news culture Alice in Borderland season 2: Release date, story … All about Netflix’s Japanese Squid Game
After a bloody first season, the Battle Royale adapted from Haro Asō’s manga is making a comeback. Long before Squid Game, Netflix had chosen to broadcast a program seeing innocent people compete in a series of bloody games. Her name ? Alice in Borderland.
- When is Alice in Borderland Season 2 Release Date?
- How to see season 2 of Alice in Borderland in France?
- What is the story of Alice in Borderland season 2?
- Who are the creatives behind Alice in Borderland Season 2?
- Who is the Alice in Borderland season 2 cast?
- Do you want to know more?
When is Alice in Borderland Season 2 Release Date?
The Japanese series will be released on December 22, 2022. For the first season, the 8 episodes were released simultaneously on December 10, 2020. In addition, Alice in Borderland ended on an impressive cliffhanger leaving the spectators in expectation and impatience. The announcement of a second burst of episodes was made quickly after this date. Indeed, the critical and public success of the work pushed the producers to restart the machine quickly. On Rotten Tomatoes, the critical score points to a solid 75%. A note which is even higher if we observe the opinion of the public which peaks at 91%.
The series will be available, in France and worldwide, exclusively on Netflix. It seems unlikely to see the work point the tip of its nose at other broadcasters in the next few years, so don’t hesitate. If you are impatient and can’t wait, you can still watch the first season. You could also have (re)discovered the work via the 3 OAVs adapting the beginning of the manga. Unfortunately, these are not legally available in France. Nonetheless, you can still head to Haro Asô’s original manga. Consisting of 18 volumes, it is available in full from Delcourt/Tonkam editions. A two-volume epilogue called Alice in Borderland Retry is also available in France.
What is the story of Alice in Borderland season 2?
Alice in Borderland tells the story of a young man named Alice and his group of friends. One day, they find themselves immersed in a huge deserted city after a drunken evening. They will soon realize that the world they have been transported to is more dangerous than they think. To survive, Alice and her companions will have to survive a series of games of varying difficulty, symbolized by playing cards.
Who are the creatives behind Alice in Borderland Season 2?
Shinsuke Sato supervises the production of this second season of Alice in Borderland. This is not the filmmaker’s first feat in this area. Indeed, he is accustomed to Live Action manga adaptations. On Netflix, he’s already leading the live-action adaptation of Bleach. Previously, he worked on the first Gantz film, I am a Hero and Death Note: Light Up the New World. In the future, he is expected to direct the American blockbuster My Hero Academia, produced by Legendary Entertainment. With yoshiki watabe and Yasuko Kuramitsu, he also participates in the writing of the screenplay. The music is composed by Yutaka Yamada. She is the source of the music for the Tokyo Ghoul anime.
Who is the Alice in Borderland season 2 cast?
As for the distribution, the leading role of Alice Ryōhei is provided by Kento Yamazaki. The latter has exclusively played in Japanese films and series. He had already experienced the role of a main character in the series Good Doctor, remake of a Korean series, and Kiss that Kills. To accompany it, Yuzuha Usagi is performed by Tao Tsuchiya. Previously, she brought the character of Makimachi Misao to life in the Kenshin the Drifter film series. During the second season, the character of Mira Kano takes on a whole new importance, she is played by Riisa Naka.
Do you want to know more?
In an interview with Allociné, Iker Bilbao, director of the manga division at the publisher Delcourt/Tonkam, had mentioned the sales of Alice in Borderland. Among others, he had reported a strong increase in sales in France which correlated to the release of the first season on Netflix. In addition, it evoked a surprising adaptation. Indeed, it is rare for series that have already been completed to be adapted according to him:
It should be remembered that the manga Alice in Borderland is a huge success in Japan, it is even the flagship title of its publisher, Shōgakukan. So, I wasn’t very surprised that Netflix made the adaptation into a live-action series. On the other hand, it is rather rare that an already finished series is adapted, because in general, one relies on the publication of the manga for promotion and marketing. It is therefore a somewhat surprising case. – Iker Bilbao