Title:Imawa no Kuni no Alice
Also Called:Alice in Borderland | 今際の国のアリス
Released on year:2017
High school student Ryouhei Arisu finds himself grappling with a deep sense of unease, uncertain about what lies ahead in his life. Yearning for escape, he seeks solace in the realms of his imagination. One fateful night, Arisu, accompanied by his loyal companions Daikichi Karube and Chouta Segawa, finds refuge in a dimly lit bar, patiently awaiting the arrival of the first train at dawn. In an unexpected turn of events, a magnificent display of fireworks engulfs the sky, leaving our trio unconscious, their senses overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance. Coming to their senses, Arisu, Karube, and Segawa are bewildered to discover that the once bustling city has transformed into a desolate wasteland. Rather than succumbing to fear, Arisu experiences an intoxicating rush of exhilaration, relishing in the newfound freedom offered by this barren urban landscape. Yet, their fleeting euphoria is short-lived as they impulsively venture into a nearby festival grounds, lured by its resplendence. Little do they know, this hallowed ground will serve as the backdrop for their initiation into a series of deadly games. With their lives hanging in the balance, Arisu and his trusted comrades step into the enigmatic realm known as the Borderland. Seemingly a foreign country shrouded in mystery, this treacherous territory presents a merciless challenge where every game they participate in becomes a matter of survival. Each step they take is accompanied by an unimaginable risk, where a single misjudgment can usher them into the abyss of death. Brace yourself as Arisu and his companions navigate this perilous landscape, in a quest where their very existence hangs precariously in the balance.
Imawa no Kuni no Alice made its debut in the anime world through serialization on Shokugakan's Shounen Sunday S from November 25, 2010, until March 25, 2015. Following its initial success, the manga was later featured in Weekly Shounen Sunday, captivating fans from April 8, 2015, to March 2, 2016. Excitingly, Imawa no Kuni no Alice also received a thrilling live-action adaptation, consisting of eight episodes, brought to life under the direction of the talented Shinsuke Satou. Produced by Netflix, this adaptation elevates the immersive experience for viewers. As an incredible testament to its popularity, the manga has been skillfully translated into English for readers worldwide to enjoy. VIZ Media, renowned for their exceptional publications, has elegantly brought this captivating series to English readers as "Alice in Borderland." Created as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes, these enthralling editions have been captivating fans since March 15, 2022, under the esteemed VIZ Signature imprint. Imawa no Kuni no Alice has undoubtedly made its mark in the anime realm, enthralling fans with its gripping storyline and immersive adaptations, ensuring a thrilling experience for everyone who dives into its world.