Starting Sound (始まりの音, Hajimari no Oto?) is the twelfth volume of The Promised Neverland series.

Cover and Volume Illustration

Volume 12 Illustration

The illustration depicts Emma standing and looking down curiously on the amulet that Mujika had given to her. Behind Emma is a large city surrounded by a forest.

Volume Summary

With the demons of Goldy Pond finally defeated, Emma and the other children now focus on their next task—finding the Seven Walls. But it won’t be easy, especially with a dangerous new foe trying to hunt them down. Can Emma and Ray decrypt the ancient clues that will lead the children to true freedom?


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Author Notes

I was told that the anime would start around the time this volume went on sale in Japan.

Even though the days pass by so quickly, the progress of the anime gradually getting made is more fun than I ever dreamed.

By the way, in the next volume, a certain someone is finally going to make a move!!

The puzzle pieces are getting placed, and the day they form a full picture is drawing near.

I'll see you in the next volume!
— Posuka Demizu
Writer Shirai's interesting tidbits for The Promised Neverland fanatics, part 4!

I love the notes that Demizu Sensei wrote with the character designs.

Nigel and Yvette make Team Artisan. Gillian and Alicia are Team Gillian's High School. And then...Thoma, Lanni and Sandy are Team Broccoli.


Please enjoy this volume!
— Kaiu Shirai

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