First Look At The Promised Neverland Live-Action Adaptation

Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

As Kotaku previously reported, The Promised Neverland is getting a live-action adaptation that is slated for Japanese theaters later this year.


The Promised Neverland tells the story of orphans who seem to be living a wonderful, happy life in which all their wants and needs are met. The truth, however, is far more sinister. The anime debuted this past January. Season 2 is slated for next year.

Below is the live-action adaptation’s first teaser trailer:

The movie stars Minami Hamabe, Jyo Kairi, and Rihito Itagaki as well as Keiko Kitagawa and Naomi Watanabe. It will be released in Japan on December 18.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Visually, the casting looks good. I have no idea about the performers acting skills. Live action adaptations don’t seem to have a good track record, e.g. Attack on Titan, Gantz, Death Note (but that might be Netflix’s fault).