The Japanese Netflix flagship Alice in Borderland returns to the streaming platform after its successful launch in the first season. Directed by Shinsuke Sato, it is one of the most famous thriller series not only in Japan but also worldwide.
Alice in Borderland is based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Haro Aso. It is a science fiction thriller drama series that tells the story of Ryohei Arusu. The series first aired in December 2020. Now, after the renewal, Netflix is bringing them back with season two. Let’s talk about the Alice in Borderland season 2 release date, plot, and more.
Alice in Borderland storyline
The main focus of the series is on two main characters. Ryohei is a 24 year old gamer-NEET obsessed with video games and playing them around his house all day. Yuzuha, on the other hand, is a mountaineer who finds herself in the empty city of Tokyo after the death of her father.
Both can involuntarily be transported to this deserted city. At first they have no idea what this is all about, but when they find out things take a nasty turn. Apparently they have to play a very dangerous game that would cost them their lives if not successful.
The games are decided by the card game. When the first game ends, the duo will receive a Visa card as a trophy for survival. The visa is extended with every passed game. So if you keep winning the games, you will survive. Otherwise, when your visa expires, you will be boiled by the lasers shot from the sky.
Alice in Borderland features some bizarre and creepy situations. The games are pretty deadly and the main character duo must do whatever it takes to survive together. If they fail to extend their visas, they will die. To survive, they must compete against each other and try to find a way out.
Alice on the Frontier Season 1 Recap
In the recap of Alice in Borderland Season 1, we see a flashback of Momoka walking through town with Asahi, where they are recording a series of videos. The game in progress takes a new turn when Arisu finds out that Momoka was indeed the witch. The group decides to band together and throw Momoka in the fire to win the game.
After winning the game, Arisu and Usagi watch Momoka and Asahi’s videos and discover that they were actually their dealers. In the video, they also find a hiding place that appears to be the place where the game masters lived.
After some searching, the duo Arisu and Usagi finally find the hiding place. However, there is no player present, only executed corpses. You also learn that the game masters were actually players like them. At the end of the episode, a woman emerges from the shadows who explains the rules of the new games to them.
Alice in Borderland Season 2 Cast
With the cast of Alice in Borderland Season 2, we’ll see the return of familiar faces. The main characters Arisu and Usagi are played by Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya respectively. But the rest of the cast is also returning with a few new faces.
Alice in Borderland season 2 release date
After the first season was released, the series received an overwhelming response, which led to the renewal of the second season. While the official release date of Season 2 has not yet been announced, it is certainly imminent.
We assume that the next season will appear sometime in early or mid-2022. The series is already in production, so an announcement can be expected soon. As for the number of episodes, it will likely stay at 8 episodes.
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