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Alice in Borderland is a Japanese thriller sci-fi series by director Shinsuke Sato[1] based on the manga Alice in Borderland by Haro Aso. It premiered on Netflix on December 10, 2020.

On December 24, 2020 it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season, barely two weeks after its online debut. The announcement came from numerous social accounts for Netflix around the world.[2][3]


Arisu—a listless, jobless, and video-game-obsessed young man—suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. In this strange world where his friends are now dead and he is left suicidal, Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman who’s navigating the games alone. Together, they set out to unravel one mystery after another as they risk their lives and confront what it means to live.






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Major differences with the manga

Season one

  • Arisu and Chōta are changed from high school students to adults.
  • In each game, all players are provided with cell phones which recognize players through facial recognition software. Cell phones keep track of time limits, announce rules, supply players with visa days, and can record videos.
  • Clearing a game only gives a single playing card instead of giving a card to every survivor.
  • The key arts of Arisu and Cheshire suggest their specialties to be the Diamonds (intelligent games) and Hearts (psychological games) respectively. In the manga, their specialties are reversed.
  • The 3 and 4 of Clubs are completely different games than their manga counterpart.
  • Agni and Tatta appear earlier in the 5 who replace two unnamed players in this game.
  • The 5 has two dealers instead of just one.
  • During the 7, Chōta seizes Shibuki from approaching Arisu by force, which he does not do in the manga.
  • None of the games provide prizes upon completion anymore. This includes the prize of three sautéed lamb chops of the 7 .
  • The death of Usagi's father is changed from suicide by hanging into disappearing into the Aokigahara forest, a very notorious method of suicide in Japan.
  • Arisu and Usagi participate in the 4.
  • Arisu participates in the 4 under Ann's demand to test Arisu's skills.
  • Agni drags Niragi into the sea of fire near the end of the 10, and the two are presumed dead. In the manga, Agni does not do that, and both are shown to survive right after the game has been cleared.
  • Arisu, Usagi, Cheshire and Kuina visit the defunct dealer operation center. In the manga, this is done by other characters in the next stage.
  • Mira announces the next stage alone, instead of accompanying three other fellow citizens in silhouette.


  • Netflix announced in July 2019 that they would release a live-action series adaptation of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland.[4]
  • Filming for the first season commenced on August 13th, 2020.
  • Aso based both the lead characters on himself.[5]
  • Since launching on December 10, Alice in Borderland has been in Top 10 in nearly 40 countries/territories, including Japan and across Asia — Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam as well as outside, it has found top ten positions in Germany, France, Portugal, Austria and Greece.[5]
  • People around the world also discovered and searched for the lead actors Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya, who are both household names in Japan.[5]
  • Aso based both the lead characters on himself.
  • A clubs ♣ game is a team battle
  • A diamonds ♦ game is a game of wits
  • A hearts ♥ game is a game of betrayal
  • A spades ♠ game is a physical game