Alice in Borderland–Japanese Wonderland series coming to Netflix

It’s already been adapted into a video animation in 2014, and now the popular serialized Japanese manga is making its way to a live-action series coming to Netflix next month.  Haro Aso’s manga Alice in Borderland is directed by Shinsuke Sato, and follows three friends who get sucked into a video game, Jumanji-style more than Tron or Ready Player One.  Spinning out of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, look for new takes including “Hatter” and “Cheshire,” in a strange wasteland parallel universe Tokyo and a journey of survival.

Twenty-somethings Ryōhei (Kento Yamazaki), Daikichi (Keita Machida), and Chōta (Yûki Morinag) are looking for fun or trouble or a bit of both, when the city seems to shut down in front of them.  Who is this woman named Saori (Ayame Misaki), and why does she seem to know more than she’s telling?  Will they all be able to escape Borderland?

Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s Alice in Borderland:

Look for Alice in Borderland arriving December 10, 2020, on Netflix.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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