Imawa no Kuni no Alice
Alice in Borderland
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Imawa no Kuni no Alice

Alternative Titles

English: Alice in Borderland
Japanese: 今際の国のアリス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 87
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 25, 2010 to Mar 2, 2016
Genres: Action Action, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday Super
Authors: Aso, Haro (Story & Art)


Score: 8.411 (scored by 1556715,567 users)
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Ranked: #1702
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Popularity: #251
Members: 45,439
Favorites: 1,993

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Feeling unsettled about the future, high school student Ryouhei Arisu often escapes the reality of life. After hanging out at a bar, Arisu and his best friends, Daikichi Karube and Chouta Segawa, wait for the first train to arrive in the morning. Suddenly, a colorful array of fireworks set off in the sky, and an enormous blinding firework renders them unconscious.

The trio finds themselves back at the bar covered in dust, discovering that the city has become a barren wasteland. But instead of being worried, Arisu feels alive for the very first time in his life and relishes the freedom of this lifeless city. However, his bliss is cut short when the group rashly enters a festival venue. Seeing its delicacies and lively ambiance, they think the place is a dream; unbeknownst to them, it will be the setting for their first deadly game.

Together with his friends, Arisu slowly enters the mysterious area known as the Borderland—an unknown country where every game puts their lives at stake, and a single misstep can lead to their demise.

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Imawa no Kuni no Alice was first serialized on Shokugakan's Shounen Sunday S from November 25, 2010 to March 25, 2015. The serialization was moved to Weekly Shounen Sunday on April 8, 2015 and ended on March 2, 2016.

The manga also received a live-action adaptation with eight episodes directed by Shinsuke Satou and produced by Netflix.

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Mar 15, 2017
ValtElf (All reviews)
What do you live for?

Neither the question nor the answer to it might particularly interest you, yet reading this manga's attempts at trying to give you answers to this very question can still be a great investment of your time.
The name might strike you as very odd, "Alice" from Disney and in"the borderlands"? Will there be over-the-top humor and a little girl protagonist or what?

Borderlands primarily targets 2 kinds of audiences.
The first one being people who enjoy to read manga with games of life and death and an abundance of characters that make these sort of games interesting to spectate.
The second one are people read more
Jan 14, 2018
PlasmaBean (All reviews)
This is the best survival manga and overall manga I've ever read. I'm not the type of writing reviews, and I don't even know if someone will read this, but I just wanted to put in words my thoughts about this work.

If you like survival games, this is for you. If you like reflecting, this is for you. If you want a mix of happiness, surprise, anger, sadness and greatness, this is for you. Everyone has different tastes, but I don't know a person I wouldn't recommend this work to. This is truly a masterpiece that, beyonds giving you pleasure, changes the way you view read more
Jul 29, 2019
aawon (All reviews)
*This review will contain minimal spoilers for interested readers.

"Why do you think you're alive?"

Imawa no Kuni no Alice (今際の国のアリス), also known as Alice in Borderland, is a beautiful, psychological manga that primarily focuses on themes such as human nature, changing one's path, and most importantly, life. It is inherently able to provoke readers in protruding thoughts around the meaning of life and how far and willingly we can define what life is. Is life what you make it? Is life simply us being born? Questions like these is what the author attempts to evoke from us readers.

STORY - 8/10:
You most likely have already read the read more
Jul 29, 2016
Reviaanime (All reviews)
The manga is based on a high school student who is about to face the tomorrow of independance,he makes a wish that brings him in a world of joy at the start,but good things may not last long.
He and his friends face the cruel reality of this dreamy world...a place where the strongest survive.The manga is well written with a great variety of characters and some quiet cunning thinking,I really love it so far I am looking forward finishing it.Whoever looks into it and they are in for survival they are not going to regret it!
Although everything good has it's cons as well.There is read more


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