Toonami to Premiere The Promised Neverland Anime on April 13, 2019

The official Facebook page for Adult Swim’s Toonami block has announced that the block will premiere The Promised Neverland anime on April 13, 2019.

The Promised Neverland anime premiered on January 10, 2019, and ended in Japan on March 29, 2019. Aniplex of America streamed the anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation, and HIDIVE as it aired in Japan. The anime will have a second season in 2020.

The block will also run two episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization on April 6, 2019 from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Source: ANN

The Promised Neverland’s Comedy Spin-off Manga Ends

Shūhei Miyazaki’s Oyakusoku no Neverland, a comedy spin-off manga based on Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland manga, has ended with its 12th chapter in the Shonen Jump+ app. The series’ compiled book volume will ship on June 4, 2019.

Miyazaki launched the manga in the app on January 11, 2019.

Source: ANN

Nominees Announced for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the 11 nominees for the 23rd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, which commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition:

  • Areyo Hoshikuzu by Sansuke Yamada
  • Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida
  • Astra Lost in Space by Kenta Shinohara
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu (A Minimum Healthy and Cultural Life) by Haruko Kashiwagi
  • Sayonara Miniskirt (Good-Bye My Mini Skirt) by Aoi Makino
  • Sono Ko, Jiruba (Jitterbug The Forties) by Shinobu Arima
  • Daru-chan by Remon Haruna
  • Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi’s Long Vacation) by Misato Konari
  • Fragile – Byōrii Kishi Keiichirō no Shoken (Fragile – The Finds of Pathologist Keiichirō Kishi) by Bin Kusamizu and Saburō Megumi
  • Mashiro no Oto by Marimo Ragawa
  • The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

This year’s committee – consisting of actress Anne Watanabe; author Kazuki Sakuraba; manga creators Osamu Akimoto, Machiko Satonaka, and Tarō Minamoto; professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō; manga critic Nobunaga Shinbo; and author and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada – selected the nominees from titles recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2018. This is the fourth nomination for Yoshida’s Umimachi Diary (the manga was previously nominated in 2008, 2009, and 2011, and the second consecutive nomination for Shirai and Demizu’s The Promised Neverland.

Asahi Shimbun will announce the winners in late April 2019, and will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 6, 2019.

Source: ANN

19 Manga Rank on Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2019 List of Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2019 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband and Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels this year.

The 19 manga included on the list are:

  • My Brother’s Husband GN 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
  • Silver Spoon GN 1-4 by Hiromu Arakawa
  • The Bride Was a Boy GN by Chii
  • Again!! GN 1-5 by Mitsurou Kubo
  • Ao Haru Ride GN 1-2 by Io Sakisaka
  • Black Torch GN 1-2 by Tsuyoshi Takaki
  • Flying Witch GN 3-6 by Chihiro Ishizuka
  • Frau Faust GN 1-3 by Kore Yamazaki
  • The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún GN 3-5 by Nagabe
  • I Hear the Sunspot: Theory of Happiness GN by Yuki Fumino
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 1-3 by Afro
  • Nameless Asterism GN 1-2 by Kina Kobayashi
  • The Promised Neverland GN 2-6 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  • Spirit Circle GN 1-5 by Satoshi Mizukami
  • Star Wars: Lost Stars GN 1 by Claudia Gray and Yūsaku Komiyama
  • Sweet Blue Flowers GN 1-4 by Takako Shimura
  • To Your Eternity GN 1-5 by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • Waiting for Spring GN 3-8 by Anashin
  • your name. GN 2-3 by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast The Promised Neverland Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast The Promised Neverland anime in Winter 2019. The company did not specify whether the series will be subtitled or dubbed, though previous simulcasts from Aniplex of America have been subtitle-only on FUNimation and other platforms.

Aniplex of America will also simulcast the anime on Crunchyroll and Hulu starting on January 9, 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex USA to Stream The Promised Neverland Anime on Crunchyroll and Hulu

Aniplex of America has announced on Twitter that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga on Crunchyroll and Hulu starting on January 9, 2019.

The Promised Neverland is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 11, 2019.

Source: ANN