I still think you're missing the point I'm trying to make. I'm not saying it wasn't horrifying, it was, because the setting is dark but nobody except one antagonist and one who actually got hurt. Ray pretended to die, Norman pretended to die, nothing stuck. The setting is dark, awful, and grim. But the kids still escape, they always have.
The setting IS still horrifying, the demons hunting kids for sport is awful theoretically. But Emma isn't going to die and no one should expect her to when we've already established that's not how it works.
For the record, I'm not saying the manga is bad in case it comes off that way. I'm saying Emma shouldn't and won't die.