Is The TPN Manga Better Than Anime

The anime adaptation of The Promised Neverland manga released its first season in 2019 to critical praise. The show finally offered answers to anime fans wondering why manga readers were so obsessed with the series. But, for fans won over by the anime, is The Promised Neverland manga worth reading? What is The Promised Neverland About? The Promised Neverland manga (or Yakusoku no Nebarando), written by the enigmatic mangaka Kaiu Shirai, and drawn by Posuka Demizu, was released in 2016 and spans twenty volumes. It was adapted into an anime in 2019 by CloverWorks. The story of The Promised Neverland follows a group of children at an orphanage known as Grace Field House. The children are all presided over and looked after by an enigmatic but kind figure, Isabella, whom the kids refer to as Mom. Every day, the kids complete tests, eat together, and play outside. Our three protagonists are Emma, ​​Norman, and Ray. They're the oldest and smartest kids in the orphanage and, when our story begins, they soon learn the truth of what Grace Field House is and what their future has in store for them.

39;t handle the wait and they need to know what happens next in their new favorite series.

This leads to a desperate plan to escape the house and their fate. As of October 2020, the series is finished, totaling at twenty volumes. The fact that the manga is now finished is your first reason to dive into the series. Many anime fans end up turning to the manga source material for this very reason: they can't handle the wait and they need to know what happens next in their new favorite series. Given how The Promised Neverland is a labyrinthine series that blends so many genres (horror, dystopia, fantasy mystery, suspense, thriller), and given that its twists never let up, how could anyone be satisfied with waiting for the next season when the manga is waiting for them? At the time of writing, anyone desperate to see how the story not only continues, but wraps up, can do so by buying and reading the original manga series. Compared to many shounen manga series, twenty volumes is actually quite reasonable and generous. With a manga this size, you know that filler or a loss of direction is not going to be an issue. The Promised Neverland morphs and changes as it goes on, shifting playfully between genres in exciting and unexpected ways. Twenty volumes isn't too painful on your wallet, either. It may take a while but you should be able to buy and read most of the series before the next season drops. However, there are some manga whose anime adaptations are far superior.

In that case, waiting for the series can be preferable because you know you're getting the best version of a story. This is not the case for The Promised Neverland manga. This series isn't only a way to continue the story beyond where the anime has reached; it's also a manga that is far better than the anime adaptation in almost every respect. There are fans of this series who initially passed on the manga, choosing instead to wait for the anime. Many of those fans then lamented their decision and wished they had read the manga first (or even skipped the anime entirely). That's not to say the anime is bad by any stretch but, as is the case with many manga vs anime debates (Tokyo Ghoul springs to mind), there are so many elements done better by The Promised Neverland manga. The first of these is the art direction. In trying to balance a faithful redesign of the manga's art with dynamic and engaging animation, something was lost in translation. The Promised Neverland anime suffers from some awkward character design (especially in their faces) and the animation comes off feeling very flat. Given that comics and manga are a visual medium, they have to be "directed" in the same way that animated shows do, and the "direction" of the manga, in this case, is far superior. The manga has a far punchier pace than the anime, with less empty space and moments of nothingness.

To go back to the character design, there is a level of detail in the manga not seen in the anime.

No panel is ever wasted and the shot composition is always imaginative - often experimental. Take the horror element of the series, for example. There are gruesome close-ups, jump scares, reveals, and sudden shifts in perspective that Demizu handles with the deft hand of an experienced horror director in the manga, but all of which fall entirely flat in The Promised Neverland anime. To go back to the character design, there is a level of detail in the manga not seen in the anime. The world and characters are drawn with a little extra love and attention, whereas the anime comes off feeling blocky by comparison. And while anime being in color is usually a mark in their favour, here it almost detracts from the gloomy and ominous atmosphere of the series. There aren't that many manga series that so outshine their anime adaptations, but The Promised Neverland is certainly one of them. Sometimes this outshining can be down to better art, pacing, or writing.

The Promised Neverland manga is far more terrifying than its anime adaptation.

Here, it's a blend of all three and more. What this ultimately leads to is better horror. The Promised Neverland manga is far more terrifying than its anime adaptation. This is mostly thanks to some really detailed and beautifully imaginative monster and environmental design. The demons of The Promised Neverland are some of the most imaginatively realized monster designs in recent memory. Not to mention the intensely varied and emotive character expressions. Half the time, you feel the horror because they do. In the anime, this impact is often lost. Their design in the anime, by comparison, comes off a little flat thanks to a lack of detail, some weird shape and space issues, and the introduction of colour. The black-and-white nature of manga has always helped when it comes to horror, and this series is no exception. Obviously, seeing Emma, ​​Norman, the demons, and Grace Field House rendered in color is a treat, but the shift to color seems to illuminate the world too much. The Promised Neverland is dark in more ways than one, and having the world bathed in color removes some of the tension, mystery, obscurity, and fantastical elements of the manga. It adds a cartoonish element. At times, it almost feels like the anime tones down on the impact of the manga, like it was made for a younger audience. Read: Is the Made in Abyss Manga Worth Reading? I've already touched on the issue of fans wishing they had begun with the manga instead of watching the anime at all. Obviously, if you're in a place or a financial situation where the anime is your only viable option, it is by no means a bad show. But the honest truth is that the manga is far superior. The only thing it lacks is music. If you are one of these newcomers, however, and you're asking yourself: should I watch The Promised Neverland or read it? The answer is: read it. You can follow the anime when you're done, if you like.

Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings.

Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.

She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.

When Jay, Dom and Minu got suspended, Shelly visited them and scolded Dom and Minu badly about how Jay got caught with their actions. Jay got pissed and told her to screw off, she ended up crying and running away. When Jay was about to say sorry, he got a pink rose from Minu, saying that he should give it to her. He couldn't and Shelly went on saying that she'll forgive him if he became her boyfriend for a week and Jay agreed. She joined Hummingbird as the only female on the team, she continued to flirt with Jay and when Jay was teaching Mia how to ride a bike, she kept on intervening and wanting him to teach her even though she knows how. On a special episode, Shelly was seen riding a bike in Jay's neighborhood. Minu and Kay noticed her, Kay was thinking of who might Shelly go out with and ended up being shocked that it was his brother. In the last scene, Jay and Shelly are resting after riding their bike together, and she comments that Jay suits biking more than studying. The Preliminaries for the League of Street has started, only Dom and Jay were able to race at the first two rounds. After that, they found out that Jay's birthday was near and planned to celebrate it. She didn't showed up at school on his birthday because she was the one who prepared the gift that they got for him.


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