The Forbidden Game (禁じられた遊び, Kinji Rareta Asobi?) is the eighth volume of The Promised Neverland series.

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With their guide working against them, Emma and Ray find themselves surrounded by deadly demons in an unfamiliar forest. They’ll have to learn how to fight quickly to have any hope of surviving and making their way to Goldy Pond. But what awaits them there…?


Author Notes

When I was a kid, I went finishing in a small pond and I accidentally cut my hand with a lure. I remember thinking how much it must hurt for the fish who are caught.

The children of Goldy Pond know that someone will be sacrified every time. Do they wonder how much it will hurt for the one being sacrified?

I'm sure they do.

Okay! The arc about the horrible village will continue in the next volume. Until then...try imaging how someone could survive in this village.
— Posuka Demizu
Writer Shirai's interesting tidbits for The Promised Neverland fanatics, part 3!

The maximum age for those who will leave the nest (be shipped out) differs depending on the farm. For Grace Field it's 12 years old. For Glory Bell it's 15 years old.

In this volume, there is a place where you can find out the Geezer's general age. Was it what you thought it was?

Please enjoy this volume! (By the way, did you notice the "umeboshi in the shelter" in volume 7?)
— Kaiu Shirai

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