Last December, Alice in Borderland, an adaptation of the graphic novel Imawa no Kuni no Alice, by Haro As, premiered on Netflix.
Alice in Borderland is directed by filmmaker Shinsuke Sato known for having adapted the Gantz manga adaptation of the same name to the big screen, and starring Kento Yamazaki (Kingdom, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K), Tao Tsuchiya (Toshokan sensô: Book of Memories, Mare), Nijirô Murakami, Yûki Morinaga, Keita Machida, Ayaka Miyoshi, Dôri Sakurada, Aya Asahina, Shuntarô Yanagi, Yûtarô Watanabe, Ayame Misaki, Mizuki Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Abe, Nobuaki Kaneko, Shô Akagi, and others.
From the script by Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu and Shinsuke Sato, Alice in Borderland, is a new adaptation but this time in live-action of Imawa no Kuni no Alice, it follows Arisu, an unemployed, apathetic and video game-obsessed young man, who suddenly finds himself with his friends in a mysteriously deserted version of Tokyo. They soon discover that in that world they must compete in very dangerous games if they want to survive. Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman who faces games alone. Together, they try to solve the many mysteries that surround them while risking their lives and considering their own notion of what it means to live.
Ryohei Arisu’s character has no dreams and grew up being compared to his talented younger brother. His two best friends since high school, Chota and Karube, also waste their days. Unable to find meaning in life, one-day Arisu and his two friends are suddenly taken to the “Frontier. ”
Shocked to find the Shibuya they know so well completely empty, the three friends enjoy freedom without the censorious gaze of family or annoying bosses. However, when a game suddenly begins, one that puts their survival at stake, they realize that the world has completely changed. It seems that to survive in Borderland, they must participate and win in a variety of games while trying to find out how everyone has disappeared, or if on the contrary, they are in another place and how they can return to the world they know.
Perplexed by these illogical circumstances, Arisu takes advantage of his incredible mastery of games to awaken his observation and judgment skills and escape this crisis with his friends. But they will soon realize that they will have to work with others to be successful in the games.
Set in an empty dystopian Tokyo, this is a story about young people who had not been able to find meaning in life, but now they must mature and face what it means to live like never before.
The events of this series are as unexpected as they are amazing. Experiencing the emotion of an
an unknown world that little by little is revealed. The series offers a completely new experience of games that push its protagonists to the limit both physically and mentally to win and shows a great acting work of its protagonists, who know how to convey anguish and emotion at all times, although sometimes they can remain a little overworked.
The Netflix original series Alice in Borderland showcases a carefully crafted new world through visual effects, production design, and camera work in an incredible work of visual storytelling that subverts viewers’ expectations at every turn, unfolding in exciting twists and turns. chaotic that keeps the viewer hooked on the screen. Although, it must be noted that it may not be entirely recommended for very sensitive people since there are scenes of great violence and liters of blood.