Motion-packed Alice in Borderland trailer boasts a killer tiger and bikini-fu

Three Tokyo slackers discover themselves drawn in to a parallel world the place they need to play video games to outlive in Alice in Borderland.

A video-game-obsessed younger man and his two greatest mates discover themselves in an odd model of Tokyo the place they need to compete in harmful video games to outlive in Alice in Borderland, a brand new live-action authentic collection from Netflix. Primarily based on the Japanese manga by Haro Aso, it seems to be like a hybrid of Alice in Wonderland and Prepared Participant One, with a touch of the 1997 sci-fi horror movie, Dice, thrown in for good measure. The collection is directed by Shinsuke Sato, greatest identified for 2001’s The Princess Blade and final 12 months’s Kingdom, and co-written by Haro Aso and Yasuko Kuramitsu.

First serialized in 2010, the manga collection ended its run in 2016. It tells the story of Ryōhei Arisu and his friends Karube and Segawa, a bunch of bored excessive schoolers who lengthy for extra thrilling lives. Arisu’s want is granted throughout a fireworks celebration: he and his mates discover themselves in a post-apocalyptic parallel world often known as Borderland, the place they need to play a collection of harmful video games to outlive.

The Netflix adaptation follows the identical fundamental premise, with just a few minor tweaks. Per the official synopsis: “Arisu—a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed younger man—immediately finds himself in an odd, emptied-out model of Tokyo wherein he and his mates should compete in harmful video games in an effort to survive. On this unusual world, Arisu meets Usagi, a younger lady who’s navigating the video games alone. Collectively, they got down to unravel one thriller after one other as they threat their lives and confront what it means to dwell.”

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