On Thursday, Netflix made an exciting announcement, giving the green light for the production of a third live-action season based on Haro Aso’s manga, “Alice in Borderland” (Imawa no Kuni no Alice). The talented lead cast, including Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya, along with director Shinsuke Satō, known for his work on live-action adaptations like “Bleach” and “Kingdom,” are all set to return.
The captivating artwork accompanying this season’s reveal features a joker playing card, and Satō has tantalized fans with a hint of what’s to come, teasing a “new journey that absolutely no one knows” and the enigmatic identity of the season’s antagonist.
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Netflix’s Kazutaka Sakamoto, known for his work on “Hero Mask” and the live-action adaptation of “Yū Yū Hakusho,” takes on the role of executive producer for this new season, while Akira Morii and Daiju Takase serve as producers. The season is a collaborative effort between Robot and The Seven.
For those unfamiliar with the series, the manga’s narrative centers on Ryōhei Arisu, a high school student fed up with his mundane life. One fateful night, he joins his unruly friends Karube and Chōta for a night out in town, only for the city to be engulfed in a spectacle of colossal fireworks. When he regains his senses, Ryōhei finds himself in an entirely different world, where he, Karube, and Chōta are thrust into deadly survival games with no escape but victory. Their struggle for survival and the quest to find a way back home forms the crux of the story.
The initial season premiered on Netflix in December 2020, quickly becoming the most-watched live-action series in Japan that year and making it into Netflix’s top 10 lists in 40 countries and territories worldwide.
The second season, which debuted on Netflix globally on December 22, 2022, introduced new cast members and a thrilling new storyline. It sees Arisu and Usagi navigating the mysteries of the Borderland in their quest to return to their world, set against the backdrop of a decimated Shibuya overrun by nature.3
Haro Aso’s manga originally began serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday S magazine in 2010 before transitioning to Weekly Shonen Sunday for its final arc in March 2015. The manga concluded in March 2016, spanning 18 compiled volumes. Notably, the 12th, 13th, and 14th volumes included original video anime (OVA) episodes, which were streamed by HIDIVE.
For English-speaking audiences, Viz Media has been releasing the original “Alice in Borderland” manga, ensuring that fans worldwide can delve into this thrilling and suspenseful world.
Source | Comic Natalie