‘Alice in Borderland’ Season 2: December 2022 Release Date & Everything We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2022-08-25 08:53:02

Netflix gave a swift renewal to the Japanese series Alice in Borderland (今際の国のアリス as it’s known in Japan) back at the end of 2020 and will be returning with season 2 expected to arrive in December 2022. Here’s an updated guide to everything we know so far about Alice in Borderland season 2.

Alice in Borderland, a Netflix Original Live-Action Adaptation of Hara Aso's manga is an original Netflix Original. Shinsuke Sato directs the series and Yasuko Kuramitsu writes it.

Netflix Renewal Status for Alice in Borderland Season 2

Netflix Official Renewal Status Renewed

Netflix gave a quick renewal of Alice in Borderland just two weeks after it dropped all over the globe. It did this as an early Christmas gift, and on Christmas Eve. This announcement was made via multiple social media accounts of Netflix from around the globe.

This series appears to be one rare show that has been able transcend national borders to reach other countries.

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Kento Yamazaki as Arisu in Alice in Borderland Season 2

What was the performance of Alice in Borderland on Netflix?

Netflix claims that 18 million homes viewed the first season in the first 28 days.

FlixPatrol also provided top 10 tracking data that indicated the series was performing well in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For 4 days, the series spent several days outside of Asia.

The US didn’t see Alice in Borderland feature, however.

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(L to R) Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi, Kento Yamazaki as Arisu in Alice in Borderland Season 2

How to watch Alice in Borderland Season 2?

This first season covered approximately 31 chapters. There are 33 more chapters to go.

Arisu, the hero of the series was dealt a difficult hand in the initial season. Arisu arrived initially with Korube, Chota and two other friends. They eventually gave up to give Arisu the best chance of success.

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Korube (left) and Chota (right) sacrificed themselves for their friend Arisu – Copyright. Netflix

The season’s climax came during the ten of hearts game, where the residents of the beach had to correctly guess who the “Witch” was. Many competitors died in the chaos of the game. However, Arisu correctly predicted the identity of Momoka, after much infighting.

In the wake of Niragi burning the beach mansion to the ground, the competitors placed the witch’s body on a bonfire and thus completed the game.

Arisu, Usagi discovered then that Momoka was not a competitor and Asahi was actually a dealer. Dealers were responsible for sabotage of games to obtain visas. Thanks to the evidence on Momoka’s phone, Arisu and Usagi were able to locate the underground control room, but who they perceived to be as the gamemasters had been killed.

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Arisu (left) and Usagi (right) continue to survive – copyright. Netflix

Mira, a woman appears in the last moments of the screen and informs everyone that games are just beginning. She invites all participants to participate in the next phase. When they returned to the surface, competitors were shocked to see blimps flying through Tokyo holding cards.

Arisu, Usagi still have many more games to conquer before they are able to escape. If they are to solve the mysteries surrounding the world and the identity of the gamemasters, the pair must continue playing the games.

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There are still plenty of cards to be collected – Copyright. Netflix

The director of the series has teased (translated from Japanese):  “I will draw a mysterious world that no one has ever seen and an unexpected development with uncompromising images.”

Alice in Borderland Season 2 cast announcements

Six new members of the cast were announced recently for Alice in Borderland's second season.

Tomohisa ‘Yamapi’ Yamashita has been cast in the role of Kyuuma Ginji, the King of Clubs. Yamapi, a former member of Japanese boyband NEWS is now an idol and solo artist. Yamapi is an actor in dramas from 1998. He's most famous for his role in Code Blue as Aizawa KOSaku, a medical drama.

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Tomohisa ‘Yamapi’ Yamashita (lefT) and Kyuuma Ginji, the King of Clubs (right)

Yuri Tsunematsu will play the role of Akane Sheiya. The actress appeared in The Naked Director's second season, playing the part of Nogi Mariko.

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Yuri Tsunematsu (left) and Akane Heiya (right)

Isomura Hayato was cast as Sunato Banda. Isomura Hayato has appeared in many Japanese dramas and movies since his debut as an actor in 2013. Kamen Rider is one of his most beloved franchises, in which he played the role of Prince Alain (the Kamen Rider Necrom).

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Isomura Hayato (left) and Sunato Banda (right)

Inowaki Kai will play the part of Enji Matsushita (the Jack of Hearts), Some Netflix subscribers may recognize Kai as the actor who starred previously in Ju-On: Noroi no Ie's horror series in which he played the part of Fukazawa Tsuya.

Maiguma Katsuya has been cast in the role of Ōki Yaba.

Sato Honami will play the role of Kotokoshiga.

Is Alice in Borderland Season 2 on Netflix?

Fans speculated on a release date of 2021 after seeing potential easter eggs in season 1's final minutes. Although it seemed unlikely (if not impossible), that the series would return to 2021, multiple buildings were adorned with advertisements as the blimps flew overhead.

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Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi in Alice in Borderland Season 2

According to production company websites, filming began in July. They put out an open casting call for extras. According to their website, the series won’t wrap filming for season 2 until late December 2021.

They state they’ll be shooting season 2 in the following locations:

“Kanto area, Toyama, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Aichi, Osaka, Wakayama, etc.”

The Netflix Festival Japan revealed in November 2021 that the second season would arrive in December 2022.

Are you looking forward to seeing the second season of Alice in Borderland on Netflix? Comment below to let us know your thoughts!


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