TangleCast 51: Forecasting the Promised Neverland

Peter, Holly, and David of Team FtK go down the rabbit hole of the Promised Neverland. Way, way down. Conspiracy theories and strange predictions abound, and they even discuss another rabbit hole franchise—The Matrix. Come follow along and see where they go. But please, don’t tell us if we’re right!

0:00 Introduction
1:30 Last week’s Cast Question
4:45 New Cast Question
10:07 Grab Bag Gratitude
14:09 The Promised Neverland DiscussionIntro
16:40 Discussion—First impression
19:42 Discussion—Directing, surprises, and pacing
24:55 Discussion—Predictions for the Series
31:55 Discussion—Bad end is good end?
34:30 Discussion—What’s outside?
38:14 Discussion—Blue pill / red pill and choosing freedom
46:16 Closing

And we want your feedback as well! Each week we’ll ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers the next time that team rolls around. This week’s CQ (Cast Question) is based on the news about Pokemon Sword and Shield. What do you think the titles of the 9th generation Pokemon games will be?

Podcast Links:

  • We are doing a TON of coverage for The Promised Neverland. If you’re a reader of the manga, check out Michelle’s episode-by-episode manga comparison for the series.
  • If you’re new to the show, like Team FtK, check out TWWK’s episodic, spoiler-free posts on the show.
  • Speaking of TWWK’s posts, he makes a comparison to Christianity in episode eight, and David makes a different one having to do with accepting reality and seeking freedom at the 42:25 mark.
  • We can all stop cosplaying. Kitaro wins for her super incredible Emma cosplay.

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TWWK

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

11 thoughts on “TangleCast 51: Forecasting the Promised Neverland

  1. Omigosh that face lol
    I’m so hyped for Pokémon Sword and Shield! 😃
    I am currently playing Pokémon White and plan to finish it before the new games come out. I don’t know what the titles of the gen. 9 games will be. Maybe something more complex rather than simple (X/Y, Sun/Moon, etc.)

  2. The next Pokemon game should come in three parts because Nintendo knows they’ll be able to sell more copies if they just make more versions, demonstrating how they have everyone almost addicted to the franchise. The next games should be called “Hook, Line, and Sinker”.

  3. The whole Matrix paradigm with Promised Neverland ties well in with the Bible and definitely back to Plato’s story of the cave. A group of people who live inside the cave not knowing the outside. They tell stories to each other using shadow puppets. One person eventually goes outside and sees the real world and comes back in to tell his group about it, but they don’t believe him. He won’t shut up about it because he knows the truth. Eventually they have to cast him out or kill him. It also parallels the story of Adam and Eve but from the opposite perspective where knowledge casts you out of the safe comfortable world they lived in previously. It’s also similar to the stories from the Bible about the prophets and how we as Christians know the one true God. We’re not meant shut up about him because we know the truth about the world we live in, and we want to share that with everyone because we should care about and love everyone.
    Once you know the truth, you cannot go back to ignorance, and at least in our world I pray that I’d never want to reject Christ in exchange for ignorance and pleasantries on earth.

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  5. Well put, Tyler. Yeah, There are definitely those parallels. It reminded me of an anime called Psycho Pass as well, which has the similar dilemma presented. I too hope that I would never choose to reject Christ and become ignorant and enslaved to my sin once more. For freedom to sin is no freedom at all! It is just that, slavery. anyway, I’m always so appreciative of your insights! Thanks for joining and interacting with us here at Beneath the Tangles! 🙂

  6. Haha, what do you feel like are the positives to those new Pokemon games? What brings you to play new ones? I always had this feeling that it was the same concept over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it when I was younger, but I guess as I got older, it just seemed more and more repetitive.

  7. You’ve said not to say anything spoilery, so I’ll add in my two cents as a manga reader: what Emma said about happiness in freedom in Episode 9 is actually an anime-original moment, but it nonetheless is in-character for her to say it. I love how that you were able to make a parallel with the quote to the Christian lifestyle, in that it’s much more preferable to face suffering/persecution in light of what we’ve experienced through Christ than it is to go back to where we once were.

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