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alice in borderland season 2 what we know so far

Alice in Borderland – Photo: Netflix

Netflix gave a quick renewal of the Japanese series Alice in Borderland (今際の国のアリス as it is known in Japan) in late 2020 and will return with Season 2 expected to arrive in December 2022. Here’s an updated guide to everything we know about Alice in Borderland season 2.

Alice in Borderland is a Netflix Original live-action adaptation of the manga of the same name by author Hara Aso. The series is directed by Shinsuke Sato and written by Yasuko Kuramitsu.


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Netflix Official Renewal Status: Renewed (last updated 12/24/2020)

Just two weeks later Alice in Borderland released around the world, Netflix has been quick to renew the series (on Christmas Eve no less) as an early Christmas present. The announcement came from numerous social accounts for Netflix around the world.

The series seems to be one of the few shows that has managed to cross borders and break through to other countries.

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Kento Yamazaki as Arisu in Alice in Borderland Season 2


How well did Alice in Borderland performing on Netflix?

According to Netflix, 18 million households checked out the first season within the first 28 days.

In addition, top 10 tracking data as supplied by FlixPatrol says the series performed well in countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. The series spent several days in most regions outside of Asia, including Canada for 4 days.

The US has not seen it Alice in Borderland feature, however.

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(L to R) Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi, Kento Yamazaki as Arisu in Alice in Borderland Season 2


What to expect from? Alice in Borderland season 2?

The first season comprised approximately 31 chapters of the manga, leaving 33 chapters.

The hero of the series, Arisu, had been dealt a heavy hand throughout the first season. Initially, they arrived with two of his friends, Korube and Chota, but sacrificed themselves to ensure that Arisu had the best chance of progressing.

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Korube (left) and Chota (right) sacrificed themselves for their friend Arisu – Copyright. Netflix

The climax of the season came during the ten-hearts game, where the residents of the beach had to guess correctly who the “Witch” was. After much infighting, many competitors were killed in the confusion of the game, but Arisu was able to correctly predict the witch’s identity and revealed that it was Momoka.

In the wake of Niragi who burned the beach house to the ground, the participants placed the witch’s body on a bonfire, completing the game.

Arisu and Usagi then discovered that Momoka and Asahi were not competitors, but in fact dealers. The dealers’ role was to sabotage games in exchange for visas. The evidence on Momoka’s phone allowed Arisu and Usagi to locate the underground control room, but whoever they believed to be the gamemasters had been murdered.

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Arisu (left) and Usagi (right) survive – copyright. Netflix

In the closing moments, a woman, Mira, appears on the screens and reveals that the games have just started, inviting them all to participate in the next phase of the game. On their return to the surface, competitors witnessed blimps flying over the city of Tokyo with maps beneath them.

With many games yet to be challenged, Arisu and Usagi still have a long way to go before they can escape. The pair will have to keep playing the games if they have any hopes of solving the mystery surrounding the world, and who the game masters are running it.

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There are still plenty of cards to collect – Copyright. Netflix

The series director has teased (translated from Japanese): “I will draw a mysterious world that no one has ever seen and an unexpected development with uncompromising images.”


New cast members announced for Alice in Borderland season 2

It was recently announced that There are 6 new cast members joining the second season from Alice in Borderland

Tomohisa ‘Yamapi’ Yamashita has been cast as Kyuuma Ginji, the king of clubs† A former member of the Japanese boy band NEWS, Yamapi is also an active solo artist and idol. Yamapi has been acting in dramas since 1998 but is best known for his recurring role as Aizawa Kosaku in the medical drama Code Blue

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Tomohisa ‘Yamapi’ Yamashita (left) and Kyuuma Ginji, the King of Clubs (right)

Yuri Tsunematsu has been cast as Akane Heiya† The actress was recently seen in the second season of the Japanese comedy The Naked Director, where she played the role of Nogi Mariko.

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Yuri Tsunematsu (left) and Akane Heiya (right)

Isomura Hayato has been cast as Sunato Banda† Since making his acting debut in 2013, Isomura has starred in many popular films and dramas in Japan. One of the most popular franchises Isomura has starred in is Kamen Rider, where he had a recurring role as Prince Alain, the Kamen Rider Necrom.

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Isomura Hayato (left) and Sunato Banda (right)

Inowaki Kai has been cast as Enji Matsushita, the Jack of Hearts† Kai may be recognizable to some Netflix subscribers, as the actor previously starred in the horror series Ju-On: Noroi no Ie in the role of Fukazawa Tetsuya.

Maiguma Katsuya has been cast as Ōki Yaba.

Sato Honami has been cast as Kotoko Shiga.


When is Alice in Borderland season 2 coming to Netflix?

Fans of the series originally speculated on a 2021 release date thanks to possible Easter eggs seen in the closing moments of Season 1. When the zeppelins flew over us, there were multiple buildings advertising 2021, although it’s always highly unlikely (so impossible) for the show to return in 2021.

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Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi in Alice in Borderland Season 2

According to the production company’s website, filming began in mid-July, which: made a casting call for extras† According to their website, the series will not start filming for season 2 until the end of December 2021.

They say they will be shooting season 2 in the following locations:

“Kanto area, Toyama, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Aichi, Osaka, Wakayama, etc.”

In November 2021, it was revealed at the Netflix Festival Japan that season 2 would be released in December 2022.


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