Is The Promised Neverland Manga Over? How Does It End?

The Promised Neverland manga started its long journey in 2016 and has become an incredibly popular story for readers of manga to follow. What fans love about this series is its psychological thriller vibe this series gives them.

After almost 5 years have we witnessed the final chapter of a beloved manga series for good? In this article we will discuss the The Promised Neverland manga final chapter and how it ends.

Is The Promised Neverland Manga Over How Does It End

The Promised Neverland Overall Plot Summary

For those who aren’t aware, this manga series was written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It was first published in 2016 and then in 2020 it received an anime adaptation.

The first season of the anime adaptation was met with huge success, however the second season wasn’t as loved. However the anime series helped increase the  popularity of the manga series.

The series follows orphans living in Grace Field House. They live to be a pretty perfect life, except one day Emma, Ray and Norman discover the truth. They are being raised as meat for demons.

Emma, Norman and Ray plan to escape, but Norman is sent away to be ‘adapted’. Emma and Ray decide to escape with some older siblings and leave the younger siblings behind.

Once they escape they discover that life outside Grace Field House is full of dangers, but they are determined to return to save all the children from the farms. 

Emma and Ray encounter all sorts of demons and battle for their freedom against the demon queen Legravalima and Peter Ratri, who manages the farms. At the end Emma has some huge decisions that only she can make.

Emma Makes A New Promise

After escaping Grace Fields House, our escapes constantly find themselves in danger. They come to discover that there are in fact two worlds: a human word and a demon world.

They decide that they need to find a way to the human world, where they can be safe. Alongside this, Emma and her friends then discover that the reason why children have been fed to the demons, is because of a ‘promise’ that was made years ago.

The Promise stopped hunting between humans and demons, however demons needed to eat humans. This is when the farms were created and made to raise children to feed the demons. 

Not all demons were bad in this series, and we do meet some good demons that actually want to help our characters. Yet the downside is that eating humans was their only way for them not to die, they don’t have any other options.

Once Emma learns the truth, she tries to find a way so that humans and demons can live in peace. Hence she decides to create a new ‘promise’ . 

In a flashback scene we learn that Emma is successful and she has forged a new ‘promise’ between herself and the Demon World God.

In exchange for transporting all the humans to the other side, the Demon World God asks for a reward that is the most important to Emma. This is Emma’s family (the Grace Field House Orphans, including Ray and Norman).

Emma is reassured that the demons won’t kill her family, however they will take away all her memories of them and take away her future with them. 

Once Emma agrees to the new ‘promise’, all the children are sent to the human world. They land on the shores of America in 2047. Everyone is safe and together, except Emma is missing.

Emma instead awakens lying in a snowy field with no memories or anything. All she has is a necklace, but remembers nothing of who she is or how she ended up on the field. She is eventually rescued from the snow by an old man.

Chapter 181: Beyond Destiny

Chapter 181 Beyond Destiny

Chapter 181 is the final chapter and picks up exactly where chapter 180 ends. Two years later, Emma has decided to move on with her life and accepts that she can’t regain her memories of who she is and how she ended up here.

She gives up trying to work out who the people in her dreams are too. She is embracing her new life and still living with the old man. 

While compared to her family/the Grace Field Orphans have been trying to search for her everywhere. So now they try looking in places that don’t really exist anymore but they did used to exist at some point.

They know that Emma has to be somewhere in the human world, as they are all in the human world but they just can’t work out where. 

How Does The Promised Neverland End In Chapter 181?

The orphans finally head towards the forbidden zone. They actually unknowingly walk past Emma who is with an old man walking in the opposite direction to them.

Feeling quite deflated, the orphans decide to head home. However Ray, feels a young girl holding a stuffed bunny tug on his backpack. Ray turns around and sees Conny.

Ray suddenly decides to run back to tell everyone what he has seen. While Emma is running through the streets as she has lost her necklace. This is where she bumps into Ray and the rest of the Grace Field Orphans. 

Everyone is thrilled and extremely happy to have finally found emma. This moment is full of lots of emotions. They are all so happy to see each other.

Yet Emma doesn’t remember any of them or know what any of them are talking about. Everyone is thriving in the human world and all doing really well in school.

This is all down to Emma. Yet Norman only wishes Emma could be part of their happiness too. 

Conny

It is quite clever that Conny was brought back for the finale. The story hence becomes full circle.

As it was Conny’s death that revealed the truth about Grace Field House, which triggered Emma, Ray and Norman’s desire to escape the farm and to stop the farms from happening.

They wanted to make their world a better place, before they knew that there were two worlds that existed. Thus, it makes sense that Conny has been brought back to bring Emma and her family back together, even though she can’t remember them.

Will There Be A Sequel?

There is no hiding that The Promised Neverland is one of Shonen’s best performing series. However, it can’t be too surprising that the manga is finally over, as many fans have been claiming that the series has been going downhill for a while.

The plot got very complicated, which then caused many loopholes. Fans have noted that The Severn Wall has been overlooked. None of these loopholes are really touched upon again and left fans wondering why they were introduced. 

Hence the chances of a sequel are quite unlikely, and as everyone got a somewhat happy ending.

Even though some fans have argued the ending felt rushed, it seems likely the author wasn’t sure how to end this beloved series in a way to make everyone happy.

If there was to be a sequel, expectations would be incredibly high, which would be difficult to match after the success of The Promised Neverland.

So at the moment there are no reports of a sequel, but in a few years time there could be one. It just depends on what the sequel would be about.

Final Thoughts

After 181 chapters, The Promised Neverland has finally ended. It is a bittersweet ending, because even though Emma saved everyone and they are reunited, she can’t remember anything.

Emma will never get her memories back. However, she is reunited with her family and that is what this manga series has always been about.

The Promised Neverland has always been about family and the power your family has. Emma had to make the ultimate sacrifice for everyone’s happiness.