Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland Suspense Manga to Get Live-Action Adaptation on Netflix
ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS (Parasyte live-action films) works on production
Netflix Japan announced today that a live-action adaptation of Haro Aos's suspense manga Imawa no Kuni no Alice/Alice in Borderland will start streaming worldwide in 2020.
48-year-old Shinsuke Sato, who has worked on many adaptations of popular Japanese manga, such as GANTZ (2011), I Am A Hero (2016), Bleach (2018) and the most recent Kingdom (2019), is attached to direct. Sato also co-writes the screenplay with Yoshiki Watabe and Yasuko Kuramitsu. ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS (Parasyte live-action films) works on production.
The manga about high school students' sci-fi survival story in a mysterious devastated world was first serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday S from 2010 to 2015, then moved to Weekly Shonen Sunday to end its serialization in the following year with 18 tankobon volumes. From 2014 to 2015, it was adapted into three-episode anime by SILVER LINK./CONNECT as the OAD (Original Anime Disc) for the 12th to 14th tankobons' bonus.
Ryohei Arisu has been irritated with his intolerable everyday life. One day, when he is hanging around Tokyo with two of his friends, a mysterious light is shot, then all the people around them disappear. In the emptied Tokyo, deadly "games" begin one after another. Arisu and his friends struggle to survive through the unreasonable games that can easily take their lives.
『#今際の国のアリス』制作決定!!— Netflix Japan (@NetflixJP) 2019年7月16日
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Source: Cinema Today