーランド 1 [Yakusoku no Neverland 1]
母と慕う彼女は親ではない。共に暮らす彼らは兄弟ではない。エマ・ノーマン・レイの三人はこの小さな孤児院で幸せな毎日を送っていた。しかし、彼らの日常はある日突然終わりを告げた。真実を知った彼らを待つ運命とは…!?

約束のネバーランド 1 [Yakusoku no Neverland 1] Details

Title約束のネバーランド 1 [Yakusoku no Neverland 1]
Author
LanguageJapanese
ReleaseDec 2nd, 2016
Publisher集英社 / Shūeisha
ISBN-139784088808727
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, Graphic Novels

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約束のネバーランド 1 [Yakusoku no Neverland 1] Review

  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    January 1, 1970
    I just finished watching the first two episodes of the anime and I AM SCREAMING I NEED IT NOW. Bought the first three volumes. Fingers crossed y'all. Shit went from 100-1,000,000 REAL QUICK . If you spoil anything me, I will literally explode and be so sad so please....no fucking s p o i l e r s.
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  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    January 1, 1970
    Perfection!!I watched the anime and now I'm starting to read the manga - both are spectacular! Anime is atmospheric and beautifully done, with amazing production value and great soundtrack (that's been stuck in my head for days now).Manga is detailed, beautiful and fast paced. Also - the whole thing is pretty Dark. In the best of ways. You can do either one, but honestly, for something this good I have no regrets for spending my time doing both. I cannot wait to read the next volumes! My WEBSITE Perfection!!I watched the anime and now I'm starting to read the manga - both are spectacular! Anime is atmospheric and beautifully done, with amazing production value and great soundtrack (that's been stuck in my head for days now).Manga is detailed, beautiful and fast paced. Also - the whole thing is pretty Dark. In the best of ways. You can do either one, but honestly, for something this good I have no regrets for spending my time doing both. I cannot wait to read the next volumes! My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG
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  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    January 1, 1970
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A Peter Pan retelling like you've NEVER seen before!! Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.The Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A Peter Pan retelling like you've NEVER seen before!! Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.The Promised Neverland vol 1 sounded like some drab lost boys pirate retelling. Yes, the fact Emma, Norman and Ray were orphans caught my attention because I LOVE orphans, but yeah... just look at that cover... it seems wholesome and not a bit creepy... right?! Well I'm here to tell you looks are DECEIVING!!! This is the BEST PETER PAN RETELLING EVER!! (Yes, I needed that in all caps.) And it all has to do with the creepy atmosphere and the mystery element that is such a huge part of events. It may seem repetitive to some readers but only if you're used to the story giving you easy and simple solutions. This isn't that sort of story. Our orphans are in an impossible situation. They have a deadline they have to beat or they lose the most important thing... their lives. And their opponents hold all the cards. And its SO believable that these 11 year olds are figuring each step out, one at a time. They're working together like an Agatha Christie mystery detective!!I love the sibling love, teasing and affection between Emma, Norman and Ray. These three grew up together and their knowledge of each other is only eclipsed by the things their Mom knows about them. Emma though clearly comes out ahead for me. She totally subverts female tropes being athletic, smart but not the smartest and quick thinking on her feet. We don't see this in manga much. At the same time she has a great love and loyalty for her younger siblings that is a huge motivator in their predicament. Ray was fascinating being a hugely knowledgeable bookworm and a realist. A great contrast to Norman who is a strategist most likely to get out of sticky situations. You'd think that three highly intelligent children would be boring. But their Mom is one step ahead of them. She is the major reason these three are so bright besides their natural born talent. And the shift in their relationship with Mom is heartbreaking and yet soooo understandable. It's a game of three smart but blind mice against an evil, fat cat with monsters on her side.The Promised Neverland vol 1 has the perfect art to accompany the mysterious and creepy story. It's a little twisted, very detailed (just look at the faces in the background) and surprisingly dark. You feel the creepiness right away even though every thing looks perfect on the outside. It totally shocked me as I read through chapter 1 how I could feel the atmosphere before knowing what I would find. And then at the end of the chapter the big reveal burst that clean looking facade wide open... its thrillingly fresh and satisfying. The first chapter is just the beginning though. The art continues heightening the creepy and mysterious twists as Emma, Norman and Ray work out what to do as the oldest and brightest among them. The tension is so thick and Mom looks increasingly sinister.I can't talk about the twists that make The Promised Neverland vol 1 such a great start to a series. But its sooooo creepy! Pirates have NOTHING on the monsters in this story. And as we read the chapters Emma, Norman and Ray work out the basics of their situation when before there were only the most innocent clues to the truth. I loved how this worked... it kept me on the edge of my chair reading as fast as I could. Then when I was done I told my friend all about the volume and pressured her into reading it (thank goodness she loved it as much as I did!) And after she was done I persuaded a roommate to read it as well! I just had to share all the twists and reveals with someone. The Promised Neverland vol 1 is a Peter Pan retelling that takes on a life of its own and its creative, creepy and twisted!I can't help but enjoy The Promised Neverland vol 1 because of the gorgeous creepy art showing off the twisted twists of an impossibly dark situation. Emma, Norman and Ray work together to beat their nemesis... Mom!! This is a Peter Pan retelling that EVERYONE (and I mean YOU) should read.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Authenticity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tension⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ArtThis is a multi-volume series and there may be references to the plot of those volumes... SO READ WITH CARE! Here is my review of 1 | 2 |______________________You can find this manga review and many others on my book blog every Monday @ Perspective of a Writer. See my manga and graphic novel reviews at the bottom of the page.Please like this review if you enjoyed it! *bow* *bow* It helps me out a ton!!
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  • Mir
    January 1, 1970
    This is a solid, creepy sci-fi horror that I think is suitable for children as well as adults.(Er, at least as far as graphic content goes; maybe not if you think your kids will have nightmares after reading about orphans whose surrogate mother is actually (view spoiler)[raising them to be fed to demons. (hide spoiler)])
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  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    January 1, 1970
    Kids, demons, a dystopian world. Sure sounded like an interesting premise, but... Maybe it's just not for me. The storytelling is incredibly repetitive, survival is presented like some Hercule Poirot mystery, and it's all just a bit drab. I might have liked this as a child - but it didn't keep me interested enough now. I felt like DNFing quite a few times, and even while being manga, what with a page taking me no longer than 10 seconds, if even that, I still couldn't read fast enough. Not going Kids, demons, a dystopian world. Sure sounded like an interesting premise, but... Maybe it's just not for me. The storytelling is incredibly repetitive, survival is presented like some Hercule Poirot mystery, and it's all just a bit drab. I might have liked this as a child - but it didn't keep me interested enough now. I felt like DNFing quite a few times, and even while being manga, what with a page taking me no longer than 10 seconds, if even that, I still couldn't read fast enough. Not going to be following through with this series.I thank the publisher for an early copy in exchange to my honest review.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Woooooow what a PROMISING start! So far this manga has already surpassed my expectations. The prison escape mystery horror kind of story is definitely what I need in my life right now! The dynamic between Emma, Norman and Ray is my favorite thing about this series. The art is quite simplistic yet expressive and aesthetically pleasing, the plot is captivating, the pacing is just right. I’m hooked fam!
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Yeessss I was hoping this would take a turn for the worse after they showed how the kids had numbers tattooed on their necks. Very dark, just how I've been liking my fantasy lately.
  • Victoria ♡
    January 1, 1970
    If I’m not careful this could be another series i just completely binge read. Such a strong first volume!
  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    A lovely house in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a wall with a gate, happy kids playing around... but are they really happy? And why can't they leave?I will try to skirt around most of the details as possible. :PFrom the start of the manga I just knew something was up, but what? Well, we don't find out until Conny leaves. After that, and the shocking revelation that came with it (and gruesomeness), our MC and her friends are going to do everything they can to get the hell out of this A lovely house in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a wall with a gate, happy kids playing around... but are they really happy? And why can't they leave?I will try to skirt around most of the details as possible. :PFrom the start of the manga I just knew something was up, but what? Well, we don't find out until Conny leaves. After that, and the shocking revelation that came with it (and gruesomeness), our MC and her friends are going to do everything they can to get the hell out of this place. As you can see I am keeping it nice and vague. I don't want to spoil too much of the surprise.I have to say the first chapters were the best, after that it kind of lost its momentum at times, and there was A LOT of talking. At times I was tuning out because there was just too much chatting and too little doing. I get that they need a good plan, especially considering all the facts they have, but really, gee, wiz, if they keep on talking like this they will never be able to leave. I am really curious about the world these kids live in. Are there places just like the one they are in? Where do the new kids come from? Is the whole world like this? Is it safe anywhere? How did it all come to this? We get some hints here and there, like that everything was still rosy and cute in 2015 (the current time is 2045), or about Mama (which peaks my interest, why was she selected?).The MC, Emma, is a pretty nice girl. Very energetic, and I was amazed at how well she could stand up against what happens in this book. How hard she worked, how even though her friends told her of the dangers if she wanted x, she kept on going. She is sweet towards the kids, really helping out, and making them smile. We also have Norman and Ray, both are decent characters, though I am not too sure if I trust both of them that much. As they are with Emma I like them, but when they are alone... there are just too many flags going up. The manga is pretty creepy, it definitely had a Higurashi/Umineko vibe. The art though... eh, not my favourite, not the style I like. But will I keep on reading? Yes, though I hope the next volume will bring a bit more action and more excitement. Maybe a bit more on the world/what is going on, and maybe the escape, or at least a try at escaping.I would recommend this book to everyone. Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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  • theresa 🌸🥑
    January 1, 1970
    i need volume 2 asap!!
  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    I just watched Made In Abyss and really enjoyed it. The Promised Neverland gives the same vibe. Kids in a anime being in danger is nothing new, but the sharp turn from happy and go lucky to darkness is jarring but both Made in Abyss and Promised Neverland feel earned. So a bunch of kids at a orphanage are trying to enjoy their young childhood lives. One day Conny, one of the kids gets chosen to be adopted. YAY! Except when two of her fellow friends follow her out to say goodbye and find that I just watched Made In Abyss and really enjoyed it. The Promised Neverland gives the same vibe. Kids in a anime being in danger is nothing new, but the sharp turn from happy and go lucky to darkness is jarring but both Made in Abyss and Promised Neverland feel earned. So a bunch of kids at a orphanage are trying to enjoy their young childhood lives. One day Conny, one of the kids gets chosen to be adopted. YAY! Except when two of her fellow friends follow her out to say goodbye and find that kids being adopted...aren't. But think of this as a very terrible faith that is darker than you'd expect from taking a glance at the cover. It's enjoyable to see change in a series like this as it keeps its hopeful feel up even as the situations get more dire. I also love that it's basically a thriller. With super smart kids trying to find a way out of a dangerous situation. In doing so the series never talks down to you but lets you come along on this escape adventure filled with deadly results if anyone fails. The slower pace at points might make you deter from enjoying this series but I say stick with it, I know I will. This thriller might just be the next Death Note. A easy 4 out of 5.
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  • Melody (theliteraryowl)
    January 1, 1970
    wow, what can i say? this was so so so good, definitely the best story i’ve read in a while, it makes everything pale in comparison. i’ll write a full review once i recover from this.
  • Aleksandra
    January 1, 1970
    So good. Totally didn’t expected this to be so dark, but I love it. The world is so interesting and the art is stunning. I like Emma so far, but her character feels a bit flat. (Side note: I don’t know if it’s just me, but it’s so hard to find an interesting and complex female protagonist in manga/anime. It’s my mission to find a favourite female character.) Ray is my favourite type of character in manga/anime; quiet, calculating, clever and so on. And Norman... he gives me creeps. He reminds me So good. Totally didn’t expected this to be so dark, but I love it. The world is so interesting and the art is stunning. I like Emma so far, but her character feels a bit flat. (Side note: I don’t know if it’s just me, but it’s so hard to find an interesting and complex female protagonist in manga/anime. It’s my mission to find a favourite female character.) Ray is my favourite type of character in manga/anime; quiet, calculating, clever and so on. And Norman... he gives me creeps. He reminds me of a sociopath. He’s intelligent, he’s lying by omission and only cares about he’s own gains. This kid is too confident. Or it is just my imagination.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this! So dark and intense.
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    omg! I'm loving this manga!
  • Nelson
    January 1, 1970
    Great set up! Let's see where this goes
  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely not what I expected at all! Interested in seeing what will happen next.
  • unknown
    January 1, 1970
    Don't eat meat, kids. Cows have feelings too. Here, maybe this metaphor will help you understand. It's a bit on the nose.
  • maya
    January 1, 1970
    I'm actually kinda freaked outlike genuinely scared god help me ....*shivers*
  • Aleksandra
    January 1, 1970
    The Promised Neverland is widely popular ongoing manga and its anime adaptation is airing this winter season, I got so invested into the story after watching the first episode so I decided to read the manga alongside the anime run so when s1 ends I can seamlessly keep on following the story via manga format.Why am I providing all of the personal info when I could talk about vol.1 itself? I really don't to give anything away. I believe it's best going into the story completely blind.If you do The Promised Neverland is widely popular ongoing manga and its anime adaptation is airing this winter season, I got so invested into the story after watching the first episode so I decided to read the manga alongside the anime run so when s1 ends I can seamlessly keep on following the story via manga format.Why am I providing all of the personal info when I could talk about vol.1 itself? I really don't to give anything away. I believe it's best going into the story completely blind.If you do want to hear my spoiler-free vague thoughts... the art is stunning, the plot is gripping and so smart, the main leads are lovable and the main antagonists are surrounded by mysteries I'm itching to uncover along with the main trio. This is one of the few popular Shonen Jump manga titles featuring female lead.However, I can't give vol.1 five stars because of the depiction of the only black female character. I'm not the best person to talk about this issue, so here is the link to Jackson Brown’s essay “Thoughts on The Promised Neverland and Black Women in Manga”
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  • GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
    January 1, 1970
    I'd give this a three and a half if Goodreads would let me.Simple series with some dark undertones. There are a couple of twists that I enjoyed that will keep me around for Volume 2. I wanna see where things go. Definite potential.With the release of the anime today I figured I should tear through this first volume.I'm glad I did.
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  • Jinn
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5Unexpectedly good.
  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    I stumbled across the anime adaptation of this a month or two ago, and it immediately became one of my favorite shows in recent years. I binged the entire show in a single sitting--which is something I almost never do--and this series is actually one of the things that pushed me to getting a subscription to Shonen Jump (because who knows how long it'll be until season two?). The show follows the manga pretty closely, so far, with only a few minor deviations, so it's nice to see that the I stumbled across the anime adaptation of this a month or two ago, and it immediately became one of my favorite shows in recent years. I binged the entire show in a single sitting--which is something I almost never do--and this series is actually one of the things that pushed me to getting a subscription to Shonen Jump (because who knows how long it'll be until season two?). The show follows the manga pretty closely, so far, with only a few minor deviations, so it's nice to see that the adaptation stayed true. But enough of the comparisons; what's all the hype about?The Promised Neverland is a story about the loss of innocence, about childhood turned monstrous and horrifying, and about a desperate cat & mouse game of wits for survival. Emma, Norman, and Ray are orphans who've been living with dozens of other children under the care of their "Mom" for their entire lives. Their main daily concern is a grueling series of tests that grade their aptitude in a variety of what seem to be pretty advanced subjects. But aside from that one minor inconvenience, and the occasional round of chores, their lives seem idyllic. They're well-fed, well-cared for, and they can play outside more or less as much as they want. There are only two rules: Don't cross the fence in the woods, and don't approach the gate leading outside the orphanage's grounds.Like Made in Abyss (another of my favorite series from recent years), The Promised Neverland front loads the idea that something isn't right, here. The fence in the woods is a simple thing, barely waist-high, easy to cross if only someone wanted to. The gate leading out, however, is a giant, imposing structure of dark metal bars, leading into a dimly-lit tunnel. The tests are strictly timed, with daily tallies of everyone's scores. Everyone leaves before they're thirteen years old. The children have numbers tattooed on their necks.The buildup is great, but it doesn't last long, because unlike Made in Abyss, the true nature of what's wrong gets revealed pretty damn fast. This is something I didn't think I'd like at first, but once the secret's (mostly) out of the way, the path is clear for the real draw: the psychological mind games as Emma, Norman, and Ray try to find a way to escape before their fates are sealed--and to bring all the other children with them.Without spoiling any plot details, I can comfortably say these are Death Note-level mind games at play, here. And as seemingly-innocuous elements of the children's world start to reveal their true intent, the effect is chilling. These kids are up against terrifying odds, which makes it all the easier to root for them, and to become involved in their plight. The tension in the storytelling, and the attention to detail in the world are this series' main draws.As for the art, it's an acquired taste. Characters' proportions sometimes seem off, and their faces can appear a little pinched, but it's nothing too jarring--sometimes, it even serves to heighten the sense of dread in a scene.My only other complaint is that sometimes the thought bubbles can be a bit repetitive (yes, we know you need to find a way out of here), but it's a minor quibble. For the most part, The Promised Neverland is a top-notch psychological thriller, with great atmosphere, characters you want to cheer for, and some very, very unsettling motifs. Highly recommended.
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  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    I haven’t read manga in years. After watching the Death Note anime, I downloaded the Shonen Jump app to check out their free previews and see what manga were out there in 2019. Nothing really grabbed me, mostly because I wasn’t the target audience. In truth, I’m not a big fan of the shonen genre outside of some very specific examples like One-Punch Man. I guess I need self-awareness in my stories about power levels and characters self-monologuing while in the middle of a fight.I just wanted I haven’t read manga in years. After watching the Death Note anime, I downloaded the Shonen Jump app to check out their free previews and see what manga were out there in 2019. Nothing really grabbed me, mostly because I wasn’t the target audience. In truth, I’m not a big fan of the shonen genre outside of some very specific examples like One-Punch Man. I guess I need self-awareness in my stories about power levels and characters self-monologuing while in the middle of a fight.I just wanted something different.Enter The Promised Neverland. I had read some praise for the anime series and the manga online, so I decided to give it a go. It grabbed me right away. After the first three free chapters, I signed up for the one-week free preview of Shonen Jump (I swear I’m not working for them) and finished off the first volume in quick order. The greatest strength of volume one is the patient peeling back of layer upon layer of plot details. It’s a slow drip of new information that unveils just enough of the book’s core mystery to keep you going page after page.I don’t even want to spoil the basic premise of this book, as I literally knew nothing about it outside of name recognition and went in blind myself, only to enjoy it that much more because of the main premise being such a surprise. I’d suggest doing the same. The art is beautiful, the writing is smart, and the story unfolds like a Sherlock Holmes mystery with some anime tropes. Looking forward to reading volume two.On a random note, I debated whether manga should “count” towards my Goodreads challenge, and decided that it should. This book is almost 200 pages, I’m already counting trade paperbacks and graphic novels, and it’s listed on Goodreads. Plus, the story is a damn good mystery, and I want to remember that I read this years from now if people ask me for manga recommendations. Having said that, if there are other manga that you want to recommend for me, please leave a comment!
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, this book...wow.World: The art is beautiful and detailed, normally when you read manga there are some great characters art and then fairly basic backgrounds until the splash pages, not the case here, reminds me of comic books and that’s awesome. The art is not very mangay and the style really shines through and it feels a thing all it’s own. The world building is strong, it is done through the eyes of the children and so it’s so much more colourful coming from a child’s perspective than an Wow, this book...wow.World: The art is beautiful and detailed, normally when you read manga there are some great characters art and then fairly basic backgrounds until the splash pages, not the case here, reminds me of comic books and that’s awesome. The art is not very mangay and the style really shines through and it feels a thing all it’s own. The world building is strong, it is done through the eyes of the children and so it’s so much more colourful coming from a child’s perspective than an adults. The tone of the world is beautifully balanced and the world really informs it.Story: Oh boy, I have to be careful here to avoid spoilers. The story is amazing, the pacing is amazing the tension that the book relies so heavy on to keep readers interested is balanced really really well. I will say that there is a sense of urgency and paranoia that the book really does well. There are some irks I have with the book where certain emotions and points are hit hard again and again and it does become a bit redundant by the end, but overall the story is really well written, the art is wonderful in support the text, it’s just really good. The story is layered and we are getting more perspective as the book continues and it makes it quite interesting.Characters: The main characters are well written, they are basic and fun and full of personal voice and as the book develops they start to have more depth. There are some emotions that are not earned yet and some relationships that just exist because the book needs it to but I hope that with more of the story these bonds will make more sense and be more earned. A very strong start to a series.Onward to the next book!
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  • Doc
    January 1, 1970
    This book is...surprisingly rated Older Teen so I am going to imagine this automatically happens with human death scenes though you never know how graphic this series will become. The themes certainly get darker as the volume is read so if murder and monsters bother you or Soylent Green is not your idea of a good time you might want to avoid this title.Grace Field House orphanage is home to many children (all of which have numbers tattooed on their necks) and a cheerful matron who all the kids This book is...surprisingly rated Older Teen so I am going to imagine this automatically happens with human death scenes though you never know how graphic this series will become. The themes certainly get darker as the volume is read so if murder and monsters bother you or Soylent Green is not your idea of a good time you might want to avoid this title.Grace Field House orphanage is home to many children (all of which have numbers tattooed on their necks) and a cheerful matron who all the kids call Mom. There are some rules the kids have to follow but ultimately they all live happily. That is until two of the children trying to do something nice for a girl who was up for "adoption" find out the truth about their happy little lives and their world is changed forever. Now the two children must use their smarts and physical prowess to try to save everyone even against increasing difficulties.My favorite part of the book would have to be when Conny forgets her Bunny and Emma reacts to it. Of course most of Emma's reactions are some of my favorite moments in the series considering her energy. :)
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  • Derek Royal
    January 1, 1970
    Demizu's art is standout in this work. I also appreciate the narrative's premise, a kind of strange twist on horror and what might be the post-apocalyptic. But some of the mystery is dispelled toward the end of this first volume when the focalization shifts from the orphans to the caretakers. I'm hoping that in future installments, this shift will prove necessary.
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  • Cheyenne
    January 1, 1970
    This manga was like no other manga I’ve read before. It messed with my mind and how the main characters are not the typical shounen protagonists. They are using brains over brawn, something I really don’t see in shounen manga too often. It was amazing
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  • Littlebookterror
    January 1, 1970
    What an incredible start into a new series.I already enjoy reading about Emma, Ray and Norman.While some aspects were a but unrealistic considering their age, I cannot say it doenst make the plot more interesting.
  • CompletelyBooked
    January 1, 1970
    I love this story so far. The artwork is stunning and goes from charming and cute one moment to creepy the next. I can’t wait to see where this story goes and how Emma, Ray, and Norman proceed to plan their escape.
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