>finish reading the newest chapter
>it ends with Emma falling asleep and waking up to this
I can officially say that I have no idea what's going on in this manga anymore.
I haven't been super excited about where the manga was going since they left the plantation, but this intrigues me. There's a lot of directions the story can go from here.
>That curve ball
What the HELL? How can this manga keep pulling this shit so effectively?! We should be used to thing sort of thing by now, but we're somehow NOT!
Also, considering Mister's name was deliberately scratched out of the flashback (as if bleeped), I'm going to start calling him Kiddo. You can't stop me. It was pretty adorable how Emma was even starting to mother him, but, well... that obviously got a little sidetracked. Who the fuck knows what is going to happen now.
Emma got poached is my call.
That town is way too fairytale looking. Some bad shit is gonna be going down here.
New chapter is up!
Goldy Pound is a poaching free-range area
It's a dream. She's in nightmareland having her vital energies sucked in reality.
This trope has been overused to death.
wow you literally guessed incorrectly immediately after >>761449 posted the actual thing that happened. And with such confidence, too
Well. Now this is a thing.
What i don't get is why Minerva would send them to Goldy Pond.
So we went from a prison escape to the most dangerous game.
this fucking manga, man
Latest chapter has Emma posit that he must have left something there. Of course, who knows what it is.
Then again, the fact that there are kids there who have been taken from the farms raises the extremely remote possibility that Norman is still alive. After all, we never saw his dead body...
Should I force myself to read this? After the first chapter ended it turned into some of the most awful, boring shit I have ever read, but if it gets any better I'll try.
This shit is the most plot-twist-dense thrill ride that I've ever read. Keep going. Once you get to the wack-ass mindgames in a death orphanage, you'll know whether you like it or not.
Keep going. The initial surprise of the dead kid isn't really all that engaging compared to the rest of the shit that starts happening. You didn't even get to meet Sister Giganigga, after all.
Post rare Krones, to remember the good ol' days
NORMAN IS STILL ALIVE
HE'S SOMEWHERE IN THE VILLAGE
JUST KIDDING, HE'S FUCKING DEAD.
Norman is still alive in the village!
But Emma shows up ten seconds too late to save him from being brutally eviscerated, and tearfully has to say goodbye to him a second time. Then, suddenly, just before dying, Norman asks her "Do I know you?", revealing that it's actually just a clone, so Norman is still alive! ...in some other village.
I'll be fucking surprised if Norman isn't alive. Off screen insinuation of death is always a fucking setup that a character is still alive.
five arcs later
NORMAN IS STILL ALIVE
==HA, FUCK YOU NO HE ISN'T==
If Norman doesn't show up here, he's gonna be a villain. There's no way in hell he isn't alive, but said living has to be a result of literally dealing with the devil.
I'm following the rule of, "No body, no death." Until there's 100% confirmation that he's dead and gone, then the hope of Norman lives on.
I'm following the rule of, "No body, no death." Until there's 100% confirmation that he's dead and gone, then the hope of Norman lives on.
This is getting really exciting, they actually introduced a named villain and I don't feel like it detracts from what the series has done so far at all, I love it.
I have to say these demons have some really awesome designs.
I don't think this secret safari park was there when Minerva hid whatever he wanted the kids to find. The demons just so happened to build their hunting ground right on top of the place Minerva had hidden his surprise.
What I'm really wondering about is who wrote "check your pen" on Emma's hand? The poachers, to troll her?
Something's up with Norman, he looked genuinely surprised before he "died", like more so than he would have been if demons had just showed up to kill him. It makes me think that he, Emma and Ray are needed alive for whatever ritual Unpronounceable wants to use them for.
>he looked genuinely surprised before he "died"
I noticed this, too.
It wasn't exactly subtle. Anyone who thinks Norman died there to become food has to be really naive. It's not like they were trying to hide this information either, quite the opposite, they showed Norman's face like that to keep people guessing what really happened there. It's not impossible that he really died there, but it's not the most likely outcome.
>mfw I think he really done croaked he did
So now Emma has inherited an entirely new group of kids to save (~50). Fucking Hell,even the number she had before was unwieldy, and then there's all of the little kids that were left back at the orphanage, and at this rate she'll probably want to save all the kids at the OTHER ones at Grace Field...
Ray is gonna flip his shit when Emma shows back up at the underground hideout with a goddamn battalion of new mouths to feed.
Emma's army will get stronger and stronger. No wonder they showed off the armoury, those kids are gonna get geared up. Though, I do hope Emma takes a loss soon, can't have her winning non-stop.
Im guessing the plot twist is that the main man is actually a demon trying to fuck with everyone else.
I think kids are going to have to start dying off soon. This series opened with one edgy death of a little girl and then did a 180 and hasn't revisited that yet, but hopefully the author's just lulled us into a false sense of security, and those ~50 kids mostly end up dead. Which would solve both the problem of too many kids as well as breaking Emma's winning streak. The family of kids Emma and the rest escaped with might have plot armor but hopefully the rest of these kids do not. Alternatively Emma might just escape from Goldy Pond with Ray and the adult dude, leaving most of the other kids behind.
What winning streak? She managed to escape the farm, reach the shelter, and convince the big guy to take them to Goldy Pond, but for all she knows Norman is fucking dead and she has no reason to believe otherwise, and she even had to make a compromise for her escape plan to work (leave some kids behind). Isabella broke her leg too while in the farm and that's not exactly a very positive thing either.
Emma and Ray do manage to get things done but it's never smooth. I do hope The Most Dangerous Game fucks with her a little. If she manages to save every kid it's going to be pretty lame. And the worst part is, I could see her doing it. Cooking up some plan to hit every demon in the eye to get rid of all of them.
The one aristocratic demon is a great opportunity to introduce a character that is just plain smarter than Emma. Someone that sees through all her traps, all her plans, all her machinations, and unlike Kiddo, is "evil" enough to not be affected by her personality. She could end up completely defeated because he's better than her in every single way, and he won't even bother killing her at that point because he only gains satisfaction from the contest, not the result.
just started reading and this is the first time that a manga scares me.
It feels so long ago.
It was over a year now, but yeah it does seem forever ago.
As an aside, Mama Izabella looks like she'd be a great lay with how fit she is. I've never seen word of any doujins featuring her though.
Kill them Emma. Kill them all.
So the Most Dangerous Game demon's name is "Lewis". That's most definitely NOT a demon name, from what we've seen before. That's a human name.
Curious. Very curious...
Humans are the real monsters
>Norman has become demonified
Now that would be an interesting twist. However, because nothing predicted ever happens, it won't happen.
How many months before we find out why adults are always surprised that the kids call demons demons?
"John we are the demons" seems like an idiotic subtext to all these exchanges. I know it's probably not that but it's getting annoying that this secret is still dangling and now we've reset into another plantation escape arc.
Well Emma finally did it, she failed to save some lives. And those lives got devoured by demons at one of their fancy upscale parties. Good to see the steaks have been raised, we get to wonder which of Emma's new friends will be next to meat his demise. This establishes these demons, and especially Lewis as credible threats. I assume Emma is going to train the kids and try to turn them into hunters, which hopefully won't so as smoothly as she thinks it will. Then Ray and what's his name eventually show up to aid them, saving the day. But hopefully Lewis doesn't get killed yet, he's a pretty cool antagonist to have around.
>Steaks have been raised
Goddamn, everyone knows that the meat of stressed animals tastes like fucking garbage. That's why you always kill livestock as quickly as possible. The demons are doing it wrong.
Maybe the taste of stressed children is really appealing to demons.
Maybe the demons are chinese?
New chapter is out, by the way.
>we tried every possible way to kill them but we didn't know that their EYES WERE THEIR WEAK POINT
It's not just any eye, only one specific eye has any weak point at all, and it doesn't have a single distinct feature on the surface that would let you deduce the fact.
Good fucking luck figuring this out in the middle of a fight with a rapidly moving nigger hunting your shit while you barely understand what is even happening
True, they are in a of running away most of the times, especially for the new children. But for those who survived for months and years, they should have figured something out or made an elaborate plan to kill at least one monster. Especially their leader who's been 13 years alive since the escape now.
It's honestly not that obvious or easy. The demons are fast, strong and keep their weak spots covered, but they also wear clothes so they wouldn't have any way of knowing the reason they're covering their eyes is because that's their weak point. They probably think it's just how they dress, standard demon fashion.
Plus even if throughout the years they got lucky and hit a demon in the eye, what are the chances of even noticing the demon died because he got shot in the eye? But they're going to gain that information now and that's going to increase their fighting chances by a lot.
They aren't superhuman geniuses like Ray and Emma are. They're merely high-quality humans. Considering Lewis and Friends ate the "meat" of the last kids who were killed, and not their brains, it means the ones coming from Grand Valley are not specifically raised for their brains as the ones from Grace Field are. Even among them, Ray and Emma are once- (well, thrice)-in-a-generation standouts.
Anyway, it seems we now know the reason why Kiddo conspired to send Emma to Goldy Pond in the first place. It was because one of his buddies is stuck there, and he didn't have a way to rescue the guy on his own (as only kids get "poached"). Presumably, he and Ray will secure the way back for when Emma gets everyone out of there.
Or people will die and she'll BSOD for a while again. This tends to happen to her unless/until someone snaps her out of it. Thus far, it's the only real negative trait she has: she's a sore fucking loser.
I think Shelter Dude only brought them to Goldy Pond because he knew they'd likely get captured and killed.
The worst part is while this manga is an imaginative metaphor of our world, it's no more accurate than the biblical interpretation, or any other interpretation.
That part terrifies me the most, the unknown of our universe.
All we have is the wisdom manifest as a consequence of reality carrying out it's way... nothing more for the whole shebang.
But that helpful demon is a qt.
Two parts I liked this chapter: Page 12 with Lucas pissed off and saying he'll destroy the park and talking about him training kids to do it, and the last panel, as always. Close to every chapter in this has a good last panel.
I'm getting really curious why they keep censoring Kiddo's name like this. What's the payoff? What could his name possibly be that justifies all this secrecy and build-up?? He's not fucking Minerva; we know that already.
Oh, goody, we get to see Minerva's secret behind the door that won't budge unless you have a key! I bet it'll be something completely worthless.
>and the last panel, as always
That struck me too, aw yeah shit's about to go down, Poachers and a bunch of humans about to get wrecked.
This, it probably adds flavor or something. Plus, we know Lewis is involved with one of the farms so he probably gets enough of the standard premium stuff as things stand.
How the fuck did the author cram a different twist and revelation on every fucking page of this chapter?
Rest in Peace Minerva, you glorious bastard.
>Minerva has been dead for a century or more
>They spent all that effort escaping out of Grace Field, and now they have to ESCAPE BACK INTO IT
Even worse they have to bring these new dudes from the base along with all the kids there too
I just don't know.
>The go back to Grace Field
>"We're sorry we ran away, mama. Here's 40 new kids we picked up, to make up for it!"
They showed Grace Field in the color pages before the chapter and it looks like Isabella is out of the picture.
Also it just hit me, aren't the elevator and the weird water around it basically magical? Were there other instances of things that looked like magic before?
The plant life and fauna have all been pretty wacky, but outright magic, no not until now it appears.
The water was something unexplained, sure, but the elevator could be just an elevator. Maybe the human world is underground; and even if the elevator is a teleporter, it's more sci-fi than magic.
>people actually thought the kids could just go back into the human world safely by just finding the magic elevators
So I guess William Minerva probably aten't ded yet.
>This is Adam
>He's living proof that no matter how huge you become, you'll never be able to lift the curse of being autistic
What makes you believe that?
Not much point in having the people sent to eliminate him state they haven't found his body unless it is a red herring.
As far as I understood, Minerva being stabbed in the back was quite some time ago.
15 years, new chapter has timestamps.
Flashback where they talk of Minerva's supposed death is in September 2031.
Current date is given as January 2046, fifteen years after the betrayal.
You're right, I might just be retarded and blind. Only noticed the second time stamp and thought nothing of it.
The number Adam repeats is Norman's.
He kinda looks like him, too.
I didn't notice the first timestamp either, I went back to look for it when I realized the things they were showing looked recent.
And again, another fucking cliffhanger ending. Every fucking chapter. The writer has some talent, ending so many chapters like this.
couldn't be norman, unless they removed the number tattoo from his neck. More likely, I'd wager that Norman helped him or something, but Adam didn't get his name
Maybe its some sort of steroid pumped norman clone?
NORMAN'S BACK!! He's still alive! The twists keep coming and they don't stop coming.
Looks like that's about the size of it. Maybe the Ratri's are trying to make a stable breeding line of mindless clone humans that nonetheless have very tasty brains, so as to eliminate the need for orphanages. If so, it would kinda throw a wrench into all that if Norman were to, I dunno, run away or something?
Damn great update, our boy Norman is alive and kicking.
If it wasn't for the fact that ratri et al is evil I would think they were trying to make humans who can fight demons. I think they are trying to make mutant humans who are more fun to eat/hunt for special occasions.
>norman being alive
Nigger, if fucking ANYBODY thought Norman was dead after the way he exited from the story they should go get themselves sterilized. I don't think a single character that has had significant character development has been killed in this story. The girl from the beginning doesn't count because at that point we didn't give a fuck about anyone, the kids Emma tried to save in Goldy Pond don't count because they existed solely to die to raise tension, and Kiddo's friends don't count.
I like Promised Neverland a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes but I'm expecting all punches to be pulled until the end.
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>if fucking ANYBODY thought Norman was dead after the way he exited from the story they should go get themselves sterilized.
Hard to disagree with you there. Looking at the pages of him leaving I don't think they were even trying to hide it, it was never really a question of if he was alive or not, but why they let him live, and what happened is more or less what I expected. The interesting part is how they're still keeping him in the dark about demons though.
Also, we're back to being a jailbreak manga, and I'm fucking okay with that. I like everything in promised neverland so far but the planning and execution of the Grace Field house were my favorite part.
>Thinking anything is predictable in a manga like this
>Saying that only the characters who aren't important enough can die, as if there's really a difference
>Being this much of a fucking asshole elitist nigger faggot
For the record, I didn't think he was dead, either. But Minerva is dead, Krone is dead, and Isabella might be dead. You can't sit there and tell me you saw those coming.
Not him but:
>Minerva is dead
Not wholly unexpected, to be honest, especially when they got to the bunker and saw the condition it was in. The last thing I was expecting was for Minerva to be an alive adult human man. I thought it could be a front for some sort of resistance, maybe a trick by the demons, maybe a name used by multiple people, maybe hints being dropped by Isabella... him being dead after being betrayed was completely inside my expectations. And I'm not saying this is a bad thing by any means. The manga got me thinking of all possible angles things could go and delivered a realistic and interesting scenario. Being right about what you think is going to happen in a series this unpredictable is fun, it's as fun as being surprised by something completely unexpected.
>Krone is dead
That one was a surprise, but not because she died, but because of when she died. She was a character type you'd expect to die but not that soon. High point in the series for me.
>and Isabella might be dead
We expected the kids to escape eventually, and she'd obviously be punished for it. At some point I was honestly expecting Emma or Ray to kill her though.
Anon, this series is unpredictable but not illogical, and you can infer a lot of things from clues.
When I saw the bunker all fucked up I expected Minerva to be dead, but after we saw Minerva's recording?
I'll believe a death if I see it in frame. Minerva left that message in 2031, and it's only been 14 years since then where the current story is taking place. Shirai has made a huge point to twist expectations constantly so it wouldn't surprise me if the CALL chapter isn't just setting up expectations that Minerva ended up getting killed by his clan where as in reality he escaped. I mean come on, look at pic related.
As for Krone, I didn't start reading until after that point in the manga and I had spoilers. I don't really have a prediction on Isabella.
I'm an asshole cynical nigger faggot.
>As for Krone, I didn't start reading until after that point in the manga
Did you get attracted to the series by all the Krone memes were were posting?
Krone was the siren song of this series. Lulling in numerous anons unbeknownst to their own actions.
I hope the humans opt for an eradication of at least the man-eating demons.
There are way too many flags that Minerva is still alive. Dude keeps dropping hints on where to go next, and I fully expect an update by either his allies or another message once the gang gets to the next clue.
>Dude keeps dropping hints on where to go next
It's better if he's dead because of this. The fact that he can micromanage the protagonists to this extreme level, all planned out IN ADVANCE makes him more of a badass than he ever could be if made alive.
I wouldn't put it past this manga to have a clone of him show up later or something, though.
Needs to be carefully balanced. Him being a genius and leaving a breadcrumb trail is nice.. but him being a Death Note style ALL ACCORDING TO KEIKAKU Godlike strategist who can set elaborate schemes in motion decades after his death and have them still work out would really cheapen things.
Did jaimini purge all traces of their releases?
>Epic plan for the kids to get together and kill all the demons and escape
>"Now, remember, children. If anyone is going to knock this plan off the rails, it's going to be that Archduke dude. Enjoy your meal."
>Archduke dude starts the hunt two days early to catch them of-guard
Don't forget that Norman has been confirmed for small guy.
Did somebody order an extra helping of suspense?
Pretty funny that it's Emma's fault the demons showed up early, but too bad she probably won't learn that was the reason.
She'll definitely learn it and be wracked with guilt when a bunch of people die fighting.
It's not like their plans were any different just because they showed up a day early. Nothing really changed; it's the first time in the entire manga that I've ever felt there was some cheap and meaningless suspense.
Also, basically nothing happened in this chapter. Having a huge revelation or cliffhanger almost every time has spoiled us; now we expect to be thrilled. Though, really, it's pretty fucked up to reveal that Norman is alive and then immediately leave him behind again. I want to see what he's up to! I missed him!
NO huge twists this chapter. Just the beginning of war.
They better not dick us out of a victory by having some minor nobody demon suddenly turn the tables on the kids. I want the first panel of the next chapter to be the standing over his corpse and debating where to mobilize to next to help the other kids.
>big ol' demon tiddies
>also latex(?) covered
It wasn't supposed to be like this, but here we are.
But anon, wouldn't she just end up eating your dick?
>They actually killed Luce
Fucking hell. I was a little worried when the chapter was just a drawn out recap of what we already knew. Thank fuck this is actually progressing somewhere.
Those giant boobs weren't so noticeable the other chapter were they? Maybe it's part of her battle tactics.
Doujins of her luring orphan boys in/orphan boys unleashing pent up, sexual fury on her when?
Speaking of sex, how have none of these kids managed to get accidentally knocked up?
You got your wish! That demon was some rich boy bitch, now he's dead.
When will the twists kick in!? Are we going for a third chapter with no twist? I don't know how to handle not being surprised at the end of every chapter.
The twist is that there's no twists this time! At least until they go to stage their escape and realize something else is going on at Goldy Pond at the last second
The real twist is those tiddies are venom glands
I would twist them either way.
I hope you're fucking happy, murderer!
RIP titty monster.
These kids are monsters, the demons just want to play and here they are slaughtering them.
Ten titties of varying sizes. Twelve, if you like 'em flat.
Also, stuff happened. Are they going to make it?
That demon who shouldn't be where he is is probably gonna fuck some shit up. Looks like a warrior type, while the other three comprised of a hedonist and fetishists. Lewis and this other guy are the most dangerous by far.
Interesting note: Lewis doesn't look like he's wearing a mask. Is he that much of a badass that he doesn't feel he needs the extra protection over his weak spot?
>Is he that much of a badass?
Twist: Lewis is actually the little critter with the fancy crown.
Calling it right now.
The little creature has been mimicking his poses a bunch.
I wonder how things will play out between the two and Lord Bayoooooon.
Besides Emma, the demons have said time and again that they won't be killing anyone, because that would mess with the "quota" numbers for how many they can hunt per week. It makes me wonder just how high they've deliberately stacked the deck against themselves, to give the kids an advantage, so the hunt is more entertaining. If they ever decide to just throw out all rules and go for the kill, the kids are right fucked.
I don't think Nous is concerned with quotas, anylonger.
Yeah, but eventually one of the kids is going to pull his thumb out his ass and shoot him. Now is not the time for a moral quandary, and they should all know it. The idea that demons give a shit about each other (but not humans) should be completely obvious; why the fuck were they even surprised that he was upset??
>Oh no, she's dead!
>Oh good, she's alive.
>Oh no, he's gonna kill her!
>Oh, he's not killed her.
>Oh no, HE'S going to kill her!!
>Oh good, they got rescued.
Whiplash: The Manga
Now if only we gave a shit about any of these kids.
They'll die soon enough. Or will they?
Looks like we have our answer. He just wants the extra challenge. He actually TOLD THE KIDS about the monster's weak spot so he could also risk death during the hunt. Less being a badass, more he wouldn't enjoy it otherwise.
I hope Lewis doesn't die this arc. He's a good antagonist.
If I had to guess, he'll be the only one to survive, and will come back later.
Those demon fellas got quite decent plating skills. Dr. Lecter would be delighted.
>Some of these demons have been alive for at least a thousand years
I really, REALLY fucking hate this trope. There is absolutely no reason for any sort of organic life forms to be able to live for that long. It's not very often this manga manages to disappoint me like this.
>regenerating demons that can survive being turned into paste besides one spot
>with enough strength to cut trees in half while remaining extremely agile and not really that big
>all this while also having human-tier intelligence AT LEAST
And the fucking lifespan length is what breaks the deal for you?
It's less because of it being an unrealistic contrivance, and more because of it being so criminally overdone by literally every single fucking piece of media ever. Name me ONE time when a "demon" archetype existed next to humans that had an equal or shorter lifespan. Evil super-beings are as old as the hills, and of course have never died until the protagonists show up. It adds no value or meaning to the plot to have them be that old.
>It adds no value or meaning to the plot to have them be that old.
It showed that these demons have gone through the whole process of fighting and hunting humans, being forbidden of doing it by their demon boss, and how they dealt with it throughout the years.
Sure they could have done it as something different generations went through, but it's different when someone goes through several things instead of when their ancestors do.
Wouldn't it also bother you if it was a "my ancestors did it and I want to do it too!" kind of deal? It's equally as cliche.
I hope you're not the same guy who was complaining about tropes in another thread because a different anon already went over why getting agitated over tropes is dumb.
>Wouldn't it also bother you if it was a "my ancestors did it and I want to do it too!" kind of deal?
Not at all, because that's natural and reasonable. It's nonsense that almost every single piece of media that has humanoid creatures has them able to live for levels of magnitude longer than humans. There's a point when said creature's main power is their wisdom (which takes a long time to develop) but that's not the case here. The demons are dangerous because of their physical strength and toughness, not their intelligence.
It reaches a point where you realize that the demons are better than humans in LITERALLY EVERY POSSIBLE WAY, and you find yourself wondering what the point is of saving humanity, when a superior evolutionary being has arisen to take their place.
>and you find yourself wondering what the point is of saving humanity, when a superior evolutionary being has arisen to take their place.
No I don't. That's quitter talk.
>you find yourself wondering what the point is of saving humanity, when a superior evolutionary being has arisen to take their place
You know nothing of the limitless evolution/malice of mankind.
So..... we just need Lewis to take Emma to his mansion and play 3D chess with her until they fall in love, and then everything will be fixed?
Newest chapter is really good, I was thinking this had to happen.
We find out that Nous powered-up and absorbed Nouma's consciousness from eating her then proceeded to brutalize the kids horribly
Ray and the man with no name finally show up, shit is about to hit the fan
Things are moving along at the kind of pace I expect from this series. I was half-worried that Bayon was still going to be alive. The confirmation that he's dead and the rest of the kids are scrambling to stay alive is good. The tension is high and the odds are against them.. and at the last second, we get Ray and whatshisfuck here to change the balance of things. Excellent stuff.
Why does every cliffhanger in this mango seem so enticing/not blueballing?
>Inside the mystery box is another box! See you next week, teehee~
And I'm crashing into the groan-zone™ with no survivors. But not here. Is it because there's some new exciting information revealed at the end of the chapter and not the denial of a conclusion?
Two reasons I can think. First is that the story is actually progressing, because these cliffhangers always follow an actual event or development. Second is that there are actual answers to the questions we ask, instead of the mystery staying stagnant and never unraveling. What we've learned has made us ask new questions, rather than having more questions on top of the questions we had before.
>absorbed Nouma's consciousness
We don't know that, maybe he just went crazy.
I can't wait to see that spear through neck get animated. i hope they don't halfass it. Considering the average time it takes for a WSJ series to get an anime how long should it be? 2 years from now? 3?
Your initial assessment is correct, Promised Neverland is taking an unconventional route because it treats cliffhangers as a mode of story development rather than a gate to control it.
Here's a specific example from very early in.
In chapter three, it is revealed that best mom has a code on her neck, and that she's fighting for survival. This is a cliffhanger of the highest order: we have not been told her circumstances, how she reached this position, or why her safety is in question. Rather than shutting down discussion, though, the thread went absolutely nuclear when this chapter came out, spurring a lot of the initial interest.
As for why, it's because this revelation is ten chapters early. The information we are granted in this manner doesn't become immediately relevant until much later, where a simple 'she's evil!' would have sufficed in the mean time. Normally a cliffhanger is like casually assembling a puzzle and holding back the last piece, the 'blueballing' sensation, but here the reader is given as many pieces as possible and told to assemble the puzzle- in the dark. It's not until the plot catches up to the reader that the true shape of the big picture is revealed, and this is a very positive reading experience, because you are allowed to speculate and enjoy and think, rather than forced into line.
I do think the cliffhangers have deteriorated a bit over time, but that's mostly because the recent segments are more action oriented, necessitating more 'mortal peril' scenes than 'intrigue & curiosity' scenes, but the comfort with these cliffhangers is fostered by the author's proper use, and because we have the basal story "pieced together". With the last big story moment, the reveal of Goldie Pond in 64 was memorable and not jarring for the same reasons. We have been given all of the information ahead of time (the wall etchings, the disappearances, the dialogue clues) and the sudden cliffhanger of an idyllic village is giving us context to that information rather than taking it away.
It's very likely that a YnN anime adaptation is already being produced. A website has already been registered for a YnN anime.
Ufotable recently said that they are working on a Shueisha property, so there's a chance that we get an YnN anime by Ufotable, alternatively they could adapt Kimetsu no Yaiba or Kaguya.
I'm a little bit miffed that it went back to Norman for, what, one chapter or two? and then fucked right back to Goldy Pond and has continued there since then. The revelation that Norman is, in fact, alive, was completely meaningless to have happen right there.
There's already enough content for a full season, and easily a second by the time this year is over. Modern anime seems more likely to take a "strike while the fire is hot" approach with adaptations, rather than waiting until the manga is over when interest might be much less, and then just taking a break between seasons rather than using filler. Personally, I like it.
It occurs to me that what happened with Nous eating Nouma might be showing us how the demons got to be so dominant, and also why they're always eating human brains (particularly that of the very intelligent). Perhaps eating brains gives them some kind of improved intelligence, themselves; this is why some of them are smart, and some dumb, and this goes all the way down to the feral demons. The eldest and highest-ranked demons could be some kind of legion of consciousnesses by now.
I wouldn't call it a straight "power-up" though; Nous is just really fucking pissed off.
Pretty sure at least some of the kids are dead, especially Paula. Actually, I hope some of them die, as having them come out of this one with no losses is really going to make the demons, all the threats the kids are facing, seem like a whole lot of nothing. The trick of building up mortal peril only to have no one die only works so many times before you stop feeling it. And death in a world like this is good storytelling, it's what you would expect to happen at least occasionally and a possible source of good drama. Will be really pissed if everyone makes a full recovery.
>don't know that, maybe he just went crazy.
It's possible he didn't absorb her consciousness, but rather just her memories, mental capacity, maybe strength, abilities. In fact I don't think he absorbed her consciousness as if he did he would be united with her right now, instead of mourning her loss. But at the same time he could be switching to the 'Nouma personality' he's constructed from her memories in his head, letting them run away in his grief as if they have a life of their own.
I think we all knew Norman was alive, I was sure of it at least. The whole skip to Norman was really a tease meant to provide us with a hint of mystery. It wasn't totally random because that retarded guy who was in the lab with him is there in Goldy Pond. It did feel kind of jarring to me, as some of this skipping around to say Minerva's brother, have. But it hasn't been enough to ruin my enjoyment.
I think it's a mixture of grief and absorption. He hasn't become one with her, but he's inherited her traits. Like another anon said, this could be why they focus so much on high intelligence brains. Not for flavour but to increase their capabilities.
>Decide to read manga
>See a comment on a manga app that pops up right before I go to the chapter list saying The boys are back!
>Whole time I couldn't figure out, was thinking Norman escapes or something
>All of my guesses we're wrong until the very end
>Didn't even notice it until the last few chapters but I forgot about it until I got to the final page.
Damn why do people spoil shit?
Serves you right faggot.
I could forgive this faganon if he used Tachiyomi (which owns), but he probably just went to MyFreeGookComics.biz and got a bunch of viruses.
>Not for flavour but to increase their capabilities.
Maybe it's both? They could possibly be feeding off of intelligence, so a more intelligent brain would naturally be more tasty.
The man with no name just became the MVP of this arc.
<not superior mystery scanlators
So how come the twins were killed easily but the sniper couldn't get them but Mr. No name can?
Because No Name is a far more skilled sniper who has been evading and killing demons for 13 years, on top of being a farm kid who was likely Perfect Score-tier like Emma, Ray, and Norman. The rest of the kids in Goldy Pond are bred and raised just to be hunted, meaning they are nothing special and had to risk everything just to get this far.
Monsters can read emotions, you can tell from his internal dialogue with Nouma that he was well aware the kid and Ray were there, but he couldn't sense NoName since he could perfectly compose himself and shoot without any aggressive emotion. If the kid would've shot, Nous would've figured out the exact moment when the shot took place and dodge it accordingly.
Or maybe it's not even emotion, but the agitation of the body gives off heat or something like that and monsters are highly tuned to it.
I wonder what the cause for the whistling sound is.
The whistling is coming from the kids, signalling they've killed a demon.
You see, humans have Reiki, and Demons have Youki, and he suppressed his Reiki so he wouldn't be detected. He'll be teaching Emma and Rei how to use Reiki and shoot Rei guns as soon as they finish dealing with these demons.
Did they mention that in their planning?
It's been mentioned a few times since the Goldy Pond kids started hunting the Demons.
The demons can "see" them through reading their emotions: fear and anger and remorse at seeing their friend getting mangled. But Kiddo doesn't have any emotions left; he's completely flat and shows zero reaction or emotion to the scene of grisly murder of children, so he is "invisible". We've known that about him since the very beginning, when he was acting like a total sociopath.
Anyway, it seems that he DID somehow absorb the consciousness of Nouma for a time, but it doesn't last very long. No idea why that is. Perhaps we'll find out later.
Shit is about to hit the fan at mach 3. Better don your ponchos, lads.
Fucking kung-fu demons.
Lewis can catch bullets.
Adam is on the move.
Ray and Unknown are heading for Emma.
Kids doing surgery.
Emma trying to find a way out without killing.
The art was a bit weird this chapter.
Considering Lewis did that little flashstep teleport, I'm wondering if he is just that fast that he can move without being seen and catch bullets in mid-shot... Or if he's got some bullshit timestopping powers and this is where we learn that eating certain parts of demons can give you superpowers and we descend into powerlevel bullshit.
I like to think he swallowed what's left of her consciousness pellet and the absorption would have lasted until he digested it.
Also, did anyone else notice that only one of Bayons lackeys was killed according to a recap screen a couple of chapters ago and it could technically show up at any moment, but probably won't?
>Emma starts eating demons to gain their strength
It'd be the most surprising descent into power levels that I'd ever seen.
Also, Did the fucking monkey talk?
Yes, the little monkey-goblin ranks actually higher than Lewis and is second only to [unpronouncable].
After Emma and the remaining gang off Lewis, the little shit kills Mr. Noname and just before skedaddling off,
the little shit taunts Emma and asks her to collect the chaos emeralds.
Maybe, but I don't see why Lewis would hide the fact one of the demons from Bayon's group is alive especially when he continously gives his enemy info to make it more challenging. Unless he is using it as part of his plan, but he doesn't seem the type to use others
>Lewis is actually a really sneaky fucking cunt
Now that would be quite the twist.
One thing that always irks me about the whole "catching bullets" thing is that the bullets somehow don't deform at all. It's not even really logical because dispelling that amount of kinetic energy on the bullets isn't possible without causing them to shatter into shrapnel. What did he do? Pinch them between his fingers and stop them mid-flight...? You'd have better luck trying to pinch a squirt of water and hold it in place.
I have to assume that it's just the common trope at work via ignorance of the author, but... I can't discredit the possibility it's some bullshit superpower like >>828090 said.
Of he caught them mid flight then it means he is OP as fuck. As the kid said, dodging is one thing, but catching all of those means bullets are no threat to him.
>I have to assume that it's just the common trope at work via ignorance of the author
IT'S A FUCKING SHONEN MANGA!
I understand it bothers you the bullets aren't deformed but it's not that big of a deal, this isn't a realistic gun otaku manga, they just wanted to show him catching bullets to show he's strong and shooting at him is hopeless.
I swear 100% of posts that have the word "trope" on them are retarded.
>It's a work of fiction, so there's no need for there to be any logic or consistency or facts
And you're going to call me retarded?
Maybe the demons eating their honored dead has no physical effect and is just part of their religion. Like those two demons in the forest earlier on whose religion forbade them from eating humans or other endangered species.
Yeah, there would have to be a force of the same magnitude exerted perpendicular to the trajectory of the boolit to change it
any meaningful way or some shit. If I were not a complete physicslet, I'd love to calculate it.
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The thing is, lead is actually soft as shit. The comparison to a liquid was a good one, because when traveling at that speed, a bullet impacting something that fully resists it (like a steel plate instead of a fleshy torso) causes it to basically splash like a very ripe peeled banana thrown at a wall. The typical look of a half-smushed slug like what happens when it bounces off a cartoon superhero is based upon bullets extracted from a flesh or a flesh analog (like ballistic gelatin) that doesn't hit any bones. If it does it'll splatter. A bullet that hits Superman's eye won't smush into a single mass, it'll explode into droplets.
Except this guy caught them. So I assume that when the bullet was in mid flight, he simply grabbed them out of the air.
If you can't even grasp middle-school level physics, don't bother attempting to join the debate.
You dull motherfucker, even if he caught the things mid-air they would STILL turn into mush. The sheer pressure and friction inflicted upon the bullet with his fingers, to the degree where it could stop their supersonic flight instantly, would collapse their entire structure and basically squish them like putty.
Last WSJ issue officially announced a Neverland anime. It is going to air on the Noitamina block in January 2019.
All he had to do was have his hands move at the same speed as the bullet and direction. Then all you need to do is snatch it out of the "air".
That wasn't my point at all, what the fuck?
You know what happens when you greentext shit people didn't say? Discussion devolves at breakneck speed. You're assuming I meant something when I didn't and wrote your post based on that. When you do that you're basically talking to yourself.
Reply to what I said, not to what you imagined I said.
Earlier than I imagined.
If you are in a car going 30 miles per hours and a missle was launched going 30 miles per hour. if you try to grab it, what happens? you can grab it like you were both at 0 miles per hour.
I guess Mr. NoName really is "invisible" to demons.
That's a pretty shitty missile, Kim. You better not be implying that all the kinetic energy just goes poof, as soon as contact is made.
Your point was "it's a shounen manga, so it doesn't matter if nothing's realistic". That's barely one step above what I said. You're using the fact that it's fiction (or at least a class of fiction commonly cited as being low-brow) to excuse any and all faults as okay, and that's fucking retarded.
Bullets aren't missiles. Look, buddy, next time you have an extremely ripe banana, peel it and throw it at a friend and ask him to catch it. You can only throw a banana maybe 50mph, so he should have no problem doing so. Marvel at the fact that he'll end up with his hands and everything around splattered with banana paste.
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Neverland anime PV is out.
Posting the reupload from an anime news site becaue the original is region locked.
>I have to assume that it's just the common trope at work via ignorance of the author,
You're likely right about this, but I am pretty sure that the goal of the author never was realism.
We're talking about a manga where demons that can only be killed when hit in their weakpoint are the main antagonists.
It never was realistic or tried to be realistic.
>yet another site greeting me with a list of absolute assloads of bullshit ad cancer and they expect me to click on each ad supplying cumragfaggotshitcunting name individually like some dumb fucking animal
How about no? Webm or fuck off.
I hope webm related is the correct one.
>I hope webm related is the correct one.
It's the correct one.
>>yet another site greeting me with a list of absolute assloads of bullshit ad cancer
Why aren't you using an addblocker?
>Your point was "it's a shounen manga, so it doesn't matter if nothing's realistic".
That wasn't it either, you dumb fuck.
My point was this very specific event, someone catching bullets and them not being deformed has no impact on anything at all in this manga, it doesn't deviate absurdly from the previous standards of realism the manga presented to us, and it isn't a manga for gun otaku either so it's not even something you should expect them to get right.
There are different degrees of how realistic things are in works of fiction. Neverland, while being about demons, is pretty grounded on reality on how a lot of things work, so if things started to have battle manga physics all of a sudden shit would get pretty weird. If things start to get severely unrealistic to a point where things get incompatible with how reality works and how they previously presented the setting to us then I'll get bothered (like someone surviving a wound they shouldn't survive, that shit always gets me), but a demon catching bullets midair and them not being deformed isn't something anyone should care that much about.
Maybe him dropping crushed and shattered bullets instead of whole ones would make for a cooler visual effect, and it would also be something people would look at and think "wow he really nailed that detail", maybe it would be a positive, but the current page isn't a fault at all as you called it. It's going to maybe tingle /k/ autism from a handful of people and that's about it.
>them not being deformed has no impact on anything at all in this manga
Not true. As I said at the very beginning of all this (before I had to school a bunch of retards about inertia and material science) it could indicate that he has some kind of power beyond just being really fast.
Not that "just being really fast" at this level isn't a superpower. Motherfucker catching rifle bullets at a range of maybe a couple dozen meters, means he's capable of moving at multiple times the speed of sound, with pinpoint precision. He could run at and eviscerate Emma from a hundred feet away before the message got from her eyeballs to her brain, that he was moving.
To step back, it was actually really stupid. Probably shouldn't have happened, because it makes him leagues more of a threat than he should be. At this point he's literally Star Platinum before it gained the ability to stop time. It being some kind of bullshit power (magnetic fingers?) would actually be PREFERABLE to that. As you said, this manga has been fairly realistic — aside from the whole "demons eating people" premise — and this is a major departure from that. Forgive me if it was a little upsetting; it might have been an overreaction, but I'm still not wrong.
What if he didn't catch the bullets as they were fired? What if he used his super speed to unload the guns?
Nevermind, that'd be even more ridiculous and we can see the guns have all fired.
>Krone got eighth in the popularity poll
Lies. LIES I TELL YOU!
Also, it seems that even if Lewis can move faster than the speed of sound he can't move faster than the speed of electricity. That's a great plan. Too bad it worked perfectly, holy shit!
>the guns have all fired
Nah, that was just the displaced air catching up at the moment of him unloading the guns. Demons are basically fucking tall pistol shrimps.
I can't decide if I should feel excited or disappointed at the fact that:
rocks fall NoName shows up; every demon dies
NoName is the MVP. Which is why he's definitely getting killed.
Yeah, I seriously smell a heroic sacrifice coming, on the way back to the underground base.
Though you know what would be funny? If circumstances conspired so that Emma and Ray were forced to go somewhere else to escape Goldy Pond , leaving some of the other kids behind. Then they'd have to promise to come back and get them, just like they promised to go back to get the kids at the shelter, just like they promised to go back to get the kids at Grace Field...
See, that's why the manga has that name. Emma keeps making promises to get the kids she's left at various lands but she will never be able to keep them.
>Escapes to the real world
>Never able to return to the Neverland
Shit I never even connected this world and Peter Pan's Neverland.
DELETE YOURSELF, YOU FAITHLESS WHORE! EMMA IS GOING TO MAKE THAT SHIT HAPPEN!
I want to see 10 consecutive chapters of pure suffering a few years from now when she realizes she won't be able to keep several of her promises.
They'll kill all the demons before they ever get out of there
It's an entire half-a-world of demons. There's probably millions of them.
Also, Lewis' superpowers are getting ridiculous. How can he hear anyway? Don't flash bangs, y'know, go BANG?
Demons must not have weak-ass ear drums like us. I bet they can go to concerts and run jackhammers without ear damage.
An eardrum that is so tough it doesn't tear due to a large change in air pressure would be so inflexible that it wouldn't respond to small changes in air pressure, making it completely useless. So he'd be able to hear that loud concert and jackhammer, but anything less he'd be craning his neck over and telling Emma "speak up, sweetie" like an old grandmother.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
I'd read a manga with a terrifying monster villain who acts like a doddering old man while going about his havoc and murder.
It would be hilarious, if nothing else. Guy shows up, goes on a huge rant about how the monster killed his family, how he's gonna get revenge, blah blah blah, that goes on for several pages; and then the demon is just "can you say that again, dear? I didn't catch a WORD of that." Fight ensues, the guy teleports behind the monster, screams out "I'm behind you, fool!" expecting the monster to spin around but... the monster doesn't hear him, just keeps staring out into space. Guy just shuffles nervously around, unsure what to do. "I don't know where you went, lad, but would you like some tea?"
Or maybe demons just have some weird compound eardrum or some shit that let's them hear across a wide range and provides redundancy in case of a shock or attack like in this case.
Emma stood right next to Lewis and she didn't get her eardrums fucked. I don't believe that this grenade was a proper flashbang.
It was a translation error. It's a flash grenade, no bang.
What is a flash grenade, then?
The more I think about it, the less sense a "non-proper" flashbang, or flash-but-no-bang grenade, begins to make.
Basic construction of the real deal (such as it was depicted in the mango) would be:
>sturdy steel cage with venting holes
>a pyrotechnic payload
>detonation mechanism, etc.
Did they wrap the sparkly powder in cardboard? Am I being retarded, again?
The thing is, any fast combustion will produce a significant shockwave. It's not really possible, as you said, to make an explosion without one. Perhaps if you made it out of thermite or phosphorus or something, it would be very bright, but more burney rather than explody.
Problem is, the chapter itself said that the flash bang would attack "all the senses", which makes the whole bit where he can still hear all the more bizarre. It's contradicting itself. This makes me suspect it might be something lost in translation. Like Lewis can't hear, but he can still "feel" vibrations or something.
His ears can super regenerate instantly but his eyes can't this is why they're the weak point.
The eyes aren't the weakpoint themselves, it's just that their "core" lies behind them.
Moon Checkers: The Animation.
New chapter, folks.
Moon Checkers: The Animation.
Nothing appears in my searcher, or in nyaapantsu, like it doesnt exist. Are you sure that its the name/source?
I can't believe Emma is fucking drop-dead cute.
<Google translate: Black people who have been cheated
Really, whats the source of the video?
9960 scans put out this chapter 3 days ago. Don't use niggerstream.
Kiddo is going to die before he reveals his name; I just fucking know it. This entire time, its reveal has been one giant cocktease, both inside and outside the fourth wall. There is literally nobody it could be that would be even remotely significant to Emma, considering she's never known anyone outside Grace Field. It's NOT Minerva and he's too young to be her biological father.
In other words, Emma pulled "Motivational Speech no Jutsu" and now everyone is going to move forward with Plan, uh... I think we're on D, now; which of course can't possibly work because we have to see what the "worst-case plan" is. My money is on they filled the entire fucking place with explosives.
Shirai-sensei is depressed because a drunk yob smashed a painting up he liked.
Lucas will shout out his name, as kiddo makes his heroic sacrifice. Then we'll get a flashback to the times they spent together, and kiddo, now named, will die in a sobbing Lucas' arms.
They were all discussing something they noticed about Lewis, which the author saw fit not to write out, presumably because Lewis' spy pet monkey thing was watching the kids talk from outside the window. So it seems they have a plan to defeat him, have noticed some weakness or something that will let them take him down. Anyone have any guesses as to what it is?
Something to do with the monkey is possible, but unlikely. It's been established from what happened with Nous and Nouma that the demons are capable of love and empathy for their own kind. If Lewis cares about his pet monkey, they might be able to distract him or bargain with him by threatening it or taking it hostage or something.
The reason why I don't think it's going to happen, though, is because Emma came up with this mystery "plan". Taking a hostage is both dickish and very unsportsmanlike, both things that are not in Emma's personality.
This also might mean it's the "worst-case plan", because it's the one thing Emma thinks would be the worst, most fucked-up thing to do.
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WHAT'CHA GONNA DO WHEN HULKAMANIA AND THE LARGEST ARMS IN THE WORLD RUN WILD ON YOU?!
So the grand plan is more dakka, because Lewis is an old fart and can't regenerate that quickly anymore. That's... surprisingly simple.
Sometimes the best solution is the simplest one. Love how they've gone from plan A which was super complex with multiple parties to what, plan Improv where it's a ragtag crew emptying magazines into him.
Don't see how a 14 year old can dual wield 2 AK's on one foot, shooting over Emma and the other kid and not lose control or shot remotely accurate.
I didn't get the impression that that 2-page spread was meant to be realistic; rather, more like an embellished Matrix-style thing. Hence the bullets being all wonky sizes.
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At first I thought the giant creepy retard was going to turn out to be a demon plant put in and programmed to betray the kids at one point. Now it looks like he's going to be a legit escapee with a grudge against demons, and will be strong enough to overpower Lewis. This makes me wonder about him as a character, how he escaped that facility. Obviously his massive physical strength had something to do with this. Also with his strength the way it is it makes me think that facility is a place where humans are experiment on. Did they intentionally make him stronger? Why would demons engineer humans like that? Or is his uncanny strength the side-effect of some other experiment? Will Norman or any of the other kids wind up with superpowers at some point in a similar fashion?
I can't believe Emma is fucking actuallydead good night sweet princess.
I wonder if it ends up like pic related. Would they have the balls to actually do it?
It's just a flesh wound.
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This girl keeps herself afloat through sheer force of
anger hope alone.
>Local orphan too angry to die
Also, Krone spotted! She's been so badly missed. The series just hasn't been the same since she got sent to a farm in the countryside, where she totally wasn't murdered at all.
I don't miss her at all. Nope.
>The fact that this particular gun was special was foreshadowed like thirty chapters back, and is not at all an ass-pull
This manga never fails to amaze me.
Is that a fucking white page? Did they do a Kubo and pull a 心か?
And will Emma get a zenkai boost from that?
What's gonna happen with the little catmonkey?
This manga. This fucking manga! All this time, Lewis Lewis Lewis. The playground. The plan. The desperate struggle. The last gasp. The narrow victory...
Oh yeah, but reader: Did you forget that even after beating Satan, the kids are still stuck in Hell and days away from home? Did you forget that Kiddo said the path back is even more dangerous, and now they have wounded to tend to?
No chance to rest, not even for a moment...