Imawa no Kuni no Alice (OVA)
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Synonyms: Alice in Borderland
Japanese: 今際の国のアリス


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2014 to Feb 16, 2015
Producers: Barnum Studio
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Silver Link., Connect
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, ThrillerThriller, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.541 (scored by 1298312,983 users)
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Ranked: #14762
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Popularity: #2791
Members: 29,628
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Ryouhei Arisu is a high school student with no ambitions and just wants to escape from what he feels is a meaningless reality. One night when he is with his two friends Daikichi Karube and Chouta Segawa, they see an abnormally large firework shoot into the sky, an event which signals a permanent change in their lives.

Blinded by the incredibly bright explosion, the three find themselves transported to what is known as the Borderland. The only inhabitants of this world are participants of a deadly game where specific tasks must be accomplished if they wish to survive. As the three begin playing to determine how they can get back home, Ryouhei finds himself feeling alive for the very first time in his life.

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Tachibana, Hideki
Tsuchiya, Masaki
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Nakamura, Ryousuke
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Aso, Haro
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Sep 18, 2019
Nivo3041 (All reviews)
What a disappointment

Actually Alice in Borderlands is one or my favorite manga, I enjoy reading each chapter, it has been a while since I read the manga, so I wanted to see these 3 ovas to see how good they are, after all for my Alice in Bordelands it was a great and I knew that, despite being 3 ovas, it could be a good thing from there (well, I was wrong).

The story does not change much, Arisu Ryohei, tired of his life and with an inferiority complex by his brother, appears in another world with his 2 friends after seeing some fireworks, in the read more
Mar 26, 2016
AniTravlr (All reviews)
Think Mirai Nikki, Btooom!, and No Game No life wrapped into a neat package of absolute adrenaline. All with an underlying tone of sweet suspense. Missing an ending.


The Story has elements of suspense and drama, but ultimately is a coming of age type of story. Missing an ending.

Protagonist is definitely one of the most fleshed out characters I have ever seen. His internal conflict is one that many face, and the anime does a great job of detailing his character in such a concise amount of episodes. The supporting characters are memorable, but for the most part cliched.

Art and Sound are good Quality, read more
Jan 28, 2015
izumichan37 (All reviews)
So I love these kinds of animes, the ones where they basically have to play games/solve puzzles. This anime is kind of like No Game No Life but they have to play the games to stay alive. I really love this because it takes those kids that aren't good at anything in the world we are in and place them in a world where they can thrive essentially. Most of the characters are also great, once you get past the initial little freak out. I would recommend this to anyone who liked No Game No Life, or animes about solving puzzles. It also moves fast read more
Feb 16, 2015
FlameZtoChar (All reviews)
Story: Think No Game No Life combined with Btooom. It's a psychological anime, yet it's unique. It doesn't even have any serious tragedy. Even those who are not into mindf@&# -like myself- will enjoy this.
It's about a bunch of kids who can't adapt in the real world being warped into a mirror image of the world and told to participate in games with their lives at stake. These games are different to what any one might expect from an anime like this and actually make sense and are exiting. You would find a cliff hanger of sorts at the centre of each episode which read more

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