After his success of escaping Grace Field alongside 14 other orphans, Lannion now seeks to find William Minerva, whom he and his team believe can grant them the liberty to live a safe and peaceful life away from the demons.
Lani was born sometime in 2038 and was sent to Plantation 3 a year later in 2039, growing up along with several other children.
Taking daily tests, playing a game of tag, eating scrumptious homemade food and having a good time – Lani went through the same routine every day in Grace Field House.
Lani was first seen playing tag with his siblings of the Grace Field House, where he was almost immediately caught by Norman. A few days later, during the same game, he was caught by Krone along with Nat, Thoma and Anna.
It is revealed that he, along with Nat, Anna and Thoma was brought into the escape plan after Don and Gilda. Lani was seen being horrified when Isabella carried Emma with a broken leg, to which he understood that it was Isabella's doing. During the two months after Norman's shipment, Lani and his siblings got instructions from Emma on how to train the orphans for the upcoming escape. Lani, along with Thoma, also assisted in the escape, making a decoy for Ray and fastening the zip lines in order to cross the cliff. On January 15, 2046, Lani and his siblings escape from Grace Field House.
Lani was seen among the children searching for a way out of the demon forest. He reached just like the rest of the children Shelter B06-32 and took refuge in it for more than a year.
Upon arriving at the Paradise Hideout, Lani was shocked and happy to see Norman again, leaping into his arms and expressing admiration of his new position. Lani was later seen with the rest of the children listening to Emma's and Ray's speech about leaving The Paradise Hideout to go to the seven walls to try to make a better promise. He then waved Emma goodbye like the rest of the children.
Lani is a young boy with light blue eyes and noticeably smaller pupils, freckles, a wide smile and one missing tooth. He has short, blonde hair styled into a single spike which resembles an onion. On the left side of his neck, he has the identifying number "54294" from his time at Grace Field House.
Lani is a mischievous and childish boy who enjoys pulling pranks along with his best friend, Thoma. He is also resourceful, as he invented a water-bottle rope device which played a big part in the escape, enabling the orphans to escape from Grace Field House. Although he is a bit cowardly, blunt and straightforward, he has a strong will and cares deeply for his family.
Growing up as orphans in Grace Field House, Lani and Thoma have grown up as best friends and developed a close-knit brotherly bond. They are always seen together and whatever they do; playing, pulling pranks, inventing things, or running away from demons, they do together.
Lani loves Emma like a sister and admires her as the 'leader' of their group. However, due to her child-like soul, he also likes to mess with her and pull pranks on her along with Thoma.
Ray is like a brother for Lani. He stated that he would not let Ray die in their escape from Grace Field House and therefore was brought into the plan to save Ray. Ray also tends to share his words of wisdom with Lani and Thoma. Despite that, Lani likes to mess with Ray as well and comment on his tendency to put himself in dangerous situations.
- A mini game on The Promised Neverland official site revealed two manga pages for players who achieved high scores. The pages showed how Isabella named Lani after an onion, whether you believe her or not.
- Furthermore, Lani's hair is shaped like one.
- Posuka Demizu answered in a Q&A how Lani, alongside Marvin and Little Bunny, are her favorite characters.
- The following are Lani's rankings in some of The Promised Neverland's official popularity polls.
- The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 1
- The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 102
- Dub Cast Announcement on Anime News Network
- Cast Announcement on @Yakuneba_staff Twitter (Japanese)
- Cast Announcement on Anime News Network (English)
- The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 130
- The Promised Neverland Questionnaire #4