When the first season of the Japanese television series “Alice in Borderland” debuted on Netflix in December 2020, it was so popular that it made the streaming service’s Top 10 list in more than one country during its first week. A few months later, Netflix became the sole provider of the hugely popular “Squid Game.” Because “Alice in Borderland” has a similar premise, the series’ audience has grown as a result (via Business Insider).
To summarise, the films “Squid Game” and “Alice in Borderland” share a common thread in that they both follow ordinary people as they engage in a series of contests in which their lives are on the line.
For example, while “Squid Game” takes place in an exaggerated but theoretically possible version of Korea, “Alice in Borderland” takes place partially in a parallel universe where only those who have entered a video game-inspired competition can exist, with its alternate reality Tokyo devoid of anyone except those who have entered a video game-inspired competition.
Netflix confirmed just a few days after the series premiere that it would be renewed for a second season in December 2020 (via Variety), and the announcement came long before the “Squid Game” bump that helped dramatically improve the show’s popularity. Here’s all we know so far about “Alice in Borderland’s” second season.
Alice in Borderland Season 2 Plot
During the first season of “Alice in Borderland,” Ryohei Arisu and a select group of other contestants are transported into a parallel universe where they are faced with a series of video game-related challenges that they must either complete successfully or perish.
Following the events of the first season, Arisu and Yuzuha Usagi, his best in-game companion, are both confirmed to have made it through unscathed. In spite of this, they come to the realisation that Mira Kano, who at first seems to be a kind presence, is in fact one of the masterminds behind the games, and she derives pleasure from the deaths of people who take part in them.
Aside from that, two of Arisu’s competitors, Asahi Kujo (voiced by Mizuki Yoshida), and Momoka Inoue (voiced by Kina Yazaki), with whom she establishes a sort of bond, expose themselves to be traitors prior to their deaths at the end of the season. Arisu, on the other hand, will almost likely go to the next phase of the competition, but he has very little faith in his fellow competitors (with the exception of Usagi).
Before it was made into a live-action movie, the story “Alice in Borderland” was initially published as a manga series written by Haro Aso. The user NewTeaBar estimates that the events of around 29 out of a total of 64 manga chapter chapters are covered in the first season of the programme, according to a thread on Reddit that is dedicated to the show’s source material.
It is possible that Netflix will continue to draw directly from the source material of the series, and that the finale of the manga will be featured in the second season of the adaptation. If, on the other hand, Netflix chooses to keep airing its popular series, then Usagi, Arisa, and the rest of the characters who are still battling for their lives could be in for even more surprises in future episodes.
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Alice in Borderland Season 2 Cast
- Kento Yamazaki as Ryohei Arisu
- Tao Tsuchiya as Yuzuha Usagi
- Yuki Morinaga as Chota Segawa
- Keita Machida as Daikichi Karube
- Nijiro Murakami as Shuntaro Chishiya
- Sho Aoyagi as Aguni Morizono
- Ayaka Miyoshi as Ann Rizuna
- Dori Sakurada as Suguru Niragi
- Aya Asahina as Hikari Kuina
- Shuntaro Yanagi as Takatora Samura – The Last Boss
- Nobuaki Kaneko as Takeru Danma – Hatter
- Ayame Misaki as Saori Shibuki
- Yutaro Watanabe as Kodai Tatta
- Mizuki Yoshida as Asahi Kujo
- Kina Yazaki as Momoka Inoue
- Tsuyoshi Abe as Keiichi Kuzuryū
When Will Alice in Borderland Season 2 Be Released?
As part of a Livestream event dubbed Netflix Festival Japan, which was aired all over the world, the second season of “Alice in Borderland” was unveiled for the very first time for viewers in Japan for the first time since the show’s premiere on November 9.
A series of updates for the company’s slate of new live-action episodes, all of which can be accessed on YouTube in their entirety, have been released, and one of those updates is an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming second season of “Alice in Borderland.”
The most recent sneak peek at the upcoming season of “Alice in Borderland” reveals little new about the show other than the fact that production on the new season is currently under way. During the course of a short discussion with series stars Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya, a release date for Season 2 is displayed in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. This is the most notable aspect of the event.
According to the content contained in the text message, the debut of the second season of “Alice in Borderland” will take place in the month of December 2022. The date is then followed by the term “zensekai,” which translates as “the entire globe” (via Nihongo Master). This gives the impression that it will not just be accessible to subscribers in Japan, but that it will be accessible to subscribers all over the world.
Where to Watch Alice in Borderland?
Alice in Borderland, an original series produced by Netflix, is now available to view on the platform. In the not-too-distant future, the second season of Alice in Borderland will be made available on Netflix. It will be fascinating to watch what unfolds in the following moments.