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Alice In Borderland Reviews

A Japanese manga series by Haro Aso served as inspiration for the screenplay for Alice in Borderland. The creator and director of this series is Shinsuke Sato.

A live-action television series with an eight-episode first season which is produced by Netflix and directed by Shinsuke Sato, it premiered in December 2020. The second season then commenced in December 2022 with another eight episodes. This series is categorized under the "Thriller" and "Fantasy" genres.

Alice In Borderland Reviews

Plot of the Series

The first season opens with the introduction of Ryohei Arisu, a high school student who is unhappy with his unpleasant way of life. He spends one night in town with his two friends, Karube and Chobe. As the massive fireworks show suddenly encircles the town, they close their eyes. When they open their eyes, Ryohei notices no one else is there. Ryohei, Karube, and Chobe find themselves in an unfamiliar environment that appears to be an empty festival. Saori Shibuki greets them there and tells them they have "entered the game." They must play survival games, or they will instantly die. The three make an effort to escape to their world and stay alive.

The second season of Alice in Borderland features a hell-like Tokyo full of dangerous games. It includes a group of leaders who are citizens who actively participate in the competitions they organize. The worried gamer Arisu is still imprisoned there.

Season 2 features the return of Arisu and the other survivors of the murderous games at the beach from Season 1, including the sadistic Usagi, the reckless Tatta, the puzzled and controlled Chishiya, the powerful Kuina, the determined Ann, and the evil Niragi. They have more chances of eventually returning home by winning more games and gathering more playing cards.

As a result, in order for Arisu, Usagi, Chishiya, and the other players to move forward, they have to kill and defeat those opponents who are skillful and have a greater understanding of the Borderland than the main characters have. If they want to collect every face card in the deck and learn what all of this means, they must conquer or win in a number of violent games across the Borderlands.


The manga series by Haro Aso is the inspiration for Alice in Borderland. Arisu is introduced to Usagi, a girl who is also playing these games alone, and the two of them struggle to figure out how to stop whoever is in charge of this game. It seems like a plot that might work nicely in graphic novel form. However, it is a television program that will continually be unimpressive,and we doubt that anyone is in the mood to watch life-or-death games and lifeless city streets these days.

When Arisu, Karube, and Chobe come together in the first episode, it first seems less disappointing. Rock music is playing in the background as they all enjoy themselves, and it appears like the series is being developed as an adult comedy-drama. The participants eventually realize that winning this game means that they must play another one in order to survive, and the game then turns into a 50-50 situation that typically results in a lot of screaming. The eight episodes of the series feel like they will never finish, despite the fact that we know Arisu and his buddies will encounter more people as they travel.

The plot of Alice in Borderland Season 2 is its most vital point, i.e., the first episode not only picks up where Season 1 left off but also raises the heat with a first brutal boss who challenges everything Arisu and Usagi think they know about the games in the form of test.

Even though you might like watching these games, Season 2 never gives them any attention. Instead, visuals and graphics are frequently used to depict their brutal reality in a number of ways on screen. Additionally, it emphasizes how miserable the circumstances are and how each one of those people is forced to live. The first game is right away considered the deadliest because of how it is executed, which numbs the audience. Therefore, the characters' fates must be continued with a great deal of suspension of disbelief.

The second season of Alice in Borderland is a thrilling adventure that is hardly boring for the viewers, thanks to more interesting games and unique characters.

The viewers remain interested in the games all the way to the end of the series because it makes them wonder and always puts them in the players' shoes.

By the time one reaches the last episode, one might want to think that an 80-minute episode will have all the material necessary to address the questions or issues one has, but that's different from what actually happens. Although some of the topics are actually addressed by the end of the episode, it has an impression that Alice in Borderland refuses to go any further. Due to his concern that the series will be discontinued before reaching a satisfying finish, Shinsuke chooses the safest course of action when solving the series' central mysteries.

The positive aspect is that the final or last scene's finale hints that Season 3 might be filmed in the future. If it does, we can unquestionably move further, and the last episode of season two is easily justified, but if this ends up being the end, it would be a big disappointment.

The Alice in Borderland television series has a strong comic book aesthetic and received a modern video game makeover. Although none of its elements are particularly original, this is a well-planned and inspiring example of a binge-ready format that keeps viewers in suspense by only providing character or plot details when absolutely necessary, trusting that the variety and excitement of the games will keep them interested. The characters are believable as best friends face a dangerous and unknown scenario. The production is expertly done. The action is thrilling and skillfully choreographed.

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