Season 2 of ‘Alice in Borderland’ is officially happening! Here is everything you should know.
‘Alice in Borderland’ has been directed by Shinsuke Sato, who was also behind ‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ and ‘Bleach live-action movies’. The new Netflix sci-fi series is a live-action adaptation of a manga of the same name. The original Netflix series, ‘Alice in Borderland’, aces through its vivid visual storytelling. Even though the show gives off major ‘Hunger Games’, ‘Divergent’, and ‘Maze Runner’ vibes, in the beginning, it is surely more than that.
- What is ‘Alice in Borderland’ about?
- Release date of season 2 ‘Alice in Borderland’
- Netflix’s ‘Alice in Borderland’ ending review
What is ‘Alice in Borderland’ about?
‘Alice in Borderland’ is set in the city of Tokyo. Fifteen minutes into the Netflix series, the main characters land in an alternate universe set in Tokyo. However, there is only one rule. To survive in Borderland, they must win life-threatening games. But how do the characters end up in this alternate universe? ‘Alice in Borderland’ begins with Ryohei Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) who is slightly depressed in life. He plays video games all day and ignores his brother’s efforts at finding him a job. Frustrated with his behaviour, Arisu’s father kicks him out.
His friend Karube (Keita Machida) is about to get fired for punching his boss. While his other friend, Chota (Yuki Morinaga), hates his job and looks for an excuse to skip work. While goofing around together, they cause two cars to collide. To save themselves from the cops, they hide inside the train station bathroom. The power suddenly goes out. When they come out, the entire city of Tokyo is empty. There are no people. A voice then directs them to play the game. The three of them start playing it along with a high school girl called Shibuki (Ayame Misaki).
The original Netflix series, ‘Alice in Borderland’ aces through its vivid visual storytelling. Even though the show gives off major ‘Hunger Games’, ‘Divergent’ and ‘Maze Runner’ vibes, in the beginning, it is surely more than that.
In the first game, they are asked to choose a door that is marked live and die in two minutes. If they do not make a move, the room will be set on fire. Shibuki chooses the wrong door and gets immediately killed. So, the rest go through the other door. Arisu starts to figure out the logic behind the game.
Release date of season 2 ‘Alice in Borderland’
Just two weeks after its release, Netflix announced the season 2 of ‘Alice in Borderland’. The sci-fi fantasy consisted of eight episodes that had a duration of forty to fifty minutes each. The first season released on 10th December 2020. However, Netflix is yet to announce the release date of ‘Alice in Borderland’. But, if we have to speculate, the release date of ‘Alice in Borderland’ will be somewhere in early 2022.
Netflix’s ‘Alice in Borderland’ ending review
As the series progresses, Korube and Chota sacrifice themselves to give Arisu the greatest chance to escape. During the fame, Arisu befriends Yuzuha Usagi, who is a fellow competitor. Together, they find a place called the beach where many community players are working together so that at least some of them can escape. The beach mansion soon becomes a part of the game. The players of the game are given the tasks to find out the witch. Aguni and several other characters are killed.
Arisu finally finds out that the witch is a character named Momoka. Momoka and the character of Asahi appear to be players but are revealed to be dealers who are secretly helping to set up and sabotage the game upon the request of the mysterious game masters. Arisu and Usagi soon discovered that the pair had a phone that they recorded themselves while travelling to the local observation centre, where the games are controlled. They follow their path through the underground train tunnels. Arisu and Usagi are shocked upon reaching the control room. Everyone there had been killed.
While Arisu, Usagi, and the other characters were trying to figure out what had happened, a woman by the name of Mira appeared on the screens. She invited them to take part in the next stage of the game. The remaining characters emerged back on the streets of Tokyo and found blimps floating around the city.
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