Netflix has hired 14 actors for its 8-episode Japanese anime 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.
Alice in Borderland was a Japanese suspense shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haro Aso. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Shōnen Sunday S magazine from November 2010 to March 2015, and later moved to Weekly Shōnen Sunday in April 2015 and finished in March 2016.
The cast now 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.
Alice in Borderland features Arisu — a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man — who suddenly 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.
Streaming on Netflix this Winter 2020.