While nothing in this second season will change my opinion that season one of The Promised Neverland was an excellent, well crafted narrative that hit just the right emotional notes, there's no avoiding the fact that season 2 is pretty much everything season 1 wasn't and the end result is a less than satisfying mess. Be sure to read the full review and I'd love to know your thoughts on the series so leave me a comment. I will however warn there are spoilers for the final episode in this review which I would normally avoid but in this case I kind of feel I should spare people from having to watch this themselves so it is kind of needed.
While The Promised Neverland isn't quite living up to the promise of season one, it isn't terrible and the conflict between Emma and Norman is an interesting path to explore. Meanwhile Cells at Work brings back the best villain (victim) from season one with Cancer making a reappearance and he's most certainly making an impact.
There was a lot to love about season 1 of The Promised Neverland and I was eagerly anticipating a season 2. Now we have it and I can't help but wonder if maybe this second season is missing the mark.
So much going on in the episodes this week with The Promised Neverland dropping another bombshell upon us, Cells at Work finally stepping up to the plate and Code Black seems to have the whole body going into meltdown. There's some thrilling watching this week so let's get to looking at the episodes.
Whether it is guys in military fatigues invading the kid's shelter, gonorrhea taking on the white blood cells in Code Black, or good bacteria finding its way into the digestive system, episode 4 for all of these shows seems to be about invasion.
Jumping into the third episodes of The Promised Neverland, Cells at Work and Code Black and I must say my responses to the three episodes are pretty mixed. Given anime usually pull out all the stops to keep viewers going it is interesting how the 3 series have differed. Read my full thoughts in the post.
I'm continuing my watch of The Promised Neverland and the two Cells at Work offerings and I must say while this is a much reduced seasonal load for me, I am very much enjoying it so far.
Here I go dipping my toes into seasonal anime for Winter 2021 with Cells at Work season 2, Cells at Work: Code Black, and The Promised Neverland Season 2.
The final year of the decade and the hardest decision yet, largely because I haven't really had the chance to rewatch most of the anime from 2019, nor do I get the benefit of looking back at the year from a distance. As a result, I'm sure some of my decisions here will change in a few years time when I look at which of these anime I actually want to watch again and which ones wear out their welcome.
I asked and you voted - it is time to reveal the reader's choice for 2019's Anime of the Year. This one was definitely surprising.