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: 7.421 (scored by 1672916,729 users)
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Ranked: #18812
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Popularity: #2725
Members: 40,108
Favorites: 105

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Tachibana, Hideki
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Series Composition
Aso, Haro
Original Creator


Opening Theme

"NEXTAGE" by i☆Ris

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Jan 10, 2021
Bubbles1512 (All reviews)
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

Characters 10/10
I loved all the characters mainly Chouta.

Enjoyment 10/10
This anime really has you on the edge of your seat the entire time, mainly episode 3.

Overall 9/10
I'd recommend this anime a lot, if it had more episodes it would probs have become one of my fav.
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 17, 2021
lethargilistic (All reviews)
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 read more

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