Anime fans who look forward to a solid adaptation of the hit manga series The Promised Neverland had their fill with Season 1 and Season 2 of the anime. Well, most of Season 2 anyway.
To say that episode 10 and episode 11 of The Promised Neverland’s second season is a disappointment is putting it mildly. It did not stick the landing at all, and fell on its face on hot garbage while it set itself on fire for all to see. The final twenty minutes leading up to the end is just a slideshow leading up to an ending that just feels rushed and unearned; it will be a 2021 moment that many YouTubers and content creators will talk about for months on end.
Naturally, fans expressed heavy disappointment on how the climax was handled (via ANN), as it did not match the manga’s tone and feel at all. A lot of plot developments from the source were either omitted, rewritten, or rushed out. It was such a botched job that its manga author Kaiu Shirai was not listed on the credits in episodes 10 and 11 of the second season. So clearly he wasn’t brought on board for the ending of this anime adaptation.
This wouldn’t be complete without Twitter outrage, so here’s a sample of a few:
Promised Neverland season 2 finale is equivalent to creating a movie based on your life by letting your iPhone recommend random photo memories and letting it play with their tacky sentimental music.
An insult to every fan#promisedneverland
— JK ALL DAY (@JKPrinceOfBusan) March 25, 2021
#PromisedNeverland @CloverWorks what sort of a absolute trash season 2 was that? Like why even make a season 2 if you're gonna make it as trash as that. Literally rushing over like 5 seasons worth in 12 episodes. Studios like you are the ones who ruin modern anime adaptations.
— Sidharth☥ (@Sidharth176) March 27, 2021
Whoever was in charge of production and decided to adapt this series into 24 episodes needs to lose their job. What an utter failure and embarrassment. #PromisedNeverland
— Ben (@SeaTacticsYT) March 25, 2021
— Brennen lee (@fusrodah42) February 19, 2021
What was that #PromisedNeverland finale…? I was hoping it would go somewhere more original if it not sticking to the manga but it’s like they just said ‘we don’t care anymore just end it’
— Lightning (@lightning446) March 26, 2021
Promised Neverland really out here with a PowerPoint presentation. 11 episodes, all filled with terrible pacing, no buildup, and zero emotional connections to new characters.#PromisedNeverland pic.twitter.com/TSJvcaq4Ve
— PB&J (@PBandJ7625) March 27, 2021
The Promised Neverland said manga speedrun go brrrrr
The anime ended. Of course most of the story from the manga was skipped. 140+ chapters of content was wrapped up in about 6 episodes.
Hope no other franchise gets this treatment. pic.twitter.com/k6uecHbekG
— 🍎 Ken Xyro (@KenXyro) March 25, 2021
— TPN Troll 🤡 (@TpnTroll) March 26, 2021
Yikes. Let’s hope the same fate does not happen to Attack on Titan.