Anime Corner reports that the live-action adaptation of Alice in Borderland has been renewed for a third season. Not only will director Shinsuke Sato return to direct Season 3, but main stars Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya will be returning to the series as well.
Alice in Borderland has received a green light for Season 3 at Netflix.
Sato teased the upcoming season as “an unknown journey where no one knows the answer,” and given the continuity of the original manga, there are a few different directions that the series could go in.
The original Alice in Borderland manga ran from 2010 to 2016 and boasts 64 chapters across 18 volumes. Seasons 1 and 2 of the live-action adaptation all but covered the main story, but there is a sequel (Alice in Borderland Retry) and a spin-off (Alice in Border Road) that could be used as source material to carry season 3’s narrative.
Since the latter involves different characters and not as many death-defying games as the sequel manga, we have reason to believe that Alice in Borderland Retry will receive the live-action treatment, but until further developments are announced, there’s no knowing what direction the series will take at the time of this writing.
Critics have praised the series’ use of expertly executed cinematography and visuals, its depictions of graphic violence, and the performances of Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya.
One important fact to consider is that Alice in Borderland Retry only ran across two volumes as a manga, so we may even see the storytelling go in a different direction than the two mangas in question.
Like many other properties in the survival genre, Alice in Borderland centers on a group of young adults who have been mysteriously transported to an alternate version of Tokyo. The narrative follows Ryōhei Arisu, who ends up in the Borderlands, and is tasked with playing games based on a deck of playing cards that his survival depends on.
Each corresponding card number from the deck dictates how many days a player has to play the game to survive, and if they lose they are shot down from the sky and eliminated.
With no way to escape the city without completing the games, the stakes couldn’t be any higher in Alice in Borderland. The series’ compelling storyline, directly inspired by the manga of the same name, naturally led to rave reviews on the critical front.
The series as a whole boasts a critical score of 84 percent against an audience score of 91 on Rotten Tomatoes. When season 2 premiered, Alice In Borderland secured the number one spot across 90 countries, and racked up an impressive 61.2 million view hours within the first four days of its premiere.
Sato teased the upcoming season as “an unknown journey where no one knows the answer…”
Needless to say, Alice in Borderland has performed so well in the past with its streaming numbers that it only makes sense to continue the story because long-time fans and newcomers to the science fiction drama alike can’t get enough of the Shinsuke Sato-directed series. Critics have praised the series’ use of expertly executed cinematography and visuals, its depictions of graphic violence, and the performances of Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya.
Aside from the cryptic teaser that was released by Netflix, we don’t currently have a lot of information to work off of, but we have no doubt that season 3 will be just as brilliant as the seasons that preceded it.