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: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 2315423,154 users)
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Ranked: #27452
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Popularity: #2744
Members: 58,308
Favorites: 172

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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, Masanori
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Aso, Haro
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Jan 16, 2023
I'm not going to be anything but frank about this. For an "OVA" this is a total package as far as OVA's go. I don't think the people that are strictly fullfilled by only reading the manga truly can appreciate anything else that may spawn out of it. Case and point, when people continuously read what they perceive as to be a good story in reality they wouldn't be reading it if it wasn't already good to them, so it tends to make them focus more towards the story and consequently ignoring everything else like the theme and genre they're reading into, and then they ...
Feb 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Well, if anything it was disappointing. It started really strong with great animation, great character and world building and very interesting story only to go nowhere. Three episodes were entertaining but that's all there's to it. Story never went anywhere. No motives were disclosed, no additional information about the world. Just 3 games and that's it.

Review text is required to be of certain length to post but there's nothing else to say other than retell the whole story here and even then I don't think it would be enough text to fulfill the requirement.

It's fun little watch but don't expect anything deep.
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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Where does the ova leave off in the manga
daddyjunkowo - Jul 12
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Sep 12, 2:44 PM
I'd like to have a full series to the end of this
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Is anime version better than the web series?
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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