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The Promised Neverland Season 2 Episode 5 – Liar’s Dice

Quick Summary of The Promised Neverland Season 2 Episode 5

In The Promised Neverland Season 2 Episode 5, “Episode 5,” Emma, Ray, and the rest of the kids had been on the run for more than year since the previous episode. On the plus side, they had found lodging: a run-down, almost abandoned demon shrine on the outskirts of town. On the negative side? They had to scrounge for food each day. That meant disguising themselves and their scents to sneak into a near-by demon city. Emma was on the verge of despair even though the rest of the kids tried to put a good face on their situation. Can Emma, Ray, and the rest find a better base of operations? If not, how will they ever rescue Phil and the others — much less stay alive?

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The Promised Neverland Season 2 Episode 5: Turns out demons have problems of their own.

It seems the demons have their own problems. Pretty sure that doesn’t justify nom-ing our heroes, though! That almost looks like Sonju on the left… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime and I are collaborating to review The Promised Neverland Season 2. Our reviews of the first season came out pretty well, so I think that is a great thing!

Seeing Emma near despair in this episode was tough to watch. She feels like the responsibility for their flight is hers. Not only that, but she feels like their inability to find better lodging is also on her. Given what she and the others have accomplished, it’s easy for me to think of them as adults. But she’s not. She’s extraordinary, but even the most extraordinary children want a parent to learn on from time to time. Unfortunately, the only mother Emma had ever known is decidedly unavailable.

What can Ray do to pull Emma out of her depression? What does the reveal about the demons mean in this episode, especially in light of what we think we know about Sonju and Mujika? And what the… did I really see what I think I saw at the end?

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4 thoughts on “The Promised Neverland Season 2 Episode 5 – Liar’s Dice

  1. This happened near the end of the manga, darn it! At this point; I don’t even think spoilers for the manga would ruin peoples experience. I still won’t spoil things, but……yeah, man; they’re turning this into the 2003 “Fullmetal Alchemist.”

    1. Thanks for not dropping spoilers!

      One of the reasons I’ve refused to read the manga until after the anime’s done is so I can experience the anime as a separate entity.

      It’s becoming more clear, though, that there’s another side effect. I don’t have to experience the frustration of seeing what was cut out! I feel really bad for manga readers like you who have to go through seeing something you loved altered in a way that doesn’t seem to improve matters.

      I’ll call myself lucky in this regard: If I get through the anime, even if it’s just “okay,” then going to the manga will be an even more enjoyable experience.

      Well, maybe the anime will give you something interesting still.

      1. I certainly hope so. And yeah; that’s probably the best course of action. Plus; it’s not like anime original stuff is ALL bad. Just look at the 2003 “Fullmetal Alchemist.” Maybe I’ll like this in the same way.

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