The survival live-action series based on Haro Aso’s Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga will premiere on the service in December 2022. Netflix made the announcement during Festival Japan 2021 and also streamed a video (below) for the sequel series.
BACKGROUND & STORY
The first season was highly successful. The first season debuted on Netflix in December 2020 in 190 countries worldwide. It was the most viewed live-action series in Japan in 2020, and it ranked in Netflix’s top 10 in 40 countries and territories worldwide.
Entertainment news website Variety reported on November 2 that the success of the Squid Game live-action series boosted viewing of the first season of Alice in Borderland. This will not come as a surprise as both shows project similar themes.
The Japanese survival thriller is centered around friends Ryōhei, Karube, and Chōta, who find themselves transported to a parallel world devoid of people and forced to participate in survival games and find their way back.
CAST & ADDITIONAL DETAILS
The new season again stars Kento Yamazaki (live-action Kingdom, Orange, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Your Lie in April) as Ryōhei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya (live-action Rurouni Kenshin, Orange, Library Wars, Aozora Yell) as Yuzuha Usagi.
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Bleach, Kingdom films, Oblivion Island anime film) returns to direct the series.
Alice in Borderland is one of the most popular Japanese Netflix originals so far and one of the best Netflix shows to date. Netflix has not shared what Alice in Borderland “Season 2” will be about but it will definitely pick up where the first season ended. The manga is made up of 18 volumes and 87 chapters, indicating there are still plenty of stories left to tell.
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