A new promotional video was posted on the official site for the live-action film based on the manga written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, Yakusoku no Neverland. The video shows a fragment of the main theme song titled “Tasashiku Narenai” performed by Zutomayo.
The film maintains its scheduled premiere in theaters in Japan for December 18 and the statement also included a new promotional image starring the entire cast of main actors.
For their part, Shirai and Demizu began publishing the manga in Shueisha publisher's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016 and ended it in June 2020. The publisher published the twentieth and final compiled volume on October 2.
The play inspired an anime adaptation released in January 2019. A second season of the anime was confirmed to premiere in October 2020, but, due to the current health situation in Japan, it will now be released in January 2021.
Cast of actors
- The 19-year-old actress, Minami Hamabe (Menma in the live-action film AnoHana, protagonist in the live-action film Saki) plays Emma.
- 13-year-old actor Jyo Kairi (live-action Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Boku dake ga Inai Machi) plays Ray.
- 17-year-old actor Rihito Itagaki (Show By Rock musical !!) plays Norman.
- Keiko Kitagawa (Sailor Mars in the live-action series Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Paradise Kiss) plays Isabella.
- Comedian Naomi Watanabe (Kanna Suzuku in the live-action series KANNAsa-n!) Plays Krone.
- Yuichito Hirakawa (Boku dake ga Inai Machi live-action film) is directing the feature film.
- Noriko Gotou is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Yakusoku no Neverland (live-action) synopsis
Emma, Norman and Ray are the most outstanding boys at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they call "Mom", all the boys have a pleasant childhood. Good food, comfortable clothes and the perfect environment to thrive, what more could an orphan want? But one day, Emma and Norman discover the dark truth of the outside world that they were absolutely forbidden to see. (The movie changes the rule that orphans "leave" the orphanage at the age of 12, to now be at the age of 16.)
Source: Comic Natalie
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