Parents' Guide to

The Promised Neverland

By Danae Stahlnecker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fantasy horror anime builds tension with scares, violence.

The Promised Neverland TV show: poster

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 9+

A great first anime for young tweens.

There was a few scary scenes that you would expect in a post-apocalyptic horror like this but not much. minimal blood is not taken in vain. very brave and courageous role models and messages.
age 12+

Manga is 12+ while anime is 11+

I AM GOING OFF OF THE MANGA AND IM 12 The Promised Neverland is a really good manga. In the first ark there is almost no violence or deaths except for Connie’s death and Crones death. ALSO IT YOUR PARENTS ARE NOT OK WITH DEMONS DO NOT WATCH IN FRONT OF THEM!!! It is a little dark but not thing a 12 or 13 year old can’t handle. But after they leave the orphanage the kids get fucking firearms and kill demons! And the demons kill the kids. SPOILERS FROM NOW ON Norman is also a really dark character who plans to wipe out the demons at frickin 15 years old. The violence is similar to demon slayer but still not as bad. ANIME For the anime it is 11+ because they cut everything out in s2 but it is still really dark and I also don’t recommend watching s2 just read the manga after s1

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (12 ):

This show succeeds as a thrilling horror, with a visual style and plot development that's both unsettling and captivating. It's hard to watch children face such intense peril, but it's easy to root for the young characters who face challenges with wit and strength. However, despite the age of the protagonists, The Promised Neverland may be too intense for young viewers. Violence, though not over the top, is central to the plot and to character development. Most interesting is that the characters' escape from death actually invites audiences to connect the fantasy setting to their own world and to consider what roles they play in their own social systems. Ultimately, fans of stories like The Hunger Games will enjoy this show about youth overcoming impossible odds to change the world.

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