Four years after its debut, here’s what happens at the end of The Promised Neverland manga series.
After 181 chapters, The Promised Neverland has finally come to an end. The series follows a group of orphans living in Grace Field House, who realize that, although their lives seem wonderful, they are being raised as cattle for the devil to eat. Written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, the manga was first serialized in 2016 and three years later it received an anime adaptation, making it much more popular.
Emma Makes New Promise At The End Of The Series
After escaping from Grace Field House, the young heroes of The Promised Neverland find themselves in danger after danger. They realize that there are two worlds: a human and a demon. In the process of finding a way to the human world, Emma and her friends discover that the cause of children being eaten by demons is the result of a long-established “Promise”. This promise forbade hunting between humans and demons, so to satisfy the devil’s hunger for human flesh, farms were built to raise children as food for the devil.
But, just as there are good people and bad people, there are also good and bad demons. Unfortunately, cannibalism is the only way to avoid degeneration and ultimately death. From that point on, Emma was determined to find a way for humans and demons to coexist peacefully and decided to make a new Promise at the end of The Promised Neverland.
The children were sent to the human world after parting with their demon friends, Mujika and Sonju, and landed on the shores of America in 2047. Everyone is safe and together; all but Emma. In a panic, the children wondered what exactly Emma had offered to secure the Promise. Is she still back in the demon world? Did she sacrifice herself to have all the humans, children, Mamas and Sisters in the human world? Finding the answer, the children set out on a quest to find her, determining that because of the promise she got somewhere in the human world.
It turns out that Emma is in the human world, lying in a snow-white field, with no memory of who she is or everything she’s been through. Her serial number is also gone. In a flashback, we see Emma with the God of the Demon Realm, in the midst of creating a new Promise.
In exchange for transferring all the humans, children, and adults to the other side, the World Demon Lord demanded a reward, a reward that, as is customary, the most important thing to the negotiator, was Emma’s family. However, they reassured her that they would not kill her family. Instead, they will take away her memories and her future with them. Emma says that, for her, this is not a sacrifice, it is just a means to address her selfish desires to have a future she wants where everyone is welcome. free. So she agrees to the New Promise.
Emma and The Promised Neverland’s Emotional Search for Reunion
With no memory of the deal she made, Emma ends up being saved from the snow by an old man. A month has passed and the only thing left from her past is an eye necklace. She also can’t sleep because of repeated dreams of Yugo, Mama, Norman, and Ray and even though she can’t recognize them, she feels an overwhelming sense of sadness and warmth.
Two years later, Emma accepts that she will never remember who the person of her dreams is and is instead happily settling into her new life. In another part of the world, the orphans of Grace Field frantically searched for her but to no avail. With nowhere else to look, a small team of Ray, Gilda and Phil headed towards the restricted area. Unbeknownst to them, they passed Emma, who was walking in the opposite direction of the old man. Empty, they were about to head home when Ray felt a familiar young girl carrying a stuffed rabbit in Grace Field clothes pulling his backpack, telling him to turn around.
It was Conny, with the souls of Yugo and Mama. Without thinking, Ray ran back to the village. At the same time, Emma rushes out into the street in search of the necklace she dropped and encounters Ray, Norman, and the remaining orphans of Grace Field House.
The reunion is filled with emotions even though Emma still doesn’t know who they are. Norman says he’s grateful that Emma is happy, safe and not alone and for her about what happened after they arrived in the human world. They’re all going to school, the ones from Lambda are recovering, and Chris has woken up. Their happiness is thanks to Emma, but Norman wants her to be a part of it, too.
The call back to Conny in the long-awaited finale of The Promised Neverland brings the story to full circle: it was Conny’s death that revealed the truth about Grace Field House and ignited a desire to create a future. their own hybrid, so it makes sense, in this time of uncertainty and confusion, Conny will be the one to bring Emma’s family back to her.
Extra Content Added to the Final Episode of Promised Neverland
The final volume of The Promised Neverland includes Chapters 172 to 181 with several additional pages. Some add a bit of context to the story, such as revealing that Smee was ordered by Peter Ratri to kill his brother. A few are rejected scenes but most of them are just rewards, including one where Emma, Norman and Ray play hide and seek as children.
Additionally, The Promised Neverland’s epilogue adds a number of experiences in the final episode that weren’t available in the original chapter release, most notably the scene of Emma smiling brightly in front of the ocean. This is a stark contrast to the opening page of the final chapter, where she is smiling sadly as she sacrifices her memories to save her family while creating the New Promise.
At the end of the final chapter, there’s also a glimpse of what’s happening in the demon world: Mujika and Sonju are buried under a terrifyingly tall pile of papers as they set out to run a kingdom. Despite being apart, Mujika still thinks about her friends on the other side.
The bittersweet ending knowing that Emma will never get her memories back. However, The Promised Neverland has always been about the power of family. The dreams of Emma and Conny, Mama and Yugo being Ray’s guides to Emma is the manga’s way of saying that your loved ones will never really go away. The love and faith you have in your family can do the unthinkable. They have the power to change people for the better; they give you strength and even, sometimes, the power to reverse destiny.