Imawa no Kuni no Alice

Alice in Borderland

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Japanese: 今際の国のアリス
English: Alice in Borderland
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2014 to Feb 16, 2015
Producers: Barnum Studio
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SILVER LINK., Connect
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.271 (scored by 2387223,872 users)
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Ranked: #28402
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Popularity: #2784
Members: 60,302
Favorites: 175

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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
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuchiya, Masanori
Sound Director
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Aso, Haro
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Jan 10, 2021
Story 10/10

I started watching this cuz I heard the netflix versions was really good so i chose to watch the anime first. the plot is really good its an amazing idea id like to see more off (so ill probs watch the netflix version).

Art 7/10
The art is standart nothing special

Sound 8/10
The emotional songs are really good in this anime

Jan 17, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I watched the live action adaptation on Netflix with a friend recently, and I enjoyed that, so I decided to check out the anime adaptation. Together, these are about 1.5 hours long and the same story was told over 3 or 4 hours in the live action show, so I was expecting the story to have fewer frills here. I was pretty much right. And, because I preferred the live action version, I'm going to talk about why that is more than anything else.

But if you're not interested in that, the TL;DR is that you should watch the live action version instead of this, if ...
Sep 18, 2019
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 ...

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Poll: Imawa no Kuni no Alice Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Mar 17, 2015
75 repliesby RGreatDanton »»
Jan 21, 3:47 PM
Poll: Imawa no Kuni no Alice Episode 2 Discussion
busan - Dec 22, 2014
37 repliesby RGreatDanton »»
Nov 23, 2023 6:26 AM
Where does the ova leave off in the manga
daddyjunkowo - Jul 12, 2023
4 repliesby Fukoku »»
Sep 12, 2023 2:44 PM
I'd like to have a full series to the end of this
AnimeLayer - Jul 17, 2021
9 repliesby Fukoku »»
Sep 12, 2023 2:43 PM
Is anime version better than the web series?
Satou__kazuma - Mar 5, 2023
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