The promised Neverland is undoubtedly on of the best anime which debuted this year. The anime adapts Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s bestselling and critically-acclaimed Jump manga, of the same name. And now, it’s getting a live-action adaptation! They even revealed a teaser image of the three main characters:
Minami Hamabe, who previously starred as Menma in the live-action AnoHana movie as Menma and the live-action Saki film as Saki Miyanaga, will star as Emma. Her co-leads include 13-year-old Jyo Kairi as Ray, as well as 17-year-old Rihito Itagaki as Norman. Hamabe is a known fan of the manga, having bought physical and digital copies of The Promised Neverland. As for the director, the live-action ERASED series’ Yuuichirou Hirakawa is directing the film.
The announcement revealed that the film will premiere in winter 2020. Due to the ages of the lead actors, they shifted the ages of the characters from 12 to 16. Here’s how Viz describes the manga’s story:
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.
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source: Livedoor News