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Alice in Borderland
Those strange Japanese ideas, between dystopia, mystery, blood and
action, that we like so much and that Netflix, fortunately, did not
miss. "Alice in Borderland" is a TV series based on the manga of the
same name (Japanese title Imawa no Kuni no Alice) by Haro Aso published
from 2011 to 2016, which was then followed by two spin offs and three
Original Anime Videos.
I’m so sorry, but I haven't read the manga, however, from what I
learn, the TV series follows the story quite faithfully, both from a
narrative point of view and from that of the characters.
Characters that are the weak point of this work, because they represent
the clichés of the genre: the nerdy protagonist, the highly
intelligent heroine, the villains with a life at the margins of society
and a series of mysterious and ambiguous supporting characters. Nothing
new and their development does not fully satisfy. It can be said that
this is the only flaw of "Alice in Borderland", which for the rest
starts with a simply perfect first episode that intrigues the viewer a
lot. What follows is still good too, between unexpected twists and an
equally surprising and risky change of in the second part of the
series, in which the focus shifts from the action to the human aspects.
The strength of "Alice in Borderland" is undoubtedly the realization,
with an inspired and convincing direction by Shinsuke Sato capable of
underlining the action, the blood and the mystery well, also helped by
a perfect use of CGI (just the animals reveal their fiction). The cast,
apart from what has already been said with the characters, performs
well and takes us into this dystopian world, very, very Japanese.
Arisu (played by Kento Yamazaki) Chōta and Karube, are three friends
whose lives are not up to society's standards. Chased by the police,
they hide in a subway station bathroom, but when they leave, they
discover that they are left alone in Tokyo. And not only that, they
also discover that to continue living they must participate in deadly
games classified with the suits of playing cards and whose level of
difficulty is indicated by the card number. During these challenges
they also discover that they are not the only ones left and that
someone or something has decided to play with the lives of numerous
A very interesting series that ends with a cliff-hanger perhaps too
long, but which opens to an already very confirmed second season.