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The Promised Forest Arc (誓いの森編, Chikai no Mori-hen?) is the third story arc in The Promised Neverland series.

Emma and Ray have escaped the orphanage with most of the children and are venturing into the outside world for the first time.

Summary

The children have successfully escaped Grace Field House, but their troubles are just beginning. Now up against a dangerous natural world and their demon pursuers, Emma and Ray struggle to lead the children to safety, including going through a dangerous forest. When the pursuers almost catch up to them and just when the situation is at its most dire, a mysterious girl and man suddenly appear. They are revealed to be Mujika and Sonju, two demons who don't eat human meat. Despite the initial hostility, Mujika and Sonju bond with the children; teaching them survival skills, as well as revealing the truth of the world they find themselves in.

After becoming independent enough to survive on their own and getting a distance from their pursuers, the orphans finally make their way out of the forest. With their improved survival skills, Emma, Ray, and the other children arrive at the location laid out in Minerva’s hidden message. But awaiting them there is a man who is not ready to welcome them in.

Chapters

Cover Number # Title Release Date
38 The Promised Forest May 15, 2017
Chapter 38

The demons are on the move to pursure the escapees. Meanwhile, the escapees explore the forest. After a while, Emma, Ray, Thoma, and Chris realizes that everyone has disappeared.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
39 Unforeseen May 22, 2017
Chapter 39 Clean

The four fell into a chasm that is revealed to be under the tree, not too far, they found the other escapees. The trees were then revealed to be dangerous, and Emma remembered the same trees on a certain book.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
40 The Snakes of Alvar Pinera May 29, 2017
Chapter 40 Clean

By following the book, the escapees successfully got out of the tree. After thanking William Minerva, Emma sensed something wrong.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
41 Attack June 5, 2017
Chapter 41 Clean

Using William Minerva's books as guides, the escapees gather resources. While deciphering his code, they were ambushed by a demon.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
42 We Won't Be Eaten June 12, 2017
Chapter 42

Using their training tactics from the farm, the escapees split in three groups to outrun the demon. Realizing that the demon is dumb, Ray and Emma split in order to drop the demon to the underground forest. Ray's plan was about to be completed when their pursuers caught up.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
43 81194 June 19, 2017
Chapter 43 Clean

Realizing that he can't join Emma and the others, Ray decided to stall their pursuers as long as he can and meet them at B06-32. Emma was about to check on Ray when she collapses, a mysterious woman then appears.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
44 The Veiled Woman June 26, 2017
Chapter 44

Gilda is suspicious of the woman and told her to show her face. Meanwhile, Ray was trapped by the demons and was rescued by a mysterious being.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
45 Rescue July 3, 2017
Chapter 45

Ray wakes up in panic and found a sleeping Emma. Ray then reveals that their rescuers are demons and questioned their motives.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
46 Sonju and Mujika July 7, 2017
Chapter 46

Emma, who is angry and worried, broke away from the three and found the children in confusion. It is then revealed that the demons, Sonju and Mujika doesn't eat humans due to their religion, which led to the question: What's going on with the world?
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
47 Stories of Old July 15, 2017
Chapter 47

Mujika tells them the story of the Promise made a long time ago. With new hope, Emma and Ray sets out to find William Minerva and break out of the demon world.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
48 The Two Worlds July 24, 2017
Chapter 48

Emma tells the group the story and their new mission. Emma and Ray were then told by their family to take care of themselves.
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Cover Number # Title Release Date
49 Teach Me July 31, 2017
Chapter 49

Sonju and Musica have started training the children in order to prepare them for their journey. Emma then asks Sonju to teach her how to hunt.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
50 Friends August 7, 2017
Chapter 50

Sonju tells them more about the farms and a different kind of demon. Emma talks to Mujika, and Ray finds a message from William Minerva.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
51 B06-32: Part I August 21, 2017
Chapter 51

After six days, the escapees are finally out of the forest. Before separating, Mujika gives Emma a necklace, and said to look for The Seven Walls. The children then arrived at their destination to find nothing.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)


Cover Number # Title Release Date
52 B06-32: Part II August 28, 2017
Chapter 52

Sonju kills the escapees's pursuer, while Ray uses the pen to reveal the location of B06-32. They found out that it was an underground shelter. Opening a door, the group finds a man that they think is William Minerva.
Adapted Anime Episode(s)

Impact of Story

  • After the children's successful escape, they venture into the outside world for the first time.
  • Ray discards his previous cynical ideals and decides to lend Emma his support and loyalty in order to protect their family forever.
  • Although they are met with pursuers and dangerous forests, they use the resources and tools they acquired in Grace Field House and put it to use.
  • The children are saved by Mujika and Sonju when they are almost caught by their pursuers. Although their rescuers are demons, they don't eat human meat and belongs to a religion called Heathens.
  • Mujika and Sonju lets the children take shelter in their secret base and teach them skills to survive in the outside world. Sonju teaches Emma to hunt, while Mujika teaches the children cooking and treatment.
  • As Emma bonds with Mujika, particularly, she comes to realize that all demons aren't alike. She and the other children become fond of the two demons.
  • Sonju reveals the truth of the world to Emma and Ray. He also tells the children that the human and demon sides of the world is divided, which is an effect from the "Promise" over 1000 years ago. The children live in the demon side for the sole purpose of being cattle.
  • Emma wants to reforge the "Promise" and escape to the human world. She is met by criticism by Sonju, but Mujika supports her; giving her necklace to Emma and telling her to look for the Seven Walls.
  • The children escape the forest and makes their way to the shelter as Minerva had instructed, in which they use their Promised Pen.
  • They eventually succeed in finding and entering the shelter, though a sole escapee from 13 years ago is not pleased to see them.

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Trivia

  • This is the first arc that takes place outside the Grace Field House and also the first arc that takes place in the outside world.

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