(Last updated on: September 28, 2023)
On Thursday, Netflix made an exciting announcement, greenlighting the production of a third live-action season based on the “Alice in Borderland” manga by Haro Aso (Imawa no Kuni no Alice). The talented main cast, including Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya, along with director Shinsuke Satō, famous for live-action adaptations such as “Bleach” and “Kingdom”, are all set to return.
The film The charming artwork that accompanied this season’s reveal featured a joker card, and Satō tantalized fans with a hint of what’s to come, teasing a “new journey that absolutely no one knows” and the mysterious identity of the season’s villain.
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Netflix’s Kazutaka Sakamoto, known for his work on “Hero Mask” and the live-action adaptation “Yū Yū Hakusho,” serves as executive producer for this new season, while Akira Morii and Daiju Takase act as producer. This installment is a collaborative effort between Robot and The Seven.
For those unfamiliar with the series, the manga’s plot focuses on Ryōhei Arisu, a high school student fed up with his mundane life. One fateful night, he and his unruly friends Karube and Chota go out for a night on the town, only to have the city engulfed in a giant fireworks spectacle. When he regains consciousness, Ryōhei finds himself in a completely different world, where he, Karube, and Chota are thrust into deadly games of survival with no way out but victory. Their struggle for survival and their journey to find a way back home form the crux of the story.
The first season premiered on Netflix in December 2020, quickly becoming the most-watched live action series in Japan that year and reaching Netflix’s top 10 lists in 40 countries and regions. all around the world.
The second season, which debuted on Netflix globally on December 22, 2022, introduced a new cast and thrilling new storylines. The film sees Arisu and Usagi navigate the mysteries of the Borderland on their journey back to their world, set in nature-ravaged Shibuya.3
Haro Aso’s manga originally began serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday S Magazine in 2010 before moving to Weekly Shonen Sunday for its final installment in March 2015. The manga ended in March 2016 , including 18 compiled volumes. Notably, episodes 12, 13, and 14 include original video anime (OVA) episodes, streamed by HIDIVE.
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For English-speaking audiences, Viz Media has released the original “Alice in Borderland” manga series to ensure that fans around the world can dive deeper into this thrilling and engaging series. The world is in suspense.