The second season of popular Japanese series “Alice in Borderland,” which caused a frenzy in Japan and made the top 10 in over 70 countries when it was released in December 2020, will finally return this December 2022. The story follows Arisu and Usagi, who have lost the meaning of life, as they risk their lives in the hope of returning to their original world by making it through a variety of “games” that play to different character traits, such as intelligence, strength, and teamwork.
The 10 cast members who won “games” at the end of Season 1 and will be returning for the second season have been confirmed and production on season 2 has officially wrapped.
The wrap of production clip includes messages from returning cast members Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Nijiro Murakami, Ayaka Miyoshi, Dori Sakurada, Aya Asahina, Sho Aoyagi, and Riisa Naka — all excited to return.
Yamazaki says, “We had these really large-scale scenes everyday and the world of the show is bigger than ever. I enjoyed filming the show very much and look forward to the final production”, adding Tsuchiya, “Each shot has big set pieces, like explosions. I was able to experience it like my character Usagi, in those realistic scenes. Everyday was such a valuable experience for me. I felt it was a really enjoyable time.
About Alice in Borderland
Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) and Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya) are chasing the mystery of “Borderland” in order to return to their real world. They meet their friends, enemies, and the mastermind behind the “game” at a place that seems to be the key to unlocking the mystery. Arisu and his friends collect all the numbered playing cards they can get for each “game” they win. The only cards that remain are Jack, Queen, and King. Arisu and his friends challenge the “game”, which is more difficult and larger in scale than the previous game. When all the cards are collected, will they be able to return to their real world?
- Based on: Haro Aso (“Imawa-no-Kuni-no-Arisu” Pubulished by Shogakukan)
- Director: Shinsuke Sato
- Screenplay: Yasuko Kuramitsu, Shinsuke Sato
- Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Nijiro Murakami, Ayaka Miyoshi, Dori Sakurada, Aya Asahina, Yutaro Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Abe, Sho Aoyagi, Riisa Naka
- Cinematography: Taro Kawazu
- Score: Yutaka Yamada
- Production Design: Iwao Saito, Hidefumi Onishi
- VFX Superviser: Makoto Kamiya, Atsushi Doi
- Executive Producer: Kaata Sakamotoi (Netflix)
- Producer: Akira Morii (ROBOT)
- Production: ROBOT
- Produced by: Netflix