The Promised Neverland Chapter 136 Review by Elusia
The chapter continues with Emma and Ray’s exploration of the labyrinth where they go from one place to another using the arrows as guides. They stumble upon the monitor room yet again and Ray monologues how they went through the rooms over and over like in a real maze. Though, he notes that each room they go through changes a little. But they never know for sure which room is behind any door and following the same path always leads to different destinations. There were no patterns for them to work with and they do not have a single clue on solving the puzzle. The whole maze is also very warped in messing up time and physics to the point where there is nothing to rely on.
Ray finds it very confusing to think they might be in the quantum universe. He then wonders if it is just hallucinations or dreams before stating it has to be real and that the demon god is just toying with them. Emma ponders on who the demon god really is, though Ray shouts back saying he doesn’t know. But then Ray states that he gets the whole idea about the nature of the seven walls. Thinking back through the riddle plus a few comments from the others, he thinks about the demon god’s role and how he is able to move freely through the maze while preventing the two from going through. Emma answers that space and time are the keys and Ray agrees. He then reflects back on the symbols of the temple, a cube and hourglass, and that they were presented as the true seven walls. Emma ponders about the other riddle and about finding out how to transcend through the seven walls, leaving her distraught about having no idea how to do it. Ray agrees with her comment as saying it is something that humans can’t do. They know about the wall, but feel lost on what to do with the information. While Emma considers the situation, Ray expresses that if they take too long to find the answer, they won’t have enough time to stop Norman’s plan and little by little, his thoughts are getting jumbled, confused, with no end in sight.
They go through another room, but it leads them to a desert. Emma expresses that now they have to apply the hints to solve the riddle and transcend through the walls. Her first idea is to analyse the environment by shooting an arrow at a nearby sandstorm. Ray approves of the idea, saying that they have to try anything to see if it works. However, before he can proceed she turns into a little baby and he has to go back into the previous room. Before it happens, she disappears and he searches for her but there are no traces of her. Ray is slowly turning into an old man and sees a lot of demon figures around him. He comments that they were like them, lost and forgotten forever in the walls. He slowly starts to fall unconscious, contemplating his friends and asking them for forgiveness. Then, out of nowhere, a kid version of Emma bursts through the cabinet and proclaims that she now knows how to solve the riddle.Thoughts:
The chapter, continuing on with Ray and Emma’s adventure in the Seven Walls, mostly kept the weird yet creepy atmosphere. The way the main points of the chapter are presented leaves it up to the readers to know what exactly is going on in their warped world. Thinking back on it through, I believe that the mechanic behind the world are indeed indeed time and space dimensions rather than illusions or magic. I don’t know how Emma and Ray will solve the maze, but I hope they will definitely do so. I am definitely looking forward to seeing the answer and the outside of the puzzle. Our two main leads are excellent as always, especially Ray who took up the spotlight ever since the puzzle began.
Overall, I give this chapter a solid 8/10.To discuss and share your thoughts on the manga, you can visit our Yakusoku no Neverland section.