Alice in Borderland Season 2: The manga Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu) by Haro Aso will be adapted into a 2020 Japanese science fiction thriller drama web series. Produced and directed by Shinsuke Sato, the show follows buddies Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya as they navigate a post-apocalyptic Tokyo while taking part in more perilous card games. Players are granted “visas” after completing their first game, and they are progressively extended with each subsequent game. When visas expire, people are killed by red lasers fired from aircraft.
The show was announced in July of 2019 with Sato, Yoshiki Watabe, and Yasuko Kuramitsu penning each episode. Locations included many different Shibuya neighborhoods and a green screen studio designed to look like the famous Shibuya Crossing, where a lot of the action in the show takes place. Filming began in August and wrapped up in December of the same year. Post-credit visual effects were created in an international partnership between studios in Singapore, the United States, and India, with music composed by Yutaka Yamada, a frequent collaborator with Sato.
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Alice in Borderland Season 2 Storyline
Episode 1 of Alice in Borderland opens with Ryohei Arisu glued to his video games while his brother scolds him for being unmotivated. “If only we could reset reality,” he sadly mentions their late mother. After a while, Arisu leaves to hang out with his pals Chota and Karube. Karube gets in trouble with his boss (or ex-boss, because he was dismissed) when he kisses Emi, the bartender, while she is working. We next see a flurry of text messages as the three friends arrange to meet outside the station.
With all three of them in one place, the chatter of zombies and video games serves as background as they figure out what to do next. Karube reminds his friend gravely that he needs to settle down and lead a normal life as they continue their conversation. As Arisu surveys the bustling crowds outside, he realizes that Karube’s remarks ring close to home.
The boys, having caused an accident on the street outside, go inside the station and gather in a stall, where they begin to giggle to themselves. The lads go outside after the power goes off and back on, and they discover a strange new world. Only the flutter of paper in the wind can be heard since the streets are deserted. Arisu stares aimlessly into space, perplexed.
There’s a distinct 28 Days Later feel to this, as the guys return to their regular routines only to discover that the areas they once frequented have been deserted. Unusually, their cell phones aren’t operating either.
At Shibuya Crossing as the sun sets, Arisu tells his companions with a grin that this change of events is exciting. Fans are yelling and cheering to the sky when a projection shows on the apartment building above them, signaling the start of the game. There are distant red lights, and with an arrow pointing in the proper direction, the boys set out to find out what’s going on.
The GM Building, a beacon of hope in an otherwise hopeless world, is where they end up. When they get close, a directional arrow lights up to point them in the appropriate direction.
Time is running out for the last three lads, and a girl named Shibuke approaches them, telling them that if they pass a certain point, there will be no turning back. However, they are not alone; a high school girl has just arrived and joined the game at the eleventh hour. We don’t get her name just yet, but we do get some gaming background. They have a playing card with a strange message on it—the Three of Clubs—and the game is called “Dead or Alive.” They have a limited amount of time to choose the right exit and leave the building.
The situation resembles an escape room in that the team has only two minutes to solve the riddle before they are trapped within the room forever. Just before the game begins, Shibuke instructs Arisu and the others to select the “Live” door. Unfortunately, the high school student is killed instantaneously because of this decision. When the rest of them finally enter through the “Die” door, they confront Shibuke and demand to know why she took the wrong one.
The children debate amongst themselves as the game progresses and they are presented with identical rooms one after the other. When Arisu gets punched in the face, he remembers the car from earlier and uses mathematics to solve the puzzle up ahead.
It’s a close call for a while, but eventually, the party makes it outdoors as the flames devour the rooms behind them. As they reach the back alley, a congrats jingle plays from an app on their phone. The only problem is that Chota’s leg got seriously burned.
The card they need, which will give the survivors a three-day visa pass, just so happens to be sitting on a table outside. The players glance up as a strange man staggers toward them, announcing that he is quitting the game. Forget about dropping out; from here on out, being killed by a red laser through the head is the only acceptable way of dismissal. The children realize with dread that they must play in order to survive, as the length of their visas directly correlates with how long they have to live.
Alice in Borderland Season 2 Cast And Characters
Japanese actor and fashion model Kento Yamazaki. He is best known for his roles in the films L DK, Heroine Shikkaku, Orange, and Kingdom, as well as the TV shows Death Note, Kiss That Kills, Good Doctor, and the Netflix series Alice in Borderland. He’s signed with the Stardust Promotion agency in Japan.
Asahina Aya is a well-known name in the Japanese fashion and gravure modeling industries, in addition to being a talented actor and a cover model for “Ray” magazine. She entered the world in 1993, in the city of Sumoto, Hyogo Prefecture. In 2017, she made her acting debut in the Amazon Original Series “Tokyo Alice,” playing the role of Enjoji Sayuri.
Alice in Borderland Season 2 Release Date
A second season of Alice in Borderland will begin streaming on Netflix on December 22, 2022, according to an announcement made at Tudum. That brings the total amount of time that has passed since the previous season to more than two years.
The game is back on!
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— Netflix (@netflix) December 3, 2022