Netflix has announced another 14 new cast members for its Japanese original series Alice in Borderland, directed by Shinsuke Sato and starring Kento Yamazaki (Kingdom, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K) as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya (Library Wars: BOOK OF MEMORIES, Mare) as Yuzuha Usagi.
The new cast includes Nijiro Murakami (Destruction Babies, Inugashima) who plays Chishiya, Yuki Morinaga (Chihayafuru Part I, The Liar and His Lover) as Chota, Keita Machida (HiGH&LOW: THE MOVIE, L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof) as Karube, Ayaka Miyoshi (Inunaki Mura, Dance with Me) as Ann, Dori Sakurada (I Want to Eat at Your Pancreas, orange) as Niragi, Aya Asahina (Grand Blue, We Are Rockets) as Kuina, Shuntaro Yanagi (Yowamushi Pedal, Tokyo Ghoul) as Lasubosu/Last Boss, Yutaro Watanabe (Kaiji Final Game, Stare) as Tatta, Ayame Misaki (Radiance, Attack on Titan) as Shibuki, Mizuki Yoshida (Almost a Miracle, Oni Girl!!) as Asahi, Tsuyoshi Abe (Initial D, Boys Over Flowers) as Kuzuryu, Nobuaki Kaneko (Diner, Shinjuku Swan) as Boshiya/Hatter, Sho Aoyagi (Tatara Samurai, HiGH & LOW: THE MOVIE 3) as Aguni, Riisa Naka (Time Traveller, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Love At Least) as Mira.
Based on ALICE IN BORDERLAND by Haro Aso, the series follows Ryohei Alice, a listless, jobless, and video-game-obsessed young man—suddenly who finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. In this strange world, Arisu meets Usagi, a young woman who’s navigating the games alone. Together, they set out to unravel one mystery after another as they risk their lives and confront what it means to live.
The first season of the series will have 8 episodes.
Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu, and Shinsuke Sato has written the screenplay for the series.
Akira Morii from ROBOT is producing the series with Kaata Sakamoto as an executive producer. The series will be coming out during Christmas this year.
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