A 2020 Japanese science fiction thriller drama television series called Alice in Borderland is based on the Haro Aso manga of the same name. The series, which was directed by Shinsuke Sato, features Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya as pals who are stranded in an abandoned Tokyo and forced to compete in risky games, the nature of which is dictated by playing cards.
Players begin with “visas,” which are then extended as they advance through the games. If the visas run out, the people are blasted down with red lasers and put to death.
Each episode of the series, which was first announced in July 2019, was written by Sato, Yoshiki Watabe, and Yasuko Kuramitsu. Locations included several Shibuya neighborhoods, and a green screen studio served as a facsimile of the well-known Shibuya Crossing, where a significant chunk of the series takes place. Filming started in August and ended the same year in December.
Plot of Alice in Borderland Season 2
With Arisu losing both of his greatest friends, Chota and Karube, and his remorse nagging him throughout the season, the first season ended with a number of tearjerking sequences. The final game nearly eliminated the majority of the players as everyone gathered in the beach house.
Mira shows herself as the game master in the TV panels as Arisu, Usagi, Chisiya, and Kuina approach the area where game masters work, notifying everyone present about the upcoming round of games — the Face Cards J, Q, and K. With the season one finale as our guide, we can confidently predict what will occur in the second season.
Specifically, in order to win the game and draw out the schemer, Arisu, Usagi, Kuina, and Chisiya would aim to collect every face card. The Queen of Hearts would eventually come into play, and the face card games would be much more deadly than the ones we’ve seen so far. As the tale is wrapped in mystery and there are still so many revelations to come, Season 2 will keep the tension and thrill viewers have been waiting for.
Cast of Alice in Borderland Season 2
The first season’s cast was all over the place, and many characters died, leaving only a few as the main focus. So, Arisu, Usagi, Chisiya, Kuina, and Mira plotted out what would happen in the next season. All of the main characters from the first season who made it through to the second will be back.
This includes Kento Yamazaki as Alice/Arisu, Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi, Niijiro Murakami as Chisiya, Ayaka Miyoshi as Ann, Yutaro Watanabe as Tatta, and Riisa Naka as Mira. We thought a few characters from the first season were dead, but they showed up in the new teaser from Netflix.
For example, halfway through the trailer, we see Sho Aoyagi’s Aguni and Dori Sakurado’s Niragi, who was thought to be dead along with Aguni, in the second season’s cast. Even though it was strange, they could show up in flashbacks where Arisu and others remember their fallen friends.
Along with these well-known characters, a few new ones are joining the adventure. They are Tsuyoshi Abe as Keiichi Kuzuryu, Tomohisa Yamashita as Kyuuma Ginji (the King of Clubs), Yuri Tsunematsu as Akane Hiya, Isomura Hayato as Sunato Banda, Maiguma Katsuya as Oki Yaba, Sato Honami as Kotoko (the Jack of Hearts).
Release Date of Alice in Borderland Season 2
According to Movieweb, During the Netflix Tudum virtual fan event, it was announced that the second season of Alice in Borderland will be available on Netflix on December 22, 2022.
Fans thought it would come out on December 10, which would have been the two-year anniversary of when the first season came out, but it won’t come out until the end of the month instead. The audience liked the show, which led to the making of a second season.
Trailer of Alice in Borderland Season 2
Netflix released the “super teaser trailer” for Season 2 of Alice in Borderland on Tudum 2022. The video starts with some scenes from Season 1, including Arisu and his friends’ first game, “Dead or Alive.” Then, it shows a montage of different characters we met in the last parts of the first part of Alice in Borderland. The super teaser trailer also asks the Big Question that we all want to know: “Can we come back if we beat all the games?” You can see the whole video below.
Is Alice in Borderland Based on a Book?
Alice in Borderland is based on a manga series by Haro Aso that was first released in Japan’s Shonen Sunday magazines as a serial. Later, the story was turned into a series of 18 books that were published in Japanese over the course of five years, from 2011 to 2016.
Fans of the series will be happy to hear that the Alice in Borderland manga will finally be translated into English. The first volume is set to come out from Viz Media in March 2022.
This is probably because the success of the Netflix show has made more people in the West want to read the books, and the show has gotten a second wave of viewers since Squid Game came out.