Neverland Promised Land was a commercially successful and critically acclaimed manga series that blended dark themes and gory action with mind-bending storytelling and a unique art style prior to being adapted. into a hit anime of the same quality that fans immediately flocked to see. But by the time the second season came out, the anime had been a huge creative hit when the series’ best manga story – the Goldy Pond arc – was nowhere to be found.
Debuting at a level of hype usually reserved for only the most popular shōnen anime, The Promised Neverland season 2, released in 2021, received mostly negative reviews. While the original was mostly a faithful adaptation of the manga, the second season unleashed most of the rest of the story — over a hundred manga chapters — to the wind, cutting and abbreviating moments and arcs. Iconic that fans have been waiting years to see on the small screen. In this inexplicable rush to the end, the anime completely skipped the Goldy Pond arc, a story in which Emma and her family come face to face with a group of horrifying demons set in a protected area. There is a secret where humans are hunted for entertainment.
Goldy Pond never appeared in Anime Promised Neverland
Written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, the Goldy Pond arc runs from chapter #64 to chapter #95 and begins after Emma, Ray, and other escaped orphans from Grace Field House are found an underground bunker occupied by an adult originally known only as “Geezer.” Convincing him to take them to a place called Goldy Pond, Emma and Ray quickly find themselves joining forces with another group of orphans who share a traumatic past with Geezer, aka Yugo, when the friends were in Glory Bell farm escaped, and the people formed a resistance against the demons that hunted and ate them. Led by the intelligent and terrifying demon Leuvis, the demons of Bayon, Nous, Nouma and Luce, pursue Emma and her newfound friends in a twisted “game” where they must survive until the music ends, with only three days to play. recover before repeating these harrowing events.
Finally able to take out Leuvis after a combined effort (and some select guns that use special ammo), Emma and crew are able to initiate Goldy Pond’s chain of self-destruction, effectively ending it. The result of an arc could easily be transformed into a full part of the show, but for some headache reason, simply not. Not only robbing fans of some of the manga’s best chapters, the anime’s truncated portion of this story ensures that an integral part of The Promised Neverland’s overall plot was completely missed, leaving the remaining volumes feel rushed themes, incoherent story, thin characterization and worst of all, not even close to the exact manga.
Promised Neverland deserves more in the second season of Anime
This season has seen the series reach its peak as it combines all the best elements of what has been established in the manga and adds a unique emphasis on the conflict between humans and demons, with Emma and Ray’s trip reinforces their need to do whatever it takes to solve the problem. Make it survive out of the demon world and with as many of their friends and family members as possible. Neverland Promised Land more deserving than its second installment, with the Goldy Pond arc never properly adapted in the anime space, so unless the live-action show is still in development figure out how to bring the story to life. That story comes to life, fans will have to settle to read the manga to get the big picture!