Hey, Manga fans! Good news for y’all. A live-action Alice In Borderland series is coming to Netflix following the phenomenal success and cult following of Death Note. And for those who stumbled upon this name for the first time, the show has nothing to do with Alice and wonderland people, don’t get confused. For starters, Alice is NOT a girl in this show.
Instead, it has everything to do with Japanese “manga” (all kinds of cartooning, comics, and animation) or Anime as we may call it. The show is dark and full of suspense. So if this intrigues you, read on for more information!
Alice In Borderland is a Japanese suspense shonen manga series written and illustrated by Haro Aso. It was serialized in Shonen Sunday Super magazine from November 2010 to March 2015, and later moved to Weekly Shonen Sunday in April 2015 and finished in March 2016.
In 2014 Alice in Borderland was adapted into an original video animation. A live-action series produced by Netflix is set to premiere in 2020. The series is being directed by Shinsuke Sato.
Alice In Borderland Season 1 Release:
Everyone is being hush-hush about the show, and it is kept mostly under wraps. Fans have no clue when the show is coming out.
According to rumours, Netflix was projecting the release date of Alice In Borderland to be 2020, so maybe we can expect the series to launch anytime now. However, it is unclear how the pandemic has affected (if at all) the production of the show.
Alice In Borderland Season 1 Cast:
The only names provided by Netflix on the stars of Alice In Borderland are of Kento Yamazaki as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya as Yuzuha Usagi. We are eager to know more about the cast as well as the show itself but alas! Nothing is being said by Netflix currently.
Alice In Borderland Season 1 Plot:
Ryohei Arisu a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man. This manga will put the whole focus on Ryohei Arisu, or you can say, Alice in Japanese. Arisu, Karube, and Segawa are a trio of high school delinquents bored with their current lives. During a firework celebration, Arisu wishes that he could live in a different world which would be more exciting for him. We all wish for that, don’t we? But unlike us, his wish does come true.
At some point, while he happens to hang with his not-so-good friends, called Chota and Karibe in town, large firecrackers begin happening around the town sky. As such, his wish is granted, and the three are transported into a seemingly post-apocalyptic-like alternate reality. There, Ryohei Arisu meets Yuzuha Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya).
After stepping into what seems like an empty festival, they are greeted by a woman who tells them that they have entered their game. She reveals to them that, to survive in Borderlands, they must play games. According to the fans, the story ends cliché, but the game scenarios were well-conceived. Who knows what Netflix has in store for us?
Alice In Borderland Season 1 Spin off’s:
Two spin-off series were published; Daiya no King (だいやのきんぐ, Daiya no Kingu, lit. “King of Diamonds”), published in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from October 15, 2014, to February 4, 2015, and Alice on Border Road (今際の路のアリス, Imawa no Michi no Arisu), published in Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X from August 19, 2015, to February 19, 2018.
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