The Promised Neverland Musica SanjuWilliam Minerva Chapter 53 SPOILER
(Yakusoku no Neverland)GenreDrama, Horror, MysteryMangaWritten byKaiu ShiraiIllustrated byPosuka DemizuPublished byShueishaEnglish publisherShōnenImprintJump ComicsMagazineWeekly Shōnen JumpEnglish magazineShonen JumpOriginal runAugust 1, 2016 – presentVolumes3 Anime and Manga portal
The Promised Neverland (約束のネバーランド Yakusoku no Neverland) is a Japanese shōnen manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It is published by Shueisha. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since August 1, 2016 and 4 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format. The series has been licensed for English-language release by Viz Media.
Emma is an orphan that lives in a place called the Grace Field House along with her other foster siblings. Two of which are Norman and Ray who, along with Emma score the highest on the daily tests that they have to take. Emma notes that while they are able to do what they want they are not allowed to leave the compounds or the gate that connects the house to the outside world. One night Conny, one of the orphans is sent away to be adopted and Emma notices that she has left behind her bunny rabbit Bernie. Along with Norman and with Ray's help Emma makes her way to the gate to find Conny. However they are shocked to find Conny is dead and the house is actually a farm where they are being bred and harvested to become food for Demonic creatures. To make matters worse, Isabella, the mama and caretaker of the kids is in allengence with the demons. This news shocks Emma and Norman to their core and they vow to escape along with all their other siblings.
CharactersEmma (エマ)RayNorman (ノーマン)Isabella (イザベラ)DonGilda (ギルダ)Phil (フィル)ThomaNatAnnaLaniKroneConnyBernieJemima
According to an advertisement placed by Shueisha in Shinjuku Station, the first three volumes had printed 700,000 copies as of May 2017.  As of June 13th, 2017, the first four volumes had 1.1 million copies in print. 
The Promised Neverland is a manga written and illustrated by Posuka Demizu and Kaiu Shirai and published in Weekly Shonen Jump. The first chapter was published on August 1, 2016 in issue 35 of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Emma and her friends have a pretty good life at the orphanage they grew up in. Though the rules here are strict, Madam Isabella takes good care of them. The children at this orphanage are forbidden from leaving. Emma and her friends soon find out the dark and twisted truth behind the orphanage, and now they must make their escape!
In a bonus page, he declares a revolution and seals a "New Promise". C49P20
William Minerva's profile is never yet revealed in the manga and it is not even known to the public where he is alive or not. But some little things are known about his appearance. He is a tall man, who is almost always seen wearing a gray suit with a gray hat.
Phil discovered that all the books contain some kind of secret message in them. Telling the children to ''run from the house, because there is danger''.
William Minerva also left a pen behind for Sister Krone with the initials ''WM'' on it, implying that the initials are his.
12  D.O.B.January 15th, 2034 Hair ColorBlack and Green Eye ColorBlack Height150 cm• Professional Status• Previous AffiliationPlant 3 (Escaped)
Izabella• Personal Status• StatusAlive Number81194 Relative(s)Izabella (Mother)• Debuts• MangaChapter 1
Ray (レイ, Rei) is one of the main protagonists of The Promised Neverland. Unlike all the other children, he is not an orphan.
Ray has dark, somewhat messy hair that slightly cover's his left eye, he wears the standard white uniform. He has dark eyes and a slender appearance wearing usually a tired like look.
Ray is very logical and smart and is usually shown to read books by himself. He does not seem to be very attached to other children in the orphanage as he is seen to be willing to leave them behind to increase the chances of the trio to escape. According to data obtained by Sister Krone, his weakness is that he gives up easily.
Ray is extremely patient and cunning. He can remember everything since he's been born, so he's known about the demons and had been playing double agent with mama since age 6. Although Ray is extremely book smart he says that he never liked studying. The reason he did was to become top of the line food and devise a plan to escape with Norman and Emma.
Ray is shown to have been in the orphanage since a young age together with Norman and Emma. He learns about the demons from Emma and Norman and believes them immediately, because as he puts it "Norman would not tell such a stupid lie". The trio works together to find a way to escape from the orphanage. At the end of Chapter 12, it is revealed that Norman suspects him to be a spy for mama.
In Chapters 13 and 14, it is revealed that Ray is indeed Mama's spy, but is, in fact, working as a double-agent and became her spy as part of his plan to one day escape with the others, thus making him a double-agent who has been plotting against Mama all along.