New Japanese thriller Alice in Borderland breaks records on Netflix: Should you stream it?

Published on Dec 14, 2020 02:40 PM IST  |  5.1M
   
New Japanese thriller Alice in Borderland breaks records on Netflix: Should you stream it?
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Alice is Borderland is the latest Japanese thriller taking over Netflix with ratings skyrocketing every day. It is a new-world dystopian narrative where three friends, Arisu, Karube and Chota suddenly find themselves transported to a desolate, emptied-out version of Tokyo. Anything that works on electricity with IC chips inserted in them has completely stopped working and Tokyo is drowned in darkness. After daylight fades, they soon find out that they have to compete in real-life games with a dead-or-alive end in order to make it in this world. While Chota thinks this is God’s retribution, Arisu quickly realises that only the twisted minds of humans can be behind this. A deck of cards determine the difficulty level and type of game that the players have to play. Hearts represent a game of betrayal, diamonds represent a game of wits, spades represent a game of strength and clubs represent a team battle. Each game has a designated card and the mark on each trump card signifies the game’s genre.

The first season of the show has 8 episodes which makes it the perfect show for a binge. As for actors, the show has all the A-listers you may want to see in a show: Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Ayame Misaki, Dori Sakurada, Nijiro Murakami, Keita Machida, Yuki Morinaga and more! Adapted originally from a visual novel of the same name, the Netflix original is produced with brilliance and perfection. A conspiracy lurks behind the games that survivors are forced to play and most of them end up in disaster and death. Players who drop out of the game are instantly executed and those who have entered the game cannot get out unless the game is cleared. Twists and turns await you in this horror/survival thriller where human emotions, instincts and their raw manifestations reign supreme.

If you’re tired of your everyday romance drama, you should definitely give Alice in Borderland a try. The genre is refreshing and novel, the acting incredible and the plot is simply extraordinary. You can watch the trailer for Alice in Borderland below!

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Have you watched Alice in Borderland? Would you put it on your list? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments section below!
 

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Anonymous : I enjoyed the first half of the series when the focus was all on bizarre, and deadly, games. The last half was just beach blanket bloodbath. No games ... just random killing. But I'll still give season 2 a view to see if they get back to games again.
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Anonymous : This is totally awesome show. I love it completely.
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Anonymous : It's so awesome, watched the whole thing the day it was released, REALLY hope it gets a second season
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Anonymous : hunger games is nothing compared to how the Japanese started with these kind of story plots ages ago.
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Anonymous : I hope Netflix brings in more Japanese and Korean titles to its platforms.
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Anonymous : Story start with different backstory about the three best friends. In the manga, the trio is at school age with exception that Karube was expelled from school because(read the manga to know) thus he scrap enough money to open a bar. Even the backstory of the event is different, in netflix all item that had a microchip except the game venue item are broken while in manga the world look like have been left by human for 15 years(I think..) and the main char phone are working. There so many different if compare with the manga, it like a new story
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Anonymous : How is the plot different from hunger games ???
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Anonymous : It’s nothing like hunger games
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Anonymous : It’s nothing like hunger games
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Anonymous : How is hunger games different from battle royale which came out in 2000?
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Anonymous : What a fantastic series. I just finished watching season 1. Can't wait for season 2. Japanese dramas have constantly delivered high quality story telling and I feel are much better than the overhyped kdrama we see. Netfilx as always delivers high quality content and should show more jdramas. Suggest to check Midnight Stories another fantastic series on Netflix.
REPLY 3 9 months ago
Anonymous : Do you mean Midnight Diner? If so, totally agree! Excellent series.
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Anonymous : Best thing on Netflix in 2020
REPLY 2 9 months ago