PROGRES.ID – The highly popular Japanese series, “Alice in Borderland,” has been confirmed to continue into its third season. This exciting news comes approximately nine months after the second season of the series, which showcased the struggle for survival amidst deadly games, aired in December 2022.
Netflix, the production house and streaming service featuring this series, has confirmed this news and ensured that Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya will reprise their roles as Arisu and Usagi in this upcoming season.
In an official statement released on Thursday (28/9/2023), Netflix stated, “Fans can look forward to the evolution of their characters in the always perilous landscape of Borderland.”
On social media, “Alice in Borderland” has also teased season three with a Joker card, which is believed to introduce an unexpected storyline.
The second season of “Alice in Borderland” concluded with the surviving players having to decide whether they wanted to stay in Borderland or not. Those who chose to return woke up in a hospital, where they were actually victims of a meteor tragedy. The final episode of the second season revealed that the players were in the same downtown Tokyo when the meteor fell.
As a result, Arisu and his companions, along with many others, found themselves in Borderland while being critically ill in the real world. This means that players who died in the game also died in the real world. Interestingly, all the games that took place in Borderland, with visa times continuously extended, equated to 1 minute of real-world heart stoppage for the players.
Overall, the ending of the second season of “Alice in Borderland” aligns with what was depicted in the manga, including the appearance of the Joker card at the end. This is consistent with the original work, where most main storylines typically conclude with the appearance of the Joker.
However, Haro Aso also created two manga spin-offs of “Alice in Borderland,” namely “Alice on Border Road” and “Alice in Borderland: Retry.” Both of these manga have no direct connection to the main storyline in “Alice in Borderland.”