Alice in Borderland Netflix thriller series first season was released on December 10, 2020. It is a live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese suspense manga series written and illustrated by Haro Aso. The Manga series ended in 2016, but the live-action series doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon! The first season got an IMDB rating of 7.7 out of 10, and we think it deserves that rating till the end.
Alice in Borderland gained immense popularity right off the bat. State of the art CGI supporting the dystopian world of games all the characters have to play through keeps you hooked. Despite the dystopian world and life-and-death games, it has some scenes that reflect a sense of humor as well.
Spoiler Alert: This article may contain spoilers for the readers that haven’t watched all episodes yet. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Alice In Borderland Plot
Netflix’s adaptation of the manga series starts with three friends; Arisu, Karube, and Chota, finding themselves at the center of empty Tokyo streets what is known as Borderland. While they are wondering where everybody went all of a sudden, they are also trying to find a way out. And to escape this unknown reality, they must complete specific tasks and play escape games along with the other participants.
At first, everything seems like child’s play. But soon they will realize this is a game of life and death.
Season 1 hits you with all kinds of surprises but along with that, there is slow character development throughout the show that helps you connect with the characters.
Alice In Wonderland Connection
In fact, Alice In Borderland includes many referrals to the original story written by Lewis Caroll. Both stories start with a jump to a mysterious location. Both have connection to playing cards somehow. Origin story also has a character called Mad Hatter. And finally, Arisu is the Japanese version of Alice because Japanese doesn’t have letter “l”.
Alice In Borderland Cast & Characters
played by Kento Yamazaki
Ryohei Arisu is the main protagonist. Arisu is a champ gamer and loves gaming, but if the series follows the manga in any way then Arisu may leave gaming altogether.
Arisu has a strong personality, faces every challenge head-on. He shows the qualities of a reliable friend with his ever-growing love for gaming.
played by Tao Tsuchiya
Usagi is a skilled mountaineer thanks to her father and is also considered to be the heroine of the show. She will have a lot of romance, tragedies, and connections to look forward to.
played by Nijiro Murakami
Chishiya is an incredibly dynamic character in this hit Netflix manga adaptation. And, one to definitely look out for in season 2. The way he conceals compassion beneath his ruthless behavior throughout the series. Chishiya has a very desensitized attitude which gives off this vibe as though he is not scared of death or has mysterious weapons up his sleeves.
played by Asahina Aya
Kuina is a peculiar character in the series, she later comes out as transgender. She struggles with her gender identity and her past with a stern father. Her character has a league of her own in the show, she represents a marginalized community. It is expected she will have many moments in the following games where she would show her expertise as a player.
played by Abe Tsuyoshi
Kuzuryu is an antagonist who values friendship. When left to make a hard choice to free his friend from chaos and struggle. Kuzuryu is a strong and mysterious character. He is also a very passionate player along with the spirit of never leaving a man behind.
Other Notable Characters in the series include Karube played by Keita Machida, Mira Kano played by Riisa Naka, and Chota Segawa played by Yuki Morinaga.
Where to Watch Alice In Borderland?
The Series is available for streaming on Netflix in the US. The first season has 8 episodes with lengths ranging between 42-50 minutes. The second season will also be on Netflix when it is released in 2022.
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Season 2 Expectations
The show’s first part ended on a huge cliff-hanger. Season 2 is going to be no less in its role to excite you and entertain you even more. A lot more games to come, romances and heart-breaking sacrifices, and maybe even sudden tragedies along the virtual ride. As the first season grabs you visually, we are expecting the same from season 2.
Alice In Borderland New Season Trailer
Netflix didn’t share the official season 2 trailer yet. We are still waiting for the announcement from Netflix. Below you can find the latest promo/trailer shared on youtube so far:
Alice In Borderland 2021 Release Date
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