Alice in Borderland is a Japanese sci-fi thriller drama television series written by Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu, and Shinsuke Sato and directed by Shinsuke Sato. The series is adapted from the manga series of the same name which is written by Haro Aso.
The first season of the series starred Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya and came out on December 10, 2020, on Netflix with a total of eight episodes and received many positive reviews from audiences as well as critics and has an IMDB rating of 7.6 out of 10 and 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The renewal of the series was announced by Netflix on December 24, 2020, just after the two weeks since the release of season one.
The fans of the series are eagerly waiting for the release of the second season and here’s what we know so far about the upcoming season of Alice in Borderland.
Alice in Borderland Season 2| Release Date
Though there is no official announcement made yet about the release date of the series but since it’s already been more than 14 months since the renewal of the series for the second season was confirmed, we can expect Alice in Borderland Season 2 to come out in December this year.
The first season has covered nearly 31 chapters of the manga series and there are still 33 chapters left to consider for covering in the upcoming season.
Alice in Borderland Season 2| Cast
There is no official confirmation about who will join the cast of the second season of the series but we can expect the main cast to return from the first season to reprise their roles along with some of the supporting cast as well. Check out the names below:
- Kento Yamazaki to portray the lead character Ryōhei Arisu
- Tao Tsuchiya to portray the lead character Yuzuha Usagi
Apart from the recurring cast may include:
- Keita Machida to play the role of Daikichi Karube:
- Yūki Morinaga to play the role of Chōta Segawa:
- Nijirō Murakami to play the role of Shuntarō Chishiya
- Ayaka Miyoshi to play the role of Ann Rizuna
- Sho Aoyagi to play the role of Aguni Morizono
- Dori Sakurada to play the role of Suguru Niragi
- Aya Asahina to play the role of Hikari Kuina
- Riisa Naka to play the role of Mira Kano
Alice in Borderland Season 2| Plot
Let us take a dig into the events that happened in the first season before getting a sneak peek into the storyline of the upcoming season.
Arisu, a 24-year-old young man who is addicted to gaming, fell into a fatal competition in a weirdly vacant Tokyo. He goes through a sequence of difficulties led by a mysterious power, with the hardships and fatality of each indicated by the suit and number of a playing card, he is not alone, two of his friends are also with him in all this.
Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman, and accompanies her in unraveling the mystery at hand in order to get all the playing cards that are available following the death of both of his friends in one of the games.
Their feats bring them to a big hotel that is packed with the other players, and there it is disclosed that all the cards have been obtained bar the Ten of Hearts.
When the last challenge is embarked upon for the Ten of Hearts, it leads to killing a number of the other players in the hotel, though Arisu and Usagi find an underground place, where they find the dead people and they were those for whom they believed was the “gamemasters.”
Then, they were introduced to a woman, Mira, and she says that this is just the beginning of the games and that now the face cards are at risk.
The last episode of the first season continued to grow the scope of the drama and it is quite safe to say that the second season can bring anything for us a surprise.
But more particularly, it is expected that Arisu and Usagi will go on to look for the required final cards, which may lead them to clash with Mira Kano who is the Queen of Hearts appeared during the end of season one.
Shinsuke Sato, who served as the director of the first season, provided a hint about what season 2 can bring for us, saying that “I will draw a mysterious world that no one has ever seen and an unexpected development with uncompromising images.” Sounds freaky!
Alice in Borderland Season 2| Trailer
There is no official trailer dropped by Netflix as of yet but we can expect to see a trailer anytime in the fourth quarter of this year.
Though not much official information has been made available about the upcoming season of the series, we hope that fans don’t have to wait for so long for the release of the thriller-packed series. Stay tuned to our website to get all the latest updates.