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The Introduction Arc (はじめ編, Hajime-hen?) is the first story arc in The Promised Neverland series.

The arc introduces all the main characters, the demons and important plot threads to the future of the series.

Summary

Norman, Emma, and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of Isabella, who they refer to as "Mama," all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes, and the perfect environment to learn- what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark and twisted truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing. Soon, they must make haste to plan their escape!

Chapters

Cover Number # Title Release Date
1 Grace Field House August 1, 2016
Chapter 1 JP

Emma and her friends have a very good life in the orphanage in which they grew up. Although the rules are strict, the caretaker is gentle. But why are children forbidden to leave there ...?
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
2 The Way Out August 8, 2016
Chapter 2

While acting normally for everyone, as if they knew nothing, Emma and Norman investigate the orphanage so they can escape successfully.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
3 The Iron Woman August 22, 2016
Chapter 3

While Emma and Norman continue to investigate and theorize about the new reality they discovered, Mama goes on her own research to find the two children who have discovered everything.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
4 The Best Option August 29, 2016
Chapter 4

Emma and Norman get a new ally who will contribute much to their escape plans.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
5 She Got Us! September 5, 2016
Chapter 5 Clean

Mama Isabella gives a task of preparing a room for Emma, Norman, Ray, Don, and Gilda, but the real reason for it can mess up her plans.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
6 Carol and Krone September 12, 2016
Chapter 6

The arrival of Sister Krone may risk the success of the children's escape, but they do not give up. Meanwhile, Mama gives her information from the orphanage.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
7 We're Counting on You September 17, 2016
Chapter 7

Emma tries to find out information through Carol.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
8 I Have An Idea September 26, 2016
Chapter 8

After discovering the location of the transmitters, the next step is to prepare the children for flight without being aware.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
9 Let's Play Tag October 3, 2016
Chapter 9

Krone and the children play catch. Both Krone and the older trio will take advantage of this situation to analyze each other.
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Impact of Story

  • Main characters such as Norman, Emma, and Ray are introduced.
  • Emma and Norman finds out about the truth of their orphanage and Isabella, following their foster sister Conny's death at the hands of the demons.
  • Isabella shows her true colors and reveals herself to be an antagonist towards the children.
  • Emma and Norman plan an escape from their "orphanage", but realize that they have been fitted with tracking devices.
  • Isabella suspects the two of knowing the truth, and brings Krone and Carol to the orphanage to keep an eye on them.
  • Emma and Norman recruit Ray to their escape plan. Together, they practice tag with the other children in teams to prepare them for the escape.
  • Seeing Krone as another obstacle that they have to face, Ray and Norman are confident that they can kill her.

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