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Netflix has greenlit Japanese science fiction science thriller “Alice in Borderland” for a second season, which is expected to stream later this season. Adapted from Haro Aso’s comic book of the same name, the series stars Kento Yamagazi as Arisu, a young man who finds himself lost in an abandoned Tokyo known as “Borderland” alongside his best friends, Chōta (Yûki Morinaga) and Karube (Keita Machida). As they begin their search for civilization, the trio quickly finds out that they are trapped in a city in which they are forced to participate in risky, violent, and dangerous games, pushing their own “emotional and physical limits” in the process, to survive.
The logline: Arisu—a listless, jobless, and video-game-obsessed young man—suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. In this strange world, Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman who’s navigating the games alone. Together, they set out to unravel one mystery after another as they risk their lives and confront what it means to live.