- Mangaka : Shirai, Kaiu
- Publisher : Shonen Jump
- Genre : Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen
- Published : April 7, 2019
Finally, we’re beginning our adventure towards a new journey for Emma and Ray. Wait, didn’t we say that before? Chapter 130 of Yakusoku no Neverland was a bit overly simple this week as it turned into page after page of goodbyes and Emma explaining why she has to oppose Norman. Honestly, we’ve so far loved every chapter of Yakusoku no Neverland, but chapter 130 felt a bit underwhelming. The excitement of going towards the seven walls is great and Emma’s convictions for doing so equally had strength, but we’ve been here before and this chapter made the process feel overly dramatic. Did we dislike chapter 130 of Yakusoku no Neverland, no. However, we do feel this is a chapter that can easily be skipped so expect more reasons to skip chapter 130 than actually reading it.
1. Time To Go At Last
Yakusoku no Neverland chapter 130 seems to finally be where we go on our next big adventure and that is a really nice thing to learn. All the goodbyes were said, all the love was thrown around and Emma—as well as Ray—set off towards a dangerous mission that might be a one-way trip for them both. This was easily the best part of the chapter as it makes the story go forward.
1. That Déjà Vu Feeling
Recaps don’t work in anime and definitely don’t work in manga. Chapter 130 of Yakusoku no Neverland felt like recap of Emma saying why she needed to leave and where they were going. Even if you didn’t read chapter 130, you’d miss nothing besides a few kids saying they hate the demons and Don—who looks a lot taller—saying he understands Emma needs to do what she feels is best. If you don’t like recap episodes or chapters, skip 130 completely!
2. Could have been used for more information or as a cliffhanger
Given that most of Yakusoku no Neverland has been amazing and really great at pulling cliffhanger moments, why didn’t they do that in chapter 130? We could have easily seen some ominous figure from the shadows appear or maybe have some kind of warning sign that the new adventure isn’t going to be easy. Yet, all we get in chapter 130 is well wishes and goodbyes. Overall, the whole chapter feels like a missed opportunity and lessens the impact of chapter 129 as well.
Chapter 130 of Yakusoku no Neverland was pretty unnecessary in our minds. Sure, it was nice to see the kids all say goodbye to one another and to have the actual first steps towards a new journey…but why was this needed in one chapter? In our opinions—which you can disagree with in the comments below—you could have added the goodbyes to last week’s chapter and used 130 as a means of foreshadowing or show other opinions on the situation. If you’re okay with skipping chapters—we don’t always recommend to do so, mind you—then you can skip 130 and leave last chapter’s dramatic moments fresh in your mind. With that being said, discuss your opinions on this chapter or others down below and keep stuck to our hive for more reviews here at Honey’s Anime!