Decision (判断, Handan?) is the seventh volume of The Promised Neverland series.


After learning the truth of the world they find themselves in, 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 new kind of challenge…

Cover and Volume Illustration

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The cover has the series title coloured in red with a with outline. In the center of the page sit the escaped orphans of Grace Field House who are all seemingly looking at the reader. From left to right there's Anna, Gilda, Emma, Ray and Don. They are sat in what appears to be Shelter B06-32.

The Illustration features Gilda, Emma, Ray and Don half popping out of the entrance to Shelter B06-32, seemingly greeting someone by the expressions on most of the orphans' faces.


Chapter Covers

Author Notes

I'm so excited about the underground shelter! The water is good! The food is good! And the small space is also good! Being frugal with resources and using the garden to manage is very good!

But after a month—no, after even a week—anyone would probably start wanting sunlight.

I wonder how long the young children are going to spend underground.

Hoping they can run around in the green gardens again, they quietly wait for Emma and Ray to return. To be continued soon in volume 8.

Posuka Demizu

These were things I found when I reviewed my early notes.

  • Norman isn't the knight, he's the shining armor.

  • Krone has an amazing bod under her clothes.(*Probably talking about muscle)

  • The geezer is the type of horrible adult who throws poo at you

    What the heck? These are pretty…out there.

    Anyway, please enjoy the volume!

    Kaiu Shirai

    Extra Pages


    Commercial Performance

    During the first 3 days of its release, an estimated total of 164072 copies were sold, thus earning the first position on the highest manga sales in Japan alone during the first week of 2018 from 1 to 7 January.[1] During the following week, an estimated total of 90179 copies were sold, and still remained as the number 1 highest selling manga in Japan from 8-14 January.[2]

    During the third week, from 15–21 January, it dropped to the eighth position with 19156 copies sold.[3] 24052 copies were sold from 22–27 January, achieving the sixteenth position.[4] It later dropped to the twenty-ninth position with a total of 17781 copies sold during the subsequent week.[5] 12280 copies were sold following on from 5–11 February, ranking as the forty-seventh highest selling volume.[6]

    Currently, an estimated number of 347520 copies were sold in total from 4 January to 11 February 2018.

    Critical Response

    Awards and Nominations

    Some time after Volume 7's release, The Promised Neverland was nominated for the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka, with works that are regarded as classics such as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion and Black Jack, by recognizing the manga that best follow his traditions.[7][8]

    Later in 2018, the series as a whole won under the category of "Best Shōnen Manga" in the 63rd Shogakukan Manga Awards, one of Japan's major manga awards. The series was honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000).[9][10]


    1. The Promised Neverland Volume 7 sales from January 1 to January 7 2018
    2. The Promised Neverland Volume 7 sales from January 8 to January 14 2018
    3. The Promised Neverland Volume 7 sales from January 15 to January 21 2018
    4. The Promised Neverland Volume 7 sales from January 22 to January 27 2018
    5. The Promised Neverland Volume 7 sales from January 29 to February 4 2018
    6. The Promised Neverland Volume 7 sales from February 5 to February 11 2018
    7. Anime News Network's article
    8. Comic Natalie's article (Japanese)
    9. 63rd Shogakukan Manga Awards winners
    10. PDF format file of the winners of the 63rd Shogakukananga Awards clicking this will download the PDF file

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