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'Alice in Borderland' (今際の国のアリス, Imawa no Kuni no Arisu) is a Japanese thriller sci-fi series by Shinsuke Sato[1] based on the manga of the same name Alice in Borderland by Haro Aso. It's first season 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]

Synopsis

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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  • Director: Shinsuke Satō
  • Screenplay:
    • Haro Aso (manga)
    • Yasuko Kuramitsu
    • Shinsuke Sato
  • Production company: ROBOT

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  • 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]
  • Taketo Serizawa and Yuuji Mahiru are completely absent from the Netflix adaptation.

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