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Search For Minerva Arc
Chapter 53
 Kanji ミネルヴァ探訪編
 Romaji Mineruva Tanbō-hen
 Manga Volume(s) Volume 7 - Volume 12
 Manga Chapter(s) Chapter 53 - Chapter 101
 Beginning February 18, 2018
 End August 30, 2018
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The Search For Minerva Arc (ミネルヴァ探訪編, Mineruva Tanbō-hen?) is the fourth story arc in The Promised Neverland series.

Emma, Ray, and the rest of the kids have left the forest and are now traveling to locate the whereabouts of William Minerva.

Summary

This arc starts when Emma, Ray and Mister leave the Paradise Hideout in search of Goldy Pond. After a 4-day journy Emma gets captured by poachers lead by the demon archduke Leuvis.

When the demons start their hunt for children, Emma saves three kids by the names of Theo, Monica, and Jake. After they run away however, Monica and Jake die leaving only the youngest brother Theo alive with a bloody axe. Emma finds Theo alone and he explains what happened. 

After that Emma joins with the Goldy Pond Resistance, which mainly comprises of older kids with guns, as well as Adam, the giant who knows Norman's number, and Lucas, a man who only has one arm. 

Lucas and Emma go into a secret passage created by Mr. Minerva. It is opened remotely by Mr. Minerva's pen. There they find a broken floating elevator on a golden pond that leads to the human world. They can't ride it however because it is broken. A phone rings where a recording of the real Minerva where he explains the way out, that this was once one of his bases, the promise, and the Seven walls. 

Afterwards we get a chapter of explanation of what Norman is up to after he got adopted by the Ratri clan. The new facility is where he is being held where they do experiments on children. 

The kids plan to kill all the demons by breaking their masks then shooting their heads. However this is difficult because Demons move at supersonic speeds and can react to bullets almost instantaniously. The other kids are much older, but because Emma is from Gracefield she is targeted the most. Once the demons find out that she is from Gracefield the next day they hunt again earlier than planned.

With the use of ambushes, electricity, and the super pistol, the kids defeat Leuvis and his minions. Afterwards they blow up the place and leave with 50 extra kids who were also being hunted.  

Characters Introduced

Impact of Story

Chapters

B06-32, Part III

B06-32, Part III
Chapter 53

The Unnamed Man tells them a bit of information about the shelter and William Minerva. He then hold Emma hostage in order to make Grace Field escapees to leave.

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B06-32, Part IV

B06-32, Part IV
Chapter 54 Clean

By punching the man where the sun doesn't shine, Emma gets away from his grip. She then defended her beliefs and no sooner than later, the man had a mental breakdown and fainted.

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Lucas (mentioned)

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B06-32, Part V

B06-32, Part V
Chapter 55 Clean

The Grace Field escapees enjoy their time in Shelter B06-32. While doing that, they have also started searching for a way to save the other kids and to find William Minerva.

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Negotiation, Part I

Negotiation, Part I
Chapter 56 Clean

Emma and Ray searched through the archives and reported to the rest of the children on what they found. The two of them also planned to travel to A08-63 with the Unnamed Man.

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Negotiation, Part II

Negotiation, Part II
Chapter 57 Clean

Emma proposes their plan to the unnamed man. At first, the man was reluctant to agree, but with the threat of blowing up the whole shelter, he eventually agreed.

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Decision

Decision
Chapter 58 Clean

In four days, Emma, Ray, and Mister will depart to search for A08-63. Before the last day, Mister reveals a hidden room full of weapons.

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Choose Well

Choose Well
Chapter 59 Clean

Emma and Ray chose their weapons. Before leaving, Gilda threatened Mister to blow up the shelter if he doesn't come back with one of them (Emma or Ray) alive.

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Goldy Pond

Goldy Pond
Chapter 60 Clean

While traveling to Goldy Pond, the three are having mental battles and are thinking on what each other's plans are going to be. At the end, they reach a forest filled with demons.

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Try Surviving

Try Surviving
Chapter 61 Clean

Emma and Ray encounter their first man-eating demon. Because Mister didn't kill the demon, it called in reinforcements.

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Indestructible Monsters

Indestructible Monsters
Chapter 62 Clean

Mister leaves Emma and Ray to fend off the demons by themselves. Ray figures out their weakness, their eyes, but it costed them precious ammo.

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Help

Help
Chapter 63 Clean

Emma and Ray's determination and skills surprised Mister, but it reminded him so much of his youth that it made him sick. Observing the man for the past three days, Emma had decided to "save" Mister.

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Could Have Been Me

Could Have Been Me
Chapter 64 Clean

Emma had a long talk with Mister about his mental stability. Emma mentioned Norman, who too, wanted to see the human world, but cannot. Mister then remembered his friends, who too, shared the same dreams as them, and realized why he survived.

He was about to warm them about the dangers of Goldy Pond, but Emma was taken by vines to a viallage.

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Character(s)
  • Nicholas (flashback)
  • John (flashback)
  • Dinah (flashback)
  • Lucas (flashback cameo)
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Secret Garden

Secret Garden
Chapter 65 Clean

Emma wakes up to a underpopulated village, she soon noticed another human being and chased after her. Meanwhile, mister explains to Ray that Goldy Pond is a top secret hunting grounds for the demons. The music started playing, meaning the demons are coming.

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The Forbidden Game, Part I

The Forbidden Game, Part I
Chapter 66 Clean

The demons cornered Theo, Monica, and Jake but was soon saved by Emma. By doing that, one of the demons caught interest on her.

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The Forbidden Game, Part II

The Forbidden Game, Part II
Chapter 67 Clean

Emma gains more information from the first girl she met. Even though she can't do much, Emma decided to save many kids as she can from the hunters.

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Character(s)

Oliver (flashback)

Episode(s)


That's Just How It Is

That's Just How It Is
Chapter 68 Clean

Monica and Jake are killed by Leuvis, he left Theo alive in order to tell Emma the news. Emma was frustrated and angry that she couldn't save them.

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Someone I Want You To Meet

Someone I Want You To Meet
Chapter 69 Clean

Violet introduces Emma to her comrades who knew the truth just like her. They told her more about the hunting grounds. At the end, their leader, Lucas, Mister's friend, came in and wanted to talk to Emma about William Minerva.

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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
Chapter 70 Clean

Emma learned about Lucas' past and his intentions of getting rid of Goldy Pond. Meanwhile, Ray and Mister ventured into the abyss of Goldy Pond to rescue Emma.

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True Intentions

True Intentions
Chapter 71 Clean

Lucas and Emma opened the mysterious door residing in the underground of the village. They then found an elevator but it was broken, right after that, the telephone started ringing.

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Call

Call
Chapter 72

William Minerva, also known as James Ratri, has left a recording to those who have found the elevator. He told them the purpose of Goldy Pond and what probably happened to it after his betrayal.

Debut Characters Anime Adaptation
Character(s)

William Minerva (voice only)

Episode(s)


Rallying Up

Rallying Up
Chapter 73 Clean

Emma and Lucas discovers a pen cap that gave them more information. The plan to destroy Goldy Pond has started. Adam, a member of the group keeps on repeating the same numbers: 22194.

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A Special Child

A Special Child
Chapter 74 Clean

Norman is revealed to be alive and is being kept in an institute in order to be tested on. Even though the odds are against him, he still plans to escape.

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Unyielding Reed

Unyielding Reed
Chapter 75

Sonya and Zack revealed more about Mister and Lucas's story. Emma comforts a depressed Theo. Right when she declared that she'll go back to her family, the music started playing.

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The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins
Chapter 76 Clean

The battle has begun! Humans vs Demons!

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The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins
Chapter 77 Clean

Gillian and Nigel put on a facade that they were just shooting around making Luce careless. At the end, Luce's attendants were killed and he was cornered.

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Character(s)

Gillian's Sister

Episode(s)


One Down

One Down
Chapter 78 Clean

The tables have turned, the hunter is now the hunted. Gillian and Nigel chased Luce and have cornered him. Gillian thought about the irony and soon killed him. Meanwhile, Sandy and Sonya prepare their secret weapon to fight Nous and Nouma.

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Everything Put In This One Shot

Everything Put In This One Shot
Chapter 79 Clean

Nouma's mask was broken and have caught Sonya. Unfortunately for her, she was baited and was sniped down my snipers. Meanwhile Emma and Leuvis finally meet.

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Are You Kidding Me?!

Are You Kidding Me?!
Chapter 80

Nous eats Nouma and have thrown the rebel's plan into disarray due to his unexpected actions. Emma and Leuvis started playing a game from years ago. Meanwhile, Gillian and Nigel encounters Bayon and wonders what happened to Zack and Pepe.

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To The Bitter End

To The Bitter End
Chapter 81 Clean

Nigel planned to sacrifice himself in order for Gillian to get away and find Zack and Pepe. Gillian saw right through his plan and made herself as bait in order for Nigel to find the two.

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Master of the Hunting Ground

Master of the Hunting Ground
Chapter 82

Gillian and Nigel have decided to stay behind and fight Bayon. Their plan goes haywire and Gillian was hit by Bayon's attack. Out of nowhere, Pepe throws a smoke bomb and the three escaped from Bayon's grasp.

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After After 13 Years

After After 13 Years
Chapter 83

Nigel and Pepe have lead Bayon into an ambush. Meanwhile, Emma and Leuvis plays the game Leuvis himself had proposed to Lucas 13 years ago.

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Break

Break
Chapter 84

Bayon is dead, but before he died he tried to kill Lucas, but Oliver blocked the blow for him.

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What Should I Do?

What Should I Do?
Chapter 85

Sandy's team was wiped out by Nous, who powered up after eating Nouma. Violet was the only one left until Mister and Ray revealed themselves.

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Battle Power

Battle Power
Chapter 86 Clean

Ray and Mister helped Violet kill Nous. Leuvis waited patiently for his comrades to arrive, but to no avail.

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Boundaries

Boundaries
Chapter 87

Emma and Nigel face Leuvis alone while the others are on the infirmary with grievous injuries.

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Return Match

Return Match
Chapter 88

Emma, Pepe and Nigel struggled in fighting against Leuvis, who was practically too strong to defeat. Mister and Ray came soon after, providing them help.

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Back Together

Back Together
Chapter 89

Even though Mister broke his mask and his senses are dulled, Leuvis still have the skills to fight back by using his ears. Pepe was injured and the four regrouped to form a plan.

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We Got This

We Got This
Chapter 90 Clean

Mister promised Emma to reveal his name to her after they fought the demon. Not long after, Leuvis came busting into their Paradise Hideout, as he prepared to fight them.

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With Everything We Got

With Everything We Got
Chapter 91

Finding out a weakness, Emma, Ray, Nigel, and Mister barraged Leuvis with bullets. Soon after, Adam joins in the fight.

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Beatdown

Beatdown
Chapter 92

Violet and Adam joins in the fray, but even with that, Leuvis is still holding on. Not long after that, Adam was defeated and Emma was pierced by Leuvis's claws.

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Conclusion

Conclusion
Chapter 93

After Leuvis stabbed Emma, Ray and the others sought to kill Leuvis to avenge her. Meanwhile, Emma started to have a series of flashbacks and hallucinations as they gave her strength to stand up. With the combine strength of Ray, Mister, Nigel, Violet, and Emma, Leuvis was finally killed with Mister having the killing shot.

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No One Left Behind

No One Left Behind
Chapter 94

Emma and the others finally killed Leuvis. Mister and Lucas reunite. Oliver wanted to sacrifice himself to save everyone.

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Time to Go Home

Time to Go Home
Chapter 95

Using the Promised Pen, the team initiated the self-destruct machine. As the team made their escape, water flooded Goldy Pond and destroyed the place and the demons within.

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Welcome Back

Welcome Back
Chapter 96

After 4 weeks of being asleep, Emma finally woke up to find her family waiting for her. After she recovered, she told the others about her plan to rescue Phil and the others.

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The Future You Wish to Bring Forth

The Future You Wish to Bring Forth
Chapter 97

Emma revealed to the others about the new information she has gained. She then told them about her new plan. Meanwhile Peter Ratri has plans for the cattle children.

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Starting Sound

Starting Sound
Chapter 98

A month after the escape, the children and adults slowly adjust to their new life in Shelter B06-32. While they try to contact their allies, Peter Ratri's underling, Andrew searches for them.

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Cuvitidala

Cuvitidala
Chapter 99

After receiving a call from an ally, Ray and Emma have decided to go to Cuvitidala with Don, Gilda, Zack, and Violet.

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Arrival

Arrival
Chapter 100

Phil describes his new home and expresses sadness, loneliness, and his longing for Emma. Meanwhile, Emma, Ray, Don, Gilda, Violet, and Zack discovers Cuvitidala.

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Come

Come
Chapter 101

Arriving at Cuvitidala, Emma receives a vision of the past and met DemonKing Name. After she told everyone about it they have decided to come back to the shelter to research it more.

Debut Characters Anime Adaptation
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DemonKing Name (actual appearance)

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Trivia

  • At the end of the arc, we finally saw what DemonKing Name could look like.

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