The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 11

The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 11

Peter Ratri is the Best Anime Villain

I don’t think anyone really needs me to tell them that this final episode of The Promised Neverland 2nd Season was absolute garbage. If you’ve watched the episode, you could probably tell that much for yourself.

But, I’m a bit surprised by just how much hate this final episode has received. You might be thinking, “Well of course it received that much hate. It’s bad!” And sure, you’re right to think that. But my point is that we all knew it was going to be this bad, didn’t we?

Based on the direction this entire season has gone in, did anyone really think the ending was going to be any better than this? I don’t necessarily think all the blame can be put on this one episode. The whole season was a train wreck.

The knife Peter Ratri killed himself with from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
The knife Peter Ratri killed himself with

Now, with that said, there are a lot of things in this episode that make absolutely no sense. The image above is one such example. Peter Ratri slits his throat with a knife, blood sprays everywhere, and the knife falls to the floor completely clean.

The knife aside, everything to do with Peter Ratri was stupid. Before writing this, I looked him up just to make sure I was spelling his name correctly, and this is what the first line of the wiki says: “Peter Ratri is the main antagonist of the The Promised Neverland series.”

He’s the main antagonist? The guy had like 10 minutes of screen time at most throughout the entire anime and didn’t do anything other than kill himself.

Magical Doors to New York are Cool

I wasn’t paying all that much attention, to be honest. But I’m fairly confident that the magical doorway to the human world dumped the children out just outside of New York City. The skyline looked about right in one of the shots, but maybe I’m wrong.

Anyway, I bring this up because it’s just another one of those details that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. The human world is apparently just our world. It’s our modern-day world, complete with smartphones and everything. And yet, there’s just a magical gate outside of New York that nobody knows is there.

Does that mean it’s a one-way gate? Does nobody realize the gate is there because it’s invisible? What did Sonju mean when he said that the two worlds used to be one? How does that transition into the divide between the two worlds we see now?

Emma & the gang staying behind in the demon world from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Emma & the gang staying behind in the demon world

I get that we’ve skipped all of the explanations in the anime that the manga may have had. But if the manga had this same ending (I don’t know if it does), I’m confident that there’s no explanation of it that I would accept. There’s no way to reach this conclusion in a good way.

If you’re a manga reader, feel free to tell me how the ending differs from what we got in the anime down in the comments. And for everyone who hasn’t read the manga, be aware that there may be manga spoilers down there.

Oh, and of course, Emma & the gang decided to stay behind in the demon world. This was probably fairly predictable for a lot of people. But I didn’t think it was going to happen because I was originally under the assumption that in this anime version, all of the children had been saved initially.

A Quest to Meet the Dragon Sage

Funnily enough, I thought that the montage of things Emma and those who remained in the demon world did was actually more interesting than the events of this season. We got to see them explore vast areas such as mountain ranges, meet varied peoples, and even talk to a dragon sage (pictured below).

Unfortunately, we have absolutely no context for any of this. We know that their goal is to save the remaining children and change the way the demon world functions. But what does that have to do with meeting a dragon sage on a mirror-like lake in the sky?

I’m way more interested in that dragon than I was in anything else that happened over these 11 episodes. Is the dragon in the manga? I assume the sage-like demon with the dragon isn’t the demon queen. So who is it?

Emma talking to a demon, dragon sage of some kind (I guess?) from the anime series The Promised Neverland 2nd Season
Emma talking to a demon, dragon sage of some kind (I guess?)

Since the series is finally over, I guess I can also mention the one manga panel I had seen after the first season finished airing. It featured a demon who I’m pretty sure was named Lewis. I think he was wearing a suit and bowler hat and had a Thompson submachine gun.

Why wasn’t he in the anime? I mean, I thought he looked stupid when I saw him so I’m not really complaining. But also I had always assumed that he was the primary antagonist of the series, not Peter Ratri. Was he only featured in one of the skipped arcs and not throughout the series?

Other than that, I don’t really have anything else to say about this episode other than that I’m glad it was the last one. I didn’t have fun watching this series. I watch a lot of anime I don’t particularly like, but writing about this one every week just made it worse.


What do you think of The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 11? Was it the worst episode of the season, or was there another you disliked more? Have you read the manga? If not, are you going to read the manga now? Let me know in the comments.

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4 Replies to “The Promised Neverland 2nd Season Episode 11”

  1. Do you know how unfair it is that the only jump manga with a female protagonist has the worst adaptation of all its siblings? jujutsu, kimetsu, boku no hero, black clover they all got good anime despite having the same shitty story T_T

    1. I would say that Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer are better than TPN anyway. But, your comment did make me stop and think about what other Jump series have female protagonists. There are a few, but those are often the more slice of life Jump series.

  2. You have no idea how different this ending is. Spoilers: They did make it to the human world but there were so many more events that happened up to this point,it wasn’t as happy,and it made more sense. You should really read it

    1. The thing is, I’m not interested enough in The Promised Neverland to read it. I rarely ever read manga as it is.

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