"I'm returning to Grace Field within two years. I'm going to get the younger ones we left behind and release all the others and take everyone to the human world. You should come with us. Come to the human world. Let's go see the world your friends wanted to see!"

Emma to Mister in "Could Have Been Me"

Emma Profile

Little Emma Anime

13 year old Emma

12 year old Emma

11 year old Emma

Toddler Emma

Live-action Emma

 Kanji エマ
 Rōmaji Ema
 Alias Antenna (by Mister; formerly)
• Characteristics •
 Birthday August 22, 2034[1]
 Gender Female
 Race Human
 Age 11[2]
12 (by 2046)
13 (by 2047)[3]
 Hair Color Orange
 Eye Color Green
 Height 145 cm[4]
Around 160 cm (by 2047)[5]
 Blood Type O
• Professional Information •
 Affiliation The Paradise Hideout
 Prev. Affiliation Grace Field House (Escaped)
Goldy Pond Resistance (Temporary; disbanded)
Shelter B06-32 (Destroyed)
 Farm Identifier 63194
• Relationships •
 Allies Norman, Ray, Gilda, Don, Phil, Conny, Grace Field Escapees, Mister, Lucas, Mujika, Sonju, Goldy Pond Resistance members
 Enemies Isabella, Krone, The demons, Leuvis, Luce, Bayon, Andrew
• Debuts •
 Manga Chapter 1
 Anime Episode 1
 Other Media A Letter from Norman (Spin-off Novel)
The Promised Neverland Movie (Live-action film)
• Portrayals •
 Japanese VA Sumire Morohoshi
 English VA Erica Mendez
 Live Action Minami Hamabe

Emma (エマ, Ema?) is the main protagonist of The Promised Neverland.

Athletic, caring and extroverted, Emma often proves herself to be one of the most reliable orphans in Grace Field House, and thus she is often seen surrounded by friends, specifically Norman and Ray, and is seldom seen without one by her side.

Being one of the smartest children living in the Grace Field House, Emma is considered as one of the home's three "premium quality goods"[6] next to Norman and Ray. She also has incredible ability to learn, making her compete with Norman and Ray in intelligence.

After her success of escaping Grace Field alongside Ray and 13 other orphans, Emma now seeks to find William Minerva, whom she believes can grant her and her friends the liberty to live a safe and peaceful life away from the demons.


Emma was born on August 22, 2034, and was sent to Grace Field House a year later in 2035. Under the parental care of Isabella, as well as the happy times she spent with her fellow foster siblings, Emma had a happy childhood. Due to their close age and probably the fact that they are the top students academically, Emma was exceptionally close to Norman and Ray out of all the orphans in Grace Field, and thus mingle with the two often.

Volume 2 Not Alone

Emma conversing with a sickly Norman through a tin can telephone.

During a snowball fight in the winter of January 2039, Norman fainted due to the low temperature and had to be quarantined within the orphanage's sickbay. Emma, who cannot help to be isolated from her dear friend, sought to sneak into the sickbay and accompany him, but failed in every try as she was caught by Isabella consistently, who forbade her to stay near Norman in fear of how his cold might spread to her.

In the end, Emma thought of interacting with Norman via a tin can telephone. Norman chatted with Emma and the other orphans merrily through the night.[7]

Little Emma's dream

Emma's dream to ride a giraffe.

On November 2039, Emma and Norman persuaded Ray to not have his eyes stick to his book all the time. The two invited him to join them to explore the gate that encircles Grace Field House.[8] When the trio reached the gate, they all wondered what lies beyond the walls. Emma asked the two boys what they each want to do once they left the orphanage. Emma merrily said how she wants to ride a giraffe outside, Ray was dismissive of her idea. The three recalled how Isabella once warned them how they should never go to the gate or beyond the fence due to danger. The three went back the orphanage soon after.[9]


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Emma's appearance in the anime.

Emma is a young girl of thin build with orange, short, messy hair that sticks up at all angles around her head, worn parted to her right with a single longed lock curving upwards to one side from her parting, and another from the base of her neck. Although not as prominent in the manga, it appears to grow darker the further down it goes, ranging from a pale yellow-orange to a darker shade. She also has green, oval-shaped eyes and notably thin eyebrows. Like all the other children at the orphanage, she wears the standard uniform— a white shirt and skirt along with plain brown shoes. Her identification number, "63194", can be seen on her neck.

During the escape from Grace Field House, Emma cut off her left ear to buy time, in which she now wears a bandage to cover the wound.

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After arriving at Shelter B06-32, Emma stopped wearing the standard uniform, instead adopting long black pants along with her white button-up. She also dons a white bow around her neck. Later on, she also begins sporting a black turtleneck with a long, off-white overcoat with several buttons.

Emma begins braiding a small portion of the left side of her hair in order to conceal her missing ear. She uses a green clip along with two crossing yellow and blue clips to hold her hairstyle in place. Her outfit is substantially more colorful for the duration of this arc, with a red long-sleeved shirt, a cropped yellow jacket with green accents, and blue jeans.

She also wears a necklace ever since receiving it from Mujika. The necklace is shaped like an eye, with the center being a globe-like feature, and the setting being golden.

By the time of 2047, she has grown much taller, being at least 160 cm and taller. She begins wearing her white button up, her black pants, brown boots, bow, and necklace once again.

In the live-action movie, Emma does not have her signature antenna. She has been aged up and thus she has the appearance of a 15-year-old teenager.[10] Other than the age increase, the live-action version of Emma still resembles her manga and anime counterparts.


Emma, Phil, Thoma and Lani

Emma's love for her family.

Emma is shown as an optimistic and bubbly girl full of life, the first one to jump up of bed to pervade a liveliness to the sleepy atmosphere inside the orphans' bedroom.[11] She always showed unlimited love and care for her fellow foster siblings, as she played the part as an elder sister figure among her younger ones. Even after she escapes the orphanage in the first arc, she still carries photos of the kids she left behind. Emma is also shown to be brave and dauntless, as she put on a courageous front when helping Gilda catch the "ghosts" that were lurking inside the Grace Field House.[12] Athletic and extroverted, Emma is a direct contrast to Norman's weak physique and Ray's introverted nature, thus she has plenty of friends and was seldom seen without one by her side.

After discovering Conny's corpse and the truth behind Grace Field and Isabella, Emma immediately broke down into a traumatic state as she painfully cried over the death of her dear sister, reflecting how Emma loves and cares for her siblings and thus her death greatly impacted her. Following this event, Emma's desire to escape is fueled by her love for her family. She refuses to leave anyone behind since she didn't want her siblings to suffer the same fate as Conny, showing the selflessness, compassion and altruistic side of her. According to Krone, Emma always thinks of others before herself, so much that she dilutes her chances to save herself by refusing to leave any of her family behind. Despite having an idealistic mindset and somewhat of a naïve personality, Emma is extremely selfless, loyal, honest, has strong lateral thinking skills, uncanny emotional insights, a very strong will and refuses to give up no matter what obstacles she faces or how bleak the situation is. She works hard and succeeds through sheer determination. Ray notes that defying the impossible is Emma's special trait.

Emma warns Ray

Emma warns Ray, showcasing her intimidating personality.

Emma often keeps a high-spirited, cheerful and kind demeanor, but she can turn serious if the situation calls for it, especially when it comes to the lives of the other children. After finding out that Ray is the spy, Emma asks him if he moved up other children's shipping dates to figure out how to disable the trackers. He doesn't answer, but Emma makes it clear that she will not tolerate it if he tries to sacrifice anyone else. When she feels that she or her family are threatened, she is not afraid to show her intimidating side. 

Despite being a perfect test-scorer, being the most physically fit of the kids, a very quick learner including when it comes to fighting, she is noted to be quite silly and air-headed. Her goal of saving every orphan from Grace Field was deemed as impossible but she still believed she could achieve it, hence being called an airhead by Ray.[13] Additionally, her overt optimism and cheerfulness lead her to sometimes make decisions that can be seen as very reckless. This is something that people around her have called her out on, including Ray, Gilda, and Violet.

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Emma's selflessness was further shown when she hanged her life perilously in the balance to ensure the safety of her friends when she lured a wild demon away from them when they encountered it in a forest. Her consideration is not only limited to her family and friends but even strangers. This is evident in the Goldy Pond arc when Emma, without any hesitation, jumps in to save two children that were surrounded by four demons with a single axe. Emma mentions that she can't stand by and watch someone who needs help, and she does things for other's sake and not her own. According to Leuvis, Emma has "the eyes of a killer" when facing dangerous situations. Emma does indeed call herself a huntress, but not in the same way as the demons.

Since her natural caring and compassionate personality draw the children to her and unites the whole family, she ultimately becomes the "leader" of the Grace Field Escapees. Although she is often cheerful and optimistic, Emma is at times seen being self-conscious and doubtful as to her position as the leader. Her greatest fear is making the wrong decisions and putting her family in danger, and she sometimes blames wrongdoings on herself. She also has trouble speaking her mind about how she truly feels, and is sometimes affected by peer pressure. The only person she'll admit this to is Ray, however. Furthermore, Emma has a tendency to make important decisions by herself and endure her pain on her own, such as cutting off her ear in the escape of Grace Field House even though she didn't even mention it in the plan.[14] However, she starts relying on her friends and family more after being told to, and comes to learn and pick up knowledge from them.

She has her own way of doing things, such as getting Mister to help them out upon arriving at the B06-32 Shelter by threatening that if he didn't, she and Ray would just blow up the shelter. Even Mister is clearly disturbed by Emma's cheery smile while she says this.

Emma is a peaceful person who prefers to talk things out rather than fighting, even when the other party is trying to kill her. Even though she despises the demons and the fact that they eat humans, Emma is fond of Mujika and Sonju, and wandering in a normal demon village made her realize that demons have families and friends too, just like herself. This shows that Emma is a very emphasizing and caring person. Moreover, she is deeply uncomfortable with Norman's plan of essentially committing genocide against the demons, as Emma realizes that humans and demons are not so different. In connection to this, Emma is a stubborn and determined person who never takes shortcuts or the easy way. For example, as Emma was against Norman's plan of committing genocide, she opted to reforge the "Promise" made 1000 years and enter The Seven Walls, a task which was seen as impossible, very reckless, and dangerous to people around her, to avoid killing all the demons.


Introduction Arc

Emma wakes up

Emma jumps up of bed.

Taking daily tests, playing a game of tag, eating scrumptious homemade food and having a good time – Emma went through the same routine every day in Grace Field, an orphanage where she lived since the day she was born. Under the loving care of Isabella, who she refers to as "Mom", and the companionship of Norman, Ray and the other orphans, Emma spent a pleasant childhood in Grace Field.

When the day came for Conny to be sent off to foster parents, Emma and the other orphans gave a tearful goodbye as they bade farewell to the child. Sometime after Conny left with Isabella, Emma found Conny's beloved stuffed toy on a tabletop in the house. Wanting to return it to Conny, Emma proceeded to the gates of Grace Field to search for the girl under Norman's company.
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Emma and Norman upon discovering the truth.

Instead of finding Conny, Emma and Norman found Conny's corpse within a truck instead, as they stared in pure horror upon seeing their friend dead. The two later hid under the truck as they witness two demons inserting Conny's dead body into a jar. Isabella revealed to be working for the demons, as the two witnesses in shock of how Isabella is evil. As Emma and Norman returned to Grace Field unnoticed, the stuffed toy, Little Bunny, was left behind, which was eventually found by the two demons and Isabella.

After fleeing the scene, Emma collapsed onto the ground in despair, as she recalls the traumatic scene she and Norman just witnessed, which soon led her to break down in tears. Norman consoled Emma and told her not to speak of the incident to anyone.
Isabella stared at Emma

Isabella confronts Emma.

During the next few days, Emma and Norman remained silent and secretive about Conny's death and the existence of demons; put on an innocent and childlike façade whenever they interact with Isabella, who was suspecting the two.

With the introverted yet intelligent Ray, the three began to devise an escape plan to rescue the orphans from Isabella and the demons' clutches. Emma wanted to save every single orphan, which greatly bothered Ray as he viewed her goal to be impossible to achieve. The three learned and gathered every possible information they could get about the outside world and to aid in their eventual escape. Ray helped in plotting the escape plan. Isabella eventually got Krone appointed as Grace Field's second caretaker (as the orphans' "Sister"), an additional obstacle for Emma, Norman, and Ray to deal with. Krone tried to get in the way of the trio, much to their dismay.

Jailbreak Arc

Emma, Norman and Ray eventually recruited Don and Gilda into the team as additional help and told them about the secrets behind Grace Field, Isabella and the existence of Demons. Along the way, the five faced obstacles and issues whilst working together, such as the interference of Isabella and Krone ; suspicions of Gilda being on the enemies' side ; Ray's double-crossing; and Don's unhappiness towards the limited trust Emma, Norman and Ray had on him and Gilda, whom they did not tell the entirety of their plan and motives to.

When the Emma and her team finally managed to put Ray's escape plan into work, it was, however, foiled by Isabella, as she fractured Emma's leg and revealed how Norman will be the next to suffer the same fate as Conny (sending him off to the demons).

Norman comforts Emma

Emma is comforted by Norman.

The team and the plan began to fall apart, with Norman being sent off from Grace Field; Ray excluding himself in aiding the plan; Emma falling into depression whilst being immobilized to help; and Isabella's success in beating them. Months passed as the remaining four orphans resumed their daily routine in Grace Field and maintained the innocent demeanor they once had.

On January 2046, Emma and Ray – fuelled by the thirst for vengeance of their presumably dead friend – re-enacted the escape plan and revealed how the fact that they had given up during the last few months were all just an act. While Isabella closely watched her and Ray, Don and Gilda continued preparing for their escape. Ray proposes they set the house on fire that night as a distraction. After Emma agrees, Ray reveals that he plans to set himself alight, to distract Isabella and deny the demons their feast. As the clock chimes midnight, the now twelve-year-old Ray starts the fire. As it spreads, the children evacuate and Emma severs her ear so she cannot be tracked. Isabella tries to extinguish the fire and save Ray, who she thinks is engulfed in flames, but the children had wrapped meat and hair in his clothes as a decoy.

Emma slaps Ray

Emma slaps Ray.

Months earlier, Norman told Emma of Ray's plan to burn himself and prepared a counter-plan for her, which meant that they were already prepared to escape. Emma had only pretended to give up for the last two months, and she was, in reality, giving out orders to the other kids. When Ray is saved, he is visibly shaken by Emma's interference of his suicide plan, but before he is able to say anything more, Emma slaps him and forces him to go escape with her, refusing to let him die. Emma then tells Ray that she'll take out his tracker from his ear.

The children reach the boundary and prepare to scale the wall, but Ray notices the younger ones are not with them. It is revealed in a flashback that Phil tells Emma that he suspected the purpose of the farm all along, and accepted that the under four-year-olds would stay, hoping to be freed before being harvested. Emma promises to back within two years to free Phil and all the cattle children from the other plantations.

The escapees at dawn

The escapees witnessing their first independent morning.

After Don first throws a rope across the channel, the children begin to cross to the forest using ropes and coat hangers as zip lines. When there is no sign of the children at the bridge, Isabella runs along the wall and arrives in time to see Emma. Emma, being the last child, bids farewell to her beloved former home, the house, and lastly her "mama" and crosses into the forest before the lines are cut. Emma is overjoyed to have made it outside and gives her gratitude to Norman for making it possible. The escapees soon see their first sunrise outside the farm.

Promised Forest Arc

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After escaping from the farm, Emma and her family are being chased by farm demons who wish to bring them back to the farms, or just kill them right on spot. When things are looking dire, they are saved by Mujika and Sonju. Although they were initially antagonized and suspicious of them due to them being demons, they warm up the two demons. Sonju explains about the outside world, The "Promise" and other critical information. Emma also asks Sonju to teach her how to hunt in order to survive in the world and protect her family. Emma also becomes good friends with Mujika, and she gives Emma a necklace as a symbol of "a good-luck charm" and tells her to look for the "Seven Walls". After receiving their hospitality and sure they are able to continue to their journey, Emma and her group bids farewell to Sonju and Mujika.

After some wandering, Emma and the other children reached Shelter B06-32 and took refuge in it for more than a year. There, she met Mister with whom she developed a deep bond over time.

Search For Minerva Arc

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Emma and Ray make their way to Goldy Pond along with Mister. However, Emma is kidnapped by the Poachers and is forced to fight to survive. She meets the Goldy Pond Resistance and Lucas, and they devise a plan to destroy Goldy Pond and kill the Poachers. They are soon joined by Ray and Mister who arrives, and they all together defeat Leuvis and the other Poachers and successfully destroys Goldy Pond.

Emma was gravely injured but managed to survive. She was carried back to the shelter by Mister and was in a coma for 4 weeks, before finally waking up to her whole family by her side.

Cuvitidala Arc

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More than a year has passed, Emma and her group infiltrated into a demon village in disguise after their success in finding the Golden Waters and the temple as they walked through the village to the direction of Shelter B06-32. They soon returned to the shelter and reunited with Mister, Lucas and the others.[15]

When Emma was disclosing her findings of the temple, Pepe came running into the room, warning them about an ambush. There was soon an explosion near one of the doors of the shelter, Emma and the other shelter inhabitants went into hiding. Andrew and his team went inside as they began to hunt for them.[16] As Andrew was ransacking the shelter, Emma insisted on abandoning the shelter and finding a safer place for all of them to live in. After all of them agreed with her, Emma proceeded to guide them to find an exit through the shelter's underground tunnel.[17]

Skills and Abilities


Due to her capable athleticism, Emma has great physical abilities and amazing reflexes, as seen when she is always the last one to be caught in the hide-and-seek games at Grace Field. Emma has the most energy and best physical capacity out of any of the other orphans in the house, being superior to even Norman, who can only catch her because of his strategic thinking.


Although Emma is not as intelligent as Norman or Ray are, she is able to compete with them on an intellectual level. Emma was considered as one of the three geniuses at Grace Field as she received full marks on nearly every test.

Emma has astounding learning ability, which allowed her to follow Norman and Ray closely and always be among the top three children. Thanks to this, she is also able to memorize things perfectly, as she said it would be easy to memorize 10 types of team formation by ear. She has proven to know and understand Morse code. Emma also has a great ability to manipulate her expressions and feelings, fooling Mama Isabella who even checked her pulse.


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She can learn and can pick up techniques from others very quickly. For example, she was capable of observing Mister and copying his ability to move without making any sounds in order to prevent any demons from finding them.

Skilled Accuracy

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Emma shoots a wild man-eater with a great aim

When Emma and Ray are ordered by Mister to equip themselves with necessary weapons before travelling to Goldy Pond, Emma chose a hand bow. Along the journey, Emma made use of the hand bow to defend herself from the demons, which was shown when she used it to kill a wild man-eater with great accuracy. Emma is also shown to be as good with rifles.[18]

Enhanced Stamina

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Emma stood up, unflinched by the wounds she got from Leuvis' attack.

Emma has proven herself to possess incredible stamina. She, together with Ray, managed to follow Mister for hours without slowing down or losing track of him.  She has also managed to take continual, deadly assaults from foes and continue fighting. Such impressive resistance was first shown during her fight with Leuvis, in which she received wounds from her opponent's strong, sharp claws and nonetheless kept fighting on.[19]



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Emma and Norman in a photo.

Emma and Norman have been close throughout their entire lives and often spent time together ever since they were toddlers. Emma sees Norman as one of her best friends and someone precious to her. Both parties care deeply for the opposite's well-being and do not hesitate to save each other when one is in distress. Emma and Norman are willing to sacrifice much for the other's sake, albeit not always initially, and have risked their lives more than once to help each other out.

Ever since the truth about the 'orphanage' was revealed, Emma states that Norman has been by her side and supporting her. Norman comforted her when she was breaking down after discovering about Conny's death, and when she cried, Norman smiled at her. This inspired Emma to stay strong, never cry again, and escape with him and all of her siblings.[20]

Although Emma has always trusted Norman, it becomes more evident as he was the only person aside from Ray that Emma initially places her trust on; often depending on Norman and sees him as the team's trump card due to his vast intelligence for his age. Norman is also one of the few people that Emma feels comfortable confiding anything in; including her troubles and views on different matters. Norman has also stated that he loves and admires Emma, and will do anything and everything to protect her. Emma is seemingly oblivious to these feelings, though.

After Norman's shipment, Emma was depressed due to the absence of her best friend, but she became even more determined to escape since she wouldn't allow Norman's efforts to go to vain. After managing to escape from Grace Field House, Emma has mentioned Norman several instances and still sees him as one the most precious people to her. Although his absence has affected her and she misses him dearly, Norman is one of Emma's main motivations to never give up and continue fighting. Emma has also stated that she will take care of everything he requested of her before his shipment, as well as accomplish all of Norman's dreams when she succeeds going to the human world.

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When they are reunited two years later and Emma comes to the realization that Norman was, in fact, alive, she breaks down in tears and hugs him out of joy. It is proved that there was no rift created between them despite the long time they didn't see each other. Emma states that she is happy that he hasn't changed, will be able to see him every day, and most importantly, that he is alive and well.[21]

However, soon after, Emma begins feeling uncomfortable by Norman's plan to commit genocide against the demons. Emma decides to confess her feelings about these matters, but Norman is against Emma's plans and they do not reach an agreement as their world-views and ideals are completely different. Emma and Norman have also grown independent from each other compared to their time in Grace Field House as they are now fighting for what they themselves believe is right. However, much like her situation with Ray, Emma does not let their differences get in the way of their friendship, and it is still clear that Emma and Norman love and care deeply about each other. Emma understands the burden that Norman carries by taking up the mantle of a "god" and "William Minerva", which is why she states that she will never let Norman suffer on his own ever again. She is also determined to support him in the best way she can, even if she doesn't agree with him.[22]

Even after Norman carried out his genocide plan, Emma was able to see through him; that he was scared, did everything by himself since he didn't want to burden anyone, and that he in reality didn't want to commit genocide. Although she calls him out for being cowardly and arrogant, she sympathizes with him and reassures him that he is not alone anymore. Emma mentions that she wants to walk alongside Norman without being protected by him, facing and sharing the painful and scary things. After a while, Norman is able to accept Ray and Emma's support and the three vows to never let anyone out of them to bear their burdens alone.[23]


Emma has been best friends with Ray ever since they were toddlers. Despite the two's contrasting personalities— Ray's serious and well-reserved attitude and Emma's flightiness and optimism— which occasionally leads to personality clashes, bickering and disagreements, the two love each other regardless and help each other when one is in distress. They do not let their differences get in the way of their friendship, and they are always able to work things out and face no difficulties working together. Emma often encourages Ray to be more open and out-going, and frequently invites him to join the orphans in games such as a game of tag, and not have his head buried in a book all the time. Likewise, Ray encourages Emma to speak up, honestly tell people what's on her mind, and not to bottle up her feelings.

After discovering the truth behind the House and Isabella, Ray was the only other person besides Norman that Emma initially put her trust on when they strategized their plan to escape from Grace Field. Even after she found out Ray was the traitor, Emma still embraced Ray as her sibling and best friend and sympathized with him for suffering alone for so long, but she also tells him to never do something in the same manner again. She cares for Ray and his well-being deeply, so she was absolutely against the idea of Ray sacrificing himself to aid in their escape. Although Emma had to sacrifice her ear for Ray, Emma states that it does not matter, as the fact that Ray is happy and alive is more than enough for her.[24]

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Upon finding out he is alive, Emma tearfully hugs Ray.

Ever since their escape from Grace Field, Emma and Ray have been working together and helping each other out in everything. Due to Norman's absence, they have become very protective and loyal of one another and Emma will not hesitate to rush to Ray's side when he is in danger and vice-versa. She also respects Ray and has deep faith in his abilities, as she entrusts him to lure away wild demons on his own, as well as aid her in her own fights.

The two views one another as equals and are able to tell their true feelings to the opposite party, and as so they have formed many important decisions together which benefits themselves, their whole family, as well as other "cattle children". Additionally, Emma often seeks him out as her comfort and voice of reason, as the only person she'll tell her doubts to and ask for advice is him.

Although the two of them still have disagreements, different world-views, and Ray admitting that he agrees with Norman's plans and doesn't empathize with Emma's doubts, he still decides to follow her in whichever path she chooses and fully supports her. Emma is deeply grateful for this, is appreciative, and feels comfortable having him by her side.[25]


Growing up together, Emma and Gilda have been close throughout their lives. Emma views Gilda as one of her closest friends and a sisterly figure. After Norman and Ray, Gilda and Don were the only people that Emma put her trust in after discovering the truth behind the orphanage. Emma trusts Gilda to such an extent that she strongly believed that she was not Isabella's spy when others believed so. The two girls love and care for each other very much and both parties go to great lengths to make sure they are safe. Due to Emma's reckless nature, Gilda tends to reprimand her, which Emma actually appreciates, because the fact that Gilda always looks after her makes Emma happy.


Emma and Don grew up as close siblings in Grace Field House. Both get along well and care about one another. Emma also trusts Don, as he was one the few first people she recruited into their escape plan. Don's words and desire for Emma to have faith in him since they are family regarding the situation with their escape,[26] proved to hold great importance for Emma, as she came to understand that her siblings weren't as immature as she once thought. She, therefore, proceeded to recruit everyone over the age of five to the escape plan. After this, Emma begins viewing Don as one of her closest and trusted allies. Emma has deep faith in Don and his abilities, and can, therefore, confide much to him and entrust him to aid her in her plans. Don also respects Emma as a leader and her decisions even if he doesn't always agree with them.


Emma views Phil as her precious sibling who she thinks is very sweet, and from Phil's side, he admires her as an older sister. Emma always looks after Phil and they often play together. Both parties care for each other, and when Emma was depressed due to Norman's shipment, Phil tearfully hugged her. Emma seems to have a lot of faith in Phil and trusts him, as he is the only sibling under the age of four whom Emma told the truth of the orphanage before she escaped. Following the escape from Grace Field House, Emma is determined to return to Grace Field within two years and take him and her other siblings to the human world.


Emma has closely watched over Conny ever since she arrived at the orphanage, and Emma views her as a younger sister and encourages her in the things she is unsure about. When Emma finds Conny's corpse, she breaks down in a traumatic state due to the loss of her dear sister. Witnessing Conny's death motivated Emma to escape with the rest of her siblings in hopes of never letting her siblings suffer the same fate as Conny. After the escape of Grace Field House, Conny is one of Emma's main motivations to fight for a future where children don't have to become food, and Emma holds Conny dearly in her heart.


From birth, Emma has viewed Isabella as her beloved mother, the one who raised and taught her, despite their lack of blood relation. However, this soon changes when she discovers Isabella's true motive - to raise her and her fellow siblings to become food for the Demons. Isabella's image of a perfect mother soon shattered in Emma's eyes, and she now sees Isabella as nothing but a threat to her and her siblings.

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Despite that, it is implied that Emma still considers Isabella as her "mother" and an important person to her in present. This is evident during her near-death experience, as Isabella was the last person Emma saw in her "dream" and encouraged her to not give up, before Emma got motivated to stand up and continue fighting.[27]


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Emma's relationship with Mujika was initially rocky, due to believing that all demons were evil. However, after getting to know each other and bonding over different things, the two became close friends. Emma views Mujika as her savior and is grateful for all the things that she and Sonju taught and gave them, as well as helping them in their future journey. Ever since Mujika gave Emma a necklace as a "good luck charm", Emma has never stopped wearing it, showcasing how dear Mujika is to Emma.

When Norman confesses that they need to kill Mujika, "the girl with cursed blood", Emma is completely distraught and refuses to let her close friend be killed, claiming that she would never be able to smile again in a world that let her dear friend get killed.


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Emma initially showed skepticism and a tint of hatred towards Mister, which is however unmatched by his much greater hatred towards her. Being a forgiving and trusting person, Emma does not hold grudge against Mister even after he threatened to kill her a couple of times, noticeably when he shoots her or when he used her and Ray as bait to lure a man-eater. Emma is highly aware of the animosity Mister displayed towards her, nevertheless, she tried to get on good terms with him and explained her goal of saving the orphans in Grace Field, which changed the man's perspective on life as he started to regret his decision to get Emma killed in Goldy Pond. Therefore, the hostility between Emma and Mister starts to lessen.

Hang on! don't give up, Emma! You want to see your family again, don't you? Bet you are dying to know my name, don't you? Don't go dying on me, Emma!
— Mister to an unconscious Emma when he attempted to bring her back to the shelter safely.[28]

During the fight Emma, Mister, Ray and a few members of the Goldy Pond Resistance had against Leuvis, Emma was keen and eager to know Mister's name, while the opposite sheepishly promised to reveal to her afterward, showing the progressing friendship and acceptance the two started to have.

Mister telling Emma his name

As promised, Mister finally revealed his name to Emma.

As time flies, Emma begins to see Mister in a new light as both sides accept each other as friends, this was shown when Mister finally revealed his name to Emma, as the latter smiled warmly at him.[29] As time passed, Emma became a daughter figure to Mister, evident when Emma and Ray were preparing to search for Cuvitidala, Mister recommended the two to have Violet and Zack to accompany them. Gillian then figured out how Mister had become increasingly caring towards Emma and Ray as it showed how much he is concerned about the two's safety. When Emma and the rest left, Lucas called Mister a "mother hen" as he kept worrying on Emma and the others' safety.[30]

Mister also tends to share his words of wisdom with Emma, and encourages her to stay with her choices and is confident that Emma will able to change the world. All this is why Emma is completely devastated when she finds out about Mister's death. However, Mister also comes to be one of Emma's main motivations to keep fighting for a future for the cattle children, and Emma swears she will make it the human world for his sake.[31]



  • A mini-game in The Promised Neverland official site revealed two manga pages for players who achieved high scores. The pages showed how Isabella named her Emma, saying how she thinks the name "Emma" is cute, likeable, cool and simple.
  • Emma has achieved a full score in all daily tests, except the ave.2, she has got a 265 out of 300.
  • Several information of Emma are revealed in a Twitter Q&A with authors Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu.
    • Emma's dream, when she can get into the human world in future, is to ride a giraffe.[32]
    • Posuka Demizu described Emma as one of the hardest characters to draw, as drawing Emma for every panel takes the most amount of time to finish.[33]
    • According to Kaiu Shirai, he made Emma as the female protagonist because the first antagonist of the story is also a female, hence the thought that the mother-daughter relationship between the two would make the story "more interesting".[34]
    • According to Kaiu Shirai, Emma's running speed is superior to both Norman and Ray, regardless of whether the running distance is long or short, she would easily win against the two. Emma would be first, Ray would be second and Norman would be last.[35]
  • Several information of Emma are revealed in Volume 13 Special Edition's Q&A.
    • Shirai describes Emma as energetic, "like light," kind of motherly, and idealistic. She keeps the balance between Norman, who supports her, and Ray, who argues but helps anyway.
    • Emma was supposed to return to Grace Field House to find that Gilda had become a Sister with Krone as the Mama.
    • When asked who they would want to be friends with if they were in the House, Demizu said she would choose Emma and Lannion first.
    • [36]Shirai and Demizu commented on how their initial design for Emma was like:
      • Shirai: "Five years old on the inside" and "a girl who is like an innocent boy." I remember requesting "not masculine, but not an object of romantic interest for readers, either."
      • Demizu: I wanted to make her lively and a bit androgynous. I had various ideas for her hairstyle, but it was decided from the start that it would be short. I like girls with long hair, too, so I also had a concept for Emma with a ponytail.
  • The following are Emma's rankings in some of The Promised Neverland's official popularity polls.
    • Announced in Chapter 75, Emma achieved the 2nd position behind Norman in the Color Illustration Character Poll which was held on The Promised Neverland's official LINE account.
    • In Shounen Jump's popularity poll results announced in Chapter 88, Emma is in 1st place.
    • In Shounen Jump's 2nd popularity poll results announced in Chapter 102, Emma is in 1st place with a total of 5581 votes.

See Also


  1. Volume 5 Authors' Notes
  2. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 1
  3. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 103
  4. Volume 1 extra page
  5. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 113 Cover – Emma appears to be around Don's height, and is seen to be slightly shorter than Ray, the latter being around 170 cm.
  6. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 38, page 2
  7. The Promised Neverland Manga: Volume 2 Christmas Omake
  8. The Promised Neverland Manga: Volume 2 Offscene 6
  9. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 1, pages 18-19
  10. The Promised Neverland Movie: It was confirmed that Grace Field House's maximum age for an orphan to leave is changed from 12 to 16, Emma will thus be 15 in the live-action film.
  11. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 1, page 3
  12. A Letter from Norman: Chapter 1
  13. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 6
  14. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 48
  15. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 102
  16. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 103
  17. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 104
  18. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 75, page 4
  19. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 93
  20. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 2
  21. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 121
  22. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 128
  23. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 153, pages 18-19
  24. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 38
  25. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 123
  26. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 18
  27. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 93
  28. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 96, pages 3-4
  29. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 96, page 17-18
  30. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 99, page 19
  31. The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 109
  32. The Promised Neverland 100th Chapter Commemoration Questionnaire #8
  33. The Promised Neverland Questionnaire #1
  34. The Promised Neverland Questionnaire #5
  35. Twitter Interview Question 16
  36. Please note that this following trivia is a direct translation of the interview, thus there might be some inaccuracies and flaws.

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The Promised Neverland Characters
Main Characters: Emma  •  Norman  •  Ray
Escapees: Alicia  •  Anna  •  Chris  •  Dominic  •  Don  •  Emma  •  Gilda  •  Jemima  •  Lannion  •  Mark  •  Nat  •  Ray  •  Rossi  •  Thoma  •  Yvette
Shipped Out: Abby  •  Cedi  •  Chucky  •  Conny  •  Hao  •  Helena  •  Jimmy  •  Leslie  •  Marcus  •  Michelle  •  Norman  •  Olivia  •  Robert  •  Simon  •  Susan
Orphans: Phil  •  Carol  •  Chamberlain  •  Charlie  •  Dalia  •  Damdin  •  Eugene  •  Hans  •  Jasper  •  Marnya  •  Milly  •  Naila  •  Nina  •  Sherry  •  Tom  •  Vivian
Grace Field House: Grandmother  •  Krone  •  Isabella  •  Yukko
Ratri Clan: Andrew  •  Julius Ratri  •  Peter Ratri
Minerva's Group: Ayshe  •  Barbara  •  Cislo  •  Hayato  •  Jin  •  Smee  •  Vincent  •  William Minerva  •  Zazie
Goldy Pond: Adam  •  Dina  •  Gillian  •  Jake  •  Lucas  •  Mister  •  Monica  •  Nigel  •  Oliver  •  Paula  •  Pepe  •  Sandy  •  Sonya  •  Theo  •  Violet  •  Windmill Girl  •  Zack
Royal Family: DemonKing Name  •  Legravalima
Regent Heads: Bayon II  •  Dozza  •  Geelan  •  Pupo  •  Noum  •  Yverk
Heathens: Mujika  •  Sonju  •  Sonju's horse
Poachers: Bayon  •  Leuvis  •  Luce  •  Nouma  •  Nous  •  Palvus
Other demons: Bayon II's wife  •  Bayon II's child
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